San Francisco becomes the first U.S. city to ban Juuls

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San Francisco is cracking down on vaping.

A new blanket ban would outlaw the sale, distribution, and manufacturing of e-cigarettes in an effort to fight the trend of vaping teenagers. The city’s Board of Supervisors is expected to vote on the legislation on Tuesday. Under the two proposed ordinances, e-cigarette sales would be banned both in physical and online stores, if the shipping addresses are in San Francisco. 

As Juuls gain popularity, cities across the country have tried to limit youth access to e-cigarettes by upping age requirements to 21. Juul itself stopped selling fruity flavored pods like mango and cucumber in most stores last year, in an effort to make its products less appealing to impressionable kids. San Fransisco’s blanket ban would be the first of its kind.  Read more…

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