Ohio Court Allows Cities to Enforce Ban on Flavored Tobacco

May 19, 2024

Ohio Judge Mark Serrott has ruled that the statewide flavor ban is unconstitutional, allowing 21 cities to enforce bans on the sale of flavored tobacco products. The controversy began in December 2022 when Columbus, Ohio, passed a ban on flavored tobacco products. The Ohio Legislature passed a preemptive measure to prevent cities from implementing stricter bans than state law. The state government plans to appeal the ruling to the Tenth Circuit Court, while cities not involved in the lawsuit remain bound by state law.

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