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Dane County Board passes nicotine ordinance

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MADISON (WKOW) -- It will now be more difficult for minors in Dane County to get their hands on nicotine.

That's thanks to the passage of a new ordinance  by the Dane County Board of Supervisors.

County officials say with e-cigarettes growing in popularity, it's now more important than ever to limit access to nicotine products.

Janel Heinrich, the Director of Public Health for Madison and Dane County, says, "It is important that we make the healthy choice the easy choice for our youth, and banning the sale of e-cigarettes illustrates the county's commitment to ensuring the health of our youth and the health of our future."

Meanwhile, Republican Senator Glenn Grothman has introduced a bill that would allow adults to smoke e-cigarettes in public, by exempting the devices from the state's smoking ban.

The Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee hopes to hold a public hearing on the bill in early February. 

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