Chicago City Council Votes to Ban Sale of Flavored Vaping Products

The Chicago City Council voted overwhelmingly to pass an ordinance Wednesday that would ban the sale of flavored vaping products within city limits, a move officials say is designed to keep young people from beginning to use the products. According to a press release, the ordinance specifically targets “liquid nicotine products that create the taste of, or aroma of, menthol, mint, wintergreen, chocolate, vanilla, cocoa, candy or dessert,” among other flavored-additives. “With flavors like candy and chocolate, these products are designed to entice youth, and we as a city have a responsibility to do everything we can to prevent that from happening,” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a statement.