Flavor Ban in Richmond California Update 1

/Flavor Ban in Richmond California Update 1

Here is a quick update on the flavor ban “study session” in Richmond which was held on January 30th, 2018. Kari Hess and I were there earlier tonight. Parts of the hearing were typical. Some parts were a little less so since it was meant to get indications on positions of various city council members. We had a staff attorney who didn’t understand pack size differences between cigarettes and cigars and how federal law does not determine minimum pack size for a pack of cigars.

Long story short, this will be delayed by a lot. It’ll come back. But right now they have a lot of work to do. Like… appropriately reaching out to the affected retailers before moving further on amendments to the Tobacco Retail License scheme.

By |2018-01-31T23:29:30+00:00January 30th, 2018|Categories: Flavor Bans, News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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