A ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products is coming to Pasadena, Calif. after the city council unanimously in favor of the ban at its meeting on Tuesday evening.

While the vote was likely given the unanimous approval of its first reading in October, what was up for debate was an exemption for hookah lounges. That request for an exemption was not included in the faint version of the ordinance. That means that the sale flavored hookah will be prohibited, as will cigarettes with menthol, flavored electronic smoking device liquids, flavored little cigars, flavored hookah, and tobacco look-alike products.

The ban is slated to go into effect in 30 days.

Pasadena is home to just over 141,000 residents.

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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 previously the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for Major League Baseball, plus I'm a voice over artist. Prior to joining halfwheel, I covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for Examiner.com, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.