In addition to the nearly $4 billion in lost retail sales, governments around the country would lose a combined $750 million in tax revenue.
If passed, New Mexico would become the third state with a ban on flavored tobacco sales.
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.
As expected, R.J. Reynolds has filed another lawsuit against California’s flavored tobacco ban. The decision comes after voters in California approved the law during Tuesday’s election.
Flavored pipe and shisha tobacco will also remain legal. Some handmade flavors cigars will remain legal but it’s going to be complicated and expensive for consumers.
Manufacturers, retailers, consumers and other interested parties are invited to submit comments on the matter.
You now have until Aug. 2, 2022 to leave a comment.
Flavored cigar sales will become illegal in Los Angeles effective Jan. 1, 2023.
fightflavorbans.com has a prewritten letter that cigar retailers can send to the FDA in opposition of the proposed ban on flavored cigars.