And extends into rural jefferson county.
The city of beloit is taking steps to limit the use of vaping in the community.
They hope by doing this..
They can stop teenagers from developing an addiction to nicotine.
Rock county reporter adam duxter joins us from our bureau at the janesville gazette with why vape shops owners say..
The vape itself isn't the problem.
Charlotte... policies to limit vaping have been a statewide discussion for months now... starting september 11th... the city of beloit is taking matters into its own hands... leaders there say... these changes couldn't be coming at a better time.
Nat open as the popularity of ecigarettes and vaping grows in the united states... one concern is growing with it- are devices like these... marketed towards kids?
Nat alexis walker manages xtreme smokes in beloit... and says... at her store... that's not the case.
((( , " "))) 20 29 50 youth don't have access to our products- we try and ensure that as best we can, here... people are carded when they enter the door.
But according to the national institute of drug abuse... me than 16 percent of kids are still vaping before graduating from high scol.
Sarah millard... ((( , " "))) 20 25 16 we care about our kids, and we want them to have the best life they possibly can.
We don't want them to be harmed by these chemicals sarah millard of the city of beloit says the city has been tracking the number of health issues related across the state.
((( , " "))) 20 21 40 if you look at some of the nationwide trends, as more and more people are vaping, we're seeing more lung related illnesses.
That's why last night... she says the city council passed an ordinance that would ban vaping in places like restaurants..
Or anywhere else you cant already smoke.
They say groups like beloit's youth2youth... were behind this campaign.
((( , " "))) 20 44 27 not allowing people to vape in public places protects the workers, but most of all, it lets kids know its not the norm.
In addition... minors caught with a vape can now face a 50 dollar fine..
Plus court fees.
As well as have their device taken away.
Walker says... it's not the vape that's the problem.
((( , " "))) 20 36 46 it really is a helpful tool if you're working to quit sking, it is really a nice step to get you to that point and get you to no nicotine at all.
But the city says... its prevelance isn't helping.
((( , " "))) 20 24 34 we're using this as much as we can now to educate kids about the dangers this change becomes official next wednesday... september 11th.
Debbie fischer from youth 2 youth says she hopes things don't stop here.... today... the state of michigan's banned of flavored e- cigarettes... she says changes like this could be what's