Why California Flavor Bans Don’t Pass the Smell Test

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There are serious concerns with the studies, data and reports relied upon by these local governments to support the flavor bans. These proposed ordinances often claim that 90% of adults began smoking by age 18 and that a majority of those middle- and high-school students that use tobacco products started with flavored tobacco products.

For the state of California, this data should no longer be relied upon to support additional restrictions and prohibitions on the retail sale of tobacco products because the studies were conducted based on a legal age of 18 to purchase and use tobacco products. With the legal age to purchase now 21 in California, the ability of anyone under the age of 21, and in particular anyone under the age of 18, to obtain tobacco products is even more severely curtailed.

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By | 2017-06-08T17:40:41+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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Stefan switched from smoking to vaping over 4 years ago and has been an advocate for vapor products and is frequently seen testifying in front of state and local legislators and policy makers. Outside of Stefan’s legislative and PR efforts, including the creation of the #notblowingsmoke website and movement, he is mostly known for working out of the world’s most famous home office.

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