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Jun 06 2019

The air in Beverly Hills, California, might be a little clearer by 2021, thanks to a new law that will ban the sale of tobacco products in the city. 

Officials in the Los Angeles suburb known for glamour, celebrities and over-the-top wealth say they believe their ban is a first in the nation.

"Somebody's got to be first, so let it be us," Mayor John Mirisch said. 

The city council unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday night that would prohibit the sale of various nicotine-laden products, including cigarettes, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes.

The ordinance, which will take effect on Jan. 1, 2021, will apply to gas stations, convenience stores, pharmacies and grocery stores. 

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