Union City, California: City May Treat E-Cigarettes like Hookah,
Ban All Future Sales Licensing Requirements Will Limit Sales Within the City
TOMORROW, November 26th, 2013 the City Council in Union City, California is poised to pass an ordinance (see page 44) that would explicitly ban e-cigarette lounges in every district of the city and treat them the same as hookah lounges and medical marijuana dispensaries as well as require licensing for e-cigarettes sales (which will serve as a mechanism to severely limit sales within the city).
The Union City City Council will holds its meeting on the ordinance tomorrow, Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Council Chambers, 34009 Alvarado Niles Road in Union City. There will be an opportunity to make a public comment at the meeting. CASAA is requesting that all of its members in the Union City, CA area attend and speak in opposition to limiting adult access to e-cigarettes. If you can attend, please e-mail us at email@example.com with the subject line "Union City."
Policies like these are contrary to public health and the Union CIty City Council needs to hear from YOU to know that there are people out there who have benefited in tremendous ways from the availability of electronic cigarettes.
Please contact the Union City City Council at the below e-mail addresses / phone numbers. Tell them your story about how electronic cigarettes helped you quit, send them some snippets from CASAA's vast library of scientific literature on e-cigaretes, and urge them to reject any ordinance that would impact the availability of e-cigarettes in Union City.
Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci
Vice Mayor Emily Duncan
Councilmember Lorrin Ellis
Councilmember Pat Gacoscos
Councilmember Jim Navarro
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