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Menlo Park adopts tobacco license law

 

Menlo Park police can now enforce a county law requiring licenses for tobacco vendors.

The City Council adopted the county's law at its meeting Tuesday, May 18.

Several groups, including El Concilio of San Mateo County, Youth Organizing San Mateo (YO!Mateo), and the San Mateo County Tobacco Education Coalition lobbied the county to pass the ordinance, and then pressed cities to do the same in order to beef up enforcement.

High school students and community organizers spoke at several council meetings, warning out against underage smoking.

Work on a broader revision to Menlo Park's smoking ordinance has been put on hold, as the city discusses the changes with local restaurants.

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