Ways and Means passes measure banning flavored tobacco products

A man uses a vaporizer in Denver on Sept. 13, 2019. (Theo Stroomer/The New York Times)

A customer blows a cloud of smoke from a vape pipe at a local shop in Richmond, Va. on Jan. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

The state Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday unanimously advanced a bill banning flavored tobacco products.