San Francisco Flavor Ban Update

/San Francisco Flavor Ban Update

Last night at the SF-DPH meeting a few things got confirmed. In no particular order:

  • Sales of 0-nic products are allowed and the retailer can sell nicotine separately that can then be applied by the customer. Note, do not mix that in the store or do it for them. (Note: this is confirmed to be fine in SF, Beverly Hills, on the other hand, is a completely different story).
  • Compliance checks will start in October but no suspensions of TRL’s or monetary fines will be issued during the initial compliance period. Instead, retailers will be given a notice and ordered to stop selling flavored “tobacco products”.
  • Final implementation should be ready by Jan 2019 and once finalized retailers will be subject to suspensions and fines for non-compliance.
  • SF-DPH will hold monthly meetings with the retailers until the end of the year.
By |2018-08-30T17:37:50+00:00August 30th, 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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