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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