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Governor Newsom signs bill prohibiting the sale of most flavored tobacco products

Posted at 5:56 PM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-29 02:59:34-04

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — On Friday, Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation to ban most flavored tobacco sales in California.

This legislation comes in conjunction with the STAKE Act which prohibits a person from selling tobacco products to a person 21 years or younger.

This act also prohibits the use of tobacco products in county offices of education, on charter school or school district property, or near a playground or youth sports event.

This legislation "would prohibit a tobacco retailer, or any of the tobacco retailer’s agents or employees, from selling, offering for sale, or possessing with the intent to sell or offer for sale, a flavored tobacco product or a tobacco product flavor enhancer, as those terms are defined, except as specified. The bill would make a violation of this prohibition an infraction punishable by a fine of $250 for each violation."

This bill excludes loose-leaf tobacco and premium cigars.

The full text can be found here.