E-Cigarette Regulation Resources Now Available!
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
the popularity of electronic cigarettes skyrockets, many communities have been
increasingly concerned about the appeal of these products to minors, their
potential for addiction, and about the potential risk to public health posed by
e-cigarette vapor in places otherwise required to be smokefree.
Jurisdictions that want to regulate the sale and use of electronic cigarettes
have several options. For example, localities that already have local smokefree
air and tobacco retailer licensing laws can explore amending those laws to
regulate electronic smoking devices in precisely the same way as traditional
products. Jurisdictions that don’t already have local laws in place can enact a
stand-alone e-cigarette law.
To help jurisdictions address the problem of electronic cigarettes, ChangeLab
Solutions just released our Model
Ordinance Regulating Electronic Smoking Devices and a flow chart to
help communities determine what strategy best fits their needs. We’ve also
developed an accompanying checklist to highlight key policy options available
in the ordinance.
All the tools are available on ChangeLab
Source: ChangeLab Solutions