Mantachie is cracking down on vaping laws after scare

The town of Mantachie is trying to figure out ways to enforce the laws of banning e-cigarettes at their local park.

Posted: Apr 23, 2019 8:18 PM
Updated: Apr 24, 2019 12:33 PM

MANTACHIE, Miss. (WTVA) - The town of Mantachie is trying to figure out ways to enforce the laws of banning e-cigarettes at their local park.

Mantachie Police Chief Mark Roberts said it’s become dangerous.

Within the past few weeks, police found an 18-year-old who was passed out in a car due to vaping something other than nicotine.

“The problem that we have is that they are not there to use of the park,” Roberts said.

Smoking was banned in the city years ago, and just last year they added vaping and e-cigarettes to the list.

Aldermen will be discussing a new ordinance this May.

Until then, police will be highly patrolling the area, making sure no one is vaping in cars.

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