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Cerritos bans sale of electronic cigarettes

December 30, 2019

The Cerritos City Council recently amended the Cerritos Municipal Code to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes citywide.

The move is in response to health advisories recently issued by the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State of California regarding deadly lung illnesses related to vaping.

The City's current law prohibits standalone establishments whose primary use is to sell or distribute electronic cigarettes or associated paraphernalia. Previous regulations did not extend to retailers – such as grocery stores, gas stations, markets and liquor stores – which sell e-cigarettes and related paraphernalia as an ancillary use. The amendment now bans the sale of electronic cigarettes city-wide, both as a primary and ancillary use, and will take effect July 1, 2020.

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