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Denver To Ban Flavored Tobacco Products From July 2023

The Denver City Council on Monday okayed a proposal to ban the sale of certain flavored tobacco products beginning from July 1, 2023. The proposal was passed with an 8 to 3 vote on Monday. The proposal calls for a ban on flavored menthol cigarettes, chewing tobacco and vaping products in Denver city.

Not included in the ban are products like hookah, natural cigars, pipe tobacco, and harm reduction tools. As per the proposal, a flavored tobacco product is that, which gives a smell or taste other than the taste or smell of tobacco.

Denver City Mayor Michael Hancock will review the proposal in the coming days, weigh its pros and cons and then decide on signing the bill.

Denver is the state's largest city to pass a ban on flavored products. Edgewater, Aspen, Carbondale, and Glenwood Springs have passed their own bans.

Boulder city had banned flavored e-cigarettes in 2019. In 2020, that city's voters approved a 40 percent tax on all vaping products.

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