Beverly Hills moved one step closer to the first U.S. city to ban the sale of tobacco products

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Beverly Hills is a step closer Tuesday night, moved, as the first city in the nation, the sale of tobacco and nicotine prohibition products, after the city Council decides to adopt, unanimously, the in the first of two votes required, that the prohibition.

While it is Smoking is illegal almost everywhere in Beverly Hills – including on sidewalks, at the farmer’s market and in the inner apartments, and condos – the new law would prohibit the sale of cigarettes, cigars and other tobacco products at all locations within the tony Southern California town, including gas stations, convenience stores, pharmacies, and kiosks. A final vote on the ban will take place at the beginning of June.

The ban on the three high-end cigar lounges in the city would be exempt, after a group of enthusiasts – including former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger – and wrote letters of protest and flooded the city Council meeting on Tuesday evening.


“The Grand Havana Room, which I have been a member, since its inception, provides a valuable home away from home,” Schwarzenegger wrote in a letter to support one of the lounges, according to the Los Angeles Times. “It is unthinkable that the city adopt a policy that will cause intentionally or unintentionally, the closure of the character-defining institution.”

Schwarzenegger added that, while he products supports the ban on the sale of tobacco, which, he said, it is a “fundamental difference” between the cigar club and a gas station, the sale of nicotine capsules for e-cigarettes.


Beverly Hills ” – regulation, such as tobacco and vaping products have come into the crosshairs of many governments of the member States and to the Congress — Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the introduction of legislation on Monday, would be the minimum age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21.

The legislation, which was sponsored by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., comes, such as the use of e-cigarettes and vaping products by leaps and bounds in the case of minors over the country. While e-do not contain cigarettes such as the popular Juul — tobacco, you have to be the substance nicotine and are marketed in a variety of flavors, which critics say are meant for young people.



“We are in the middle of a national health epidemic,” McConnell said in a speech in the Senate. “Youth” vaping ” a public health crisis.”

Currently, 14 States and the District of Columbia have 21 legal age to buy tobacco products, with eight States this year, passing their own laws.

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