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Tobacco use is governed by local, state and federal laws which are categorized by the following topics:

SECOND HAND SMOKE
These laws regulate where tobacco can be smoked or used. California law provides a minimum standard for the locations that are regulated and local municipalities may enact stricter ordinances.
State Tobacco Laws
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SALES AND DISTRIBUTION
The laws governing the sale of tobacco products are primarily the domain of the state.  Local jurisdictions can regulate product placement, further restrict distribution/promotion sites, and implement tobacco retail licensing.
SB County Law
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TOBACCO ADVERTISING
Restrictions on advertising have been limited due to first amendment protections; however, some laws are in place.  (TV/radio, storefronts, billboards, transit advertising, youth targeting, etc.)
Table of Smoking Laws Countywide
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