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Flavored and Menthol Tobacco Ban

11/29/2022 Update

The following is text of a proposed amended version of Ordinance 3252-2022 that will appear for discussion on the Columbus City Council agenda on December 5th, 2022:

Amended Ordinance 3252-2022

Columbus Public Health has proposed legislation that would prohibit the sale and distribution of flavored tobacco, including menthol products. You can view the text of the proposed legislation - Ordinance 3252-2022 - here:

Columbus Public Health Tobacco Proposal.pdf

The Columbus City Council Legislative Research Office has reviewed Columbus Public Health’s proposal and prepared the below legislative analysis. This analysis summarizes the basic components of Columbus Public Health’s proposal. You can view that summary here:

Legislative Analysis of Columbus Public Health Proposal.pdf

Columbus City Council is in an ongoing period of listening to public feedback on the proposal shared by Columbus Public Health. We invite you to share your feedback on this proposal by emailing [email protected].

A second public hearing will be held on December 1st. Small businesses are invited to attend the final business conversation on November 30th (in-person).

Previous engagement opportunities:

  • Wednesday, November 2nd, 5 pm: Small Business Community Engagement (Driving Park Community Recreation Center, 1100 Rhoads Ave, Columbus, 43206)
  • Wednesday, November 9th, 4:30 pm: Public Hearing on Proposed Code Change (Council Chambers, Columbus City Hall, 90 West Broad Street) 
  • Wednesday, November 16th, 1:30 pm: Small Business Community Engagement (Virtual Event) 


  • Wednesday, November 30th, 5 pm: Small Business Community Engagement (Westgate Community Recreation Center, 455 South Westgate Ave, Columbus, 43204)
  • Thursday, December 1st, 5pm: Second Public Hearing (Council Chambers, 90 W Broad St)