Mayor Newsom Introduces Legislation to Limit Tobacco Sales Near Schools

Mayor Newsom Introduces Legislation to Limit Tobacco Sales Near Schools

Legislation would prohibit the issuance of new tobacco sales permits for businesses located within 1,000 feet of public and private schools in San Francisco

01/26/10 – Today Mayor Gavin Newsom introduced legislation at the Board of Supervisors that prohibits the issuance of new tobacco sales permits for businesses located within 1,000 feet of public and private schools in San Francisco.

“The research clearly shows kids start smoking and smoke more frequently when cigarette retailers are near schools,” said Mayor Newsom. “About a third of the students in California purchase their tobacco within 1,000 feet of their schools, so we’re looking to restrict this access in order to prevent children from smoking.”
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