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cinematicdiversions

(1,969 posts)
Thu May 27, 2021, 12:00 PM May 2021

San Francisco's ban on flavored vape products helps struggling cigarette industry.

San Francisco banned flavored vapes in 2018 in an attempt to stem the tide of young people vaping.

The ban is a success with young people turning to more organic and natural choices such as cigarettes made with American tobacco. The cigarette industry is seeing a 30% increase in sales as a result of the ban and San Francisco and the State of cCalifornia are seeing increased tax revenue as well.

Hopefully, a flavor ban can be enacted nationwide with similar results allowing the almost dormant tobacco industry to fight back against the vaping scourge.

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2780248

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San Francisco's ban on flavored vape products helps struggling cigarette industry. (Original Post) cinematicdiversions May 2021 OP
The way that is worded is so backwards. The cigarette industry SHOULD struggle Bernardo de La Paz May 2021 #1
The law of crud May 2021 #2
Very odd post. Wondering what MA statistics would look like as they banned both flavored vapes and seaglass May 2021 #3
Follow the money. Behind the Aegis May 2021 #4
LOL, well played. But for folks who want to know what's actually at the link Cal Carpenter May 2021 #5
This policy is about as dumb as it gets. tritsofme May 2021 #6

Bernardo de La Paz

(48,939 posts)
1. The way that is worded is so backwards. The cigarette industry SHOULD struggle
Thu May 27, 2021, 12:03 PM
May 2021

Vaping is not a scourge.

Nicotine, in any form, is a highly addictive drug.

Tobacco illnesses and death are the scourge.

What is your stand on illness and death?

seaglass

(8,171 posts)
3. Very odd post. Wondering what MA statistics would look like as they banned both flavored vapes and
Thu May 27, 2021, 01:49 PM
May 2021

menthol cigarettes.

Behind the Aegis

(53,919 posts)
4. Follow the money.
Thu May 27, 2021, 02:26 PM
May 2021

More than a few of the new laws against vaping, including ad campaigns, are being funded by...wait for it....big tobacco! I know, shocking, right?!

Cal Carpenter

(4,959 posts)
5. LOL, well played. But for folks who want to know what's actually at the link
Thu May 27, 2021, 02:35 PM
May 2021

without bothering to click it, here's an excerpt:

San Francisco’s ban on flavored tobacco product sales was associated with increased smoking among minor high school students relative to other school districts. While the policy applied to all tobacco products, its outcome was likely greater for youths who vaped than those who smoked due to higher rates of flavored tobacco use among those who vaped.5 This raises concerns that reducing access to flavored electronic nicotine delivery systems may motivate youths who would otherwise vape to substitute smoking. Indeed, analyses of how minimum legal sales ages for electronic nicotine delivery systems are associated with youth smoking also suggest such substitution.6


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