Vacaville Reporter Posted:
The First 5 Solano Children and Families Commission amended their Tobacco Education, Prevention, and Investment Policy to include additional tobacco and nicotine products, including electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) at its Oct. 17 meeting.
The policy change is a direct response to the recent uptick in e-cigarette usage and accidental child poisonings caused by tobacco and/or nicotine products in Solano County.
“We were made aware of the hazards of e-cigarettes and recognized the need to amend existing policy,” said Patrick Duterte, Former Health and Social Services Director and First 5 Commissioner in a press release. “The revised policy now includes e-cigarettes and other forms of tobacco and nicotine products, intended to prevent child exposure and accidental poisonings.”