The Sonoma City Council meeting from May 18th, 2015. The city was having a first reading of an ordinance that would favor tobacco products over vapor products and included a complete prohibition on sales of any flavored products other than tobacco or menthol. The following is the testimony that was provided by Stefan Didak prior to the founding of Not Blowing Smoke.
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.