PROP
31

REFERENDUM CHALLENGING A 2020 LAW PROHIBITING RETAIL SALE OF CERTAIN FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS.

REFERENDUM CHALLENGING A 2020 LAW PROHIBITING RETAIL SALE OF CERTAIN FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS.

Summary

A "Yes" vote approves, and a "No" vote rejects, a 2020 law prohibiting retail sale of certain flavored tobacco products. Fiscal Impact: Decreased state tobacco tax revenues ranging from tens of millions of dollars annually to around $100 million annually.

Money Raised

Chart depicts total fundraising by all committees primarily formed for and against Prop 31.Totals are updated daily with contributions from Power Search opens new window and adjustments from the most recent Political Reform Division analysis. opens new window

Largest Contributions

Showing the 10 largest contributions to committees formed primarily for and against Prop 31 in the election cycle when it appeared on the ballot. Contributions in earlier election cycles and contributions between allied committees are excluded. For more information on funding for ballot measure campaigns, visit the Power Search opens new window campaign finance search engine.

Yes on Prop 31

Bloomberg, Michael R
10/14/2022
$9,000,000
Bloomberg, Michael R
10/07/2022
$8,500,000
Bloomberg, Michael R
10/21/2022
$8,500,000
Bloomberg, Michael R
11/01/2022
$7,000,000
Bloomberg, Michael R
11/01/2022
$7,000,000
Bloomberg, Michael R
11/03/2022
$3,650,000
Bloomberg, Michael R
11/03/2022
$3,650,000
Bloomberg, Michael R
09/28/2022
$2,500,000
Bloomberg, Michael R
06/09/2022
$2,000,000
Bloomberg, Michael R
11/03/2022
$1,000,000

No on Prop 31

PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., AN AFFILIATE OF 'PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC. AND ITS AFFILIATES'
08/19/2022
$207,775
PHILIP MORRIS USA INC., AN AFFILIATE OF 'PHILIP MORRIS USA, INC. AND ITS AFFILIATES'
09/15/2022
$207,775
R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, AN AFFILIATE OF 'R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES'
08/19/2022
$182,250
R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES
03/30/2022
$126,500
PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. AND ITS AFFILIATES
10/01/2022
$65,000
PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. AND ITS AFFILIATES
06/02/2022
$62,400
PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. AND ITS AFFILIATES
09/01/2022
$60,000
R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES
10/01/2022
$37,270
PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. AND ITS AFFILIATES
06/01/2022
$37,250
PHILIP MORRIS USA INC. AND ITS AFFILIATES
06/01/2022
$30,000

What your vote means

Yes

A YES vote on this measure means: In-person stores and vending machines could not sell most flavored tobacco products and tobacco product flavor enhancers.

No

A NO vote on this measure means: In-person stores and vending machines could continue to sell flavored tobacco products and tobacco product flavor enhancers, as allowed under other federal, state, and local rules.

More on Proposition 31

For background on Proposition 31, an analysis by the legislative analyst, endorsements for and against the measure, and more...

Arguments

Pro

Yes on 31 protects kids by ending the sale of candy-flavored tobacco, including e-cigarettes and minty-menthol cigarettes. 80% of kids who've used tobacco started with a flavored tobacco product. A YES on 31 vote will save lives and save taxpayers money by preventing tobacco related healthcare expenses.

Con

Prop. 31 is adult prohibition. It is ALREADY illegal to sell any tobacco products—including vapes—to anyone under 21. Prop. 31 costs taxpayers $1 billion over four years, while criminal gangs benefit by controlling increased smuggling and underground markets, leading to more neighborhood crime. Prohibition never works. Vote No on Prop. 31.

Campaigns

For

Yes on Proposition 31, Committee to Protect California Kids
555 Capitol Mall, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95814
Info@YesonProp31.com
www.Yeson31.com