Supervisors considering ordinance to further curb youth tobacco use


Last updated 10/27/2020 at 7:10pm

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Oct. 27 took a step toward adopting a tobacco retail license ordinance covering unincorporated areas in an attempt to reduce usage by minors and hold retailers more accountable.

After an approximately 90-minute public hearing and debate, the board voted 3-2, with Supervisors Jim Desmond and Kristin Gaspar opposed.

The board will consider formal adoption at its Nov. 17 meeting. If passed, the ordinance would:

-- set a minimum pack size and a minimum price for sales;

-- allows the county to enforce minimum age la...

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