California

San Jose, Calif. Bans Sales of Flavored Tobacco, Some Cigars Exempted

On Tuesday night, San Jose became the largest city in California to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products, as the city council unanimously passed…

Goleta, Calif. Bans Flavored Tobacco Products

This week, the Goleta City Council voted 4-1 in favor of an ordinance that will ban the sale of flavored tobacco products within city limits,…

Federal Court Dismisses Challenge to California’s Flavored Tobacco Ban

A lawsuit challenging the legality of California’s planned ban on flavored tobacco has been dismissed. On Friday, Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo of the U.S. District…

San Jose, Calif. Considers Flavored Tobacco Ban

San Jose could become the next California city to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products. On June 15, the San Jose City Council will…

California Cigar Tax Rate Increasing in July

Every year, the tax rate for other tobacco products—including cigars— in California changes. This year, it will be increasing by more than 10 percent. Effective,…

Gilroy, Calif. Bans Smoking in Parks

A smoking ban is coming to the parks of Gilroy, Calif. after the city council approved an ordinance earlier this month. The ban extends to…

West Hollywood, Calif. Bans Flavored Tobacco Products

Effective Sept. 15, the sale of flavored tobacco products will no longer be allowed in West Hollywood, Calif. Yesterday, the West Hollywood City Council voted…

Long Beach, Calif. Banning Flavored Tobacco, Premium Cigar Exemption Established

Long Beach is not going to wait for the state of California to ban flavored tobacco products. Yesterday, the Long Beach City Council unanimously passed…

West Hollywood, Calif. Advances Ban on the Sale of Flavored Tobacco

At its meeting this week, the West Hollywood City Council voted 4-1 in favor of an ordinance that will prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco…

California Considering Larger Prop 65 Warning Labels

The small warning labels you see on cigar boxes warning you of chemicals Known to the State of California might be getting larger. California Office…

California’s Flavored Tobacco Ban Goes to Voters After Referendum Signatures Certified

On Friday, the California Secretary of State’s office certified that a referendum challenging the state’s ban on flavored tobacco sales had garnered more than the…