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San Francisco becomes 1st US city to ban e-cigarette sales

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San Francisco on Tuesday became the first U.S. city to ban the sale of e-cigarettes.

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors' 11-0 vote in favor of the ban is designed to curb youth smoking.

“We spent the ’90s battling Big Tobacco. And now we see its new form through e-cigarettes,” board Supervisor Shamann Walton said. “I am not going to put profits of Big Tobacco over the health of our children and our young people.”

Surgeon General Jerome Adams last year issued an advisory indicating 3.6 million young people in the U.S. are vaping.

Read more from the San Francisco Examiner.


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