The Aliso Viejo City Council’s recent approval of E-Cig Vault, an e-cigarette lounge, has raised the ire of some residents and members of the school board, according to the O.C. Register.
The Aliso Viejo council approved a conditional-use permit for E-Cig Vault on a 3-2 vote Jan. 8. Councilmen Ross Chun and Bill Phillips dissented, calling for more information about the products’ possible health risks and how other cities in Orange County are treating the devices. Several Southern California cities have put a moratorium on e-cig businesses.
Aliso Viejo Council Members Cave, Munzing and Tsunoda voted to approve the E-Cig Vault, which will be less than a mile from six schools in Aliso Viejo and Laguna Niguel, including Aliso Niguel High School, Aliso Viejo Middle School and K-8 public charter Journey School.
Capistrano Unified School District board of trustees Gary Pritchard, Jim Reardon and Anna Bryson raised concerns that the tobacco products would end up in the hands of minors.
Doesn’t Tsunoda work for CalOptima – a healthcare provider? I wonder how they feel about him promoting smoking?