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May 9, 2019

Proposed tobacco ban sparks heated debate in Beverly Hills

By JOHN ROGERS
Associated Press

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — A fiery debate is breaking out across Beverly Hills as people at tony hair salons, gas stations and stores weigh in on whether the city of the rich and famous should become the first in the U.S. to outlaw the sale of tobacco products everywhere except a few cigar lounges.

The council decided Tuesday night to make some changes to the proposal, such as allowing guests in the city's luxury hotels to acquire cigarettes through their concierge or room service. Members indicated they plan to pass the amended measure May 21.


 
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