Santa Cruz Police Receives Funding to Combat Illegal Tobacco Sales

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Santa Cruz Police Receives Funding to Combat Illegal Tobacco Sales
Santa Cruz Police Department receives over $250,000 to combat illegal tobacco and e-cigarette sales to minors in California.

According to a report from KSBW on February 27, the Santa Cruz Police Department in California recently received over $250,000 in financial funding. This grant will be used to combat illegal sales of tobacco and e-cigarettes to minors.


As of now, authorities have received a total of $256,568 in funding from the state's Department of Justice tobacco settlement program. This funding will be used for several purposes:


  • Enforcing statewide retail flavor bans and similar local retail flavor ordinances.
  • Sue and penalize retailers who sell or promote tobacco products to individuals under the age of 21, including through online sales and marketing.
  • Provide education and information to tobacco retailers about state and local tobacco laws.
  • As well as investigating and inspecting the compliance of retail licenses.


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