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State Government

California Awards Millions In Grants Aimed At Stopping Tobacco Sales To Kids

June 12, 2018 |

Police departments in Stockton, Elk Grove, Rancho Cordova and Rocklin will be getting more money to crack down on the illegal sale of tobacco products to kids. They're among more than 70 entities throughout California getting state grant money.

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Health Care

Cost Of Smoking At $300 Billion A Year For Americans

January 18, 2017 |

A personal finance web site calculated the cost of smoking after medical bills, loss of productivity and packs of cigarettes at $300 billion a year for Americans. California's cost is over $36,000 per smoker per year.

New Law Bans Tobacco Products At Youth Sports Events

December 27, 2016 |

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.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Capitol Chat

May 6, 2016 |

For this week’s Capitol Chat, we check in with POLITICO’s Carla Marinucci to talk about Gov. Jerry Brown signing several tobacco regulation bills, and more California political news.

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