San Francisco voters voted yesterday in favor of Proposition E, a citywide ban on the sale of all flavored tobacco products (68 percent/31 percent). The ban includes menthol cigarettes, candy-flavored tobacco products and flavored vaping liquids.
American Vaping Association President Greg Conley said flavored products help smoker’s quit and this decision hinders those efforts. “It is a travesty that anti-vaping extremists would mislead San Francisco voters into making it harder for adult smokers to quit,” he said.
Vapor advocates said banning the flavored products was an overreach that infringed on adult choices. They also stated that the measure harms small businesses like vape shops and convenience stores.