Guidance for Tobacco Retailers

Tobacco Sales Regulations in the Unincorporated Area of San Diego County

On January 28, 2020, County of San Diego Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance establishing restrictions related to tobacco sales and distribution within the unincorporated area of San Diego County. You will find more detailed information and definitions in the resources below, which include frequently asked questions and a fact sheet.

Ordinance restrictions include the following:

  • The sale or distribution of flavored smoking products is prohibited.
  • The sale or distribution of electronic smoking devices is prohibited until February 28, 2021, or an earlier date, dependent on the results of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s ongoing vaping illness investigation.

To report a complaint about tobacco sales regulations in the unincorporated area of San Diego County, click below.

Submit a Complaint

If you have questions, contact us at 619-542-4178 or

Resources & Information

Fact sheet

FAQ - Flavored smoking products and electronic smoking devices

Full ordinance

Informational PowerPoint

Letter to tobacco retailers



Webpage last updated 6/21/2020.