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.