Berkeley City Council To Introduce Ordinance Prohibiting the Citywide Sale of Menthol and All-Flavored Tobacco Products

Tue Dec 18 2018 08:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council

Following the lead of San Francisco, Richmond, Beverly Hills, Santa Cruz, and Alameda, Berkeley is poised to become the next U.S. city to prohibit the sale of menthol and all flavored tobacco products CITYWIDE.

<div style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;, serif, EmojiFont; font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;</strong>WHAT: Berkeley City Council Meeting</div>

<div style="font-size: 14pt;">WHEN: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 6 p.m.</div>

<div style="font-size: 14pt;">WHERE: SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD ROOM 1231 Addison Street Berkeley, CA 94702</div>

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<div style="font-size: 14pt;">Following the lead of San Francisco, Richmond, Beverly Hills, Santa Cruz, and Alameda, Berkeley is poised to become the next U.S. city to prohibit the sale of menthol and all flavored tobacco products CITYWIDE. City Council member Cheryl Davila will introduce the ordinance on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Though the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the State of California (SB38-Hill) have initiated federal and state level processes to prohibit the sale of menthol and/or flavored tobacco products, tobacco control advocates know that it could take years before meaningful legislation is passed and implemented. Years sure to be fraught with tobacco industry sabotage and subterfuge.</div>

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<div style="font-size: 14pt;">Tobacco control advocates across the country are urging local municipalities to continue to move full speed ahead. “We have seen such an alarming increase in flavored e-cigarette use among youth, we know delayed years represent the lives of children and young adults needlessly addicted to these products,” said Liz Williams of Americans For Nonsmokers’ Rights.</div>

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