State and local governments can ban the sales of flavored tobacco, a federal appeals court has ruled, rejecting tobacco companies’ arguments in a case from Los Angeles County.
Santa Ana, Calif. has passed an ordinance to ban the sale of flavored tobacco, with the seven members of the council unanimously passing the ordinance’s second reading on Tuesday.
On Tuesday 3/15/2022, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors gave its approval to the second reading of an ordinance that will ban the sale of flavored tobacco products within the unincorporated parts of the county.
On March 10, 2022, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) published an independent report on the health effects of “premium” cigars.
Philadelphia’s Bill No. 180457—a ban on the sale of flavored tobaccos—has lost again in court.
While voters in California wait to have their say on a statewide flavored tobacco ban in November, a patchwork of city- and county-implemented bans are being put into place.
On Feb. 10, 2022, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued an order in the case of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. et al. v. United States Food and Drug Administration et al., No. 6:20-cv-00176, to postpone the effective date of the “Required Warnings for Cigarette Packages and Advertisements” final rule.