Does Newsom have the votes for tobacco sale restriction? 

On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors will vote on legislation introduced by Mayor Gavin Newsom that would prohibit the sale of tobacco products within 1,000 feet of all public and private schools, grades K-12.

Newsom, however, doesn’t seem to have much support for it on the board. His usual allies Supervisors Carmen Chu and Sean Elsbernd signaled their unwillingness to support it. He needs six votes. Business owners that would be impacted by the proposals don’t like it one bit.

It’s unclear if he’ll accept the defeat, try to amend the legislation to garner support, or be able to gain six votes in its current form.





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