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Law | Sonoma, CA Restricting Tobacco Sales Passes 1st Reading

Sonoma, California is a city in the heart of wine country but it is about to become the center of attention in the war on tobacco. The city council has passed the first of two readings that will prevent new businesses from selling cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and other tobacco products. It also requires that existing businesses pay for a $246 yearly license in order to remain a tobacco retailer. However, the measure would ban […]

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Law | FDA Issues No Tobacco Sales Guidelines

An interesting article posted over at the Convenience Store News website  shows the FDA this week issued a guidance document titled, “Determination of the Period Covered by a No Tobacco Sales Order and Compliance with an Order.” The article which states under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, the FDA was authorized to conduct retail compliance inspections and impose fines for violations  that would culminate in a “no-tobacco-sales” order for repeat violations. The order would […]

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Law | Newburgh, NY Approves New Tobacco Law

The city of Newburgh has pass a new law that could result in the toughest local licensing requirements in the nation. The City Council approved the new measures which will begin on March 1st. If you wish to sell any form of tobacco in the city you will need to apply for a city license. However, to be approved you will have to pass a number of requirements including an inspection. In order to be […]

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Law: Pittsfield, MA New Tobacco Regulations

On September 15th, 2014 the amendments passed by the Pittsfield, MA Board of Health go into effect. The regulations called the Environmental Tobacco Smoke and the Sale of Tobacco and Nicotine Deliver Products takes this things to a whole new level. First the city is planning to reduce the amount of permits to sell tobacco and all stores must be at least 500 feet from a school. The new amendment will also regulate the pricing […]

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