SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a brief Thursday in support of a Senate bill that prohibits retail sales of most flavored tobacco products.
When S.B. 793 passed, tobacco manufacturers and retailers filed lawsuits in response, seeking an injunction to prevent it from going into effect starting Jan. 1, 2021. They have also argued that the law is preempted by the federal Tobacco Control Act.
In response, Becerra argued that the bill is “a valid exercise of state authority under the federal Tobacco Control Act” and protects Californians’ health, according to a press release.