E-cigarette company has set up shop
Regarding “S.F. scrutinizes vape maker Juul’s lease on Pier 70” (Business, Nov. 29) and “Bigger vapor cloud carries more nicotine” (Business, Nov 29): How did San Francisco, lauded as a beacon of progress and healthy living, let a tobacco company dressed up as a tech company set up shop in our own backyard — all the while addicting millions of new young customers to their fun, cool-for-school e-cigarette? If Altria Group proceeds with its investment in Juul Labs, we’ll have Big Tobacco right here in town. Should we still be so smug? and devastation, so blaming the people being affected and threatening them is not an appropriate response.
Although this “poor forest management” may have been part of the cause, he did not acknowledge the larger issue of global warming and climate change at all. I think that this response of blaming California for the devastating fires is a demonstration of the political tribalism that is infecting our society. Trump took so long to have a response and actually go to California (for the second time in his presidency, the first being going to the border to make plans of his wall) because it is a blue state. Our country is so divided that we cannot even offer help to one another because of the political preference we have. Act now being introduced in Congress by both Republicans and Democrats. This policy puts a fee on fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas. Money collected from the fee is allocated in equal shares every month to the American people so that low and middleincome folks will be better off financially. Additional regulations on covered carbon emissions are prevented as long as emission targets are being met.
A Juul display is shown in New York. San Francisco officials are concerned about the vaping company’s expansion into city-owned property at Pier 70.