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Beverly Hills Bans Sale of Tobacco Products

  • Californian city unanimously approves banning tobacco sales
  • Ban comes into effect in 2021; hotels may only sell to guests
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Beverly Hills City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to prohibit the sale of tobacco products in the California city.

Under the ban, which will come into effect on Jan. 1, 2021, hotels may only sell to guests. All other businesses "shall stop selling tobacco products," according to a statement on the City’s website. The ordinance includes a hardship exemption provision for retailers that demonstrate the ban would cause undue hardship.