A unanimous vote by San Francisco's Board of Supervisors has effectively banned the sale of e-cigarettes in the city. Pending approval by the mayor, the prohibition is the first of its kind in the United States and will commence in early 2020.
Following complete bans on e-cigarettes in countries like Brazil and Singapore, San Francisco recently proposed new legislation to essentially follow suit. What is underpinning these calls to ban vaping? Is it really a gateway for young people into using tobacco products?