PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- The City of Phoenix is pressing ahead with a potential ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes as part of an overall crackdown on vaping.

The Phoenix Public Safety and Justice Subcommittee this month approached Mayor Kate Gallego's office to write up a proposal and place it on a future meeting agenda for consideration.

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Other ideas discussed by the committee include a ban on vaping in the same places where tobacco is prohibited and the possibility of requiring stores to obtain a special license to sell the vaping product.

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A spokeswoman for the mayor's office said Monday that Gallego supports restricting vaping in the same places as tobacco. But it's not clear if the political will exists on the Council to adopt the remaining proposals.

The proposals under discussion reflect a bill Sen. Heather Carter, who is a Republican from Phoenix, failed to pass last year at the Legislature. Carter has emerged as a leader in a fight against what she calls "big vape" and plans to reintroduce legislation next year that covers the entire state.

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It's unknown when the City of Phoenix might finalize a proposal.

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