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What You Need to Know About California’s Ban on Flavored Tobacco Sales

Late last year, California became the second state after Massachusetts to ban the sale of many flavored tobacco products, including vape pens, cartridges and menthol cigarettes. Advocates say the goal is to make it harder for children and teens to become addicted to nicotine by banning the sale of sweet flavors that appeal to them. The implementation of the new law brings a years-long effort to a close. “It's substantial. I think that part of what the tobacco industry fears here is the possibility that now after Massachusetts and California, there will be other states that enact similar laws,” said UC Irvine law professor Michele Goodwin. Read more from LAist here.