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Beverly Hills Poised To End Sale Of Flavored Tobacco

Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2018 – 5:52 PM

By Laura Coleman

Beverly Hills is poised to become an even healthier city in the coming months as the City Council moves forward in adopting a new ordinance to toughen its already strong stance on tobacco. Following input by the Health and Safety Commission on a draft ordinance that would ban the sale of flavored tobacco products in Beverly Hills, Mayor Julian Gold confirmed that the Council was poised to tackle the issue.

“Over the last couple of years the City’s taken steps to reduce tobacco exposure in Beverly Hills and that has taken the form of our ordinance that limits not only smoking in public spaces, but now in multi-unit dwellings,” described Gold, who is an anesthesiologist. “It’s difficult to fully ban tobacco from the City, but at the end of the day that’s probably what should happen. There is no beneficial effect of smoking. Period.”

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One response to “Beverly Hills Poised To End Sale Of Flavored Tobacco”

  1. Smokefree says:

    >It’s difficult to fully ban tobacco from the City, but at the end of the day that’s probably what should happen.< Maybe a ban is difficult to do, however, when there is no redeeming benefit, and using the product as directed will result in 50% of its users dying after an agonizing experience, the elected officials have an obligation to make the purchase of any tobacco product financially difficult with very limited available venues to purchase the product. You do that by high taxes, licensing of tobacco retailers and a minimum purchase age of 21.

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