Teen illness prompts vaping shop regulations in Cumming - CBS46 News

Teen illness prompts vaping shop regulations in Cumming

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CUMMING, GA (CBS46) -

The vaping business is under the microscope in Forsyth County after several teens have gotten sick from vaping juices that go in the popular e-cigarettes.

The City of Cumming just passed an ordinance requiring new licensing practices and restricted marketing to minors.

"That's my concern. It's so easy for them to be putting in the marijuana oils or anything else," said Troy Brumbalow, Mayor of the City of Cumming.

After four students at Forsyth High School got sick using the vaping liquid called Kronic, council members said they want to make sure convenience stores and vape shops put the products behind the counter.

"It's not three strikes you're out. You're dealing with our kids… one strike's enough for me," said Mayor Brumbalow.

One of the stores that got busted selling to minors was King Puff on Atlanta Road. CBS46 reporter Hayley Mason asked the clerk about it Monday.

"Oh no, I didn't sell to the minors," said Masud Siddique. "Yea, I sold one time just. That one time was sick, and police also said that your eyes was blurry."

Siddique told us he didn't sell Kronic but this mango flavor. He says he keeps it all behind the counter but says he made a mistake

"We card everyone. If you look under 35 years old you get carded," said Randy Melton, owner of North Georgia Vapor.

Melton supports the ordinance.

"Some of them are naming their juice candy king or candy this, so I don't agree with that. Not marketing to children. I don't agree with that," said Melton.

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