California moves to head of the class in tobacco control
From The Sacramento Bee
Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday enacted California’s most significant new tobacco regulations in decades, signing laws that will place tight restrictions on use of the increasingly popular e-cigarette and make California the second state to raise its smoking age to 21.
Brown signed five closely watched bills, which will also expand smoking restrictions in the workplace and on school properties. California now joins jurisdictions like Hawaii, New York City and San Francisco that have bumped the tobacco-buying age to 21 in an effort to block young people’s route to obtaining tobacco.
California moves to the head of the tobacco control class with five new laws that include raising the minimum age of sale for tobacco to 21. Lawmakers in the first state to ban indoor smoking are making great strides again in protecting Californians from tobacco-related death and disease.