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California Approves Ban on Flavored Tobacco

Rich Smith, The Motley Fool
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California Approves Ban on Flavored Tobacco
California Approves Ban on Flavored Tobacco

California moved to join Massachusetts on Friday, and is perhaps only days away from becoming the second state to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products, most notably menthol-flavored cigarettes such as British American Tobacco's (NYSE: BTI) Newport brand. On Friday, the California State Senate voted 34-0 to pass a law banning the sale of flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, just days after the California State Assembly approved the measure, 54-0. The law is likely to affect British American Tobacco more than other tobacco companies.