Los Angeles – In the face of the escalating public health emergency surrounding vaping, the role played by flavored e-liquids in making vaping attractive to minors, and the impact of flavored tobacco on demand for traditional tobacco products, City Attorney Mike Feuer today released a report to the City Council detailing options for restricting the sale of flavored tobacco products in Los Angeles. Feuer recommends that the City Council enact a Citywide ban on the sale of all flavored tobacco products.
"Flavored tobacco plays an outsized role in the vaping epidemic confronting our youth, and has long been a factor in increasing demand for traditional tobacco products," said Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer. "Enacting a Citywide ban on the sale of all flavored tobacco products is the best way to safeguard our youth and protect the general public from significant health risks."
Read the report entitled, "Policy Options for Banning or Restricting the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products to Youth." (PDF)