Supreme Court Upholds California’s Flavored Tobacco Ban

Rules against tobacco company’s bid to end the voter-imposed ban on sales.

The Supreme Court declined an emergency request this week filed by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company to block a ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products in California. The ban was signed into law after two out of three state voters approved the motion through their voting ballots on November 8. 

“I applaud the Supreme Court for denying Big Tobacco’s latest attempt to block California’s commonsense ban on flavored tobacco products,” stated California Attorney General Rob Bonta, who defended the ban in court. The state-wide ban on flavored tobacco products will now take effect as planned on December 21. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for the justices of the Supreme Court as they hear and determine the constitutionality of state laws.
  • For Director Steven Dettelbach as he heads the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
  • For California state officials as they implement and defend voter initiatives.

Sources: CNN, Reuters


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