County supervisors to consider ban on sales of e-cigarettes

Supervisor David Canepa says e-cigarettes 'offer death in a pod'

Two San Mateo County supervisors want to ban sales of e-cigarette products in unincorporated areas of the county.

Supervisors David Canepa and Carole Groom will introduce an ordinance this week that would be one of the strictest anti-tobacco laws in the state.

"E-cigarettes offer death in a pod and must be banned," Canepa said in a news release. "It is clear Big Tobacco will go to any extreme to hook a new generation of nicotine addicts."

The proposed ordinance goes to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday -- the same day that voters in San Francisco will decide on a Juul-backed initiative to repeal some of that city's anti-vaping and tobacco laws.

• Read more about what local educators, parents and health officials are doing about the vaping epidemic among youth in "A national epidemic.'

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by Barbeee58
a resident of another community
on Nov 4, 2019 at 6:44 pm

Vaping nicotine products gave me the alternative to quit smoking cigarettes for the last 3 years. My health has improved tremendously. The majority of instances these law makers are hearing about involve THC Black-market products. I challenge these people and the community behind it to take on flavored alcohol products too then. Hypocritical and smothering as they are, I don't suppose cotton candy vodka is a bad thing right? California voted the recreational use of marijuana and THC medicinal which kids have no business using in my opinion unless prescribed by a doctor. I suppose no one wants to read the content of the cases involving death, and like everything that is bad for you, it is presumed to be a gateway drug. I disagree. I am not a drug addict, never have been. Parents need to own this activity and simply taking it off the market is exactly the death call invitation to black market products.

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