San Francisco officials advance bill to ban e-cigarettes
Bill would stop all brick-and-mortar sales and delivery of e-cigarettes bought online.
San Francisco officials on Friday advanced a bill that would halt the sale of e-cigarettes in the city — setting up the measure to get a vote by the full Board of Supervisors on June 18.
The city’s Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee voted 3-0 to recommend that the legislation go before the full board for approval.
If the bill passes, it would suspend the sale of e-cigarettes at brick-and-mortar stores and prohibit the delivery of e-cigarettes bought online to San Francisco addresses until the U.S. Food and Drug Administration completes a review to ensure the safety of e-cigarettes.