Ever heard of Leptospirosis? You can read about it here-> https://duckduckgo.com/?q=leptospirosis&atb=v174-7zj&ia=web
Many of these West Coast cities are banning straws. Yet, go south of the US border, those folks religiously use straws, they know by heart, that the turn-tab on the beer, and soda cans is to hold the straw in place.
They know this because of Leptospirosis, and the real 3rd world conditions that can be present in given areas. They know that they don't know where the can that their drinking from has been, and know the only safe way to drink is through a straw!
So, these same West Coast cities banning straws, now let folks shoot up, and shit on the streets; not to mention the homelessness. Of course, I'm reading about all sorts of 'eradicated' old world diseases coming back, and they ban straws???
Go ask a Central American, straws save lives in their eyes.