An upcoming ban on the sale of flavoured tobacco products in the US state of California which was due to start on 1 January 2021 has been suspended by court order.
Earlier in December California Attorney General Xavier Becerra agreed to suspend the flavour ban until November 2022. The delay is of huge relief to smaller vape businesses in the state as the law could have been a death sentence to retailers that rely on sales in a physical store.
Opponents of the ban, The California Coalition for Fairness, says they have collected more than a million signatures from registered voters in the state who oppose to the ban. They believe this is enough signatures to give voters the choice to reject the tobacco and vape ban in a November 2022 referendum.