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Tobacco Laws Affecting California

2019 guide on tobacco regulations

Tobacco Prevention

Tobacco Laws Affecting California is a user-friendly guide to laws regulating the sale and marketing of tobacco products as well as exposure to secondhand smoke.

ChangeLab Solutions developed this popular booklet as a resource for tobacco control advocates, government attorneys, local law enforcement agencies, and anyone working on tobacco control or cannabis issues. The 2019 booklet explains recent developments in California law, federal rulemaking updates on electronic cigarettes and flavored tobacco products, and recent state and federal cases related to tobacco control. Other revisions cover updates to cannabis use provisions, warning label litigation, and the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) premarket review process.

In addition to covering new and modified state regulations, the guide contains information on existing California laws related to tobacco use, sales, and marketing. It highlights new and existing federal laws that apply within California, such as the regulation prohibiting use of combustible tobacco products in public housing units. The guide also describes proposed regulations from the FDA that would restrict flavored tobacco products and establish standards for nicotine levels in tobacco products.