E-cigarettes hit the US market about a decade ago, touted as a safer alternative to traditional tobacco cigarettes.

The result was a spike in vaping, especially among teens and young adults, a segment of the population that, until then, had been using fewer tobacco products, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The board voted unanimously, Q13Fox reported, and the ban will go into effect this week and last four months.

Sept. 27, 2019 -- San Joaquin County DA launches investigation into Juul; FDA commissioner tweets about vaping investigation

Tori Verber Salazar, district attorney of San Joaquin County near the San Francisco Bay Area, told CNET her office has launched an investigation into vaping giant Juul because "too many minors are using" the company's products.

The company was "built on the heart and lungs and brain and damage" it's caused to the youth population with its highly addictive narcotic products, she added.

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