Because, Priorities: San Francisco Bans E-Cigarettes

Eric Schaffer | June 26, 2019
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Ah, San Francisco, the land of poop and honey. The beautiful, thriving city with no issues to be found within its borders is now finally addressing the city’s greatest existential threat: e-cigarettes.

The eternally pristine city of San Francisco finally addressed the societal threat of e-cigs and vapes on Tuesday when the city’s Board of Supervisors decided to ban the sale of said products within city limits.

The ban comes in response to growing concern among San Franciscans that products such as juuls are being deliberately marketed to teenagers, with San Francisco Mayor London Breed saying in a statement: “There is so much we don't know about the health impacts of these products, but we do know that e-cigarette companies are targeting our kids in their advertising and getting them hooked on addictive nicotine products…We need to take action to protect the health of San Francisco's youth and prevent the next generation of San Franciscans from becoming addicted to these products.”

Addressing the dangers of e-cigarette addiction instead of actual, hard drug addicts (who currently outnumber children registered in San Francisco's high schools) seems like an amazing idea. Sure, San Francisco’s streets may be lined with human excrement, but you know what they really need to do? Ban the use of vapes. 

And hey, if you’re over 21 and already own a juul or some similar product, you can still use it as you don’t violate any of San Francisco’s numerous public smoking laws!

According to the Daily Wire, there is a catch of sorts in the new legislation:

The city will reconsider its ban on e-cigarettes if one is approved for use by the Federal Food and Drug Administration. So far, CNN reports, the FDA has passed.

Currently, e-cig companies have until 2021 to submit their products for FDA evaluation. Assuming the FDA even approves e-cigarettes and vapes as products, it’s safe to assume they would be met with scathing regulations by city officials.

Clearly, San Francisco has its priorities straight.