Several tobacco manufactures and trade associations have filed a lawsuit to challenge California’s flavor ban. California Senate Bill 793 was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Aug. 28, 2020 [read more here]. While the bill does not make it a crime for consumers to possess flavored tobacco products, it does make it illegal for retailers to sell these products in the state of California. The flavor ban impacts flavored vapor, e-cigarette, shisha, loose leaf tobacco in addition to menthol cigarettes. Premium cigars gained a last minute exemption from the flavor ban.
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