City Survey on Flavored Tobacco

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: