A ban on flavored tobacco products is likely coming to Oregon’s most populous county.
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.
If signed into law, it would be illegal to sell or otherwise distribute flavored tobacco products by early summer.
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.
Flavored tobacco products can remain on shelves, but the county may appeal a judge’s ruling allowing them to stay.
Chula Vista is implementing its own ban ahead of the November election that will could result in a statewide ban on flavored tobacco products.
The county could have its ban in place before voters decide a statewide ban.
The city will start off 2023 with a complete ban on flavored tobacco products.
Manufacturers, retailers, consumers and other interested parties are invited to submit comments on the matter.