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New California Tobacco Regulations Signed Into Law By Governor Brown

On Wednesday May 4th Governor Jerry Brown signed a series of tobacco controls bills into California law. The bills will result in numerous changes to California’s tobacco regulations, including: ·         Increasing the age of purchase for tobacco from 18 to 21, unless presented with a military ID; ·         Requiring all schools to be tobacco free; ·         Establishing a tobacco licensing fee program under the Board of Equalization; and, ·         Classifying electronic cigarettes as tobacco products. California is the second state, after Hawaii, to raise the minimum legal age for the purchase of cigarettes and tobacco products to 21. An Institute of Medicine report ...

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