What Do Editorial Boards Say?
Editorial: San Francisco's e-cigarette ban isn't just bad policy, it's bad for public health
LA Times June 24, 2019
“Not only is it bad public policy to outlaw a legal product that’s widely available just outside the city’s borders, but it’s bad public health policy to come down harder on the lesser of two tobacco evils…
…And here’s an even worse scenario: If adults who vape can’t get their hands on replacement nicotine cartridges, they might take up traditional cigarettes to get their fix.”
Editorial: San Francisco has a case of the vapors over Juul
San Francisco Chronicle June 7, 2019
“The most absurd result of the measure would be to render electronic nicotine devices illegal while allowing old analog packs of Camels to populate everyone’s favorite corner store…
…While vaping has known and, given its comparative novelty, possibly unknown risks, it is by every expert analysis safer than smoking, the greatest dangers of which come from compounds other than nicotine. To the extent that adult smokers replace cigarettes with vaping, it accomplishes the same goal as safe injection sites: harm reduction.”
Editorial: San Francisco vaping ban is purely political grandstanding
San Francisco Chronicle March 21, 2019
“Cigarette sales are still legal. Roll your own unfiltered joint, smoke a cigar, light a pipe or fire up a cigarette. You can do it all in San Francisco, now and in the future if the featured proposals are enacted. Vaping is only one corner of a vast, dirty habit.
…this crusade offers no cure beyond symbolism…Tobacco and marijuana will remain on the shelves.
This plan is excessive, unworkable and more about safe politics than public health.”