The East Bay Times reports (http://bayareane.ws/2tqzibi ) that the city council voted unanimously around midnight Wednesday to prohibit the sale of menthol cigarettes and flavored blunt wraps. Tobacco manufacturers, vaping groups and a grocer association are aiming to reverse that law. The American Heart Association says Big Tobacco uses flavored tobacco products to bait young people into addiction.
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