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Davis County considering regulations on e-cigarettes, vaping

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Posted at 6:33 PM, Nov 13, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-13 20:33:58-05

DAVIS COUNTY, Utah – The Davis County Board of Health is asking for the public’s input on regulations they are considering regarding e-cigarettes and vaping merchandise.

Officials with many shops that sell the products said they are already in compliance with many of the proposed regulations.

Ivy Melton with the Davis County Health Department said they are seeking the go-ahead to create their own regulations for the sale of e-cigarettes and the information regarding the vapors that should be made known to consumers.

“The board of health is looking to put in some regulations that will close some gaps,” Melton said.

Health officials said that consumers going from store to store may not know the full details about what’s in the products they purchase. FOX 13 News reported last week about the growing popularity of e-cigarettes and the lack of regulation of them.

Davis County health officials said they would like ingredients to be clearly labeled and in compliance with FDA consumer safety standards. They said most vaping juice cartridges contain propylene glycol, glycerine, flavoring and nicotine.

Jason Cornfeld owns Electronic Stix in Layton, and he said he is already complying with the proposed regulations. He said he and other vaping vendors even worked with health officials to draft the proposals.

“We've worked together to try and get the regulation to be what it is,” Cornfeld said. “Hopefully the whole state will just end up adopting that regulation.”

A public hearing will be held before the board of health votes, but a date has yet to be set.