• Biden admin's proposed menthol cigarette ban could become liability in 2024: 'Unintended consequences'

    Biden admin's proposed menthol cigarette ban could become liability in 2024: 'Unintended consequences'

    The Biden administration's proposed menthol cigarette ban could become a thorn in the president's side during the 2024 elections, political operatives planning to run ads attacking him have told Fox News Digital.

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  • Bill Strengthening Enforcement of Flavored Tobacco Ban Signed into Law

    Bill Strengthening Enforcement of Flavored Tobacco Ban Signed into Law

    The governor has signed AB 935, Assemblymember Connolly’s bill creating greater enforcement of the ban on flavored tobacco

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  • Premium Cigars Score A Victory As Federal Court Rules Against FDA

    Premium Cigars Score A Victory As Federal Court Rules Against FDA

    WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. District Judge Amit P. Mehta ordered the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to exempt premium cigars from tobacco regulations that the Agency put in place in 2016.

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  • FAQ: California's Flavored Tobacco Sales Law 2023

    FAQ: California's Flavored Tobacco Sales Law 2023

    This is the most comprehensive guidance issue by the State of California to date.

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** WARNING - 2024 Legislation Threatning ALL California Retailers, Manufacturers, Wholesalers, and Distributors**

CA AB3218 - This bill attempts to put in a framework to enforce SB 793 (California Flavored Tobacco Ban) by creating an approved list of tobacco products that can be sold in the state of California, among other things. While retailers need direction from the State regarding what is legal to sell, there are numerous concerns with the language in this bill that will lead to the further erosion of sales for retail tobacconists. - Learn more...

CA AB2386 - This bill would require licensed preowned vehicle retailers to disclose a tobacco smoke history inspection report conducted within the 90 days preceding the sale of the vehicle to customers at the point of sale and prior to the transfer of ownership. - Learn more...

CA SB1230 - This bill would amend the Cigarette and Tobacco Products Licensing Act of 2003 to authorize the department if it discovers that a retailer, or any of the tobacco retailer’s agents or employees, sell, offer for sale, or possess with the intent to sell or offer for sale a flavored tobacco product or tobacco product flavor enhancer, in violation of existing law, to seize those products at the retail location or any other person’s location. - Learn more...

CA AB3151 - This bill would increase the penalty for any retailer who fails to display a valid tobacco license as required by law to $600. - Learn more...

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The California Association of Retail Tobacconists Inc. (CART) was incorporated in the state of California on November 16, 1998 and is a nonprofit mutual benefit corporation.

CART is organized, administered and operated exclusively to receive, administer and expend funds to promote and represent the common business interests of and improve the business conditions among members of the retail tobacconists of California, within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (6) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or corresponding provisions of any subsequent federal tax laws.

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