Last night at the SF-DPH meeting a few things got confirmed. In no particular order:
- Sales of 0-nic products are allowed and the retailer can sell nicotine separately that can then be applied by the customer. Note, do not mix that in the store or do it for them. (Note: this is confirmed to be fine in SF, Beverly Hills, on the other hand, is a completely different story).
- Compliance checks will start in October but no suspensions of TRL’s or monetary fines will be issued during the initial compliance period. Instead, retailers will be given a notice and ordered to stop selling flavored “tobacco products”.
- Final implementation should be ready by Jan 2019 and once finalized retailers will be subject to suspensions and fines for non-compliance.
- SF-DPH will hold monthly meetings with the retailers until the end of the year.