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The city of Borger may soon have ordinance banning the use of electronic cigarettes among minors

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Amarillo, TX - Borger may soon have an ordinance banning the use of electronic cigarettes by kids.

The city council voted to ban the use of electronic cigarettes among minors.

Borger Youth Advisory, a group of high school students, came together to write and propose this ordinance on Tuesday.

Danielle Brittain, a junior at Borger High School says electronic cigarettes have really become a problem in their high school.

"We have had issues with the electronic cigarettes being smoked in schools, in public, and really anywhere."

There will still need to be two more readings on the proposal and then two publications before it can go into effect by the first of June.

A member of the Borger City Council, Brandy Callahan, says it is important for the city of Borger to pass this ordinance.

"Right now this ordinance is our way of getting it out of the hands of minors until the state law and federal law enact legislation. It has fallen upon the municipalities to take that into our hands"

The owner of the only electronic cigarette shop in Borger, Chris Adams, says the ordinance won't affect his business.

The kids I understand the kids, however, I do not condone selling to kids, you know 18 years old or older when they come through our door, that is what we do. And we are here to help people quit smoking, not thrive on the younger generation."

This ordinance would work similar to a tobacco ordinance.

If a minor is in possession, they would be issued a class C misdemeanor with a fine of up to five hundred dollars.