can water pipes, pipes, be sold in a cafe/restaurant?
I own a smoke shop in California City if LA. the smoke shop has been in existence for about 7 years i sell water pipes, hookahs, cigarettes and tobacco related accessories, and knifes , right next door there is a Cafe/restaurant/internet cafe . this cafe is filled with so many things i would call it a mini swap meat. they sell knifes, clothing, shampoo, shavers, blank cds, keyboard, and computer components as well as computers. food, coffee, and LIGHTERS, and much more things that i sell in my type of business.
recently they got an atm machine which i also have for 7 years. so now they are slowly bringing stuff in to compete with me keeping in mind they are exactly next door to me.
couple days later i found out that they are bringing water pipes and glass pipes to sell. and that what i have been doing and that’s what my business is based on. and the landlord does not want to get involved and he does does not mind.
so after i knew that i went ahead and bought 2 computers, and 3 coffee machines and places a sign that says FREE Internet Free fax and free coffee with any purchase.
my question is am i protected by any law can i force them not to sell glass pipes and water pipes and tobacco Accessories
Note: from my understanding to sell pipes and tobacco accessories you only need a seller license not tobacco license in necessary but the point is that they sell Food Ham and cheese and eggs any they have a permit from the health administration.