Vaping Hearing – California State Assembly

These are the types of conversations going on all over the country. What’s extra confusing about this hearing is that it covers two similar, yet completely different topics – flavored e-cigarettes and cannabis vape cartridges. So when someone is saying “ban them” you don’t know if they’re talking about flavored nicotine pods, cannabis cartridges, both?

California State Assembly, Committee on Health
Vaping Tobacco and Cannabis Products: Health Effects and Deficiencies in Regulation and Current Law

Assembly Committees on Governmental Organization, Business & Professions, and Health Joint Informational Hearing.

I. Opening Remarks by Committee Chairs

Adam Gray, Chair, Assembly Governmental Organization Committee
Evan Low, Chair, Assembly Business & Professions Committee
Jim Wood, Chair, Assembly Health Committee

II. Overview of the Vaping and Electronic Cigarette Industry: its rapid rise in popularity and the current regulatory landscape.

Dr. Elisa Tong, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, UC Davis
Kimberlee Homer Vagadori, MPH, Project Director, California Youth Advocacy Network

III. How Vaping and Electronic Cigarettes are Regulated in California and what more needs to be done?

Susan Fanelli, Acting Director, Department of Public Health
Lori Ajax, Chief, Bureau of Cannabis Control
Nicolas Maduros, Director, California Department of Tax and Fee Administration
Karen Leaf, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Tobacco Litigation & Enforcement Section
Harinder Kapur, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Cannabis Control Section

IV. What are the Health Effects Associated with Vaping and Electronic Cigarettes and what more needs to be done?

Dr. Charity Dean, Assistant Director/Acting State Public Health Officer, Department of Public Health

V. Public Comment – 1 minute per speaker

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