From California Globe:

“Banning flavored tobacco products is a bad public-health move given that many smokers have used smokeless tobacco products such as Snus and other flavored nicotine pouches to break their dangerous habit,” said Steven Greenhut, Western director for the free-market R Street Institute. “It’s a bad fiscal-health move, also. California receives hundreds of millions of dollars in annual revenues from flavored tobacco products and needs that money to help plug a gaping budget hole.”

Greenhut points out in a recent article, “Large numbers of ex-smokers do in fact use these e-cigarettes and vape pens, which are 95 percent safer than combustible cigarettes, according to a well-respected British public health agency.”