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A. No tobacco retailer, nor any of the retailer’s agents or employees, shall sell or offer for sale, or possess with intent to sell or offer for sale, any flavored tobacco product.
B. For the purpose of this section, “flavored tobacco product” means any tobacco product (other than cigarettes as defined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) that contains a constituent that imparts a characterizing flavor. This includes cigars, little cigars, pipe tobacco, hookah tobacco, snuff, chewing tobacco, dipping tobacco, bidis, blunts, and electronic cigarettes or electronic smoking devices.
1. For purposes of this definition, “constituent” means any ingredient, substance, chemical, or compound, other than tobacco, water, or reconstituted tobacco sheet, which is added by the manufacturer to a tobacco product during the processing, manufacture, or packing of the tobacco product.
2. Further, a tobacco product is presumed to be a flavored tobacco product if a manufacturer or any of the manufacturer’s agents or employees has:
a. Made a public statement or claim that the tobacco product has or produces a characterizing flavor, including, but not limited to, text and/or images on the product’s labeling or packaging that are used explicitly or implicitly to communicate information about the flavor, taste, or aroma of a tobacco product; or
b. Taken actions directed to consumers that would be reasonably expected to result in consumers believing that the tobacco product imparts a characterizing flavor.
C. The provisions of this Section 9.30.066 are voluntary until January 15, 2020. The City may begin enforcement after such date without further notice. (Ord. 2019-06 (part), 2019)