The Crook County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the ordinance Wednesday.
Kris Williams with the Crook County Health Department say the ordinance if approved, would ban minors from buying or possessing e-cigarettes. It would also require retailers to put hte cigarettes behind the counter.
"E cigarettes are increasing extremly rapidly by youth and w'ere trying to educate the community on the way that e-cigarettes are being used to initiate tobacco use and nicotine dependence. E-cigarettes are also very toxic. The poison control centers have received a lot of calls regarding children getting their hands on these cigarettes."
Crook County Commissioners held a first reading on the ordinance Wednesday morning. A second reading is required for final approval.
The city of Prineville is also looking to pass a e-cigarette ban for minors.