San Francisco Might Be The First Major U.S. City to Ban E-Cigarettes
San Francisco might be the first major U.S. city to ban sales on electronic cigarettes in an attempt to combat the rising number of young users.
City supervisors voted unanimously in favor of the ordinance this week, though it will have a final vote next week before it goes into law.
As reported by People magazine, the ordinance deems the “increase in e-cigarette use among the city’s youth an ‘epidemic,’ and aims to bar the sale, manufacturing and distribution of tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, on all city property.”
In a nutshell, it comes back to nicotine. According to the Surgeon General, nicotine can “impact learning, memory and attention” when exposed to people under 25. Given the rising number of young users, folks are hoping to stop any problems before it has long-term impacts.
Do you agree with the ordinance?