San Francisco becomes first U.S. City to ban sales of e-cigarettes

San Francisco becomes first U.S. city to ban sales of e-cigarettes


San Francisco has become the first U.S. city to ban the sales of e-cigarettes as officials on Tuesday voted to ban the sales of nicotine vaporizer products in stores and the shipping of the goods to the city by online retailers.

Juul Labs, the country's leading e-cigarette producer, said the move would "drive former adult smokers who successfully switched to vapor products back to deadly cigarettes."

While the city's Mayor London Breed backed the law saying that e-cigarette companies targeted at young people in their advertising and the government needed to take actions on preventing the youth from getting addicted to these products.

By 2021, cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, and other nicotine products will no longer be available at convenient stores, gas stations, and pharmacies. A lot of people love the policy. However, a special allowance will be made for hotels and high-end cigar lounges.

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