July 6, 2015. The PDHCD Board recently passed resolution 15-05 in support of a proposed ordinance of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Sonoma to require the licensure of tobacco retailers in order to decrease youth access to tobacco products. The ordinance intended to promote a healthier community would include the following:
- A retailer to obtain a county license to sell tobacco products.
- No sales of tobacco products in pharmacies.
- Retailers to be at least 1,000 feet away from schools.
- Changing the legal age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21.