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New e-cigarette store causing controversy in Rossford

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Vapor World just moved in to a space on Superior Street. Vapor World just moved in to a space on Superior Street.
The new e-cigarette store is across from Rossford's junior high and high schools. The new e-cigarette store is across from Rossford's junior high and high schools.
ROSSFORD, OH (Toledo News Now) -

A new e-cigarette store is causing controversy due to its location on Superior Street in Rossford.

This is the second location for Vapor World. The downtown storefront is across the street from the Rossford junior high and high schools.

"I believe that you need an electronic cigarette store everywhere," said Terrence Pounds, owner of Vapor World.

But is there need for one near the school campus?

"You can drive up the street and you can buy 10-15 places in a mile radius. Why not that with electronic cigarettes?" said Pounds.

Pounds says e-cigarettes are healthier than the alternative and it shouldn't matter where his store is located.

"I don't think there's any problem with the location. We're in between two bars, sitting here right across the street from the same high school and administrative building. Just the way they card and ID, we do the same thing here," explained Pounds.

Some students say they're not tempted to try an e-cigarette.

"We can go right down the street and buy one. So it's not going to make a difference." said students Tony Miller and Glenn Tripp. "It's really what people want to do. So it's their option if they want to do it or not."

E-cigarette users say it's a healthier option and has saved their lives.

"A pack and a half a day and I smoke between eight and 10 now. My electronic cigarette cut me down extravagantly, saving my life, essentially," said Muhamed Jomaa, business partner at Vapor World.

This store has been open for about a month and they say they're here to stay.

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