Toledo City Council to take up proposed ban of flavored vaping liquids

TOLEDO (WTVG) - Toledo City Council will take up the issue of banning flavored vaping liquid sales in the city.

Councilman Larry Sykes is proposing an ordinance that he says is designed to protect children and teens from vaping. "Young Children addicted to nicotine by marketing candy-flavored vaping products," says Sykes. "It's time to take a stand and protect the vulnerable."

Sara Hegarty from the American Heart Association cites statistics that show that e-cigarette use has soared to 78% use by high school students, and 48% of middle school students.

"E-cigarette marketing campaigns feature these designs that appeal to kids," says Hegarty. Toledo-Lucas County Health Commissioner Erick Zgodzinski is backing the proposed ordinance as well. "We cannot allow the next generation to come up with additional issues for their health, it is unthinkable."

The ordinance will be introduced at the Toledo City Council Meeting next week.