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Retailer Resources

Useful information for retailers.

Tobacco Control Laws that Affect Retail Businesses: 2010 Version (PDF, New Window)
Revised in 2008; incorporates information on new legislation related to retailer licensing and self-service displays. Order single and bulk copies of the brochure from the Tobacco Education Clearinghouse of California (TECC) online at www.tecc.org

Stop Tobacco Sales to Youth: California Retailers and Youth Tobacco Laws (Revised 2010) (PDF, New Window)
This training presentation is designed as a self-education tool for use by California tobacco retailers and their employees. Included in this PDF is an introductory letter to retailers, a presentation and a clerk quiz. The California Department of Public Health is providing this training pursuant to Business & Professions Code, Section 22974.8. 

Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement (STAKE) Act Unit
California Department of Public Health, Food and Drug Branch, Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement (STAKE) Act Unit conducts ongoing sales to minors compliance checks in California retail outlets pursuant to the requirements of the federal Synar Amendment.
Tobacco Litigation and Enforcement Section, California Attorney General's Office
California Office of the Attorney General, Tobacco Litigation and Enforcement Section holds the tobacco industry accountable for strict compliance with the Master Settlement Agreement's marketing restrictions and payment obligations. The Tobacco Section also enforces state laws and programs that regulate the promotion and sale of tobacco products in California.

Board of Equalization - Sales of Cigarettes and Tobacco Products in CA Revised in April 2011. This brochure details the license requirements for tobacco retailers.http://www.boe.ca.gov/pdf/pub78.pdf (PDF, New Window)

Board of Equalization - Cigarette and Tobacco Product Inspections Revised in April 2011. This brochure reviews the Board of Equalization inspection process for tobacco retailers. http://www.boe.ca.gov/pdf/pub152.pdf (PDF, New Window)

Board of Equalization - Regional Classes
Board of Equalization - Virtual Seminars
California State Board of Equalization (BOE) administers the Cigarette and Tobacco Products Licensing Act and provides in-person and virtual trainings for California retailers about state tobacco licensing requirements.


Last modified on: 8/26/2011 4:08 PM