A resolution advanced by City Council President Aidee Nieves would make Bridgeport the first community in Connecticut to ban sales of all flavored tobacco products if passed by the city’s legislative body.
It will be referred to the Ordinance Committee at Monday night’s City Council meeting. The public may listen by calling the following conference line and then entering the conference code:
Dial-In Number: (929) 436-2866
Meeting ID: 381 083 245
From CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart:
In 2019 Connecticut’s largest city raised the age limit for smoking from 18 to 21, and the entire state followed a few months later.
Now local officials and activists are hoping history repeats itself as they pursue banning the sale of all flavored tobacco products in Bridgeport while also lobbying the General Assembly in Hartford to pass similar legislation.
“What happened with ‘Tobacco 21,’ it coincided with what the state was doing at the same time,” said City Council President Aidee Nieves Thursday in an interview. “This is like the second version of that.”
Full story here.