• Matt Esnayra

Long Beach will ban the sale of some flavored tobacco starting Aug 15

The City of Long Beach will begin prohibiting the sale or distribution of some flavored tobacco products starting August 15.

Driving the news:

Formerly submitted to the Long Beach City Council in 2019 by Councilmember Suzie Price, the City Council passed the ordinance two months ago, which permanently prohibits the sale or distribution of certain flavored tobacco products.

  • While the ordinance became active on May 16, there is a 90-day moratorium to allow retailers to come into compliance.

  • Business owners are responsible for ensuring adherence to the ordinance within their establishments. Non-compliance may result in legal action, including citations and/or denial, suspension, or revocation of any permit.

  • L.A. could prevent businesses from selling multiple flavored tobacco products, per the LA Times.

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