Half Moon Bay Flavor Ban

/Half Moon Bay Flavor Ban


NOTE: Agenda not published yet. May happen around Aug 17th.

At 7PM on AUGUST 21 the city council of Half Moon Bay will be considering TWO ordinances that cover:

Ban the sale of flavored tobacco products. Require all retailers of tobacco products to obtain a permit from the City. Prohibit sampling and coupons for tobacco products. Ban tobacco product sales from vending machines. Ban tobacco product sales at pharmacies.

Prohibit smoking in unenclosed public places (including dining areas, service areas, and locations where special events are held). Add a reasonable distance requirement by prohibiting smoking within 20 feet of any doorway, window, opening, or vent of an enclosed place of employment in which smoking is prohibited. Add restrictions on smoking in multifamily housing; and Prohibit smoking in a wider range of public places, including recreation areas, public beaches, and parking lots that serve recreation areas.

You can file your public comments with the City Clerk (501 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019) or via jblair@hmbcity.com.

Vapers and business owners are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting on Aug 21st at 7PM at the following location:

Ted Adcock Community Center
535 Kelly Avenue
Half Moon Bay, CA

About the Author:

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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