Kudos to Mayor Mike Morden on his council’s recent decision to ban future “vape” stores in Maple Ridge.
As an educator, I’ve seen, first-hand, the “surge in vaping among youth aged 16 to 19.”
While it is true, there remains three such stores open for business, fewer stores means fewer opportunities and less convenience, two major factors that can increase or decrease a bad habit.
Not to mention, surely the entrepreneurial-inclined can create some more desirable retail destinations for our young, growing community.
Ron Williams, Maple Ridge
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