Local officials consider taking more action to stop vaping
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego County is joining the growing number of cities and counties around the nation that are taking more aggressive steps to stop vaping.
As the number of vaping-related deaths and illnesses grows, health officials are advising people to immediately stop using the vaping devices.
Dianne Jacob, chairwoman of the county Board of Supervisors, said that she and Supervisor Nathan Fletcher are collaborating on a plan to address the health threat and will bring a range of options to the board in the coming months.
Several cities in the region are considering banning and/or regulating the sale or use of electronic cigarettes, or have already done so. Many, including San Diego, La Mesa, Oceanside and Chula Vista, already prohibit vaping in public places.