LA City Council to Consider Curbing Sale of Flavored Tobacco Sales to Young People

April 10, 2019 - 8:08 am

The Los Angeles City Council is considering cracking down on flavored tobacco sales to young people.

The motion calls for the City Attorney and the Chief Legislative Analyst to study restricting the sale of such products to youth.

It cited an FDA report that more than 2 million high school students used e-cigarettes in 2017.

This UCLA doctor supports it:

"Flavored nicotine products serve primarily to get a new generation of young people addicted to these products," he said.

The motion would also restrict the sale of menthol cigarettes, but some say that would pose negative impacts on communities of color.

Last year, LA’s City Attorney announced that his office was seeking injunctions against several e-cigarette companies – alleging that they’re engaged illegally selling vaping products and marketing that promotes the consumption of tobacco by young people.

In March, an LA City council committee began to look at regulations curbing the sale of flavored tobacco to teens and young adults. 

-KNX 1070