Bloomberg Law
Feb. 27, 2023, 3:55 PM

Reynolds Loses Bid to Take Tobacco Flavor Ban to Supreme Court

Martina Barash
Martina Barash

A Los Angeles ban on sales of menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products survived a legal challenge by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Monday when the US Supreme Court declined review.

A divided panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the ban in March 2022, holding that the federal Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act doesn’t preempt it.

  • The case is among several that Reynolds and other companies have litigated over local efforts to restrict flavored cigarettes, cigars, cigarillos, electronic cigarettes, and hookahs
  • Menthol cigarettes have been criticized as being marketed to the Black ...

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