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Carl Gillera outside Sunnyvale February 24, 2020, 9:18 PM

1. Do you think it is easy or difficult for youth under the age of 21 to buy flavored tobacco products in Sunnyvale?
Difficult


2. Do you think flavored tobacco products are more appealing to youth than unflavored tobacco products?
Yes


3. Would you support or oppose a law prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco products in Sunnyvale?
Oppose


4. Have you used a tobacco product in the last 30 days?
Yes


5. Have you used a flavored tobacco product in the last 30 days? Check all that apply:
Yes: flavored electronic cigarette/electronic liquid/vape solution


6. What category best describes your age:
18-24


7. Which category best describes your race/ethnicity? Check all that apply:
Asian


8. Which category best describes your gender?
Male


9. Tell us about yourself. Check all that apply:
I live in Sunnyvale, I go to school in Sunnyvale

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale February 24, 2020, 9:16 PM

1. Do you think it is easy or difficult for youth under the age of 21 to buy flavored tobacco products in Sunnyvale?
Difficult


2. Do you think flavored tobacco products are more appealing to youth than unflavored tobacco products?
I don't know


3. Would you support or oppose a law prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco products in Sunnyvale?
Oppose


4. Have you used a tobacco product in the last 30 days?
Yes


5. Have you used a flavored tobacco product in the last 30 days? Check all that apply:
Yes: flavored electronic cigarette/electronic liquid/vape solution


6. What category best describes your age:
25-34


7. Which category best describes your race/ethnicity? Check all that apply:
Asian


8. Which category best describes your gender?
Male


9. Tell us about yourself. Check all that apply:
I live in Sunnyvale

Name not shown outside Sunnyvale February 24, 2020, 8:37 PM

1. Do you think it is easy or difficult for youth under the age of 21 to buy flavored tobacco products in Sunnyvale?
Difficult


2. Do you think flavored tobacco products are more appealing to youth than unflavored tobacco products?
No


3. Would you support or oppose a law prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco products in Sunnyvale?
Oppose


4. Have you used a tobacco product in the last 30 days?
No


5. Have you used a flavored tobacco product in the last 30 days? Check all that apply:
No: I don’t use flavored tobacco products of any kind


6. What category best describes your age:
18-24


7. Which category best describes your race/ethnicity? Check all that apply:
Asian


8. Which category best describes your gender?
Male


9. Tell us about yourself. Check all that apply:
I live in Sunnyvale

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale February 24, 2020, 8:05 PM

1. Do you think it is easy or difficult for youth under the age of 21 to buy flavored tobacco products in Sunnyvale?
I don’t know


2. Do you think flavored tobacco products are more appealing to youth than unflavored tobacco products?
Yes


3. Would you support or oppose a law prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco products in Sunnyvale?
Oppose


4. Have you used a tobacco product in the last 30 days?
No


5. Have you used a flavored tobacco product in the last 30 days? Check all that apply:
No: I don’t use flavored tobacco products of any kind


6. What category best describes your age:
45-64


7. Which category best describes your race/ethnicity? Check all that apply:
Hispanic or Latino, White/Caucasian


8. Which category best describes your gender?
Male


9. Tell us about yourself. Check all that apply:
I live in Sunnyvale


Comments:
Somehow it doesn't seem right to me to blame innocent businesses and customers and make them pay for someone else's crimes or social ills. Do we ban the sale of certain alcoholic drinks in Sunnyvale for everyone because of underage drinkers, or the sale of certain cars because of underage drivers? Who gets to decide? By what right? It is a very slippery slope that, if extended, could infringe upon the rights of law-abiding adults. It seems to me that banning the sale of all flavored tobacco is a blanket, knee-jerk, feel-good reaction because business owners and their customers are defenseless, and it's ok to violate their rights because we are the majority and we know better. By what right do we use government coercion to force their minds and prevent a voluntary transaction which is contrary to their own judgement? Furthermore, I don't think banning flavored tobacco sales in Sunnyvale will dissuade kids from obtaining or using tobacco products. The main problem I see is that these contraband are being brought mainly to school and shared among students, which is already illegal. I suggest that K9 sweeps and vape detectors at the schools, as well as a zero-tolerance policy with stiff punishments for bringing contraband on campus, would make schools far more safer for kids, and be far more effective at curbing illegal tobacco use by kids, than banning outright the sale of something that is, and ought to remain, legal for consenting adults.

Ash Patel inside Sunnyvale February 24, 2020, 7:23 PM

1. Do you think it is easy or difficult for youth under the age of 21 to buy flavored tobacco products in Sunnyvale?
Easy


2. Do you think flavored tobacco products are more appealing to youth than unflavored tobacco products?
Yes


3. Would you support or oppose a law prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco products in Sunnyvale?
Support


4. Have you used a tobacco product in the last 30 days?
No


5. Have you used a flavored tobacco product in the last 30 days? Check all that apply:
No: I don’t use flavored tobacco products of any kind


6. What category best describes your age:
45-64


7. Which category best describes your race/ethnicity? Check all that apply:
Asian


8. Which category best describes your gender?
Male


9. Tell us about yourself. Check all that apply:
I live in Sunnyvale

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale February 24, 2020, 4:26 PM

1. Do you think it is easy or difficult for youth under the age of 21 to buy flavored tobacco products in Sunnyvale?
Easy


2. Do you think flavored tobacco products are more appealing to youth than unflavored tobacco products?
Yes


3. Would you support or oppose a law prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco products in Sunnyvale?
Support


4. Have you used a tobacco product in the last 30 days?
No


5. Have you used a flavored tobacco product in the last 30 days? Check all that apply:
No: I don’t use flavored tobacco products of any kind


6. What category best describes your age:
35-44


7. Which category best describes your race/ethnicity? Check all that apply:
Asian


8. Which category best describes your gender?
Male


9. Tell us about yourself. Check all that apply:
I live in Sunnyvale


Comments:
My kids also go to school in Sunnyvale and i strongly oppose any sales of any Tobacco in Sunnyvale.

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale February 24, 2020, 3:58 PM

1. Do you think it is easy or difficult for youth under the age of 21 to buy flavored tobacco products in Sunnyvale?
Difficult


2. Do you think flavored tobacco products are more appealing to youth than unflavored tobacco products?
I don't know


3. Would you support or oppose a law prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco products in Sunnyvale?
Oppose


4. Have you used a tobacco product in the last 30 days?
Yes


5. Have you used a flavored tobacco product in the last 30 days? Check all that apply:
Yes: flavored electronic cigarette/electronic liquid/vape solution


6. What category best describes your age:
35-44


7. Which category best describes your race/ethnicity? Check all that apply:
Asian


8. Which category best describes your gender?
Female


9. Tell us about yourself. Check all that apply:
I live in Sunnyvale

Name not shown outside Sunnyvale February 24, 2020, 3:39 PM

1. Do you think it is easy or difficult for youth under the age of 21 to buy flavored tobacco products in Sunnyvale?
Difficult


2. Do you think flavored tobacco products are more appealing to youth than unflavored tobacco products?
No


3. Would you support or oppose a law prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco products in Sunnyvale?
Oppose


4. Have you used a tobacco product in the last 30 days?
Yes


5. Have you used a flavored tobacco product in the last 30 days? Check all that apply:
Yes: flavored electronic cigarette/electronic liquid/vape solution, Yes: flavored cigar/little cigar/cigarillo, Yes: flavored hookah tobacco (shisha), Yes: mint/menthol cigarette, Yes: other flavored tobacco


6. What category best describes your age:
18-24


7. Which category best describes your race/ethnicity? Check all that apply:
Mixed race


8. Which category best describes your gender?
Male


9. Tell us about yourself. Check all that apply:
I work in Sunnyvale

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale February 24, 2020, 1:49 PM

1. Do you think it is easy or difficult for youth under the age of 21 to buy flavored tobacco products in Sunnyvale?
I don’t know


2. Do you think flavored tobacco products are more appealing to youth than unflavored tobacco products?
I don't know


3. Would you support or oppose a law prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco products in Sunnyvale?
Oppose


4. Have you used a tobacco product in the last 30 days?
Yes


5. Have you used a flavored tobacco product in the last 30 days? Check all that apply:
Yes: flavored electronic cigarette/electronic liquid/vape solution


6. What category best describes your age:
25-34


7. Which category best describes your race/ethnicity? Check all that apply:
Asian


8. Which category best describes your gender?
Male


9. Tell us about yourself. Check all that apply:
I work in Sunnyvale


Comments:
This help me quit smoking cigarettes

Name not shown inside Sunnyvale February 24, 2020, 1:26 PM

1. Do you think it is easy or difficult for youth under the age of 21 to buy flavored tobacco products in Sunnyvale?
I don’t know


2. Do you think flavored tobacco products are more appealing to youth than unflavored tobacco products?
Yes


3. Would you support or oppose a law prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco products in Sunnyvale?
Support


4. Have you used a tobacco product in the last 30 days?
No


5. Have you used a flavored tobacco product in the last 30 days? Check all that apply:
No: I don’t use flavored tobacco products of any kind


6. What category best describes your age:
35-44


7. Which category best describes your race/ethnicity? Check all that apply:
Asian


8. Which category best describes your gender?
Female


9. Tell us about yourself. Check all that apply:
I live in Sunnyvale