Authorities on Tuesday voted to ban the stores selling the vaporizers and made it illegal for online retailers to deliver to addresses in the city. The California city is home to Juul Labs, the most mainstream e-cigarette maker in the US.
Juul said the move would drive smokers back to cigarettes and make a flourishing black market. San Francisco’s major, London Breed, has 10 days to sign the legislation, yet has indicated that she would. The law would start to be authorized seven months from that date, in spite of the fact that there have been reports firms could mount a legal challenge.
Against vaping activists, state firms purposely target youngsters by offering flavored items. Prior this year the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the national regulator, issued proposed rules giving organizations until 2021 to apply to have their e-cigarette items assessed.
A due date had at first been set for August 2018, however, the office later said that more preparation time was required. San Francisco’s City Attorney, Dennis Herrera, who urged for the ban, commended the move and said it was important for what he called an “abdication of responsibility” by the FDA in regulating e-cigarettes.
Claude Denni was born and raised in San Jose. Claude has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Daily Democrat here in Californiar and NPR. As a journalist for Coastal Morning Star, Claude covers national and international developments.