Oak Island bans vaping on town-owned property

Oak Island to consider banning vaping on town-owned property

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Oak Island Town Council passed a motion Tuesday banning vaping on all town-owned property.

A town ordinance already prohibits smoking in town buildings, parks and vehicles. Council members voted to amend that ordinance to include electronic cigarettes.

The ordinance also established a no-smoking or vaping zone within 50 feet of any town-owned building, including public works buildings, community and rec centers, parks and soccer fields.

“Vaping is becoming more popular and staff proposes updating the ordinances to also prohibit vaping, and to extend the no smoking zone around town facilities to bring our ordinances more up-to-date and more in line with other governments’ facilities,” a memo included with Town Council’s agenda states.

Town staff are now working to implement the changes.

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