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Stories related to: smoking

New Law Bans Tobacco Products At Youth Sports Events

December 27, 2016 | Daniel Potter

A new law to keep people from smoking near youth sports events took an unusual path to the California Legislature. The law’s key architects included an eighth-grade social studies class in Elk Grove.

Calaveras Visitors Bureau

New Smoking Ordinance For Angels Camp Residents

September 26, 2016 | Rich Ibarra

The City of Angels Camp in Calaveras County is considering a new ordinance that would make it difficult for smokers to light up almost anywhere in town.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat: Smoking Age Legislation Update

March 11, 2016

Capital Public Radio’s Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler has been following this legislation to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21. He joins Insight for this week’s Capitol Chat to explain what happens next.

State Government

California Lawmakers Back Smoking Age Of 21

March 10, 2016 | Ben Adler

A year-long battle over a package of six anti-tobacco bills now moves from the California Legislature to Gov. Jerry Brown. The Senate approved the measures Thursday on mostly party line votes after they won Assembly passage last week.

State Government

California Lawmakers Revisit $2 A Pack Cigarette Tax

August 26, 2015 | Chris Nichols

California lawmakers are taking another crack at raising the tax on cigarettes -- by two dollars a pack -- as part of a special session on health care funding.

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