California Bill Would Ban the Sale of Single-Use Tobacco Products

Legislation establishing a comprehensive tobacco waste reduction program passed off the California Senate floor recently in a 25 to 9 vote.

Senate Bill 424 addresses tobacco waste by banning the sale of single-use tobacco products and requiring multi-use tobacco products to be recyclable or collected for take-back by tobacco product manufacturers. Under the bill, manufacturers may form a stewardship organization to take back multi-use tobacco products.

“It is time for the tobacco industry to take responsibility for the lifecycle of their products and do their part to reduce their environmental impacts,” the bill’s sponsor Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson said in a statement.

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