By: ANgela Garrity
Daily Camera reports that Boulder Colorado is contemplating a citywide ban of flavored nicotine and tobacco products. The proposed ban includes menthol cigarettes in addition to increasing the legal age to purchase all tobacco and nicotine products to 21, also.
The City Council agenda that encompasses the new ideologies will return to the council on August 13th for its scheduled second reading.
The action also advances two potentially new municipal tobacco sales taxes forward that council may have to choose between when deciding what to ask voters on the November ballot.
If passed by voters, one option would add a $0.15 per cigarette tax on cigarettes under the proposed flavor ban, in addition to a 40% of the sales price tax on other tobacco and nicotine products.
The other would exclude cigarettes from the new tax, and just put the 40% duty on non-cigarette tobacco and nicotine products.
Either option is a loss for those seeking options in tobacco harm reduction products.
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