In January 2020, the city of San Francisco will begin enforcing a law banning e-cigarette sales. This ban is aimed at preventing children from vaping and using flavored tobacco products.
Some online tobacco retailers are already complying with the law in an effort to avoid penalties and civil proceedings. A recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle presents enforcement and legal issues related to this topic. The article quotes ChangeLab Solutions senior attorney Derek Carr on how difficult it is for state and local governments to prevent online tobacco sales to kids.
“There are tens of thousands of tobacco retailers. An online vendor might be thousands of miles away,” said Carr. Read the full article online.