Stop the Flavored Vape Product Ban in Denver
This month the Denver City Council is considering a ban on the sale of flavored vape products. The proposal has the support of many of the council members, and without significant interference from citizens, the ban is likely to go into effect!
The proposal is being framed as a move to protect minors from being drawn into smoking and vaping, but the idea that these products are made specifically to entice children is absurd. Many responsible adults prefer the flavor of vape over cigarettes, and many more have used flavored vaping to quit smoking altogether. A ban on flavored vape threatens to put dozens of responsible stores out of business and infringes on the rights of adults to use whichever flavored vaping product they choose.
Other Colorado municipalities have addressed the problem of underage smoking by limiting the sale of vapes to age-restricted 21 and up stores, and this strategy has proven very effective. Eliminating the sale of flavored vape all together does little to address the problem and much to infringe upon the rights of responsible adults and business owners.
The proposal will be debated on October 6 at 10:30am by the Denver City Council Committee of Safety, Housing, Education, and Homelessness. You can help stop the ban by attending the meeting with us to pack the room or by contacting the Denver City Council- Tell them how vaping has helped you quit cigarettes, how your business will be affected (like those in Boulder and Glenwood Springs), or how your freedom to enjoy vaping as you like it shouldn’t be undermined by the irresponsible actions of others. Please sign the Change.org petition to help small businesses and protect your rights!