WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY: (CALL TO ACTION!) FLAVOR BAN hearing TONIGHT 10/21 @ 7 PM! If you can’t speak, please at the very least SHOW UP to demonstrate how MANY people these irrational, knee-jerk laws affect! If you can’t show up, CALL and/or EMAIL!
COLUMBIA, MO: (CALL TO ACTION!) Board of Health considering (among other things) FLAVOR or TOTAL BAN of e-cigarettes. No hearing yet scheduled, so take PREEMPTIVE ACTION and contact your city representatives BEFORE it starts!
CERRITOS, CA: (CALL TO ACTION!) With vape shop sales banned, city targets local stores where e-cigs are still available. While citing an outbreak most strongly linked to products not even sold in stores, the ordinance doesn’t mention those or cigarettes!
OPINION: (Susan Collins Ph.D., Harm Reduction Research & Treatment Center at the University of Washington School of Medicine)
“As a scientist, clinician and parent, my instinct and duty are to protect the public, especially children, from harm. But outright bans could worsen our current crisis and have unintended negative consequences for adults and children alike.”
THE MORE YOU KNOW: “State and city data show a steep drop in tobacco tax revenue in the last decade, as smoking rates declined and…people turned to electronic vapes that aren’t subject to a tobacco tax.”
“Now, health organizations are pushing back and demanding that e-cigs…face government oversight more in line with a traditional cigarette.”
BREAKING NEWS: (MASSACHUSETTS) Judge lets e-cig ban stand – at least until next Monday. Governor needs proper public hearing.
“Input from affected industries and members of the public is a potent safeguard against executive abuse of discretion,” he wrote.
Judge Allows Mass. To Keep 4-Month Ban On Vaping Product Sales