Loopholes In Federal Vape Ban Has Local Municipalities Calling For Tougher Measures


PRODUCTS LAUNCHED

THIS MONTH... BUT

LOOPHOLES IN THE NEW

LAW STILL ALLOW

ACCESS TO SOME

FLAVORED NICOTINE

PRODUCTS.

LOCAL LAWMAKERS

SAY THIS IS ONE REASON

WHY THEY WANT TO

PASS FLAVOR BANS OF

THEIR OWN ...CITY BY

CITY.

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REPORTER CAITLIN

CONRAD JOINS US LIVE IN

MONTEREY WITH THE

STORY.

DAN PACIFIC GROVE HAS

ALREADY GONE AHEAD

AND BANNED THE SALE

OF ALL FLAVORED

NICOTINE AND NOW

SEASIDE IS LOOKING TO

DO THE SAME -- EVEN

WITH THIS NEW FEDERAL

BAN TAKING EFFECT.

CITIES ON THE

PENINSULA HAVE BEEN

TAKING ON BIG TOBACC

WITH FLAVORED

NICOTINE BANS... AND

LOCAL LEADERS SAY THE

NEW FEDERAL BAN IS NOT

ENOUGH.

9:37 HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE GOOD

BUT

NOT GOING TO WAIT TO FIND OUT

SEASIDE CITY COUNCILOR

JOHN WIZARD IS

ACTIVELY WORKING TO

GET A FLAVORS BAN IN

PLACE FOR ALL

FLAVORED NICOTINE

PRODUCTS BEFORE THE

YEAR IS OUT.

JOHN WIZARD 9:22 WHILE THE

FLAVOR BAN AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL

IS

HELPFUL IT ACTUALLY DOESN'T TAKE

AFFECT RIGHT AWAY...FIRST OF ALL

THE

FDA GETS A YEAR TO APPROVE IT

AND

IN THAT YEAR PEOPLE CAN STILL

BUY

AND SELL THOSE FLAVORED PRODUCTS

THE FEDERAL BAN

BECAME LAW ON

FEBRUARY 6TH BUT

PRODUCTS COULD STAY

ON THE SHELVES FOR

ANOTHER YEAR...

THE BAN GIVES

COMPANIES UNTIL MAY 12

TO APPLY TO THE FOOD

AND DRUG

ADMINISTRATION FOR

APPROVAL TO SELL.

IT COULD TAKE A

YEAR FOR THE F-D-A TO

REVIEW THOSE

APPLICATIONS -- DURING

WHICH TIME PRODUCTS

CAN REMAIN ON THE

MARKET.

CYNTHIA GARFIELD 00:05 WE

CAN'T CONTROL WHAT THE FEDERAL

GOVERNMENT WILL DO WHAT THEY'LL

BACK OUT WHAT LOOPHOLES THEY

LEAVE WE CAN LOOK AT THIS

COMPREHENSIVELY

IN PACIFIC GROVE THE

COUNCIL PASSED A

COMPREHENSIVE BAN ON

FLAVORS AND ALL VAPE

PRODUCTS.

THE FEDERAL LAW...

COVERS ONLY A NUMBER

OF FLAVORED PRODUCTS

AND ONLY APPLIES TO

SPECIFIC DEVICES:

CARTRIDGES OR PRE-

FILLED POD DEVICES LIKE

JUULS.

OTHER PRODUCTS ARE

OKAY INCLUDING

FLAVORED NICOTINE

POUCHES THAT TEENS

CAN SUCK ON AS WELL AS

REFILLABLE AND

DISPOSABLE NICOTINE

VAPE PRODUCTS.

CYNTHIA GARFIELD :27 SO WE

HAD GREAT RESOURCES TO REALLY

UNDERSTAND THE ISSUE AND PUT IN

PLACE ORDINANCES THAT FIT OUR

CIRCUMSTANCES SO THAT IS WHY

IT'S

IMPORTANT TO DO IT LOCALLY

PACIFIC GROVES VAPING

PRODUCTS AND

FLAVORED TOBACCO BAN

GOES INTO EFFECT IN

OCTOBER.

SEASIDE WILL TAKE UP

THE ISSUE IN EARLY

APRIL.

ERIN.

BOTH SEASIDE AND

PACIFIC GROVE SAY

THEIR GOAL IS TO KEEP

KIDS AWAY FROM

NICOTINE AND PREVENT

ADDICTION. ##

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