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.
Are Flavored Cigars & Machine-made Cigars in Danger of Being Removed from Store Shelves due to a Short-Staffed FDA?
Swisher thinks so. However, an appeals court denied Swisher’s request for an injunction against such action by the FDA.
The November election isn’t that far away, and with it comes a referendum on the 2020 law, SB 793, signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom that bans the sale of flavored tobacco products in the state.