HealthDay News — A ban on electronic cigarette sales in San Francisco was widely backed by voters despite the city being home to Juul Labs, which dominates the e-cigarette market in the United States.
Tuesday’s ballot measure vote makes San Francisco the first major U.S. city to ban all e-cigarette sales. The ban takes effect in January, Forbes magazine reported.
The vote of 80 percent to 20 percent upheld a city ban on all vaping products until they receive approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The ballot measure was introduced by Juul, which devoted substantial resources to efforts to reverse the ban, Forbes reported.