San Mateo Bans E-Cig & Flavored Tobacco Sales
There’s a new ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes and flavored tobacco products within the City of San Mateo. The City’s new rules are in line with rules the County of San Mateo adopted as part of the ongoing efforts to protect public health and keep these addictive products away from our youth.
The City Council enacted an ordinance prohibiting the distribution or sale of -cigarettes/vaping products and flavored tobacco products, including menthol. Pharmacies cannot sell selling any tobacco products within the City either. The ordinance was adopted Oct. 5, 2020 and enforcement will begin Jan. 1, 2021.
You can learn more and review a copy of the City of San Mateo’s new ordinance at www.smchealth.org/flavoredtobacco.