Thank you San Francisco!

By a 68-32 percent margin, San Francisco voters backed Prop E to uphold the city’s law ending the sale of candy-flavored tobacco.

About the Campaign

San Francisco Kids vs. Big Tobacco is a coalition of parents, doctors, health organizations and community groups working to protect our children and youth from becoming addicted to candy flavored tobacco products.

In June 2017, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors made a trailblazing, unanimous, decision to restrict the sale of candy-flavored tobacco products in the city. Many local, statewide and national organizations supported this legislation, but the tobacco industry, fearing a loss of economic profit is trying to overthrow our power to decide what’s right for our community.

Don’t let Big Tobacco reverse a landmark and unanimous vote by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Vote YES on Prop E on the upcoming June 2018 ballot.

The research and evidence is clear: flavored tobacco products have a profound adverse impact on public health, resulting in more smoking and subsequently more death and disease from tobacco use.

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Over 80 percent of kids who have used tobacco started with a flavored product and with over 7,000 flavors available for purchase, these products undermine efforts to reduce youth tobacco use.


Get Involved

Tobacco companies are scheming to hook another generation of kids on their deadly product. We must protect our children by upholding the restrictions on selling candy-flavored tobacco products like gummy bear, banana smash, mint, cherry, chocolate, and grape.

Join our efforts to protect our children and youth from tobacco addiction, join us for an evening phone bank, a neighborhood-canvassing event on Saturdays, or various visibility events throughout San Francisco.


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Tobacco companies are responsible for the deadly harm caused by its products. This harm includes the targeted marketing and manipulation of candy-flavored products and menthol which disproportionately target children, especially those in communities of color.

In June 2017, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance to restrict the sale of flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes. Mayor Ed Lee signed the ordinance into law; it was the last health initiative he signed before his passing.

San Francisco is joined by other Bay Area cities to end the sale of all flavored tobacco products, including flavored e-cigarettes, cigars and menthol cigarettes. Some of our partners include:

Tobacco Control Health Organizations
African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council
Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights
Coalition of Lavender-Americans on Smoking and Health (CLASH)
San Francisco Tobacco-Free Coalition
Smoke-Free Marin Coalition
Tobacco Awareness Project at UCSF School of Pharmacy
Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund

Health & Social Services Organizations
American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 1
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
American Heart Association
American Lung Association
American Medical Association
Asian American Research Center on Health
Bay Area Community Resources
Breathe California
Blue Shield of California
Booker T. Washington Community Service Center
California Dental Association
California Hepatitis C Task Force
California Medical Association
California Society of Addiction Medicine
Cameron House
Community Health Education Institute
Good Shepard Gracenter
HealthRIGHT 360
Japanese Community Youth Council
Kaiser Permanente
Lifelong Medical Care
Mission Neighborhood Health Center
NICOS Chinese Health Coalition
North East Medical Services
Pacific Heights Spine Center
Pharmacists Planning Services Inc
Pharmacy Defense Fund
Physicians for Social Responsibility, SF Bay Area Chapter
Public Health Advocates
Public Health Institute
Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness
Regional Asthma Management and Prevention
Samoan Community Development Center
San Francisco Asthma Task Force
San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR)
San Francisco Bay View
San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium
San Francisco Dental Society
San Francisco Health Plan
San Francisco Marin Medical Society
SFSU Public Health Organization of Graduate Students
Sutter Health

Youth & Children Organizations
Asian Youth Prevention Services
Center for Youth Wellness
Pediatric Asthma Clinic at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
San Francisco Parent Political Action Committee
San Francisco Unified School District School Health Programs
San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education
St. Anthony Foundation
Vietnamese Youth Development Center
Youth Leadership Institute

Political Organizations
Alice B Toklas LGBT Democratic Club
Bernal Heights Democratic Club
City Democratic Club
Eastern Neighborhoods Democratic Club
Edwin M Lee Asian Pacific Democratic Club
Irish American Democratic Club
New Avenues Democratic Club
Richmond District Democratic Club
Rose Pak Democratic Club
San Francisco Berniecrats
San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee
San Francisco Green Party
San Francisco Latino Democratic Club
San Francisco League of Conservation Voters
San Francisco League of Pissed Off Voters
San Francisco Women’s Political Committee
San Francisco Young Democrats
South Beach D6 Democratic Club
Telegraph Hill Dwellers
United Democratic Club

Notable Organizations
San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Bay Guardian
San Francisco Bay View Newspaper
San Francisco Examiner
National Union of Healthcare Workers
San Francisco Labor Council
SEIU Local 1021
Sierra Club

Individuals from Organizations
Alice Hm Chen, MD, MPH*
Amy Farah Weiss, San Francisco Mayoral Candidate
Brendan Burkart, Certified Asthma Educator*
Dawn Ogawa, MD*
Ellen Lee Zhou, San Francisco Mayoral Candidate
Heyman Oo, MD*
Kimberly Newell Green, MD*
Kristina Casadei, MD *
MaryLou Licwinko, JD*
Michael C Schrader, MD, PhD, FACD*
Monica Walters, Wu Yee Children’s Services*
Monique Schaulis MD*
Nanah Park, MD*
Richard Ow*
Steve Heilig, Co-Editor, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics*

San Francisco Elected Officials
Mark Farrell, Mayor
Sandra Lee Fewer, District 1 Supervisor
Catherine Stefani, District 2 Supervisor
Aaron Peskin, District 3 Supervisor
Katy Tang, District 4 Supervisor
London Breed, District 5 Supervisor
Jane Kim, District 6 Supervisor
Norman Yee, District 7 Supervisor
Jeff Sheehy, District 8 Supervisor
Malia Cohen, District 10 Supervisor
Ahsha Safai, District 11 Supervisor
Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Representative for CA’s District 12 and House Minority Leader
Scott Wiener, California State Senator District 11
David Chiu, California State Assemblymember
Alex Randolph, City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees
Rafael Mandelman, City College Board of Trustees
Tom Temprano, City College Board of Trustees
Angela Alioto, Former San Francisco Supervisor
Eric Mar, Former San Francisco Supervisor
Sophie Maxwell, Former San Francisco Supervisor
Mark Leno, Former State Senator
Fiona Ma, California State Board of Equalization


*Organization and endorser name for identification purposes only