San Diego City and school leaders partner to curb teen smoking
The SAAFE Act targets flavored tobacco and nicotine merchandise that enchantment to kids via sweet and fruit flavors.
SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — San Diego leaders introduced Friday that the Stop Adolescent Addiction to Flavored E-Cigarettes (SAAFE) Act, which prevents the sale of sure flavored tobacco merchandise, was formally signed into regulation.
The San Diego City Council authorised the SAAFE Act, launched by Councilmember Marni von Wilpert, to prohibit the sale of specified flavored tobacco and nicotine merchandise within the City of San Diego.
The SAAFE Act targets flavored tobacco and nicotine merchandise that enchantment to kids via sweet and fruit flavors, as an try to cover the harshness of nicotine and as a direct try to enchantment to a youthful viewers.
Councilmembers Marni von Wilpert and Jennifer Campbell, together with different school leaders, knowledgeable mother and father of the brand new regulation and resources to stop teen smoking. They additionally educated mother and father on the risks of skyrocketing teenage nicotine habit and highlighted resources to fight youth nicotine use.
“This new law is going to save lives and safeguard children’s health,” mentioned Councilmember Marni von Wilpert. “Our new partnership with San Diego schools will empower parents with vital health resources so we do everything possible to prevent big tobacco from hooking our children and hijacking their futures.”
The SAAFE Act makes it illegal for any tobacco or digital cigarette retailer to promote or distribute specified flavored tobacco merchandise, together with menthol.
- The ordinance doesn’t apply to the sale of shisha, premium cigars, or loose-leaf tobacco.
- In addition, unflavored or tobacco flavored e-cigarettes in addition to FDA authorised cessation gadgets may also be exempt.
The ordinance will likely be enforced starting on January 1, 2023.
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