Within this US regulatory report package, gain an understanding of 3 major US cities and their respective legislature in order to navigate this complex, and fragmented field.
New York, the fourth most populous state in the US and one of the world’s most powerful cities economically, is known for firm liberal and democratic politics. Nevertheless, the current political climate in New York is not very vape-friendly with the mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, notably opposed to the industry. Within this report we discuss implemented and proposed changes to e-cigarette regulation, restrictions and requirements in New York state. Here you will find a breakdown of key state legislation including taxation, licensing, retail, advertising, links to relevant bodies, bills and more.
Californian law applies uniformly to all jurisdictions within its territory; however, some local governments are allowed to enact and enforce ordinances as long as they do not contradict state law. Both Los Angeles City and Long Beach take an active approach towards e-cigarettes. This report will analyse vapour legislation in Los Angeles County and its four largest cities: Los Angeles City, Long Beach, Glendale and Santa Clarita. Please note that US federal law and Californian state law also apply throughout these jurisdictions though they are not covered exhaustively in this report.
The state of Washington is generally considered to be split politically. Western Washington is more liberal leaning, while Eastern Washington is more conservative. Washington has, however, voted for the Democratic presidential nominee in each election since 1988. While state regulations focus on keeping electronic cigarettes away from minors, there are very few product restrictions. Seattle metropolitan, with 3.87m inhabitatants and located in King County, is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the country, and has implemented more stringent restriction notably regarding vaping in the workplace. This report provides consolidated analysis of marketing restrictions, penalties, retail, labelling and further relevant regulations, essential to understanding Washington and King County e-cigarette legislature.
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