Morro Bay and Arroyo Grande planning vape bans

October 10, 2019


Following the lead of San Francisco, and Arroyo Grande, the Morro Bay City Council endorsed a proposed ban on the sale of vaping products Tuesday night.

Earlier this year, San Francisco adopted a temporary ban on the sale of e-cigarettes and related products and accessories, prohibiting their distribution until they are approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration. Last month, the Arroyo Grande City Council directed staff to study the possibility of a ban on selling vaping products.

Then on Tuesday, the Morro Bay council gave support to a proposal to include a ban on the sale of vaping products in new tobacco regulations the city is planning on adopting.

A Morro Bay staff report defines vaping as inhaling aerosol from an e-cigarette or other vaping devices. The devices could contain nicotine, marijuana, cannabidiol or other substances.

Currently, vaping and e-cigarette use are said to be skyrocketing among teenagers.

A 2017-2018 California Healthy Kids Survey found 18 percent of 9th graders at Morro Bay High School and 22 percent of 11th graders used vaping products at least once in the month prior to being polled. More than 60 percent of students surveyed said it was fairly easy or very easy for high school students to obtain vaping products.

Proponents of e-cigarette bans argue vaping poses an immediate health risk and has been the cause of some recent teenage deaths. Critics, though, argue vaping is a less harmful alternative to long-term cigarette use.

At the federal level, the Trump Administration is planning a ban on flavored vapes, which are said to be popular among youth.

Niles Q

Great, so now everytime teenagers misbehave the local government is going to step in and ban it!?!

Why should law abiding stores and adults be punished for adolescent misadventures?

So 18% of teenagers admitted they vaped, it’s also true that 83% DO NOT vape. That sounds like a good percentage to me.

Following this logic, if there’s an “epidemic” of teen drinking of alcohol, is the City going to shut down the liquor stores?


NilesQ, You are spot on. If your not taking flak, tgwn you are not over the target. Great to see commonsense in “print.”

“I can see for miles”


Seems it is only the adults making these rules that are so clueless to the fact anyone can go to Walmart and buy vegetable glycerin then head over the Michael’s to buy the flavorings… mix and you have instant vape juice. Teens already know this and the majority of teens vaping don’t want nicotine anyway, they want flavors and clouds. So now the powers that be will be responsible for creating a black market for teens to make/sell their own bathroom mixture to their friends at school. It is so much better than the alternative, having parents talk to and discipline their children if they are vaping.

It came out 3 days ago that it is looking like the solder used in the 10cent carts used for thc vape pens that is the cause of all the issues, nothing to do with juice or even vitamin e, it is the cheap hardware that blackmarket thc cart sellers are buying from China. They have the option of spending $2/cart for safe carts or 10cents each for poison carts, they are choosing the poison carts to maximize profits.


Outstanding explanation MysticOne.

Commonsense is being snuffed out by the ruling class, so it is especially nice to see a citizen who is knowledgeable and unafraid to share it.

When emotions lead, bad policy follows.

“Into the Mystic”