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.
“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.
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.
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).
Today at the Health & Safety Commission meeting in Beverly Hills CA the decision was made to instruct the city staff to start writing a flavor ban ordinance and to engage with local retailers and community on the issue and seek public input at a next hearing (February) at which a draft of the ordinance to prohibit the sales of flavored tobacco products will likely be presented.
On Monday January 22, 2018, at 4:00 PM, the City of Beverly Hills Health and Safety Commission will meet and discuss the sale of flavored tobacco products in Beverly Hills. The public is welcome to attend this meeting and provide comment on the topic.
That said the meeting was just a formality and I don't think they cared much for what we had to say. Vice Mayor Gold is clearly anti tobacco of all kinds. Even urged chew should be added and "every other form of tobacco regardless of how it's ingested". He also claimed vapor is just as bad as smoking. I think a few tens of thousands of his medical peers would disagree.