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Flavor Ban in Richmond California Update 1

By | 2018-01-31T23:29:30+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: Flavor Bans, News|Tags: , , , , |

Here is a quick update on the flavor ban "study session" in Richmond which was held on January 30th, 2018. Kari Hess and I were there earlier tonight. Parts of the hearing were typical. Some parts were a little less so since it was meant to get indications on positions of various city council members.

Flavor Ban in Richmond California

By | 2018-01-30T04:38:03+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: Call To Action, Flavor Bans|Tags: , , , , |

The Richmond City Council will be conducting a study session to discuss policy options regarding amendments to the existing Tobacco Retail License (TRL) scheme. These amendments include a flavor ban component. According to the agenda item (K-2) we may have a reasonable shot at educating officials.

San Mateo Flavored Tobacco Ban Postponed

By | 2018-02-04T18:06:07+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Flavor Bans, News|Tags: , , , , |

As you can read from a piece that was just published, titled "Supervisor hits hold button on flavored cigarette ban" the County of San Mateo has temporarily postponed the agenda item on the prohibition of the sales of flavored tobacco, including vapor products and electronic cigarettes.

Beverly Hills California Flavor Ban Update

By | 2018-01-30T04:38:09+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Flavor Bans, News|Tags: , , , , |

Today at the Health & Safety Commission meeting in Beverly Hills CA the decision was made to instruct the city staff to start writing a flavor ban ordinance and to engage with local retailers and community on the issue and seek public input at a next hearing (February) at which a draft of the ordinance to prohibit the sales of flavored tobacco products will likely be presented.

San Mateo Flavored Tobacco Ban

By | 2018-01-31T23:33:48+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Categories: Call To Action, Flavor Bans|Tags: , , , , |

On Tuesday the 23rd of January 2018 at 9:00AM the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors is looking to introduce an ordinance to prohibit the sale or offer for sale of flavored tobacco products and prohibit pharmacies from selling or offering for sale any tobacco products, and amending Section 4.96.30 of Chapter 4.96 to clarify the definition of “tobacco products”, and waive the reading of the ordinance in its entirety.

Beverly Hills Flavored Tobacco Ban H&S Committee Meeting

By | 2018-01-31T23:25:19+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Categories: Call To Action, Flavor Bans|Tags: , , , , |

On Monday January 22, 2018, at 4:00 PM, the City of Beverly Hills Health and Safety Commission will meet and discuss the sale of flavored tobacco products in Beverly Hills. The public is welcome to attend this meeting and provide comment on the topic.

Alameda Flavored Tobacco Ban Update 3

By | 2018-01-31T23:43:00+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Categories: Flavor Bans, News|Tags: , , , , |

Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer may be a good target to engage with since she believes a ban may cause unintended consequences and wants to make database based decisions and wants to know where these minors are getting their flavored tobacco products and whether it really is from the retail stores or from family members or other means.

Alameda Flavored Tobacco Ban Update 2

By | 2018-01-31T23:45:33+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Flavor Bans, News|Tags: , , , , |

Second time in a row, at the hearing tonight in Alameda the flavor ban item did NOT get addressed. They just took a vote to not deal with it due to time limitations on council meetings so 17 speakers who wanted to speak on the flavor ban issue can go home now.

Beverly Hills California Flavor Ban Update 2

By | 2018-01-31T23:50:49+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Categories: Flavor Bans, News|Tags: , , , , |

That said the meeting was just a formality and I don't think they cared much for what we had to say. Vice Mayor Gold is clearly anti tobacco of all kinds. Even urged chew should be added and "every other form of tobacco regardless of how it's ingested". He also claimed vapor is just as bad as smoking. I think a few tens of thousands of his medical peers would disagree.

San Jose Flavored Tobacco Ban Update

By | 2018-01-31T23:54:08+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: Flavor Bans, News|Tags: , , , , |

San Jose Update. On October 17th 2017 the city held a regular city council meeting where item 3.6 was the "Priority Setting Session". It would take a long time to explain what that is since it's sort of a multi-stage voting process for them to prioritize items for consideration so let's just leave it at "they're figuring out what awful things to add to their upcoming agendas".

Berkeley, CA Flavor Ban Alert

By | 2018-02-05T01:10:07+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Categories: Call To Action, Flavor Bans|Tags: , , , , |

Another day, another flavor ban. Berkeley, CA is introducing a flavor ban similar to San Francisco, Oakland, San Leandro, and Contra Costa County. The first hearing on this matter will be on October 3rd at 4PM at the Berkeley City Hall in the Council Chambers, located at 2134 Martin Luther King JR. Way.