- State Sen. Ed Hernandez, a Democrat from West Covina, was the lead author of the bill to raise the tobacco age, and says he’s “ecstatic.”
- California is the second state to raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21.
- While California is seen as tough on tobacco, it ranks 36th in the country on per-pack taxes.
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@NPRHealth: “California Raises Age Of Tobacco Purchase To 21 And Tightens Vaping Rules”
A package of tobacco bills signed into state law this week aims to cut the use of tobacco and e-cigarettes by adolescents and young adults, proponents say. Military personnel can still buy at age 18.
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