Sacramento Flavor Ban

/Sacramento Flavor Ban

Prior to the August 28th scheduled flavor ban hearing in Sacramento it may be crucial (and most certainly advisable!) to get a few business owners PER DISTRICT to ask their respective city council person for a 1:1 meeting to address your concerns about how the proposed flavor ban will impact your business, your employees, and the economy in the city.

The other TRL holders will be doing the same thing and don’t you just love it when officials think of the vapor industry as being associated with “big tobacco”? Yeah, didn’t think so. The only way to change that perception is for them to be face to face with vapor retailers. Only the actual business owners in Sacramento can accomplish this. And, similarly, only constituents in the city have the right to ask council members for a meeting. If, however, you are a business that has an economic presence in Sacramento (i.e. you sell a lot of products to Sacramento retailers, etc.) you can try to get meetings as well but it might be much more of a long shot.

Another ask you can make is, if you have a fine retail establishment that is worthy of being visited by officials, ask them to come by your business. In that case, explain the products, explain the importance of flavors, explain harm reduction, explain how everyone gets carded, put a good face on the industry and the vapor retailers in the city.

If you’re willing and able to do this, let me know so I can keep track of which council members may need more attention. Below are the contact details. Other than that, if you wish to join us to testify in the hearing or be there for moral support of the other vapers and business owners, mark August 28th in your schedule. I believe the hearing is set for 5PM.

DISTRICT 1 – Angelique Ashby

(916) 808-7001 or

You may get better/faster responses from her director of constituent affairs, Brandon Black at (916) 808-7167 or

DISTRICT 2 – Allen Warren

DISTRICT 3 – Jeff Harris

(916) 808-7003 or

You may get better/faster responses from his district representative for constituent issues, Jocelyn Navarro at (916) 808-5532 or

DISTRICT 4 – Steve Hansen (Vice Mayor)

DISTRICT 5 – Jay Schenirer

DISTRICT 6 – Eric Guerra

DISTRICT 7 – Rick Jennings, II

(916) 808-7007 or

DISTRICT 8 – Larry Carr

If you are unable to meet with your council members consider sending them an e-mail to respectfully explain to them why you vape, how it helped you stay away from smoking, and the important role that flavors play in that. Their e-mails are listed below:

Angelique Ashby (1)

Allen Warren (2)

Jeff Harris (3)

Steve Hansen (Vice Mayor) (4)

Jay Schenirer (5)

Eric Guerra (6)
None on Record

Rick Jennings, II (7)

Larry Carr (8)

By |2018-08-23T07:59:07+00:00July 28th, 2018|Categories: Flavor Bans|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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