San Francisco moves to ban sales of vaping flavors, menthol cigarettes

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  • If passed, San Francisco law banning sales of flavored tobacco will become effective in April 2018
  • Last year, California changed the legal age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21

(CNN)San Francisco city supervisors approved this week an ordinance to ban the sales of flavored vaping liquid. The measure would also prohibit sales of menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products.

The city board will vote on the ban next week. If passed, the legislation will become effective in April 2018 throughout the city -- the first in the nation to approve such a sweeping ban on