Are “flavored tobacco products” prohibited for sale in San Leandro?

Yes. Effective August 15, 2018, tobacco and tobacco products with a distinguishable taste or aroma are prohibited for sale in the City of San Leandro, with the exception of menthol-flavored cigarettes, which may continue to be sold.

Flavored tobacco products are defined as any tobacco product (other than cigarettes as defined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) that contain a constituent that imparts a characterizing flavor. This includes cigars, little cigars, pipe tobacco, hookah tobacco, snuff, chewing tobacco, dipping tobacco, bidis, blunts, electronic cigarettes and electronic smoking devices. Rolling papers, blunt wraps, hemp wraps or other products used to smoke tobacco products, but which themselves do not contain tobacco, are not considered a tobacco product. To assist in determining what products may be considered flavored, please view the Flavored Product Guidance List (PDF). Please note this list is not comprehensive and is only meant to serve as a point of reference. For more information, please refer to the additional resources section above, including the expanded list of frequently asked questions.

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