San Francisco Takes Step to Ban All Sales of E-Cigarettes

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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors this week unanimously voted to ban all sales of e-cigarettes. The measure is designed to reduce underage vaping, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The bill requires final approval, the article notes. If approved, the measure would go into effect seven months after it is signed by the mayor. The bill would stop sale of e-cigarettes in stores and ban the delivery of e-cigarettes purchased online to San Francisco addresses until the Food and Drug Administration reviews the safety of e-cigarettes.

E-cigarette company Juul is collecting signatures for a ballot measure in November that would override the ban.

In a statement following the vote, City Attorney Dennis Herrera said, “Now, youth vaping is an epidemic. If the federal government is not going to act to protect our kids, San Francisco will.”

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    Fr. Jack Kearney, M.Div., CATC IV, CATE

    June 20, 2019 at 7:07 PM

    What a great victory for the tobacco companies! Let people buy all the cigarettes they want, but ban vaping even tho it is 95% safer and been proven to help people quit smoking.

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