U.S. Walnut Creek Passed the ban of saling flavored disposable vape
The Walnut Creek City Council in Northern California has unanimously approved the ban on the sale of popular flavored disposable vape within the city.
The ban will be more restrictive than current federal and state laws, although it will provide exemptions for adult-only waterpipe tobacco companies. The decree includes a five-month implementation delay to allow retailers to comply with the new restrictions.
“I am proud that Walnut Creek continues to lead by example in the area of safety in our community. In this case, the sale of flavored e-cigarette products and e-cigarette devices is prohibited.” Mayor Kevin Wilk said after the meeting. “These are specifically for our students, and we hope that neighboring cities can follow our example.”
Wilk said that the 2019-20 California Tobacco Survey found that 92% of students who use tobacco reported using flavored products.
“E-cigarettes are the number one problem in middle and high schools. We need to protect our young people,” Wilk said.
The city followed the example of Contra Costa County, which in July reiterated the 2019 ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarette products and electronic devices. The decree only covers the unincorporated areas of the county.