11/11/11: Court Case upholds a New York City ban on the sale of flavored tobacco products

A New York City court decision upheld the law passed by city council banning the sale of all tobacco products in New York City containing flavors such as chocolate, vanilla, honey, candy, herb and spice. The court case was brought against New York city by two wholly-owned subsidiaries of Altria, formerly Phillip Morris. The court agreed that local authorities have the right to ban tobacco product sales. Read the press release from New York City Council and the judges ruling on dismissing the case.

Read GASP's original news alert about the ban from 10/23/09.

Last update: 11/22/11