Saturday, May 20, 2017

San Francisco, CA - Local Alert - Help us stop the flavor ban!

(Update - 05.20.17)
CASAA has received word that the flavor ban ordinance will be on the calendar for

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
10:30 AM

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.

Take Action - Send a Message!

(Original Post - 05.18.17)
San Francisco Supervisor, Malia Cohen is introducing an ordinance that would ban the sale of flavored tobacco and vapor products. The first opportunity for this ordinance to be heard in committee will be on
Wednesday, May 24th, 2017
10:30 AM
Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee

We need to stress that this is not a confirmed hearing and we will provide an update with any change. At this time, Supervisor Cohen’s flavor ban is not on a posted agenda.

In advance of a hearing, NOW is the time to reach out to city supervisors and urge them to oppose this ordinance.

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 the city/state?
    • Would you feel pressured to return to smoking?
  • Review the Meeting Info Guide here.

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.”

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