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Supervisors OK ordinance intended to further curb youth tobacco use


Last updated 12/8/2020 at 5:32pm

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - After several revisions and two months of debate, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Dec. 3 approved a tobacco retail license ordinance intended to reduce usage by minors and hold retailers more accountable.

The vote was 4-1 in favor of the ordinance, with outgoing Supervisor Kristin Gaspar opposed.

The measure sets a minimum pack size and a minimum price for sales; allows the county to enforce minimum age laws and a previously adopted ban on flavored tobacco products; and prohibits the sale of tobacco products at pharmacies.

The ordinance -- which...

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