July 17, 2019

The Los Angeles Times, Colleen Shalby, July 16, 2019- The city of Ventura is one step closer to banning the sale of flavored tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, oils, cigarillos, cigarettes and loose tobacco. Ventura Mayor Matt Lavere and Councilwoman Cheryl Heitmann directed City Council staff to draft an ordinance that …

October 15, 2018

Barea Online, Staff, October 10, 2018- Cities and counties in Kentucky cannot pass ordinances that raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products or ban tobacco flavors that appeal to youth, among other measures, even when local citizens and elected officials strongly support them. That’s because Kentucky law preempts local …

July 5, 2018

Columbus Dispatch, Alissa Widman Neese, July 3, 2018- Smokers who visit Westerville’s public parks soon will be required to extinguish their cigarettes and put away their vape pens. The Westerville City Council agreed to ban smoking in the suburb’s public parks Monday night, joining Columbus and a growing number of …