Flavored tobacco products banned in Denver beginning…


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by: Gabrielle Franklin

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DENVER (KDVR) — Metropolis council members voted to ban the sale of flavored tobacco merchandise within the Metropolis and County of Denver.

The votes main as much as Monday night time’s full vote handed with the overwhelming assist of stopping the gross sales, however vape store house owners really feel they didn’t have a good likelihood to battle again.

The ban, authorized in an 8-3 vote, won’t turn into official till it will get Mayor Michael Hancock’s signature.

“The mayor will take the next few days to review the legislation, understand its potential impacts and implications, and then decide whether to sign the bill or not,” mentioned Theresa Marchetta, Hancock’s director of strategic communications and media coverage.

This measure was very more likely to cross, as just one member voted towards it transferring to a full vote.

Measure had robust council assist

With some retailers specializing in promoting these things, they are saying they’re taking a look at what’s subsequent for his or her livelihoods.

Vape store house owners in Denver imagine a ban would put them out of enterprise.

“It’s taken us a lifetime to build our dreams and ironically, it’s going to take a 10-second vote to destroy everything that we’ve built,” mentioned Myxed Up Creations proprietor Phil Guerin.

“Over 90% of the inventory in our shop will be illegal if this goes through today. The majority of our adult customers, the ones that had been smoking for decades, they tend to choose flavors that are not tobacco because they don’t want to be constantly reminded of the thing they are trying to quit all the time,” Cignot Colorado co-owner Monica Vondruska mentioned.

Vondruska mentioned she has at all times offered to solely adults and now it looks like the town is unfairly penalizing her, however supporters of the proposal say the merchandise don’t should be accessible for anybody in Denver.

“We have to deal with this as a broad public health issue. Smoking, tobacco addiction, is an adult problem. We have to address it across the board: they (children) get their products from older people. So this ban needs to take that into account,” Chief of the Respiration Institute at Kids’s Hospital Colorado Dr. Robin Deterding mentioned.

There have been pleas for the council to contemplate including an modification to permit individuals 21 and as much as buy the objects, in addition to name for some flavors like menthol to be excluded. Neither of these made the ultimate lower.

“Cigarette smoking is the number one killer in the United States. Menthol is the main vector of death and disease, mainly in poor communities and communities of color. Getting them out of that community will save lives,” Dr. Phillip Gardiner of the African American Tobacco Management Management Council mentioned.

Exemptions have been made for cigars, hookah and pipe tobacco. If the ban will get the mayor’s signature, shops might want to implement it beginning July of 2023.


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