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Board of Supervisors Acts to Address Public Health Crisis Caused By Vaping Products


The Board of Supervisors today voted to move forward to eliminate smoking on commercial outdoor patios, called for the creation of a tobacco retail licensing program, ban the sale of flavored tobacco products and put a moratorium on un-tested vaping devices. Below is Supervisor Nathan Fletcher’s statement. 

“Today the Board took decisive action to protect the health of our constituents. We moved to implement two smoking-related policies to strengthen our public protections and another to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products that appeal to our kids. Out of an abundance of caution, we’ll also move to enact a moratorium on vaping devices until the risks have been properly assessed. While we respect people’s rights, we must act to protect the public health interests of our community.”

Nathan Fletcher
Supervisor, District 4
County of San Diego