New Bill Proposes Combustible ‘Endgame’ in Nevada

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A new bill in the U.S. state of Nevada seeks to end all combustible cigarette sales in the state by 2030 and would also include flavored e-cigarettes.

The bill would ban all e-cigarettes that are flavored to taste like something other than tobacco, but spares most other non-combustible tobacco products.

Assemblyman David Orentlicher has introduced A.B. 294, which would make several changes to how combustible tobacco products other than premium cigars are sold in the state, essentially outlawing their sale by 2030, reports Charlie Minato of Halfwheel.

Among other things, the bill would bar the Nevada Department of Taxation from issuing any license to any vending machine operator, manufacturer or wholesale dealer of combustible cigarette products on or after Jan. 1, 2029.

The licenses are only valid in the calendar year they are issued, meaning there would be no licensed wholesale dealers beginning on Jan. 1, 2030.

It would also make it illegal to sell combustible tobacco products to anyone born on or after Dec. 31, 2002.