Alameda City Council is considering an ordinance requiring tobacco retailers to hold a City license and banning the sale of menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco in Alameda. Council also directed staff to evaluate other provisions in the ordinance designed to address the issue of helping prevent youth smoking.
At last Wednesday’s AUSD PTA Council meeting, Boardmember WIlliams, Serena Chen and Rachel Gratz-Lazarus shared information about the harms of flavored tobacco products that are marketed to our youth, as well as potential policy solutions to restrict access to these products within Alameda and ensure that retailers do not sell tobacco to minors. Here is more information:
- Participate in Community Walks on Saturday October 6th & 27th to deliver educational materials to Alameda residents to help keep our kids tobacco-free.
- Sign and collect petitions to be shared with City Council: http://bit.ly/NoFlavoredTobaccoAlameda
- Send a letter to City Council and learn more at: https://nomoreflavoredtobacco.org/alameda/
- Complete the City’s Community Input Survey (open until Friday, October 5): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/flavoredtobacco
- Complete a brief Alameda County public opinion survey to be shared with City Council: https://alamedatobaccopolicypoll.surveyanalytics.com