Sunny Side Up: Northeast Ohio raising smoking age due to popularity of e-cigarettes

Sunny Side Up: Northeast Ohio raising smoking age due to popularity of e-cigarettes
An illustration shows a man exhaling smoke from an electronic cigarette in Washington, DC on October 2, 2018. - In just three years, the electronic cigarette manufacturer Juul has swallowed the American market with its vaporettes in the shape of a USB key. Its success represents a public health dilemma for health authorities in the United States and elsewhere. (Photo by EVA HAMBACH / AFP) (Photo credit should read EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: EVA HAMBACH)

LAKEWOOD, OH (WOIO) - “Sunny Side Up” is a daily morning talk show that airs on CBS-Cleveland 19 News featuring Wake Up Cleveland’s Neeha Curtis and Julian Glover.

On Tuesday’s edition of “Sunny Side Up," Neeha and Julian will be discussing Lakewood’s recent move to raise the smoking age to 21.

The city followed behind Cleveland and Akron thanks in part to the popularity of e-cigarettes.

A woman buys refills for her Juul at a smoke shop in New York, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. Altria, one of the world's biggest tobacco companies, is spending nearly $13 billion to buy a huge stake in the vape company Juul as cigarette use continues to decline. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A woman buys refills for her Juul at a smoke shop in New York, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. Altria, one of the world's biggest tobacco companies, is spending nearly $13 billion to buy a huge stake in the vape company Juul as cigarette use continues to decline. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) (Source: Seth Wenig)

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health and Mayor Michael Summers worked collaboratively with the city council to craft the legislation.

“This new policy is consistent with our opportunity to think anew about becoming and staying healthy,” said Summers in a prepared statement. “I am grateful for City Council’s leadership on this initiative. Forward-thinking communities across the country are stepping up their protection of our youth. Lakewood now joins these cities.”

“Sunny Side Up” airs on CBS and is streamed each weekday morning at 9 a.m. on the Cleveland 19 News Facebook page, Cleveland 19.com, and on the Amazon Fire and Roku channels.

The show features discussions on trending topics, guests, and more.

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