Retailers in the county’s unincorporated areas would be prohibited from selling flavored tobacco products and would be required to institute a minimum price for all cigars.
California Legislator Abandons Plan for Generational Smoking Ban, Bill Amended to Focus on Flavored Tobacco Ban Enforcement
Connolly’s original bill sought to ban the sale of tobacco products to anyone born after Jan. 1, 2007.
Exactly 1,000 days after a lawsuit was first filed, R.J. Reynolds’ attempt to stop Los Angeles County’s ban on flavored tobacco sales has come to an end.
The city is seeking to reduce litter and improve public health with the new restrictions.
The bill, similar to one in New Zealand, would prevent future generations from purchasing tobacco products in the state.
Flavored cigars received an exemption, but they are likely to become quite expensive.
Now that the emergency application has failed, California’s ban on most flavored tobacco and vaping products should go into effect next week.
As expected, R.J. Reynolds is asking the Supreme Court to intervene before California’s ban on most flavored tobacco and vaping products takes effect next month.