After a debate over flavored vaping products ran late during its last session, Loveland’s City Council will try to finish that agenda Tuesday. If a majority of the council votes in favor of the ban a second time, retailers of tobacco and vaping products will be able to apply for licenses starting Jan. 1, and they’ll have through July 1 to clear their remaining inventory of banned items.
Council members voted 6-3 on Nov. 24 to introduce the ban, which was recommended by a panel of public health experts and anti-smoking advocates as a way of curbing underaged vaping, according to the Loveland Reporter-Herald.
The ordinance would ban sales of flavored e-juices, flavored smokeless tobacco, menthol cigarettes and any other non-tobacco-flavored vaping or smoking products.
Critics have attacked the ban as overbroad and unfair for law-abiding businesses and consumers, particularly the ban on flavored dip and menthols.