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On June 29, the Washington, DC Council voted to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products—a designation that includes vapes as well as menthol cigarettes. The legislation now heads to the desk of DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, who has signaled her support for the ban and will likely sign it into law. Council members debated at some length, mainly about the concern of potentially increasing the number of interactions between police officers and people of color. They ultimately passed the ban, however, with a vote of 8 to 5. (The bill exempts hookah bars.)