Flavored Tobacco Sale Prohibition

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Consultation has concluded.  Ordinance 3672 is effective as December 22, 2020.

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Ordinance

The Missoula City Council adopted Ordinance 3672 restricting the display of tobacco products and the sale of flavored tobacco products.

Background and Support

Research indicates that flavored tobacco is more appealing to young people. The intent of the ordinance is to protect public health and welfare by reducing access to flavored tobacco products. The ordinance also aims to help reduce the number of minors addicted to nicotine in Missoula. The Missoula City-County Board of Health adopted a resolution to reduce use of flavored tobacco products and voted to support the ordinance. The ordinance also has the support of the governing boards of both major hospitals in Missoula, as well as from many community members.

Ordinance

The Missoula City Council adopted Ordinance 3672 restricting the display of tobacco products and the sale of flavored tobacco products.

Background and Support

Research indicates that flavored tobacco is more appealing to young people. The intent of the ordinance is to protect public health and welfare by reducing access to flavored tobacco products. The ordinance also aims to help reduce the number of minors addicted to nicotine in Missoula. The Missoula City-County Board of Health adopted a resolution to reduce use of flavored tobacco products and voted to support the ordinance. The ordinance also has the support of the governing boards of both major hospitals in Missoula, as well as from many community members.

Consultation has concluded.  Ordinance 3672 is effective as December 22, 2020.

  • Proposed Ordinance Returned to Committee

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    27 Oct 2020

    On October 26, the Missoula City Council returned the proposed ordinance to committee for discussion. The Public Safety and Health Committee will take up a revised version of the ordinance on November 4. The agenda for that meeting, including the revised ordinance, will be posted on our main website by the end of the day on October 30.