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CA Law Prohibits Sale of Most Flavored Tobacco Products

Images of flavored tobacco products with text CA PROHIBITS SALE OF FLAVORED TOBACCO
California has prohibited the sale of most flavored tobacco products, including flavored vapes, chew, and little cigars.

Did you know that most flavored tobacco products are no longer allowed to be sold in California? On November 8, 2022, California voters upheld Senate Bill (SB) 793 by voting “Yes” on Proposition (Prop) 31, which prevents retailers from selling most flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes and vapes. So what does this mean?

Retailers will no longer be allowed to sell the following tobacco products in California:

  • Flavored e-cigarettes and vapes

  • Flavored e-juice, pods, and cartridges

  • Menthol cigarettes

  • Flavored little cigars and cigarillos

  • Flavored smokeless tobacco products

  • Flavored blunt wraps

  • Flavored loose-leaf roll-your-own tobacco

  • Flavored tobacco rolling papers

  • Tobacco product flavor enhancers

There are a few exceptions, such as the law does not apply to flavored premium cigars with a wholesale price of $12 or more and flavored loose-leaf pipe tobacco. Flavored shisha/hookah tobacco may only be sold in licensed stores that only allow people 21 or older on the premises at any time.

More information about the new law can be found at UNDO (


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