California ready to get tougher, Illinois veto stands, and other news

The California legislature will propose a total prohibition on sales of flavoured tobacco products – including e-cigarettes – in retail stores and from vending machines “to halt an upswing in nicotine consumption by youths” when the legislature reconvenes this week.

Drawing inspiration from the FDA’s recent flavour announcements, the ban also aims to impose stricter age verification requirements for online sales.

Meanwhile, in Illinois, an attempt in the state Senate to over-ride governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of a Tobacco 21 measure passed by both houses of the legislature failed to get the required three-fifths majority. Similar measures to raise the legal purchasing age for tobacco and vaping products to 21 continue to be passed by jurisdictions at various levels across the US, however.

These – along with details of legal changes and proposals in 15 states and at federal level – were among 69 stories published last month by ECigIntelligence to subscribers through our daily US Live Alerts.

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