Tobacco and vaping regulations

On December 17, 2019, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 1064 restricting the sale of all tobacco products in pharmacies, and flavored tobacco products and electronic cigarettes/vaping products in tobacco retailers within Menlo Park.

The ordinance is effective January 17, 2020.

Key provisions


  • No flavored tobacco products (includes menthol cigarettes)
  • No electronic cigarettes
  • No free samples/coupons
  • No out of package samples
  • No self-service displays
  • No tobacco products in pharmacies
Before January 17, 2020, local tobacco retailers should receive a visit by a trained volunteer to help answer any questions about the ordinance and to support retailer compliance.

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