Beverly considering banning sale of tobacco products

Beverly Hills is currently considering outlawing the sale of tobacco products, a move that would create the California city the first in the country to enact such a ban.

A draft ordinance going before the Beverly Hills City Council on Tuesday evening would pay three existing cigar lounges.

A report prepared for the council cites the city’s advocacy of living and outlines the adverse effects of tobacco use.

Along with this cigar lounges, there are 25 city licenses for sales of tobacco and electronic cigarette in stores, gas stations, hotels and convenience stores and grocery stores.

The report states there have been discussions on having retailers are assisted by small-business experts in managing potential impacts on revenues.

It found no information to ascertain an effect on tourism.