San Francisco, CA – Stop the Flavor Ban!

From casaa.org :

(Update – 05.20.17)

San Francisco Supervisor, Malia Cohen is introducing an ordinance that would ban the sale of flavored tobacco and vapor products.

CASAA has received word that the flavor ban ordinance will be on the calendar for

 

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

10:30 AM

Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee

 

For the May 24th meeting, this ordinance (170441) is on the agenda under the “30-day rule” section. This means that the legislation will not be considered and no action will be taken at this meeting.

 

That being the case, NOW is the time to prepare your remarks AND make contact with members of the public safety committee.

(Please see below for important things you can do to prepare for the hearing on the 14th.)

 

Take Action – Send a Message!

San Francisco Supervisor, Malia Cohen is introducing an ordinance that would ban the sale of flavored tobacco and vapor products.

Take Action – Send a Message!

 

In advance of any hearing, please take this time to prepare your remarks to the committee.

  • Plan to speak for 3 minutes or less & Practice your presentation.
  • State how long you were a smoker, how long you’ve been smoke-free, and how vapor products helped you.
  • How important are e-liquid flavors to you remaining smoke-free?
    • Did flavored products help you lose your taste for smoking?
    • Did the variety of flavored e-liquid inspire you to give vaping a try?
  • What would you do if flavored e-liquid was no longer available?
    • Would you make your own?
    • Would you purchase outside of the city/state?
    • Would you feel pressured to return to smoking?
  • Review the Meeting Info Guide here.

 

**IMPORTANT**

San Francisco is one of several municipalities in California that are considering prohibiting the sale of flavored vapor products. This is a policy movement and it is a very real threat. We know that proponents of these bans are well funded and have the support of respected organizations. That said, there is no reason to think that “it can’t happen here.”

(Based in Northern California, The Vapor Ninja is particularly concerned about this issue and so we’ve posted this call to action. -ed.)

 

 

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