San Francisco wants to not only ban e-cigs but it also wants to kick e cig maker Juul’s headquarters out of their city. The legislation they are trying to pass would prohibit Juul from expanding their current headquarters.
Juul wants to buy a 29 story building in downtown San Francisco and employ over 2000 people. Between all those jobs and the property tax they would pay that sounds ridiculous to me. If they want to ban e cigs because they are harmful to kids then why stop there? Ban McDonalds. Ban Big Gulps. Where does it stop?
I do not smoke or think positively about Juul or their products. But if what they are doing is legal I think it sets a terrible precedent to say “we just don’t like your product, so get out.” What if in Chicago we had a mayor who was a Cubs fan, could he just tell the Sox to get out?