A few weeks ago, the American Heart Association gathered with allies at San Francisco City Hall to take a stand against the public health crisis that e-cigarettes have created among youth. Officials are considering ending sales of non-FDA approved e-cigarettes and vaping devices within the city and county of San Francisco.
The opposition was out in full force, and it was a packed house with those on both sides of the issue coming out to testify. We are excited to share it passed the Public Safety Committee on June 7th and passed the entire Board of Supervisors unanimously 11-0 on June 18th. It’s currently awaiting its final vote and will then be signed by the mayor.
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This ordinance is just one of many that the American Heart Association is working on to fight back against tobacco and e-cigarette companies targeting youth. Recently Sacramento passed a city-wide policy banning the sale of flavored tobacco products. They join over 30 other cities in California that have taken this step to reduce the use of tobacco and e-cigarettes.