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Beverly Hills could become the nation’s first city to ban tobacco product sales




The sale of cigarettes and other tobacco product might become banned from Beverly Hills.
The sale of cigarettes and other tobacco product might become banned from Beverly Hills.
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On Tuesday, the Beverly Hills City Council discussed banning the sale of tobacco products, which was a bill originally proposed in February.

Of the 27 active businesses that hold city permits for sales of tobacco products, the draft ordinance would exempt three existing high-end cigar lounges in Beverly Hills.

Beverly Hills already has strict smoking regulations, like prohibiting smoking while standing still.

In 2014, the city of Westminster, Massachusetts proposed a similar ban which was voted down after strong public opposition.

If passed, the Beverly Hills ban would take effect on January 1, 2021.

Are you a business owner or resident of Beverly Hills? What do you think of the smoking ban? Would it hurt your business? Call us at 866-893-5722.

Guests:

John Mirisch, mayor of the city of Beverly Hills who supports the proposed Beverly Hills ban on sales of tobacco products.

Jaime Rojas, Los Angeles-based legislative consultant for the National Association of Tobacco Outlets; he tweets @Jaime_Rojas



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