Information for Tobacco Retailers
Resources for Tobacco Retailers
Human Response Network's Tobacco Free Trinity program developed this packet of resources to help you comply with California tobacco sales laws and provide resources to help your business thrive without tobacco sales should you choose to move in that direction. Download the information here.
Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products is Prohibited in CA
On November 8, 2022, California voters upheld the state law, Senate Bill (SB) 793 (Chapter 34, Statutes of 2020), prohibiting tobacco retailers from selling most flavored tobacco products.
The sale of flavored tobacco products in California is now prohibited.
Questions about tobacco taxes or tobacco sales licensing requirements?
Find out what you need to know about tobacco taxes and being licensed to sell tobacco at the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration's webpage.
FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products
The FDA regulates all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, and hookah tobacco. To help retailers better understand their responsibilities under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act) and comply with the law, FDA provides webinars, training videos, and guidance documents. These resources help to educate retailers and their employees about the Tobacco Control Act and tobacco regulations. FDA also works with state regulators to enforce federal regulations to reduce the harm of tobacco. Educational materials and training are available on the FDA's website. Please note that the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in California is 21, not 18.