The co-owner of an e-cigarette and vape bar in Carlsbad will challenge a recent city ban on e-cigarettes. Dan Daniel with Mix Vapes will be speaking at a city council meeting at 10 on Tuesday.
The city's ban cites a 2009 FDA study that showed e-cigarettes release carcinogens, but Daniel arguest that the data in that study is outdated.
Last week, the Carlsbad City Council voted to ban smoke e-cigarettes in businesses or restaurants. The ban will take effect after the New Year. E-cigarette business owners, however, maintain that vaping can actually help people quit smoking.
“It’s not a ban on the product, but it will protect the public health from what’s essentially an unknown and unregulated product,” said Lorenzo Higley, chairperson of the San Diego Tobacco Control Coalition.
E-cigarettes don’t contain tobacco. Instead, users inhale vaporized liquid that usually contains nicotine.