PALO ALTO, CA: (CALL TO ACTION!) A yet-to-be drafted ordinance that would restrict or ban sale of vapor products is moving toward a vote on:
December 9, 2019 @ 5:00 PM
Your voice is our strength and even one voice can make a difference! Take action NOW!
OXNARD, CA: (UPDATE) City bans non-tobacco flavored products, incl. mint, citing teen use & EVALI. Then votes to allow cannabis dispensaries. We now live in a world where SMOKING cannabis is deemed safer than SMOKE-FREE nicotine flavors. #TUTALInotEVALI
MASSACHUSETTS: “Flavor Ban Expected to Cost State $93 Million.”
If you ban all soda except diet grapefruit flavor, then tax soda at 75%, how much revenue would you expect? And claiming teens vape for the flavors makes as much sense as claiming they drink beer for the bubbles.
CHICO, CA: (HEADS UP!) City considering flavor ban or tobacco licensing to combat teen vaping. Ordinance could be back for discussion by the beginning of 2020. If you live in Chico, contact lawmakers & tell them to enforce existing laws & not ban flavors!
SCIENCE-BASED POLICIES: CDC finally released results of 2019 Youth Survey. Over 55% tried vaping out of curiosity (thanks to government/ANTZ warning ads) and less than 1/4 said for flavors (we suspect it’s a preference, not a reason.) It’s disgusting that they had this data since September and still called for flavor bans! Advocates can and should use this new data to fight flavor bans in their area!