San Francisco was the first major US city service day banning the sale of electronic cigarettes that did not require the FDA Food and Drug Administration.
"This is a crucial step to prevent another generation of San Francisco children will not be nicotine addicted," prosecutor Dennis Herrera said in a statement.
"The US General Surgeon has warned that we are in the midst of an epidemic of young people," added Herrera. "San Francisco takes measures to protect our children.
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" This temporary moratorium would not be required if the federal government had done its job. E-cigarettes are a product that is not approved by law without FDA approval. For some reason, the FDA has so far refused to comply with the law. If the federal government does not act, San Francisco will do it.
Supporters said they hope the legislation will restrict the use of e-cigarettes in minors, but critics said the ban will make it more difficult for adults to buy an alternative to regular cigarettes.
The Falling back to e-cigarettes is becoming a nationwide trend.
Greg Abbott, Texas Governor, signed a law on June 7 that sets the legal age for the purchase of e-cigarettes and tobacco in his state at 21
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San Francisco is a city that celebrates its marijuana culture, but it seems profoundly opposed to other vices Last year, voters banned the sale of flavored tobacco and in 2016 taxed a sugared sugar Drinks approved.
San Francisco-based e-cigarette maker Juul Labs opposes youthful vaping. The company is working on a campaign to regulate, but not prohibit, the sale of e-cigarettes.
Associated Press has contributed to this report.