Regardless of the area’s escalating homeless disaster, rampant drug use, skyrocketing rents, and unlawful immigration, San Francisco set its sights on the most important scourge dealing with town: E-Cigarettes.

San Francisco grew to become the primary metropolis within the US to ban the sale of E-Cigarettes this week; making it unlawful for distributors to promote any product that vaporizes nicotine.

“The town voted Tuesday to ban gross sales of e-cigarettes, making it unlawful to promote nicotine vaporizer merchandise in shops or for on-line retailers to ship the products to San Francisco addresses. The ban will be the primary of its variety to enter impact within the U.S. The ordinance will now go to the mayor to signal into legislation. Cigarettes and different tobacco merchandise will stay authorized within the metropolis, together with leisure marijuana,” stories Bloomberg.

“That is groundbreaking laws that exhibits native governments are ready to step up,” [City Attorney Dennis Herrera] mentioned. “What you will notice within the aftermath of this laws is different jurisdictions what they is perhaps ready to do to guard their younger individuals.”

California’s escalating homeless disaster took a flip for the more severe final month, with native reporters discovering San Francisco’s transient inhabitants dwelling in makeshift tree homes throughout the Bay Space.

“The occupants of 5 to 6 ramshackle tree homes inbuilt a personal industrial park close to Stevenson Boulevard and I-880 in Fremont are dealing with eviction,” stories CBS San Francisco.

“Crews outfitted with chainsaws and handsaws have begun clearing out the buildings and reducing off limbs so as to make it tougher to reoccupy and simpler to identify the homeless who’re taking refuge within the timber. They’re about midway by means of the lengthy line of greater than 60 eucalyptus timber,” provides the native information channel.

“I believe it’s a good suggestion truly, I believe it’s truly one thing that individuals would profit from if we had the appropriate data of timber,” mentioned one homeless man.

“There’s numerous us girls who work right here late … so I’m anxious that I may very well be at risk,” added a feminine employee employed within the industrial park.

San Francisco’s residents continued to flee the area’s escalating homeless disaster this week; with new statistics displaying the native transient inhabitants rising by 17% since 2017 as officers pledge greater than $300 million yearly to regain management.

Learn the complete report at Bloomberg.