Denver Flavor Ban moves forward

Denver Flavor Ban moves forward

NOTE: This thankfully does NOT affect our shop.  Still, our hearts go out the many great stores, their owners and team members who likely will go out of business due to this bill.

Bad news for many shops and vapers in the city of Denver, as the proposed Flavor Ban was passed by the City Council on November 17th.  The final draft of the bill, now awaiting Approval Review, can be found here.

If passed by the Full City Council, the Bill will go into effect on July 1st, 2022.

The Bill amends Article IX of Chapter 24 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code, or the D.R.M.C.  This action was made out of the Safety, Housing, Education & Homelessness Committee.

Finally, the stated intent of the bill is "to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products and accessories."

Proponents of the bill hope the ban will result in less children turning to tobacco as a result of the flavors, ignoring the fact that most adult smokers did NOT have flavors when they were initially hooked on cigarettes.

But many opponents of the bill point to the MANY businesses, employees and their adult customers that will suffer, and even lose their jobs, shops or sources of non-combustible nicotine with any flavor other than boring old tobacco.

 

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  • Posted by Ehrlich de Jong on

    Deliver it to Denver!

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