Flavored Tobacco Products Could Soon Be Banned By Sacramento City Council
The council agreed to move forward with a vote on the ban as well as other tobacco-related measures. Opponents of the regulations have begun pushing back against the threat.
Snuffed Out? City Council To Vote On Flavored Tobacco Ban
The Sacramento City Council will vote on whether to [outlaw] the sale of hookah, vape cartridges, menthol cigarettes and all other forms of flavored tobacco within city limits after a unanimous committee vote Tuesday night. The proposed ban would also bar tobacco-selling shops from opening within 1,000 feet of each other, which would thin the herd of retailers considerably. (Egel, 10/24)
In other news from across the state —
Los Angeles Times:
Advocates And County Close To Settlement To Help O.C. Homeless Get Housing And Services
After the high-profile removal of an illegal tent city in February followed by months of legal drama, advocates and Orange County officials are close to a settlement in civil rights lawsuits that could help homeless people obtain easier access to housing and services. The proposed agreement follows lengthy negotiations between the county and lawyers representing people who once lived in an encampment along the Santa Ana River trail. (Do, 10/25)