San Mateo Flavored Tobacco Ban Postponed

/San Mateo Flavored Tobacco Ban Postponed

As you can read from a piece that was just published, titled “Supervisor hits hold button on flavored cigarette ban” the County of San Mateo has temporarily postponed the agenda item on the prohibition of the sales of flavored tobacco, including vapor products and electronic cigarettes.

San Mateo County Supervisor David Canepa yesterday (Jan. 22) said he made a “rookie supervisor’s mistake” in not seeking feedback from shop owners who would be affected by a proposed ban on the sale of flavored tobacco in unincorporated areas of the county such as North Fair Oaks.

Canepa said he will request to continue today’s discussion of whether the county ought to ban the sale of flavored tobacco to a future meeting in order to speak with opponents of the ban and work out a compromise of some sort.

Canepa, a former Daly City councilman who was elected in November 2016 to represent the north county, said he has been working on the ban for months with county health officials, but “put the cart before the horse” and didn’t meet with the small business owners who would be greatly affected by the ban.

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By |2018-02-04T18:06:07+00:00January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Flavor Bans, News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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Stefan switched from smoking to vaping in 2012 and has been a vocal and active supporter and advocate for vapor products and tobacco harm reduction and is frequently seen testifying in front of state and local legislators and policy makers. Outside of Stefan’s legislative and PR efforts, including the creation of the #notblowingsmoke website and movement, he is mostly known for working out of the world’s most famous home office. Stefan has been featured in many articles and interviews on the subject of vapor products, electronic cigarettes, and harm reduction, including professor Stanton Glantz’ Tobacco Control blog at the University of California, San Francisco.

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