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League of California Cities Board Supports Legislation to Regulate Electronic Cigarettes

Publication Date: 5/2/2014
  • Publication:Sierra Sun Times

On April 24 the League board of directors took action to support two measures that seek to regulate e-cigarettes on the same manner as tobacco products: AB 1500 (Dickenson) and SB 648 (Corbett)...

SB 648 (Corbett) would extend the restrictions and prohibitions against the smoking of tobacco products to include restrictions or prohibitions against e-cigarettes in several places, including, places of employment, school campuses, public buildings, day care facilities, retail food facilities, and healthcare facilities. SB 648 also extends the prohibition of advertising of tobacco products in any state-owned and state-occupied building to include e-cigarettes.

It is important to note that neither AB 1500 nor SB 648 infringe on local control with respect to imposing a more restrictive ordinance on tobacco products.