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San Francisco, home of Juul, votes to uphold e-cigarette ban

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San Francisco, the home of Juul, overwhelmingly voted on Tuesday against a ballot measure that would have reversed a ban on sales of e-cigarettes, including online.

The big picture: Juul was on the fast rise in recent years — hitting a valuation of $38 billion — until concerns over teen use hit a fever pitch following an epidemic of unexplained illnesses and 37 deaths related to vaping products.

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