How can you tell if there is a violation of a local tobacco retailer license?

Determining that a license violation has occurred requires ongoing monitoring of underlying unlawful behavior. That means that youth compliance checks under the STAKE Act (Stop Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement Act) or Penal Code section 308 can form the basis for violations. Additionally, if the retailer violates any other local, state, or federal laws related to tobacco (such as the state ban on self-service cigarette displays or the federal Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act), then the retailer has violated the license and is subject to license suspension or revocation under the model law.

Learn more about tobacco retailer licensing on our TRL Licensing page.