Herrera statement on e-cigarette legislation final vote

Board of Supervisors passes legislation unanimously on second vote
Supervisor Shamann Walton and City Attorney Dennis Herrera at a press conference in March announcing a package of legislation to curb youth addiction to nicotine.

SAN FRANCISCO (June 25, 2019) — City Attorney Dennis Herrera issued the following statement after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors today unanimously passed legislation to suspend the sale of e-cigarettes that have not undergone required FDA review:

“This is a decisive step to help prevent another generation of San Francisco children from becoming addicted to nicotine. I want to thank Supervisor Shamann Walton and the rest of the Board of Supervisors for their action today. The U.S. Surgeon General has warned that we’re in the midst of a youth vaping epidemic. San Francisco is taking action to protect our kids. This temporary moratorium wouldn’t be necessary if the federal government had done its job. E-cigarettes are a product that, by law, are not allowed on the market without FDA review. For some reason, the FDA has so far refused to follow the law. If the federal government is not going to act, San Francisco will.”

Additional information is available on the City Attorney’s website at: www.sfcityattorney.org

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