Oroville flavored tobacco ban to take effect late February

Oroville city officials are calling it a “huge victory.” The city council is moving forward with a restriction on the sale of all flavored tobacco products.

Posted: Feb 6, 2020 2:03 PM
Updated: Feb 6, 2020 2:05 PM

OROVILLE, Calif. – Oroville city officials are calling it a “huge victory.” The city council is moving forward with a restriction on the sale of all flavored tobacco products.

The council voted unanimously to amend the city’s tobacco retail license to include said restriction. 

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Retailers now have 30 days to remove all flavored tobacco products from their shelves.

The new policy will stop the sale of flavored tobacco products. They include fruit, spice, alcohol and/or candy flavors. It also included menthol cigarettes and all flavored vape juices.

The policy will go into effect on Feb. 21.

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