Long Beach City Council Bans Flavored Tobacco

Following the recent string of deaths and hospitalizations that have come from vaping, Long Beach City Council has decided to temporarily ban all flavored tobacco products.

California has reported 81 vaping related injuries and two deaths since late June. Two cases of Vaping Associated Pulmonary Injury (VAPI) have been found in Long Beach and while both residents are covering, the city is taking a stand.

 “Anyone presently vaping or considering vaping should be aware of the serious potential health risks associated with this practice,” said Long Beach City Health Officer Anissa Davis

Long Beach is not the only California city to ban flavored tobacco products; Burbank,

San Francisco, Freemont, and Beverly Hills have done so as well.

By Casey N. Wilson

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