Cambridge City
MA

Policy Order
POR 2019 #137
ORDER ADOPTED
Apr 8, 2019 5:30 PM

That the City Manager is requested to work with the Public Health Alliance, Economic Development Division of Community Development Department and the Community Development Department to recommend restrictions on signage specific to retail establishments that sell e-cigarettes and other vaping devices.

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Department:City Clerk's Office, AMSponsors:Councillor Alanna Mallon, Mayor Marc C. McGovern, Councillor Timothy J. Toomey
Category:Policy Order

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WHEREAS:

With the introduction of e-cigarettes, teen smoking is on the rise, with 40% of high school and 10% of middle school students reporting that they have vaped in the past year; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Marketing and branding campaigns have had a large influence on teens’ misperceptions that e-cigarettes are less dangerous and addictive than traditional cigarettes; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

Retail shops that sell e-cigarettes and other vaping devices may have signage that conforms to our zoning, but residents and parents have expressed concerns regarding the amount of signage and advertising specific to e-cigarettes and other vaping devices that teens are exposed to; and

 

 

WHEREAS:

The FDA is exploring new regulations that could be issued to curb teens’ exposure to e-cigarette and vaping advertisements, but we should also be proactive on a local level; now therefore be it

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager be and hereby is requested to work with the Cambridge Public Health Alliance, the Economic Development Division of Community Development and the Community Development Department to issue new recommendations and restrictions on signage that is specific to retail establishments that sell e-cigarettes and other vaping devices; and be it further

 

 

ORDERED:

That the City Manager respond back to the City Council as soon as possible.

 

Meeting History

Apr 8, 2019 5:30 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
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BY AFFIRMATIVE VOTE OF NINE MEMBERS

RESULT:ORDER ADOPTED