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Glenwood Springs City Council recently passed new legislation regarding tobacco laws in Glenwood Springs.
The flavor ban includes ALL tobacco products that have a flavor other than tobacco itself. Examples of product include, but are not limited to: flavored vaping or e-cigarette products, menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars, flavored chewing tobacco, flavored pipe tobacco, etc.
No. Items that do NOT contain tobacco but are flavored can still be sold at tobacco retail locations. An example of a product that can still be sold at tobacco retail locations is flavored hemp wraps. These wraps are often used to roll loose products such as tobacco or marijuana but do not contain tobacco themselves.
Yes. Tobacco retail locations can hire and retain employees over the age of 18 years old to handle tobacco products.
As of October 15, 2019, tobacco retailers can no longer sell flavored tobacco products.
Tobacco retailers who already have a business license must login to their MuniRevs account to pay the new initial licensing fee of $1,000 and then $500 annually for renewal.
Please note: if you do not see the new fee in your account, please contact our finance director, Yvette Gustad, at email@example.com or 970-384-6421.
New businesses must initiate the licensing process by filling out the online application through the MuniRevs business licensing system and check the tobacco box on the application. The link can be found on the www.cogs.us website or directly at glenwoodsprings.munirevs.com.
Tobacco retailers must begin charging the new sales tax of 20₵ per cigarette or $4 per pack of cigarettes, and a 40% sales tax on the sale price of all other tobacco products starting January 1, 2020.
Glenwood Springs municipal code defines cigarette as any product that contains tobacco or nicotine and is intended to be burned or heated for use.
Glenwood Springs municipal code defines tobacco products as any product that contains tobacco, is made from tobacco, or is used to deliver nicotine or other substances intended for human consumption, whether heated, chewed, absorbed, dissolved, inhaled, snorted, sniffed, or ingested by any other means. This also includes cigarettes, cigars, little cigars, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco, snuff, mints, hand gels, and electronic smoking devices.