Resources for Tobacco Retailers

Stores and retail businesses, like yours, are essential to San Francisco. Your business contributes to the local economy; it is a place where people feel socially connected and can easily buy food and other products.

The San Francisco Department of Public Health wants to support your store by giving you the tools and information you and your employees may need to follow laws related to selling tobacco products. We want to help you prevent your staff and store from facing fines or penalties. We recognize that there are a lot of laws to remember and follow so we hope web page of resources make it easier for you.

Relevant Tobacco Control Laws:
Check out this page for all relevant local San Francisco tobacco control laws.

Responsibility of a Tobacco Retail License Holder Booklet [DOWNLOAD HERE]
This booklet is a guide for you on relevant information on Federal, state and local laws; state and local licenses to sell tobacco; how to get assistance in order to comply with tobacco retailer requirement; or how to become a Healthy Retailer as part of the Healthy Retail San Francisco program.

Deemed Approved Off-Sale Alcohol Uses Fact Sheet [DOWNLOAD HERE]
This one page fact sheet provides information about the Deemed Approved Off-Sale Uses (DAO) ordinance and how it regulates stores that sell alcohol and where to get more information.

Request Free Signage: No Smoking Signs and Tobacco 21 Signs
Are your no-smoking signs getting old or falling off? Need a Tobacco 21 sign? You can order new ones for free.

SFDPH -Environmental Health Website
If you need more information about your tobacco retail license please check the Tobacco Retail Sales Program website.

2017 Annual Tobacco Retailer Mailer [DOWNLOAD HERE]

(Updated July 2018)