California's Prop. 31 ban on flavored tobacco now in effect
Thursday, December 22, 2022
California's ban on flavored tobacco went into effect Wednesday.
This comes after the Supreme Court rejected a bid last week by the tobacco industry to prevent the state from enforcing the law.
Under the new law, flavored tobacco for e-cigarettes, menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars can no longer be sold in stores.
State voters approved the ban when they voted for Proposition 31 in November.
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Proponents said this would stop young people from smoking e-cigarettes, which come in different flavors such as cotton candy, berry and cherry. Opponents say an across-the-board ban on sales would create an underground market.
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