Sarah McKenzie

Council approves new restrictions on flavored tobacco


The City Council has unanimously voted to approve new restrictions on the sale of flavored tobacco products — a policy change designed to prevent young people from smoking.

The sale of flavored tobacco products will be limited to specialty tobacco shops, which are required to restrict people under age 18 from entering. 

Menthol flavored products, however, are exempt from the new regulation.

The effective date of the changes will be Jan. 1. 2016 instead of Sept. 1, 2015 as originally proposed.


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