Denver City Council fails to override flavored…


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by: Morgan Whitley

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DENVER (KDVR) — Mayor Michael Hancock’s veto of the flavored tobacco invoice has prevailed because the Denver Metropolis Council didn’t override it on Monday. The council ended the vote 8-4.

On Dec. 10, Hancock issued a veto on a invoice that will ban the sale of flavored tobacco and equipment by 2023.

The extremely contested invoice aimed to ban merchandise like vape juice in an try and maintain tobacco out of colleges and shield youngsters from the product. Nevertheless, Hancock mentioned the invoice would damage companies whereas youngsters discover different means to safe the product.

The council wanted 9 votes to override the veto.

The American Most cancers Society Most cancers Motion Community is disillusioned within the council’s resolution. They issued an announcement saying partly:

Most cancers is the main explanation for demise in Colorado, killing an estimated 8,420 individuals in 2021. Smoking will increase the chance of no less than a dozen kinds of most cancers together with lung, colorectal, kidney, liver and pancreatic most cancers.

Ending the sale of all flavored tobacco merchandise is a crucial step to cut back youth tobacco use and may help reverse longstanding well being inequities. Menthol, different sweet – and fruit-flavored tobacco merchandise are a key a part of the tobacco trade’s technique to entice our youth into a possible lifetime of dependancy. Analysis reveals that flavors have pushed the unprecedented enhance in youth tobacco uptake, with 81% of youngsters who’ve ever tried tobacco beginning with a flavored product.

Massive Tobacco additionally has a protracted historical past of concentrating on lower-income, communities of colour and LGBTQ+ communities, which has led to a disproportionate most cancers burden. For instance, Blacks nonetheless have the best demise charge and shortest survival of any racial group within the U.S. for many cancers; and Black males have the best most cancers incidence charge.”


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