The Regulation states that "no person may sell or distribute an electronic cigarette to any person in San Francisco, unless this product has been tested by the US Food and Drug Administration prior to its launch. So far none.
This includes sales in brick-and-mortar stores and online sales to an address in San Francisco. In addition to e-cigarettes, the regulation also applies to flavored tobacco products. The measure does not prohibit the use of Vapes in people over 21 years.
"This is a crucial step to prevent another generation of children in San Francisco from becoming addicted to drugs," prosecutor Dennis Herrera said in a statement after the vote.
The measure now goes to the desk of Mayor London Breed. In a statement on Tuesday before the vote, she expressed her support.
"I support the laws passed by prosecutor Dennis Herrera and supervisor Shamann Walton, the sale of e-cigarettes in San Francisco until the conclusion of the Food and Drug Administration suspend a review of the effects of vapors on public health," said Breed , "We do not know so much about the health effects of these products, but we know that e-cigarette companies are addressing our kids in their ads and appealing to them for addictive nicotine products, and we need to take action to protect them." the health of San Francisco's youth and prevent the next generation of San Franciscans from becoming dependent on these products. "
After signing, the regulation becomes an effective directive 30 days later, with full implementation scheduled six months later.
In a statement on Tuesday after the vote, Juul spokesman Ted Kwong said, "This full ban will be former adult smokers who have successfully converted to steam products, drive back to deadly cigarettes & and deny the opportunity to switch for current adult smokers and create a thriving black market, rather than eradicating the root causes of access and use of minors. "
The directive also lays the groundwork for a prolonged dispute over the regulation of electronic cigarettes, and Juul is also behind an electoral initiative that experts fear could reverse the city ordinance if voters approve it in upcoming elections The Company's proposals include electronic age verification, limiting the amount of product that can be purchased at the same time, and granting city approvals to online sellers of Vaping products.
Juul has already collected the necessary signatures to: to implement the proposal, according to statement monday.
"Now, steaming adolescents is an epidemic," he continued, "If the federal government does not act to protect our children, San Francisco will do so."