When do you hear the name "San Francisco", what images are coming to mind? Cabin lift? Box with Rice-A-Ronnie? The TransAmerica pyramid? The homeless heroin addict who gathers in the street?
Of course, this is not one of these things. "San Francisco" has now become synonymous with "teenagers addicted to vaping". This is definitely the problem of the city # 1. The good news is that they finally do something about it.
San Francisco became the first US city to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes. despite the opposition from the owners of corner shops and the local maker of vaping Juul.
The Board of Supervisors voted 11-0 to approve legislation introduced by the supervisory body Shamann Walton, which aims to prevent young people from evaporating.
"We spent the 1990s with Big Tobacco, now we see its new form through electronic cigarettes," Walton said.
This is a good idea. A young man walking down San Francisco Street to fill it again could get out of some human stools and get into a pile of dirty pins. We need to think about the kids.
In other San Francisco news: So … vaping is bad, but only if it's tobacco. Squeezing marijuana is good. The delivery system is the problem except when it's not.
I know I'm just a crazy Liberator, but how do you let people decide what they want to smoke, smoke, eat or drink or watch or read or what do you want to do another? Until they hurt anyone, let them make their own choice. Make them responsible for these choices, of course. But they must be free to do so without being permanently riddled by taxpayers-funded caregivers. This is America, dagnabbit.
But then, what will be done by state bureaucrats to do all day? They also have to eat, you know.