Loopholes in federal vape ban has local municipalities calling for tougher measures

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Loopholes in federal vape ban has local municipalities calling for tougher measures

Loopholes in federal vape ban has local municipalities calling for tougher measures

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Loopholes in federal vape ban has local municipalities calling for tougher measures

PRODUCTS LAUNCHEDTHIS MONTH... BUTLOOPHOLES IN THE NEWLAW STILL ALLOWACCESS TO SOMEFLAVORED NICOTINEPRODUCTS.LOCAL LAWMAKERSSAY THIS IS ONE REASONWHY THEY WANT TOPASS FLAVOR BANS OFTHEIR OWN ...CITY BYCITY.ACTION NEWSREPORTER CAITLINCONRAD JOINS US LIVE INMONTEREY WITH THESTORY.DAN PACIFIC GROVE HASALREADY GONE AHEADAND BANNED THE SALEOF ALL FLAVOREDNICOTINE AND NOWSEASIDE IS LOOKING TODO THE SAME -- EVENWITH THIS NEW FEDERALBAN TAKING EFFECT.CITIES ON THEPENINSULA HAVE BEENTAKING ON BIG TOBACCWITH FLAVOREDNICOTINE BANS... ANDLOCAL LEADERS SAY THENEW FEDERAL BAN IS NOTENOUGH.9:37 HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE GOODBUTNOT GOING TO WAIT TO FIND OUTSEASIDE CITY COUNCILORJOHN WIZARD ISACTIVELY WORKING TOGET A FLAVORS BAN INPLACE FOR ALLFLAVORED NICOTINEPRODUCTS BEFORE THEYEAR IS OUT.JOHN WIZARD 9:22 WHILE THEFLAVOR BAN AT THE FEDERAL LEVELISHELPFUL IT ACTUALLY DOESN'T TAKEAFFECT RIGHT AWAY...FIRST OF ALLTHEFDA GETS A YEAR TO APPROVE ITANDIN THAT YEAR PEOPLE CAN STILLBUYAND SELL THOSE FLAVORED PRODUCTSTHE FEDERAL BANBECAME LAW ONFEBRUARY 6TH BUTPRODUCTS COULD STAYON THE SHELVES FORANOTHER YEAR...THE BAN GIVESCOMPANIES UNTIL MAY 12TO APPLY TO THE FOODAND DRUGADMINISTRATION FORAPPROVAL TO SELL.IT COULD TAKE AYEAR FOR THE F-D-A TOREVIEW THOSEAPPLICATIONS -- DURINGWHICH TIME PRODUCTSCAN REMAIN ON THEMARKET.CYNTHIA GARFIELD 00:05 WECAN'T CONTROL WHAT THE FEDERALGOVERNMENT WILL DO WHAT THEY'LLBACK OUT WHAT LOOPHOLES THEYLEAVE WE CAN LOOK AT THISCOMPREHENSIVELYIN PACIFIC GROVE THECOUNCIL PASSED ACOMPREHENSIVE BAN ONFLAVORS AND ALL VAPEPRODUCTS.THE FEDERAL LAW...COVERS ONLY A NUMBEROF FLAVORED PRODUCTSAND ONLY APPLIES TOSPECIFIC DEVICES:CARTRIDGES OR PRE-FILLED POD DEVICES LIKEJUULS.OTHER PRODUCTS AREOKAY INCLUDINGFLAVORED NICOTINEPOUCHES THAT TEENSCAN SUCK ON AS WELL ASREFILLABLE ANDDISPOSABLE NICOTINEVAPE PRODUCTS.CYNTHIA GARFIELD :27 SO WEHAD GREAT RESOURCES TO REALLYUNDERSTAND THE ISSUE AND PUT INPLACE ORDINANCES THAT FIT OURCIRCUMSTANCES SO THAT IS WHYIT'SIMPORTANT TO DO IT LOCALLYPACIFIC GROVES VAPINGPRODUCTS ANDFLAVORED TOBACCO BANGOES INTO EFFECT INOCTOBER.SEASIDE WILL TAKE UPTHE ISSUE IN EARLYAPRIL.ERIN.BOTH SEASIDE ANDPACIFIC GROVE SAYTHEIR GOAL IS TO KEEPKIDS AWAY FROMNICOTINE AND PREVENTADDICTION.

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