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Menlo Park council, county support ban of vape device sales

Original post made on Nov 6, 2019

Hours after the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors acted unanimously to ban the sale of e-cigarettes in unincorporated county areas, the Menlo Park City Council voted unanimously Tuesday, Nov. 5, to support a similar ban.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 11:57 AM

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Posted by TriciaB
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Nov 6, 2019 at 10:03 pm

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Thank you, City Council, for your leadership on this issue.


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Posted by Big Gov
a resident of Portola Valley: Portola Valley Ranch
on Nov 7, 2019 at 9:16 am

I hope MP gets sued into the abyss for this. Don’t need Gov telling us what to do and what not to do. If they want to do something helpful then ban regular cigarettes, which are far worse.


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Posted by ban 'em
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Nov 7, 2019 at 9:50 am

>If they want to do something helpful then ban regular cigarettes, which are far worse.

Ahhh, so we should figure out where your "line" is on the scale of bad to worse? Where are you on seat belts? Stop signs?

Ban 'em. Tired of walking through some selfish addict's vape cloud. Will soon be very tired of covering their healthcare costs to our society.


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Posted by J
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Nov 7, 2019 at 10:44 am

More legislation by hysteria by people who don't understand the product. I see from the comments that misunderstanding has also driven their hysteria.


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Posted by Hysteria?
a resident of another community
on Nov 7, 2019 at 6:25 pm

"More legislation by hysteria by people who don't understand the product."

Oh, people DO understand the product -- which is why banning the devices is a benefit to society in general (maybe not to the tobacco companies, but what real benefit do they provide to society?)


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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Nov 7, 2019 at 7:05 pm

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ban 'em:

I guess you're for banning alcohol then too? Depending on who one talks to any alcohol is bad and more is worse. Just like vaping nicotine.


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Posted by Explosion of youth addicts
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on Nov 8, 2019 at 10:07 am

Theh creation (By design) of so many addicts under the age of 18 was a huge concern.
Not sure how they all got it, but obviously more stringent safeguards need to be in place.
To be sure, the primary users were kids, and they were marketed to via the juicy fruit flavors and social media...it was the new Joe Camel campaign. This can be revisited in the future once better safeguards are in place. Perhaps they could be avail by a dr's prescription for those who want to quit smoking.


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