Last month we published a story about city supervisors in San Francisco voting to ban the sale of flavoured tobacco and eliquids. Well it seems as though that ban has rustled the feathers of a few different entities, as a law firm has filed a referendum to stop the ban in its tracks.
Joel Aurora, a lawyer from Nielsen Merksamer law firm, represents a couple of tobacco manufacturers and a number of vaping advocacy groups. Aurora has 30 days to get 19,040 signatures from San Francisco voters in order to suspend the ban and give supervisors the opportunity to review the bill. They can decide to either repeal the ban or put it to voter in the June 2018 election.
We’ll keep you posted if there’s any more development on this story.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle