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'They need to start to enforce the law.' Santa Maria vape shop on possible ban on products in the city

Posted at 3:19 PM, Nov 19, 2019

While the Santa Maria City Council is set to consider an ordinance that would ban flavored tobacco products within the city, some vape shops are hoping a possible ban won't be bad for business.

KT Silva, the owner of Sector Vape, says studies have shown vaping helps people quit smoking cigarettes but she says it's important people know where products are coming from.

"They need to start to enforce the law. They need to figure out where they got the products from, so asking your child where they got the products from, who they got their products from and enforce and punish those people that purchase it and as well as the shop that are selling to under age," Silva said.

Santa Barbara County has seen an increase in teenagers using vape products.

The Santa Maria City Council will review the ordinance at its meeting Tuesday, which starts at 5:30 p.m.

Arroyo Grande and Morro Bay have also recently discussed bans related to vape-related products and devices.