Palm Beach County Commissioners to vote on vaping ban in county playgrounds

Commissioner Robert Weinroth announced a vote on a county ordinance set to ban vaping in county playgrounds.

The commissioner says the vote on the ordinance will be held at Tuesday's Board of County Commission meeting.

“Until we have more evidence on the long-term health effects of vaping, I would support a statewide ban on the sale of e-cigarettes and cartridges,” said Weinroth.

According to a news release, the Vapor Free Public Park Playground Ordinance would prohibit the use of any vapor generating electronic devices including e-cigarettes at all county-operated public park playgrounds.

Commissioner Weinroth told CBS 12 News residents who complained were mainly parents worried about the impact vaping was having on their children.

"Just like smoking in parks, we want parks secure from vaping," the commissioner said. "Similar concerns of second-hand vape if you will."

Anyone in violation of the ordinance would face a $50 fine.