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Denver City Council Approves Ban On Flavored Tobacco

UPDATE: Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Vetoes Ban On Flavored Tobacco

DENVER (CBS4)- The Denver City Council met Monday evening for a final vote on a new initiative that would ban flavored tobacco and vape juices. The council approved the ban, 8-3.

If the mayor signs the measure, it will go into effect in July 2023.

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An illustration shows a man exhaling smoke from an electronic cigarette in Washington, DC on October 2, 2018. (credit: EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images)

A safety committee postponed the vote in October. The ban is aimed at reducing youth tobacco use.

Opponents say it unfairly targets small and family-owned convenience stores because it could cost them 20% to 25% of their income.

The order bans the sale of flavored vaping products, hookah, chewing tobacco and menthol cigarettes.

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