The City Council in Cleveland, Ohio has created a work group that is making an effort to create new legislation to be submitted to the council on December 7, 2015.
The new legislation may follow the example of the Cleveland Clinic which currently does now allow the hiring of people who smoke. The measure which one can call discrimination would exclude smokers from getting city jobs.
In addition to this measure, the city is considering raising the legal age to smoke or buy tobacco products to 21, despite the fact one can serve their country at the age of 18. The city would also look to ban flavored tobacco although premium cigar stores would be given a waiver.
We at The Cigar Authority will follow this closely and report as warranted.