Help stop the unfair flavor ban, sign the petition today

The California Assembly is considering a new proposal, Senate Bill 793, that contains a ban of traditional flavored tobacco products that have been legal for adults for decades.  This would cost the state billions and threaten distributors and the jobs they supply across California. We are working with a coalition to  STOP the flawed SB […]

ICYMI: SacBee: A cost to banning flavored tobacco

Article linked here: WHAT’S GOING ON WITH VAPING? A California bill that would ban the sale of flavored tobacco products is set to go before the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee this Thursday. Currently, the bill is sitting in that committee’s suspense file. The bill has been championed by author, Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, who […]

Emergency Regulatory Relief Announced For Some Commercial Drivers.

Late last week the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. FMCSA’s declaration provides regulatory relief for certain commercial motor vehicle operations providing direct assistance supporting emergency […]

6 Bay Area Counties Require “Non-Essential” Business Operations Cease

This afternoon 6 San Francisco Bay Area counties ordered that residents must shelter in place, and that all non-essential business operations will be required to cease. This order was enacted to help prevent the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus. The affected counties are Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin. […]

Attorney General Becerra Sues JUUL

Attorney General Becerra and Los Angeles Leaders Announce Lawsuit Against JUUL for Deceptive Marketing Practices Targeting Underage Californians and Endangering Users of Its Vaping Products LOS ANGELES – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey and the County of Los Angeles today announced a lawsuit against San Francisco-based electronic cigarette maker, JUUL, […]

New Reporting Requirements for Distributors Announced

New reporting requirements for tobacco products distributors have been announced. They are effective on January 1, 2020. You can read the original announcement, HERE. New Reporting Requirements for Tobacco Products Distributors Effective January 1, 2020 Beginning January 1, 2020, tobacco products distributors will be required to report the wholesale cost of electronic cigarettes and vaping […]

Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Executive Order to Confront Youth Vaping Epidemic

California Governor, Gavin Newsom released the following press release on September 16th, 2019. You can read the bill signed by the governor today, SB 39, HERE. Governor directs the Department of Tax and Fee Administration to develop recommendations to remove illegal and counterfeit vaping products from stores and include nicotine content in the calculation of […]

Legislative Update: Assembly Bill 97

Recently the Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released updated information brought on by the signing of the Budget Trailer bill AB 97 earlier this year. You can read the full release below: Assembly Bill (AB) 97, a trailer bill passed by the California State Legislature and signed […]

Styles Removed from Tobacco Directory

This week the Attorney General announced that multiple styles were removed from the California Tobacco Directory. To read the announcement, and the full list of styles click HERE. In all over 60 styles were removed from the directory by the Attorney General.