JUUL fights San Fran vape ban
Last month, San Francisco became the first city in the US to prohibit the sale of e-cigarettes. Though it would take about seven months for the policy to go into effect, it initially looked like a done deal in a city with a history of progressive legislation.
But by the time the anti-vaping bill was passed into law, JUUL Labs had already put its own plans in motion, bankrolling an initiative called the Coalition for Reasonable Vaping Regulation to combat it. On Wednesday, the San Francisco Department of Elections certified that the Coalition and its allies had collected enough signatures to place the measure on the ballot in November, when the so-called "e-cig ban" could be overturned.