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Fact Check: Vaping in public buildings

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Posted at 12:44 PM, Jul 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-09 19:39:50-04

Vaping has exploded in popularity among young adults.

it seems every where you turn, someone has an e-cigarette.

Some are even smoking e-cigarettes in public buildings like stores and bars. Some say it's legal.

So, our KRIS 6 News Fact Check team contacted Lauren Rabe with the Corpus Christi-Nueces County Health Department. Rabe said there is a city ordinance in place, that states you cannot smoke tobacco products or e-cigarettes in public buildings.

Rabe said if you find someone vaping in a public building, contact their Environment Health Division at 361-826-7200. Make sure you have the name of the facility that is allowing the vaping and provide them with the day of the offense.

The Corpus Christi-Nueces County Health Department will then begin an investigation.