Special Episode: California Votes – Prop 31, Flavored Tobacco Referendum

CAPITOL WEEKLY PODCAST: Today we present a Special Episode of the Capitol Weekly Podcast, recorded live, Thursday May 26 at CALIFORNIA VOTES, A 2022 Election Preview. This episode explores the Referendum of SB 793, which banned the sale of most flavored tobacco products in California.

On August 28, 2020, California passed SB 793, the Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement (STAKE) Act, prohibiting the sale of most flavored tobacco products. Opponents qualified a referendum, Proposition 31, challenging this law. Prop 31 will appear on the November 2022 ballot, and requires a majority of voter approval of SB-793 before it can take effect.

Panelists Lindsey Freitas of the Yes to Protect Kids Campaign and Steven Greenhut of the R Street Institute, discuss the merits of the Referendum. The panel was moderated by Elizabeth Aguilera of Calmatters.

The Pro-Refendum campaign, The California Coalition for Fairness, was invited, but declined to participate.

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