smoking

Revised Tobacco Sellers Licensing Measure Approved

Mar 29, 2016
CA Department of Public Health

  On a third attempt, Sonoma County Supervisors yesterday approved a new ordinance that will require sellers of tobacco products to be licensed. The measure is meant to curtail youths’ access to cigarettes, and reduce the number who start smoking before age 18.

California Faulted for Underspending on Anti-smoking Efforts

Dec 21, 2015

  Tobacco advertising in California dwarfs state-funded anti-smoking efforts, something that health advocacy groups are mobilizing to change. Suzanne Potter has more.

Supervisors Weigh Licensing Tobacco Sales

Sep 22, 2015

  County supervisors spent over 3 hours Tuesday reviewing a proposed plan to make it harder for under aged youth to buy cigarettes and other smoking materials. But while some details were clarified, no final action was taken.

Read the text of the county's draft ordinance here.