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California assembly revives tobacco restrictions

The California Assembly has approved raising the smoking age from 18 to 21, regulating electronic cigarettes and making other efforts to restrict access to tobacco.

The decision Thursday advances a package of tobacco legislation that cleared the Senate last year but stalled for months in the Assembly.

Our Take

The California Assembly has passed six different tobacco control bills in one day, taking a major step toward new protections for youth in the most populous state in the country. We congratulate them on actions that might soon be measured in lives saved.

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