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South Coast City Latest To Say No To Flavored Tobacco Products

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Goleta's ban on falvored tobacco products will take effect in December.

Goleta joins Santa Barbara County and several cities in region to enact a ban over health concerns.

A South Coast city is the latest jurisdiction to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products.

The Goleta City Council moved this week to ban the sales which are popular with teens, and young adults. The ban takes effect in December.

Goleta joins Santa Barbara County, Carpinteria, Santa Maria and Guadalupe in banning the products. Opponents contend the flavoring makes the tobacco products more popular with young people, and opens the door to addiction.

A proposal to ban the flavored tobacco products statewide is set to be decided by voters on the November 2022 ballot.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.