SB 793, which would ban the sale of vapor products in flavors other than tobacco, is scheduled for a public hearing on Tuesday, August 4, 2020
SB 793, which would ban the sale of vapor products in flavors other than tobacco, is scheduled for a public hearing on
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Assembly Committee on Health
(Remote-Attendance Details TBA)
Please make plans to participate in this hearing. Spoken comments will likely be limited to stating your name, affiliation (if any), and position on the bill (opposed).
Prior to the hearing, take a few minutes to contact your assembly member and urge them to oppose SB 793.
In a previous alert we speculated that the prohibition on sales of flavored vapor products would extend to DIY flavorings. While the definition of “tobacco product flavor enhancer” is arguably vague, sentiment among those on the ground working this issue is leaning toward believing that this language is intended to target short-fills and flavor shots sold at brick and mortar retailers rather than online sales and DIY supplies. But this sentiment does not change our cautious conclusion that the language is vague and ripe for exploitation by extremists within the tobacco control industry.
According to the bill’s sponsor, Senator Hill (SD-13), this legislation may not affect online sales. Last year, California enacted legislation, also sponsored by Hill, that established strict criteria for consumers to purchase vapor products remotely via mail, phone, or internet. Age verification and signature on delivery are part of those requirements. According to the boots on the ground in Sacramento, SB 793 would not outlaw online sales of flavored vapor products, but this does not make them immune from an attack before this bill leaves the Senate.
If you don’t live in a district represented by a member of the Health Committee, use the contact information below to send your message. (Pro Tip: You can copy/paste the message we’ve provided here into your email to committee members.)
California – Assembly Health Committee
Name Email Capitol Phone
Jim Wood firstname.lastname@example.org (916)319-2002
Heath Flora email@example.com (916)319-2012
Frank Bigelow firstname.lastname@example.org (916)319-2005
Monique Limon email@example.com (916)319-2037
Wendy Carrillo firstname.lastname@example.org (916)319-2051
Freddie Rodriguez email@example.com (916)319-2052
Miguel Santiago firstname.lastname@example.org (916)319-2053
Adrin Nazarian email@example.com (916)319-2046
Marie Waldron firstname.lastname@example.org (916)319-2075
Cecilia Aguiare-Curry email@example.com (916)319-2004
Autumn Burke firstname.lastname@example.org (916)319-2062
James Ramos email@example.com (916)319-2040
Rob Bonta firstname.lastname@example.org (916)319-2018
Kevin McCarty email@example.com (916)319-2007
Chad Mayes firstname.lastname@example.org (916)319-2042