San Francisco’s E-Cigarette Ban Undermines Public Health in the Name of Protecting It
San Francisco banning practically anything is kind of ridiculous. (Anyone who has spent much time there will understand what we mean.) This ban will only move the market underground and will only encourage the smoking of regular cigarettes.
Nor will San Francisco’s ban do anything to mitigate the problem identified at the beginning of the ordinance: the “countless human beings whose lives are forever devastated by the irreparable loss of a loved one caused by tobacco use, and the inevitable rupture of family that follows such a loss.” To the contrary, the e-cigarette ban will contribute to that problem by making it harder for smokers to obtain products that deliver nicotine without tobacco or combustion.