Beverly Hills becomes the first United States city to ban tobacco sales. The Beverly Hills City Council unanimously voted to make it the first U.S. city to ban the sale of cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, and other tobacco products.
There are a few exclusions. Hotels and the three cigar lounges will still be able to sell tobacco.
The local businesses were opposed to this but the public thinks of Beverly Hills as a healthy city. With tobacco sales making up an estimated 30% of retail sales, A lot of local businesses are going to suffer due to this law.
The law will not be active until 2021.