San Pablo Flavor Ban Hearing

/San Pablo Flavor Ban Hearing

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.

One speaker was in opposition and tried to find arguments of common sense with the council members. The rest of the speakers were there to support it, of course. A few interesting observations; one supporter used the words “stigmatizing narrative” which seems like a rather off-script usage that we have not heard before in the pre-scripted testimony that these little tobacco control minions regurgitate. One council member felt that as an elected official they are guardians of MORALITY.

The other really noticeable thing was that one of the council members used the word INSIDIOUS several times to describe vapor products. Then again, he also said that if it was up to him he’d ban ALL forms of tobacco. I guess some folks with a dictatorial streak and desire seek out these pitty-paying council jobs.

By |2018-08-23T07:26:53+00:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Flavor Bans, News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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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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