In the San Francisco elections last night, it looks like there was a big loss for Juul.
According to the early vote count from the SF Chronicle and others, San Francisco voters have overwhelmingly defeated Proposition C in Tuesday's election. This means a citywide ban on the sale of electronic cigarette products will go into effect next year, if the numerous legal challenges don't get in the way.
Juul is reported to have spent close to $19 million dollars to pass Proposition C, which would have killed the plan to ban e-cig sales in San Francisco.
Juul lost big last night, along with Prop C.
BUT: Tobacco cigarettes, which are proven to cause cancer, are still available for sale.
a big loss for Juul, which poured nearly $19 million into this race. https://t.co/mzRllZBa4t
— Stephanie M. Lee (@stephaniemlee) November 6, 2019
JUUL put itself on the ballot with Proposition C and San Francisco voters overwhelmingly rejected it, forcing JUUL to drop its own campaign. This should embolden other cities and states to take action to protect children's health. https://t.co/AB8WD0Fmgf
— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) November 6, 2019
— Ken Yeung (@thekenyeung) November 6, 2019
Early election results for Proposition C, which would overturn San Francisco's ban on e-cigarettes and vaping products, show 78% voting no on the measure.
Live results: https://t.co/uA0WcaRySK pic.twitter.com/MZVfm14gzg
— KRON4 News (@kron4news) November 6, 2019
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