The Saratoga City Council voted unanimously last night to direct staff to prepare a flavor ban ordinance but left out menthol specifically. Another interesting aspect of this case is that there was a discussion about the possibility of banning vapor DEVICES in the city.
Oh, Carol McGruder! What did you just say? Tobacco is NOT a public health problem? Let's find out just what kind of problem it IS, though...
At 7pm on August 21 the city council of Half Moon Bay will be considering TWO ordinances that cover a ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products as well as a range of other new policies. Vapers and business owners are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting. You can file your public comments with the City Clerk.
What happens when Common Core meets Tobacco Control? Let's ask UCSF and AATCLC anti-tobacco activist Carol McGruder. It's misleading statements like this in front of policymakers that make you seriously question all their other data.
Monitoring for, relaying information about, communicating talking points on, and engaging on flavor bans with elected officials is not a matter of simply watching the news because once these things are in the news you've already lost weeks, if not months, of valuable time.
“The ban on the sale is not just limited to nicotine,” said Keith Sterling, public information manager for the City of Beverly Hills. “For example, any electronic cigarette that emits a taste or aroma other than that of tobacco would also qualify under the restrictions. So, candy flavored e-cigarettes, for example, would also be restricted.”
DO NOT WATCH THIS VIDEO IF YOU ARE A VAPER! But if you think you can stomach this and if you love paying attention to detail then certainly this will be 10 minutes of your life you'll never get back. Ever. Again. The future of flavor bans is pretty much explained in it.
Thank you, Councilmember Kinney, for your position and common sense approach to preserving the freedom of choice for adults. This is a very sharp contrast to the mayhem, ignorance, and desire to legislate behavior and morality in Beverly Hills!
Beverly Hills, CA in its 2:30pm Study Session with the City Council has decided to move ahead with their proposed prohibition on the sales of flavored tobacco products and will introduce this tonight at their regular 7pm council meeting.