Long Beach Bans Vaping in E-Cig Stores, Making it Most Anti-E-Cig City in Southern California
In early February, Los Angeles banned the public use of e-cigs. Last week, Long Beach city council took those regulations even further and decided that no vaping in public means no vaping inside vape shops, either. Right now, they're the only city in Southern California that plans to strip this crucial liberty.
James Demetra, owner of Vapes of Wrath in Long Beach, believes the regulation is redundant. "As shop owners, we already do a lot of the regulation ourselves," he says, "We're not selling to people under 18 and we're not vaping next to city hall or a playground."