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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...

NYC expected to be 1st major U.S. city to ban flavored e-cigarettes

NYC Expected to be 1st Major U.S. City to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

City councilors will vote on a measure that's already been approved by NYC health officials.

vape moreBy Clyde Hughes

Nov. 26 (UPI) -- New York City is expected Tuesday to become the first major city in the United States to prohibit sales of flavored electronic cigarettes.

City councilors will vote on a measure that's already been approved by New York City health officials.

The proposal already has 32 co-sponsors on the city council, including Mark Levine, the chair of the city's health committee. The bill would ban the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes and flavored e-liquids in the United States' largest city.

The bill would also require the New York City health department to initiate a public awareness campaign detailing the availability of smoking cessation services.

Tuesday's vote will occur just days after a second death in the city related to "vaping."

"With this vote, the City Council is moving to ban the fruity, minty, candy-like flavors of e-cigarettes which were clearly designed to appeal to young people in the first place," Levine said Monday.

Some critics say the bill would devastate the city's e-cigarette market.

"Every shop in New York City will close almost immediately," Spike Babain, of Vape New York, said. "Adults have a right to choose a product that keeps them from going back to cigarettes. We are very careful about the rules. We think that it's important that people understand this is not a product for youth."

The ban already has the support of Mayor Bill de Blasio.

"I am certain there are some people who benefit, but the problem we have is we know that these flavors are being used to systematically hook children," de Blasio said.

A similar proposal was passed in Nassau County, N.Y., on Monday.

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