ASH Discusses Proposed D.C. Ban on the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products Arendtm January 4, 2020 ASH in the News, Blog, Featured News & Events, News & Events, Related News On January 2, 2020, ASH staff Liz Furgurson and Chris Bostic (pictured above, second from the right) attended a public hearing of the DC City Council Judiciary and Public Safety Committee, which is considering a ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products. Watch the recording here. Both gave formal testimony in favor of the measure, and urged the Council to include menthol in the final law. ASH also made the Committee aware that the Council has the authority to phase out the sale of all tobacco products in the city. ASH stands with the D.C. Tobacco-Free Coaltion‘s efforts with this initiative. Read Liz Furgurson’s complete testimony here. Learn more about the harms of menthol here. Learn more about phasing out the sale of tobacco products here.