San Francisco will be the first major US city banning e-cigarettes after city wardens unanimously voted in favor of the ordinance on Tuesday. A final vote on the adoption of the measure is expected next week.
San Francisco's Board of Supervisors has approved a regulation amending the Health Code banning the sale, manufacture and sale of tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, on urban plots. The measure explicitly pointed to the use of electronic cigarettes and blamed the devices for a "growing health epidemic of youth fumes".
A San Francisco city ordinance requires two readings and must pass a second vote next week before it can be put into effect. Regulators expressed concern about the impact on small businesses on Tuesday and said they planned to set up a working group to help them successfully complete the action.
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention A February study found that around 4.9 million middle and high school students steamed in 2018, up from 3.6 million the year before. CDC Director Robert R. Redfield said in publishing the study, the country must help protect children from an avoidable health risk.
"The rapid growth in e-cigarette consumption among young people over the past year could offset progress made in reducing youth tobacco consumption," said Redfield. It endangers a new breed of nicotine addiction. "
San Francisco's proposed regulation extends a 2014 measure banning the sale of such devices that have already banned the sale of traditional tobacco products.
Juul, a San Francisco-based e-cigarette company, is out there Declaring that vapors are a healthier alternative to smoking tobacco, and that Juul has taken steps to discourage children from using their products has made his online age verification process more robust and closed his Instagram and Facebook accounts to the vaping
"But the steam ban products for all adults in San Francisco will not effectively combat the use of minors and will leave cigarettes the only adult smoking option on the shelves, even though they kill 40,000 Californians each year "said Ted Kwong, spokesman for Juul.
Also, San Fr anciscos measure prepares the stage for a campaign in November for e-cigarettes. Juul has already contributed $ 500,000 to the Reasonable Steam Coalition to collect signatures to offer voters an initiative on this topic alternatives.