The measure begins July 14th
Beginning July 14, tobacco retailers in San Diego County will start paying a licensing fee that will fund and ensure strong enforcement of the tobacco retail license ordinance that took effect in July 2021.
The measure requires annual permits, as well as annual monitoring, and sets penalties such as fines, license suspension, and revocation for non-compliant retailers.
“The San Diego County Board of Supervisors have already enacted one of the strongest tobacco retail licensing programs in Southern California. The new license fee ensures that the program can be sustainably and equitably enforced. It also holds bad actors accountable for illegally selling tobacco to youth, protecting them from a potential lifetime of tobacco addiction.”
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