Brandon and Flowood outlaw teen vaping; Rest of Rankin County expected to follow

December 18, 2019, WLBT, Therese Apel - Brandon and Flowood are setting the bar for the rest of Rankin County when it comes to teen vaping. “We got together and put together an ordinance more-or-less outlawing the possession of vapor pens, vaping devices for kids under the age of 18, and students at our schools under the age of 21,” said Brandon Police Chief William Thompson. Vaping has proven dangerous, authorities said, and together with school officials they hope to keep Rankin County teenagers from putting themselves at risk. “Whatever it is that they’re putting in these things, it’s making some of them pass out, it’s making them sick,” Thompson said. “To the point where they have to be admitted to the hospital and nationwide there have been several deaths.” School administrators and resource officers will be integral in the process, Flowood Police Chief Ricky McMillian said.

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