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Richmond Council votes to ban vaping advertising on city property

Last Updated Oct 16, 2019 at 9:21 pm PST

Summary

Mayor Malcolm Brodie was in full support of a motion calling for the ban of vaping advertising on city property

This motion includes advertising at sites like transit shelters and bus benches

RICHMOND (NEWS 1130) – The City of Richmond is following through with a ban on vaping-related advertisements on city property.

Mayor Malcolm Brodie was in full support of a motion calling for the change at the council’s meeting on Tuesday night.

“This vaping situation has come along very quickly,” he said. “You just have to look at the news to see the kinds of dangers that people are running.”

Brodie says as the health concerns surrounding vaping increases, the city has to step in and discourage that type of advertising.

“I don’t think the city wants to have bus shelters that have this type of advertising in it, so I’ll be supporting this.”

It means vaping-related advertisements will not be allowed on sites and property the city owns, or has control over, including transit shelters and benches.

The motion passed unanimously.