Contra Costa County, Calif., a suburban area of San Francisco, has banned the sale of flavored tobacco products as well as tobacco and marijuana vaping products.

The new law outlaws all combustible flavored tobacco products that have a “characterizing flavor” including menthol. It also appears to be written in a manner that will ban the sale of all vaping products, including the delivery devices. It will go into effect on Dec. 12, 2019.

Contra Costa County is part of the East Bay area outside of San Francisco. It has a population of roughly 1.15 million people.

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I am an editor and co-founder of Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I have written about the cigar industry for more than a decade, covering everything from product launches to regulation to M&A. In addition, I handle a lot of the behind-the-scenes stuff here at halfwheel. I enjoy playing tennis, watching boxing, falling asleep to the Le Mans 24, wearing sweatshirts year-round and eating gyros. echte liebe.