This week, the Davis City Council unanimously passed the second reading of an ordinance that will prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco near the end of the coming summer.

The ban will go into effect on Sept. 1, giving retailers within the city time to sell off existing stock, though given the state’s current directive to shelter in place, a number of those retailers are currently closed, reducing the amount of time they will have to deplete inventory.

When the ban goes into effect, it will join surrounding Yolo County in having such a ban for its unincorporated areas, as well as nearby cities Chico and Woodland.

The ban does not prohibit the use or possession of such products, however.

Davis is located 15 miles west of Sacramento and home to approximately 69,000 residents.

 

Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for MLB.com, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.