Denver, Colorado 2021-08-04 16:47:31 –
Edgewater bans the sale of flavored tobacco products such as flavored e-cigarettes, menthol tobacco and flavored cigars.
According to an Edgewater news release, the Edgewater City Council unanimously resolved to end the sale of flavored tobacco (6-0) on Tuesday, making it the sixth city in Colorado to pass such restrictions. I did.
“Today we have taken an important step towards starting tobacco and reducing addiction in our community,” said Councilor Mika Rose Noir. “Edgewater has been given the opportunity to lead this issue. Our council members have a responsibility to prioritize health and livelihood over the interests of the industry. Of our children and our community. We are proud of what we have done here today for the future. “
According to the 2019 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey, 26% of young people in Jefferson County report using e-cigarettes for 30 days. Of the young people who smoke traditional tobacco, 28% reported smoking menthol.
The ban will help protect young people from tobacco addiction, increase health fairness and save lives, especially among blacks and Hispanics, the release said.
Dr. Dawn Comstock, Executive Director of the Jefferson County Public Health Service, said: “By eliminating the sale of attractive and child-friendly flavors in all tobacco products, this policy will promote public health, improve health fairness and save lives. Implementation of this important policy We look forward to partnering with Edgewater to support ongoing retailer education and compliance activities at the stage. “
According to the release, Edgewater has joined Aspen, Boulder, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and Snowmass Village and has banned the sale of flavored tobacco products. Many other cities, including Denver, are currently considering similar measures.
Edgewater bans sales of flavored tobacco products in a unanimous city council vote. Source link Edgewater bans sales of flavored tobacco products in a unanimous city council vote.