VENTURA (CBSLA) — Ventura County has joined Los Angeles County in banning the sale of flavored vaping products.
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The ban applies to sweet-flavored vaping products, like fruit and candy flavors, that have been accused of appealing to children and teens.
The ban comes as California sues the nation’s biggest e-cigarette manufacturer Juul Labs, alleging that the company targeted teenagers with its marketing campaigns.
In September, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors cast a preliminary vote in favor of banning flavored tobacco within all unincorporated areas of L.A. County.READ MORE: Attorney, Law School Professor Dennis Franks Identified As Man Killed After Tree Falls On Encino Home
The proposed ordinance prohibited the sale of flavored tobacco products — including flavored e-cigarettes and menthol.
So far, there has been one death and 16 pulmonary injuries caused by vaping, according to the L.A. County Department of Public Health.
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom launched a $20 million statewide public awareness campaign designed to inform youth about the dangers of vaping.