Pleasanton, Calif. Considers Banning Flavored Tobacco Products & More


Pleasanton could become the latest California city to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products.

Later today, the Pleasanton City Council will take up a variety of anti-tobacco products, most notably a ban on sale of flavored tobacco products. The measure would need to pass a vote today and a second vote later this month, it would then go into effect on June 20 though it’s recommended that retailers have one year to sell off any remaining inventory of flavored tobacco products, meaning the law may not be enforced until June 21, 2021.


The City Council could exempt premium cigars and pipe tobacco from the flavored ban.

In addition, the city is considering banning new tobacco stores within 1,000 feet of schools, public parks and recreation facilities. Existing retailers would also be subject to a new licensing and permits requirements for tobacco stores.

Finally, the measure would make it illegal for anyone under the age of 21-years-old to possess any tobacco product.

Pleasanton is located in Alameda County, about 25 miles east of San Francisco. It has a population of around 70,000.

The original version of this article indicated that the law may not be enforced until June 21, 2020; that has been corrected to read June 21, 2021.

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