Juul Beefs Up Lobbying Efforts As It Braces For A Brutal All-Or-Nothing Fight Against Vaping Bans
Cities and counties across the country are starting to crack down on e-cigarettes and other tobacco products. Juul, which dominates the marketplace, is gearing up to battle those efforts while also trying to appease public health officials.
Juul Arms To Fight Sweeping E-Cig Ban On Its Home Turf
Juul is gearing up for an all-or-nothing fight over the surge of local bans on vaping around the country. And the battle is starting in its headquarters city of San Francisco, which just enacted the nation's first blanket prohibition on e-cigarette sales. More than 200 jurisdictions have placed limits on selling flavored tobacco products, including nearly two dozen cities and counties in California. San Francisco's ordinance, signed last week, goes further by cutting off all sales, including online purchases delivered to city addresses, until the products go through FDA reviews. (Colliver, 7/9)
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New California Vaping Bill Is A Ruse For Protecting Big Tobacco, Health Groups Say
Two months after key lawmakers sidetracked a proposed ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products in California, an influential state legislator has quietly introduced a less restrictive measure that some health groups say is designed to protect electronic-cigarette makers. The new proposal, which also targets marketing to youth, was announced by lawmakers led by Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced), whose chairmanship of the powerful Assembly Governmental Organization Committee makes him a gatekeeper for all tobacco-related bills. (McGreevy, 7/8)