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Beverly Hills to ban the sale of nearly all tobacco products

(CNN)Tobacco products will soon be a rarity in most stores in Beverly Hills, California. The City Council on Tuesday night unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting the sale of most tobacco products. The crackdown is the first of its kind in the United States, according to the National Association of Tobacco Outlets.Tobacco products include cigarettes, cigars, dissolvable products, electronic cigarettes, chewing tobacco and water pipes. The ban is expected to go into effect January 1, 2021, and follows public input and recommendations from the city's Health and Safety Commission, according to a May 7 City Council statement. Exemptions for cigar lounges and hotelsThe ordinance will affect tobacco retailers, including gas stations, conve ...