The proposed law will be the first of its kind in the United States, aiming to strike down which activists call an "epidemic" of e-cigarette use for adolescents. City lawyer Dennis Herrera said "Millions of children are already dependent on e-cigarettes, and millions will follow if we do not."
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Last week, the FDA launched its proposed e-cigarette guidelines, which allow companies to apply for their products by 2021. A deadline was originally set for August 2018, but the agency said it needed more preparation time.
Although the legislation has not yet passed – and can never pass – the authorities behind the law have no doubt considered the effect of similar measures taken elsewhere. In the UK, for example, the removal of tobacco product displays may have led to a 17 percent drop in the number of children buying cigarettes in stores. So while such laws can't prevent the kids from getting these products completely (e-cigarettes can be purchased or ordered from outside the city, for example), a ban could add another deterrent level, which may limit the unknown the health effects of this growing habit.