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Mike Bloomberg’s Statement on San Francisco Vote to Uphold Law Banning Flavored Tobacco and Nicotine Products

Banning the sale of flavored tobacco products marks an important step forward for public health in San Francisco – and it shows that the tobacco industry, no matter how much money it spends on misleading ads, can be defeated. This vote should embolden other cities and states to act, because it demonstrates the public will not allow tobacco companies to stand in the way of policies that are proven to reduce smoking and save lives. Bloomberg Philanthropies will continue to lead the drive to work with governments to implement policies that create healthier, safer cities.

Michael R. Bloomberg is the World Health Organization’s Global Ambassador for Noncommunicable Diseases

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