SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) – A federal investigation has been officially launched into whether electronic cigarette company
JUUL’s political ads were legal.
The San Francisco-based company’s campaign for Proposition C, which would overturn the city’s ban on e-cigarettes, says vaping products are safer then cigarettes.READ MORE: State Sen. Wiener's Recovery Incentives Act Would Pay Meth Addicts to Stay Sober
The Food and Drug Administration says that is an unproven claim that can’t be made until there is scientific evidence.READ MORE: Notorious Norteño Gang Member 'Lil Rhino' Sentenced For Carrying Out Jailhouse Attacks
Prop C goes to the voters in November.
Meanwhile, Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer is going to stop selling e-cigarettes at all its stores.MORE NEWS: Santa Rosa Lawmaker Proposes Plan For City-Sanctioned Sideshows
Walmart made the announcement, as the number of deaths and illnesses related to vaping grows.