MINOT, N.D. — Recently the Devils Lake City Commission passed a new ordinance raising the age at which it’s legal to purchase and use vaping products. The city also increased the penalty for the unlawful sale, purchase, and/or use of said products.
The North Dakota Century Code sets the age for vaping at 18. Devils Lake has set it at 21.
Devils Lake has also doubled the state-level fine for these infractions.
These changes were made after a campaign from the Lake Region District Health Unit, meaning it’s an example of one arm of government lobbying another arm of government for more government.
Can you hear me sighing? Because I’m sighing.