The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has banned the sale of flavored tobacco products within the city of Los Angeles and other unincorporated parts of the county.
Beginning Oct. 31, the sale of all flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and menthol cigarettes, will be banned. Retailers will also be prohibited from selling individual small cigars or cigarillos unless it is packaged in a container of 20.
Furthermore, retailers will have six months to get a new retail license to continue selling tobacco products. The initial license will be $778 for two years and then $142 for renewals.
While the ban on flavored tobacco products will begin Oct. 31, retailers will have six months to sell any remaining inventory.
Los Angeles County—which includes the city of Los Angeles and some surrounding cities—has a population of over 10 million people.