Coalition of Fairness To Challenge California’s Flavor Ban

Categories: Legal and Legislative News, News, TobaccoBy Published On: December 3rd, 2020133 words

California’s Senate Bill 793, which imposed a ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products throughout the state, is being challenged once again by the tobacco industry. The bill was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom in August 2020. The senate bill was designed to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products in the state of California with the exception of premium cigars, pipe tobacco and hookah tobacco.

California Coalition for Fairness, a group funded by big tobacco companies, has launched a campaign that’s seeking to overturn the flavor ban. The group is seeking to get a veto referendum on the Nov. 8, 2022 ballot. Already, the group has managed to get over one million registered voters to sign a petition as it looks to qualify the referendum.

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