The Denver City Council has advanced a proposal to ban smoking on the 16th Street Mall.

The council late Monday gave preliminary approval to the smoking-ban ordinance on a "first reading."

The measure faces a final vote as early as Oct. 30.

The ordinance -- drafted by City Council President Albus Brooks -- would ban all forms of smoking -- tobacco, pot, e-cigarettes and vaporizers -- on the downtown pedestrian and transit corridor.

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