Orange Park votes to raise e-cigarette age limit

Published On: Nov 06 2013 11:20:27 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 06 2013 11:25:43 AM EST
ORANGE PARK, Fla. -

The Orange Park Town Council voted 5-0 on Tuesday night to raise the age limit in which a person can purchase e-cigarettes to 18.

Under the ruling, e-cigarettes now fall under the same category as cigarettes. They will be sold from behind the counter.

And any public place that bans cigarettes now bans e-cigarettes, too.

The ordinance fines individuals for their first and second offenses. Violators could face a $500 fine or 60 days in jail.