Bountiful e-cigarette businesses allowed to stay open in 2014

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BOUNTIFUL, Utah — Four e-cigarette retailers in Bountiful facing closure will now remain open for at least another year.

Owners of the e-cigarette shops were notified Thursday that their business licenses would not be renewed for 2014 due to state zoning laws, which prohibit e-cigarettes to be sold within so many feet of schools, parks or churches.

The four stores are Urban Vapor, Vapor Loc, Vapor Dreams and Vapor R Us.

On Monday, city leaders sent a letter to the business owners saying they can continue their operations in their current locations during 2014. They said the city will not prosecute or seek to close the businesses based on the location violation.

The letter said the businesses should not expect to be issued a license in their current location in 2015.