Not much to update on regarding the Santa Cruz meeting with retailers. Thanks to those who made it out there! Staff did not receive much direction on what or how to craft the ordinance (which can be good in a lot of cases since it means they are still open to additional input beyond today’s short session). There’s also no known timeline on when they would be done with it or even introduce it.
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.