Board Passes Ordinance to Ban Sale of Flavored Tobacco in Unincorporated Areas

Board Passes Ordinance to Ban Sale of Flavored Tobacco in Unincorporated Areas

Los Angeles, CA— Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted in favor of an ordinance banning the sale of flavored tobacco in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. Chair of the board Supervisor Janice Hahn released the following statement after the vote:

“For decades, we were making incredible progress in decreasing tobacco use among young people. But flavored e-cigarettes have reversed that trend. Now nearly 1 in 10 high schoolers report using e-cigarettes,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “By taking action now and banning the sale of flavored products that mask the smell and taste of tobacco, we may be able to save this next generation from the same terrible health effects of nicotine addiction that generations before them suffered from.”

Learn more about tobacco use among high school students. 

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