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News - March 11, 2022

Palo Alto smoke shop cited for selling vaping products

County set to suspend tobacco license of Raw Smoke Shop for 90 days

by Zoe Morgan

Raw Smoke Shop in Palo Alto is set to have its permit to sell tobacco suspended for 90 days after Santa Clara County discovered that the California Avenue shop was selling vaping products and flavored tobacco in violation of a city ordinance.

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Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Mar 7, 2022 at 10:14 am

Online Name is a registered user.

Oh no, grandpa's smoking his pipe with cherry tobacco again.

Posted by Claudette
a resident of Woodside
on Mar 7, 2022 at 10:27 am

Claudette is a registered user.

September-March....continued selling banned products.
Now going to discuss in April?
What exactly is a ban ?

Posted by Eeyore (formerly StarSpring)
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Mar 7, 2022 at 10:44 am

Eeyore (formerly StarSpring) is a registered user.

I wonder about the PACC. Whisky Gulch existed precisely to provide alcohol to Stanford students seeking a way around Leland Stanford's desire for a "dry town" in the 1900's. He failed since anyone could simply walk or drive out from under his moralism.

Same thing here. Stop tilting at windmills, Palo Alto!

Posted by No heat
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Mar 7, 2022 at 2:03 pm

No heat is a registered user.

The people I know who are tobacco addicts all got addicted as teens. A city-level ban likely increases the friction for teens getting started. As such, it's worth doing.

Posted by Aletheia
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Mar 8, 2022 at 5:42 pm

Aletheia is a registered user.

So Palo Alto votes overwhelmingly to legalize marijuana for recreational use but bans flavored tobacco vaping products. Make sense to me.

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