Since the implementation of the Flavored Tobacco Ban, the lack of enforcement surrounding this new law is fueling an illicit market for illegal disposable flavored vapes.
Unaccountable foreign manufacturers are seizing on the opportunity to smuggle their illegal disposable flavored vapes into California due to lack of enforcement of the Ban, hurting the consumers the Flavored Tobacco Ban was intended to protect as well as retailers, most of which are small businesses.
This game of smoke and mirrors has dire consequences for Californian retailers:
The absence of effective enforcement not only hamstrings consumer protection but also undermines fair competition in California’s retail landscape. These small businesses, which form the backbone of our communities, are bearing the brunt of an unfair playing field.
Enforce the Law, Protect Consumers & Retailers