The bill banning the sales of vape flavours is expected to go into effect in January 2023.
On June 1st, the Los Angeles City Council voted in favour of a ban on non-tobacco flavoured vaping products, flavoured cigars and menthol cigarettes, at 12 to 1.
The ban was pushed by the Michael Bloomberg-funded Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) and it now sits on Mayor Eric Garcetti’s desk, who’s expected to sign it.
“We just took a huge step forward against Big Tobacco’s deadly agenda in Los Angeles.” said Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell in a tweet. “We just took a huge step forward against Big Tobacco’s deadly agenda in Los Angeles. This morning, I led the City Council’s unanimous approval of a prohibition on the sale of flavored tobacco to everyone 21 and younger in LA, making us the largest city in California and the nation to take this kind of action against these products,” he added despite the fact that the ban applies to everyone, not just those below 21.
Diane Caruana – Vaping Post – 2022-06-09.