Healdsburg Backs Off New Over 21 Age Limit for Buying Tobacco Amid Litigation Threats
On Monday, Healdsburg sent notices to local tobacco retailers saying it would no longer enforce a new ordinance that requires individuals to be at least 21 years old to buy tobacco products. The decision comes after a national tobacco group threatened to challenge the ordinance in court.
- "Healdsburg Suspends its Over-21 Requirement for Buying Tobacco" (Mason, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, 10/12).
- "Pressured by Tobacco Industry, Healdsburg Halts Groundbreaking Law" (Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, 10/13).