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LA County Says It Has Power to End Sale of Flavored Vapes

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LA County Says It Has Power to End Sale of Flavored Vapes

Law360 (July 1, 2020, 8:15 PM EDT) — Los Angeles County is striking back at a group of tobacco companies that say the county doesn’t have the authority to ban flavored tobacco products, arguing that a federal law governing tobacco can’t preempt the county’s ability to protect its residents.

Los Angeles and its Board of Supervisors asked U.S. District Judge Dale Fischer on Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit brought by R.J. Reynolds and two other tobacco companies over the ban, which the county put in place last fall to limit the use of tobacco products by young people.

But also on Tuesday, R.J. Reynolds urged Judge Fischer to grant…

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