New Bill Introduced To Raise Smoking Age in California

January 31, 2015 5:16 AM

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To lower the smoking rates and reduce the health care costs associated with tobacco use, California State lawmakers are planning to raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. For this, a new bill has been introduced in the California Senate which would limit the access of tobacco products to teens. The bill, SB 151, has been introduced by State Senator Ed Hernandez.

Hernandez stated “Tobacco companies know that people are more likely to become addicted to smoking if they start at a young age. We can no longer afford to sit on the sidelines while big tobacco markets to our kids and gets another generation of young people hooked on a product that will ultimately ...

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