San Francisco’s ban on flavored tobacco moved one step closer to becoming law.

On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a ban on flavored tobacco on its first reading.

One change was made to the original proposal, it will now go into effect in April 2018 instead of January. The change was made so that retailers can adjust their business models to help mitigate the loss in sales.

The new law will still need to pass a second reading and receive a signature from the mayor, who has already given his support towards the ordinance.

San Francisco is home to nearly 871,000 residents, making it the fourth most populous city in California.

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