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.
“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.
The San Pablo city council meeting just concluded with one council member in opposition to the idea of prohibiting the sales of flavored tobacco products in the city. This means staff has now received direction on writing a city-wide no-exemptions style flavor ban that includes menthol. When finished this ordinance will be introduced in a future city council meeting for its first reading.
Several of us were at the initial meeting with the Health & Safety Committee in Beverly Hills earlier this year. It appears that they are moving forward in considering a flavor ban and as such, the City Council is holding a study session on TUESDAY AUGUST 7 at 2:30PM (they have not yet published their agenda and items but expect that to happen any day).
Thanks for being troopers today in the first stages of a flavor ban coming to town in Los Angeles County, Jay Love and John JJ Jenkins. You put a professional and respectable face on the vapor industry. You both did amazing, especially considering the time limit change to one minute and sitting around for hours with only limited entertainment. Now let's start preparing for battle.
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.