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Tobacco Laws Affecting California

2019 guide to tobacco regulation

Guide
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 covers 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 include updates to cannabis use provisions, warning label litigation, and the 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 also 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 US Food and Drug Administration that would restrict flavored tobacco products and establish standards for nicotine levels in tobacco products.