LA's Flavored Vape Ban Unconstitutional, 9th Circ. Hears

Law360 (March 2, 2021, 7:52 PM EST) -- A group of tobacco companies has told the Ninth Circuit that Los Angeles County's ban on flavored vapes was preempted by the federal Tobacco Control Act, urging the court to reverse a lower court's decision to toss their suit against the county.

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., American Snuff Co. and Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co. Inc. said in an opening brief Monday that even though state and local governments have the power to regulate the sale of tobacco products under the TCA, they can't prohibit the sale of tobacco products because they disagree with federal tobacco product standards.

"The county has...

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