Denver council bans sale of flavored tobacco products


The ordinance bans flavored menthol cigarettes, chewing tobacco and vaping products sold in all locations in Denver.

DENVER – Denver City Council has banned the sale of certain flavored tobacco products in the city starting in 2023.

The proposal was adopted by 8 votes to 3 on Monday evening. It bans flavored menthol cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and vaping products sold in all locations in Denver. It comes into force on July 1, 2023.

The ban does not include hookah, natural cigars, pipe tobacco, and harm reduction tools.

The Ordinance defines a flavored tobacco product as any tobacco product, or part of a tobacco product, that imparts a taste or odor other than the taste or odor of tobacco.

The Denver Gazette reports that the ban was first proposed in early October by board members Amanda Sawyer and Deborah Ortega in an attempt to reduce tobacco use among young people.

Mayor Michael Hancock’s office said the mayor will take the next few days to review the legislation and understand its potential impacts, and then decide whether or not to sign it.

RELATED: Denver City Council Committee Postpones Vote on Citywide Flavored Tobacco Ban

RELATED: Boulder Bans Flavored Vaping Products, Raises Buying Age

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