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San Francisco Bans Juice Flavours

San Francisco succeeds in becoming the first place to re-enter the Dark Ages as they ban all vape flavours bar tobacco.

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San Francisco’s politicians have taken a collective leap into the Dark Ages, ignored plentiful studies demonstrating the benefits of vaping, and outlawed juice flavours from April 2018. In a move of unparalleled and stupefying idiocy, quitting smokers and current vapers will only be able to buy tobacco flavours within the city limits.

In a letter from the office of Malia Cohen, she said: “Today, San Francisco sent a clear message that we need to do more to protect the health of our most vulnerable.” Odd then that she should champion legislation that will do precisely the opposite as it drives people to inferior quit products or removes the major incentive in vaping that supports quitting. Study after study demonstrates that vapers find success because they substitute the nasty taste of tobacco for fruit and sweet flavours as their sense of taste returns.

It’s a move that is rooted in the corrupt lies of the Californian department for Public Health and the state’s pharma-sponsored misinformation centre – otherwise known as the University of California. Stanton Glantz, prevaricator-in-chief at the university, was there when Cohen at al announced their intention to push for this senseless measure. He described it as “inspirational”, which is curious considering it is virtually legalised murder by proxy.

“The tobacco industry’s bottom line can only be maintained by consistently cultivating new users. This legislation will reduce the number of new tobacco users that pick up the habit each year,” added Cohen – shockingly demonstrating an comprehensive failure to grasp what vaping is and the benefits it confers.

Brent Stafford, of Regulator Watch, described the move as part of a managed measure with possible future additions: “The San Francisco flavour ban is part of a coordinated attack, targeting multiple jurisdictions at the city and country levels—executed by anti-vaping activists and progressive legislators.”

Ecig commentator Oliver Kershaw points out the obvious: “Of course, this won’t stop San Francisco vapers from vaping; they’ll simply buy it out of town, either online or from B&Ms. I’ve counted fifteen vape businesses in the city which will now close pointlessly. Of course, the frightening prospect is that of a knock-on effect, with similar ordinances on the books of nearby Oakland and three other metropolitan areas in the region.”

If anybody would like to reply to Malia Cohen’s celebratory tweet, it can be found here.

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Dave Cross

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Dave is a freelance writer; with articles on music, motorbikes, football, pop-science, vaping and tobacco harm reduction in Sounds, Melody Maker, UBG, AWoL, Bike, When Saturday Comes, Vape News Magazine, and syndicated across the Johnston Press group. He was published in an anthology of “Greatest Football Writing”, but still believes this was a mistake. Dave contributes sketches to comedy shows and used to co-host a radio sketch show. He’s worked with numerous vape companies to develop content for their websites.

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