Orinda, California Passes First Reading of Flavor Ban Bill

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Another California city is considering a flavor ban for vaping products. The Orinda City Council introduced and unanimously passed the first reading of an ordinance during its meeting last week, that would ban the sale of all flavored vaping and other tobacco products within the city beginning in just a few weeks.

The ban would prohibit the sale or any other former of distribution of flavored tobacco products, which would include products with menthol, to Patrick Lagreid of Halfwheel. There are no exemptions for premium cigars or other products.

The ordinance will return for a second vote on May 17; if approved it will go into effect 30 days later, though there will be a 120 day grace period before enforcement begins.