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City Government Smoking Regulations Current and Prospective Businesses
Current and Prospective Businesses

Business May Opt to be Smoke-Free

In early 2014, drugstore chain, CVS Caremark, announced it will no longer sell tobacco products in stores by October 1, 2014. This is the first chain of national pharmacies to stop selling the product. The Beverly Hills City Council encourages other businesses to do the same by opting to be smoke-free and not sell tobacco products and electronic cigarettes at their place of business. 


Information for Prospective Businesses

Generally speaking, the City treats e-cigarette and smoke shop use establishments the same if located in commercial zones where retail establishments are allowed. Tobacco and e-cigarette sales establishments would be subject to the same requirements as any other retail store located in a commercial zone within the City. If you are a potential business owner interested in establishing a tobacco and/or e-cigarette business in the City of Beverly Hills, please call (310) 285-1141 to speak with a Planner in the City's Development Services Program.


Information for Current Businesses

The City's local regulations also require tobacco and electronic cigarette retailers to annually apply for a city permit to sell such products at their place of business. The sales of such items from stand-alone vending machines are not allowed. Retailers can contact the City's Customer Service Division at (310) 285-2424 for additional information about the City's tobacco and electronic cigarette permit process.