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File #: RPT 20-026   
Section: Informational Report Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: Council Economic Development Committee
Agenda Date: 3/2/2020 Final action:
Subject: Review and Discussion of Tobacco Retail License Ordinance as it Pertains to the Accessibility of Tobacco and Vaping Products to Youth
Attachments: 1. Attachment I Staff Report
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DATE:                      March 3, 2020

 

TO:                      Council Economic Development Committee

 

FROM:                      Development Services Director

 

SUBJECT:                      Review and Discussion of Tobacco Retail License Ordinance as it Pertains to the Accessibility of Tobacco and Vaping Products to Youth

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

That the Council Economic Development Committee (CEDC) reviews and provides feedback as to the Council referral memorandum request for discussion to enact stronger restrictions on tobacco retailers related to access of tobacco and vaping products to youth in Hayward.

 

SUMMARY

 

On September 24, 2019, the Council approved a referral memorandum to review the City’s Tobacco Retail License (TRL) ordinance and regulations and address concerns regarding the accessibility of tobacco and vaping products to youth.  The points of discussion expressed included the following: 

 

                     Restrictions on the sale of tobacco and vaping products

                     Restrictions on the sale of small or inexpensive tobacco and vaping products.

                     Further regulation on the location of tobacco and vaping product sales (as it relates to youth sensitive areas).

                     Additional monitoring of tobacco and vaping retailers to reduce sales to minors.

                     Other changes to help reduce the teen use of tobacco and vaping products.

 

Code Enforcement staff is currently reviewing the newly released U.S. Food and Drug Administration policy on the enforcement of unauthorized flavored cartridge-based e-cigarettes provided, and the City’s TRL ordinance. Staff will present potential policy options and solicit feedback from the CEDC.

 

ATTACHMENTS

 

Attachment I                                          Staff Report