California health officials issue advisory discouraging vaping

September 26, 2019

By Ashley Zavala

SACRAMENTO — California is now taking a close look at the latest threats related to vaping.

This week, the State Department of Health issued an advisory, urging Californians to stop vaping, no matter the substance or the source.

After the CDC reported 12 deaths and more than 800 vaping-related injuries across the country, the state is now aiding the investigation into the vaping materials making people sick.

“We had the Marlboro man when I was growing up, I think we’re going to see a JUUL man driving an electric convertible,” said State Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo). 

Hill blames the vaping popularity on flavored tobacco products.

He says next legislative session he will reintroduce a measure that would ban flavored tobacco sales. 

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