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Lawsuit threat looms as Pleasanton council prepares to approve anti-vaping ordinance

Original post made on May 19, 2020

Pleasanton City Council members are set to consider final adoption of a sweeping ordinance that includes banning the sales of flavored tobacco and vaping products Tuesday night -- but they will do so while facing threat of a lawsuit.

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Posted by Pro-Law
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 19, 2020 at 10:21 am

Businesses are being devastated and the council's actions would hurt business further both immediately and down the road. Why not enforce the law as currently written? It is getting old to see the government change the rules for businesses once a business is already 'in the game'. Also, the part about "a change in ownership would end the grandfathering allowance" would cost a business owner value if they wanted to resale the business.

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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on May 19, 2020 at 12:11 pm

I think this is the right motive with the wrong approach.

Personally I’d put an additional tax in place, make it prohibitively expensive.

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Posted by DKHSK
a resident of Bridle Creek
on May 19, 2020 at 12:26 pm

First, I am not a smoker or vapor. Never have even touched a cigarette.

That said, the outright hypocrisy in banning vaping implements and not tobacco is stunning.

They are not serious about stopping vaping.

They're doing this because they can't TAX vaping like they did cigarettes. To tax vaping means you have to have valid studies that show vaping as being as dangerous as cigarettes. If they could do that, they'd gladly keep vaping for the future tax revenues it would produce.


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Posted by urmomz
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 19, 2020 at 2:28 pm

Waste of time and energy. If a bunch of dimwits want to smoke their lives away, be my guest.

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Posted by seenalot
a resident of Parkside
on May 19, 2020 at 4:06 pm

I believe that, in so many ways, Americans are getting tired of having their personal freedom of choice continually eroded by Nanny State intrusion into our daily lives. It is the responsibility of parents to educate their children and monitor their activities - for reasons I don't understand, many parents have delegated that responsibility to teachers, retailers and the government. I've seen the lack of parental supervision in a lot of cases during the Covid restrictions, as an example. How many laws do we need to tell adults what they can drink, eat or smoke in order to try to control kids' behavior? If adults want to allow their children to consume/use these things or not, it is, for better or worse, their choice and their responsibility, as is teaching them right from wrong whether someone is watching or not.

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