Juul Readies Backdoor Plan To Dodge San Francisco E-Cigarette Ban With November Vote

The November election in San Francisco could include a Juul-sponsored ballot measure that would nix the vaping

Juul Readies Backdoor Plan To Dodge San Francisco E-Cigarette Ban With November Vote

Curated via Twitter from Forbes Tech’s twitter account….

But Myers is not so sure, contending that “the language of the referendum is inconsistent with [Juul’s] rhetoric. ” If San Francisco voters side with Juul, the e-cigarette and flavored tobacco bans would be repealed, and future tobacco control measures by San Francisco would be restricted, he says, pointing to a line on the ballot measure as evidence: “This article is intended to comprehensively authorize and regulate the retail sale, availability and marketing of vapor products. “Anybody who does legislative drafting and understands legislative history understands that the words ‘comprehensively authorize and regulate’ means it replaces anything else that’s now on the books,” Myers said.

But Myers is not so sure, contending that “the language of the referendum is inconsistent with [Juul’s] rhetoric. ” If San Francisco voters side with Juul, the e-cigarette and flavored tobacco bans would be repealed, and future tobacco control measures by San Francisco would be restricted, he says, pointing to a line on the ballot measure as evidence: “This article is intended to comprehensively authorize and regulate the retail sale, availability and marketing of vapor products. “Anybody who does legislative drafting and understands legislative history understands that the words ‘comprehensively authorize and regulate’ means it replaces anything else that’s now on the books,” Myers said.

The city’s action takes direct aim at Juul, which has captured a three fourths share of the U. S. e-cigarette market, per Nielsen. “We have preserved access to a ballot measure on an upcoming San Francisco election and have the required signatures to move forward and ensure that underage access and use is addressed comprehensively, but adults aren’t driven back to cigarettes, which kill 40,000 Californians a year,” Juul spokesman Ted Kwong told Forbes.

The city’s action takes direct aim at Juul, which has captured a three fourths share of the U. S. e-cigarette market, per Nielsen. “We have preserved access to a ballot measure on an upcoming San Francisco election and have the required signatures to move forward and ensure that underage access and use is addressed comprehensively, but adults aren’t driven back to cigarettes, which kill 40,000 Californians a year,” Juul spokesman Ted Kwong told Forbes.

Although Juul’s measure isn’t perfect, it’s far preferable to an e-cigarette ban, Conley told Forbes, adding that his organization would offer its help to Juul in its ballot campaign. “San Francisco politicians have a tough job today,” Conley added, suggesting that the e-cigarette ban is a red herring. “They have to distract their voters from the fact that they are seemingly unable to stop the rampant public drug use and public defecation that is happening all over the city.

Although Juul’s measure isn’t perfect, it’s far preferable to an e-cigarette ban, Conley told Forbes, adding that his organization would offer its help to Juul in its ballot campaign. “San Francisco politicians have a tough job today,” Conley added, suggesting that the e-cigarette ban is a red herring. “They have to distract their voters from the fact that they are seemingly unable to stop the rampant public drug use and public defecation that is happening all over the city.

Law professor Lindblom, on the other hand, labeled the measure an “antidemocratic” display of strong-arming. “If this ballot question were serious about wanting to move smokers to use e-cigarettes and to stop kids from being able to get e-cigarettes, it would look entirely different,” he said. “But this is a self-serving Juul proposal to not only help them in San Francisco, but to scare other cities away from doing something similar to them.

Law professor Lindblom, on the other hand, labeled the measure an “antidemocratic” display of strong-arming. “If this ballot question were serious about wanting to move smokers to use e-cigarettes and to stop kids from being able to get e-cigarettes, it would look entirely different,” he said. “But this is a self-serving Juul proposal to not only help them in San Francisco, but to scare other cities away from doing something similar to them.

The vaping giant now has the 9,500 signatures necessary to add a November ballot measure that would nullify the 11-0 vote from city legislators last week to halt the sale of e-cigarettes until the products are reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.

The vaping giant now has the 9,500 signatures necessary to add a November ballot measure that would nullify the 11-0 vote from city legislators last week to halt the sale of e-cigarettes until the products are reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.

Link to original article….

Leave a Reply

Leave a comment
%d bloggers like this:
scroll to top