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Heads Up – News – Updates 12.17.2018

STEVENS POINT, WISCONSIN: (UPDATE) @Stevens_PointWI to charge minors $50 fine and possible court costs for possession of a vapor product, even if it doesn’t contain nicotine. (State law already prohibits selling any form of nicotine to a person under 18.)

MISSON, KANSAS: (HEADS UP!) Council members compromised by agreeing to have Tobacco/Vapor 21 ordinance work session late in first quarter of 2019. A date has not been set yet, so be vigilant! Advocacy tips at Kansas CASAA:

PISMO BEACH, CALIFORNIA: (HEADS UP!) Council to consider OUTDOOR smoking bans tomorrow night (12.18.18.) These bans frequently include #vaping. Strongly urging local advocates either call or attend to make sure this doesn’t happen!

Pismo Beach could expand smoking ban to outdoor dining, bus stops, sidewalks and more


SOLVANG, CALIFORNIA: (UPDATE) City bans vaping on sidewalks and other outdoor areas in commercial center. Those caught violating the new ordinance could face a citation and a $100 fine.

Solvang bans smoking in most public areas


THE MORE YOU KNOW: “Even if e-cigarettes have led to less smoking among teenagers, meaning less tobacco-related morbidity and mortality in decades to come, the FDA sees its mission as fighting that trend, even if it results in more tobacco-related morbidity and mortality.”

Amid the Underage Vaping ‘Epidemic,’ Adolescent Smoking Again Hits a Record Low