UPDATE on July 11th CAHC Blog Post: We're happy to report that, around midnight on July 18th, into the wee small hours of the morning on July 19th, the Oakland City Council voted in favor of prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco.
The council session was packed with public speakers, including our very own Namiye Peoples and Robert Lee!
Thanks to our CAHC team members for showing up and speaking out, and thanks to our partners who work to combat Big Tobacco and fight for the health and well-being of our city and nation's most vulnerable populations.
In order to become a law, the ban will require a second approval vote in September, and would go into effect in 2018. The fight is not over, but we can do it together!