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Proposal to Increase Tobacco Buying Age Failed in California

The proposal to increase to 21 tobacco buying age and regulate use of electronic cigarettes in California did not get a necessary support from Assembly members. Both initiatives had cleared the Senate before going to the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee. Supportes of the proposal say that it failed because lawmakers are lobbying tobacco industry. In the course of a special … Continue reading Continue reading

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Senate in California Voted for Raising Smoking Age

Senate in California, USA, passed a legislation which increases the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. This decision is going to make California one of the US states with the highest smoking age. The legislation was approved with 26 Senate members votes for and 8 votes against. After that is was sent to state Assembly for approval. The author … Continue reading

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Tougher Tobacco Rules in Sonoma

Authorities in Sonoma, California, want to impose stricter regulations to tobacco retailers in order to make it more difficult for children to buy slim cigarettes in shops. Last week the City Council passed a measure that does not allow new businesses to sell cigars, cigarettes, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products in the town. It took several months to … Continue reading

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Bay Area to Expand Exsisting Smoking Ban

Lawmakers in Bay Area in California are working over new anti-smoking restcrictions which would reduce number of public places where people could light up. Local authorities agreed to adopt an ordinance which would eliminate smoking from outdoor public events and dining areas and make housing apartments free of tobacco smoke. In case the smoking ban would be approved, smokers would … Continue reading

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California Aims to Raise Smoking Age to 21

Last week on Thursday, a lawmaker in California proposed a law which increases the legal age to smoke cigarettes from 18 to 21. He explains that he was inspired from similar initiative by Washington lawyer. The proposal comes after top health official in California told that e-cigarettes are harmful and their increasing popularity threatens to unravel the hard and long … Continue reading

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Howell: Smoking Ban in Apartments is Not for Folsom

Plans of Folsom city in Sacramento county, California, to introduce tougher smoking ban that extends to private apartments induced indignation from city leaders and residents. Kerri Howell,  Folsom’s Councilwoman, expressed her negative opinion on the proposed expanding of smoking ban. She said that with such a law the Government tries to interfere with people’s choises. The government is reaching too … Continue reading

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Manhattan Beach Extends Smoking Ban

Smoking ban in Manhattan Beach begins on Monday and it is the strictest anti-smoking laws in the state of California. The Manhattan Beach City Council took a decision in June to prohibit smoking in all public places, which includes use of cigars, cigarettes and e-cigarettes. Earlier smoking was banned in parks, on the greenbelt, on beach.  However, smoking still will … Continue reading

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