El Cerrito, CA Creates New Licenes and Restrictions on Tobacco

According to a report in the Daily Democrat, a licensing program for stores selling tobacco products was passed by the City Council in El Cerrito, California on Tuesday in addition to a ban on flavored tobacco.

The new rules limit tobacco retailers from 1,000 feet of existing tobacco retailers and 500 feet from schools, recreation centers, parks and libraries. It also prohibits the sale of single cigars under $5.00.

The new rules also prohibit self-serve tobacco displays and ban the establishment of cigar lounges in the city.

In order to sell tobacco retailers will be required to obtain a licenses for $485.00 with annual renewal fees of $439.00. This is on top of state licenses.

The new licenses are required beginning January, 2016 and the remained of the ordinances will be phased in over 24 months.

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