Senate Bill 793 - Banning Flavored Tobacco Products
May 15, 2020
To Our Valued Customers,
At JMG International, Inc., we want to keep you informed of what is going on in the tobacco industry, especially when it impacts you directly. Last week, Senate Bill No. 793 passed out of the Senate Health Committee. This bill presents a danger to all tobacco product manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers in the State of California.
The issue at hand is, Senate Bill No. 793 is attempting to ban the sale of all flavored tobacco products by definition, including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, little cigars, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco and snuff, without clearly defining it in the bill itself. One has to search through the myriad of rules and regulations in order to learn that this bill discriminates against lawful tobacco products sold throughout the world and wishes to prevent their sale within California. We take exception to the assumptions being made in light of reading background information and between the lines to understand the real intent.
There is nothing contained that precludes manufacturers outside the State of California to sell flavored tobacco products directly to consumers online, thereby depriving the State of California the legitimate tobacco taxes that apply.
We urge you to contact the Governor of California, your State Senator and your local Assemblymember and voice your opposition to Senate Bill No. 793.
Wake up! It's not too late!
Here are the addresses to contact your local government official:
Governor Gavin Newsom
1303 10th Street, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Senator Jerry Hill
1528 South El Camino Real, Suite 303
San Mateo, CA 94402