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In the most recent California Healthy Kids Survey, 29 percent of Plumas County’s 11th graders reported trying cigarettes and 15 percent reporting current use. It is obvious that youth are being targeted through advertising and product placement in the retail environment. Plumas County Public Health works with retailers in the county to encourage healthy retail environments.


***NEW NEWS***

Plumas County Public Health Agency's Tobacco Use Reduction Program has been working with the Plumas County Board of Supervisors to develop an effective Tobacco Retail Licensing policy with the goal of reducing the illegal sales of tobacco to young people.

A timeline of the Tobacco Retail Licensing process is outlined below.  For more information or to learn how to get involved, please call (530-283-6358) or E-mail Dana Cash, Health Education Coordinator for Plumas County Public Health agency.

May 10, 2016
                           
Mimi Hall, Director of Plumas County Public Health Agency, presented to the Board of Supervisors the problem and impact of youth access to tobacco in Plumas County.
See presentation here.
           
May 11, 2016 Plumas County Public Health Agency staff sent a letter to all Plumas County tobacco retailers with a full draft of the ordinance and inviting them to the Board of Supervisor's meeting on 5/1716 to join I the process.
Invitation Letter
Draft Ordinance
             
May 13, 2016 Plumas County Public Health Agency staff submitted community letters in support of Tobacco Retail License to the Board or Supervisors.
Cover letter to BOS

CEO of Plumas District Hospital
Plumas County Friday Night Live Youth Council
Superintendent of Plumas Unified School District
Executive Director of Plumas Rural Services
Plumas County Public Health Officer
Plumas County Office of Education Prevention Coordinator 
20,000 Lives Coalition & Community Members
             
May 17, 2016 Tobacco Retail License was discussed at the Plumas County Board of Supervisors.  Mimi Hall asked to push back the timeline for the ordinance reading and vote based on input from staff, local retailers, and the California Grocers Association on behalf of retailers. 
See proposed 5/17/16 ordinance here.
           
May 25, 2016 An invitation letter was went to all tobacco retailers in Plumas County to attend or call into a roundtable discussion with Plumas County Public Health Agency and the Plumas County District Attorney regarding the proposed Tobacco Retail License on 6/7/16.  A TRL Q&A fact sheet for retailers was also provided.
Invitation Letter
Tobacco Retailer Q&A
             
June 7, 2016 Plumas County Public Health Agency and Plums County District Attorney met with local retailers to discuss impact of a Tobacco Retail License and garner input for Tobacco Retail License revision.
   TRL Information Provided: Tobacco Retailer Q&A
TRL Ordinance V2
Preventing Illegal Tobacco Sales to Minors worksheet
   Tobacco 21 Law Provided: Tobacco 21 State of California Website Page
Letter from California Department of Public Health, dated June 6, 2016
New STAKE ACT Signage
Minimum Sale Age and Electrong Smoking Devices Summary
ID Verification Tip Sheet
Tobacco Product Tip Sheet
We check ID sign
Tips for Retailers to Comply with California Law
Notice to Employees
A Tobacco Retailer FAQ
             
July 6, 2016 A summary of the Tobacco Retail License was printed in all county newspapers with the full ordinance posted online.
TRL Summary
Full ordinance found at BOS website PCPHA Healthy Retail Page
             
July 12, 2016 The first reading of the Tobacco Retail License Ordinance at Plumas County Board of Supervisors was postponed until ordinance language is clear that it will cost $0.00 for the Tobacco Retail License.  With input from county officials, local retailers, and staff, changes from the originally proposed ordinance include:
  • Linked application approval to compliance with current laws on sales, signage, etc.
  • Added language that the Department will look for funding to reduce/eliminate the fee. 
    • Took out language linking fee to the Healthy Retailer Initiative
  • Increased the 3rd offense fine to $1,500
  • Automatically renews the license annually for up to five years unless retailer is non-compliant
  • Clerks under the age of 18 must have supervision from a person 21+ years of age to sell tobacco
  • TRL would go into effect January 1, 2017
  • See the full version of the revised Tobacco Retail License Ordinance here.
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    July 18, 2016
    July 19, 2016
    Plumas County Public Health Agency staff sent a letter to all Plumas County tobacco retailers with a full printout of the ordinance along with a cover letter highlighting the changes.  These packets were also provided for the Plumas County Board of Supervisors for informational purposes.
    Letter to Tobacco Retailers
    Draft Tobacco Retail License
                 
    July 27, 2016
    Sept 1, 2016
    TRL Summary printed in county-wide newspapers
    TRL Summary printed in county-wide newspapers           
    Sept 13, 2016 First reading of the Tobacco Retail License Ordinance at the Board of Supervisor's Meeting.
    Tobacco Retail License 9/13/16

    Sept 20, 2016 Plumas County Board of Supervisors will vote on the Tobacco Retail License

                           


    ***NEW NEWS***

    June 9, 2016 - NEW Landmark California TOBACCO 21 LAW
                            Retailers: Resources Available Here




    YOUTH TOBACCO PURCHASES IN PLUMAS

    Each year, Tobacco Use Reduction Program staff
    visit retailers in the county to make sure they are
    in compliance with the STAKE act and to educate
    them on how to avoid selling tobacco to minors.
    Annual compliance checks are coordinated with
    the Plumas County Sheriff’s Department, as well.
    This year, one in every four stores sold tobacco
    to minors

    For a closer look at the chart, please click here
              
    A proven way to reduce the rate of illegal tobacco
    sales to minors is to implement a tobacco retail
    licensing policy. More than 140 communities in
    California have successfully lowered their illegal
    sales rate through tobacco retail licensing. To find
    out more about these types of policies, call
    (530) 283-6358.

     YTPS data

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    Plumas County’s Tobacco Use Reduction Program works closely with the county’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education department. Both programs encourage retailers to create environments that make the healthy choice the easy choice. Click here to learn about Plumas County's SNAP Ed Program.

     

    HEALTHY STORES FOR A HEALTHY COMMUNITY
    Plumas County is working with other communities across California to collect data about retail environments. The goal is to improve the health of all Californians by making healthy changes in regards to retail environments.
    Click here to learn more about the state-wide Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community effort.

     Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community

    TIPS FOR CREATING HEALTHY STORES (Click Here)
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