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  • 1. Proposed E-Cigarette Regulations August 14, 2014
  • 2. The Device
  • 3. Why?
  • 4. 1. No state or federal regulations –No legal age restrictions –No labeling or health warning requirements –No complete ingredient list • Potential harm of second-hand vapor Top 3 Reasons
  • 5. 2. Use Among Teens has Increased – From 2011 to 2012 • 1.4% to 2.7% (among middle school students) • 4.7% to 10% (among high school students) – National Youth Tobacco Survey – CDC 3. FDA has not endorsed e-cigarettes as tobacco cessation products
  • 6. Have Others Regulated E-Cigarettes?
  • 7. • States – Minnesota, New Jersey, North Dakota, Utah, etc. • School Districts • Cities – In Other States – Los Angeles, NYC, Chicago, Boston, etc. • Cities – In Texas – At least 30 cities • Baytown, Carrollton, El Paso, Frisco, etc. Regulations Across the State and Nation
  • 8. How?
  • 9. • Regulate E-Cigarettes under Chapter 7 (Health & Sanitation) of the City’s Code of Ordinance
  • 10. • CHANGE 1: Prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes to minors
  • 11. • CHANGE 2: Prohibit the possession and use of e- cigarettes by minors
  • 12. • CHANGE 3: Prohibit e-cigarette use where traditional cigarette use is prohibited – Exception: Vape/Vapor Shop
  • 13. Questions?