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Mantachie is cracking down on vaping

April 23, 2019

Posted: Apr 24, 2019 12:31 PM
Updated: Apr 24, 2019 12:31 PM

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but first this evening, a teenager passes out after vaping in a car at a local park. now the town of mantachie wants to enforce their laws on e- cigarettes. wtvas taylor smith is with us live in mantachie with how the board of alderman is putting their foot down... emily i am at the mantachie park right now. its used for many things like coming to soak up some sun or going to a baseball game but police chief mark roberts tells me residents have not been using it for those reasons... sot: "the problem that we have is that they are not there for the use of the park." instead adults and teens have been parking at the park to vape in their cars sot: "it's convenient for not only the kids at school but also the workers at the plants around the area you know they come here on their lunch break get a smoke in and then go back to work" although convenient... chief roberts says it can be dangerous. he says an 18 year old boy was found passed out after vaping something other than what was supposed to be in the pen. sot:"pretty much if you can smoke it you can vape it now" residents in town say the high-school being so close to the park, might be why they are cracking down. sot: "i don't see nothing wrong with it. well i don't either it's just a lot of young kids and it's a little too easy for them get a hold of it" with that being said some believe a new rule won't help. sot: "they are wasting there time around these parts kids are going to get a hold of it anyways and there gonna do it a lot more if you tell them not too... we were all kids once" roberts said the board of alderman will be discussing an new ordinance this may and for now they are highly patrolling the park and making sure no one is vaping in their vehicles live in mantachie taylor smith wtva nine news at chief meteorologist matt laubhan joins us with a
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