Proposed E-Cigarette Regulations

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Proposed E-Cigarette Regulations

  1. 1. Proposed E-Cigarette Regulations August 14, 2014
  2. 2. The Device
  3. 3. Why?
  4. 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. 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. 6. Have Others Regulated E-Cigarettes?
  7. 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. 8. How?
  9. 9. • Regulate E-Cigarettes under Chapter 7 (Health & Sanitation) of the City’s Code of Ordinance
  10. 10. • CHANGE 1: Prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes to minors
  11. 11. • CHANGE 2: Prohibit the possession and use of e- cigarettes by minors
  12. 12. • CHANGE 3: Prohibit e-cigarette use where traditional cigarette use is prohibited – Exception: Vape/Vapor Shop
  13. 13. Questions?

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