he California senate passed a bill today that would raise the legal age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21 years old. Lawmakers are also going after e-cigarettes.
California lawmakers are pushing forward a bill to raise the legal age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21.
State Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) said an increased tax would not only support prevention programs, but it’s a proven strategy to reduce smoking, especially among those under the age of 18.
Ten years ago, Shirley Worthington rushed Tigger to the vet when the dog’s mouth started bleeding. When she was told he had cancer, she knew to blame her heavy smoking, an addiction she couldn’t kick until after her pet died.
The bill’s sponsor, Republican state Sen. Stuart Reid, had urged support for the measure so Utah could “set the example and make a statement to the nation.”
The Sacramento City Council is floating another smoking ban, this one expanding current bar and restaurant restriction to patios.
A crackdown on smoking is underway in Manteca, where city leaders may soon ban smoking in all of its almost 60 parks.
Councilman Steve Hansen is working with the American Cancer Society on crafting an ordinance which would ban smoking in outdoor areas.
Etta Lopez, 31, allegedly admitted she sat in front of the county jail for hours, intent on assaulting an officer to get arrested and be put in jail, where she would be forced to stop smoking cigarettes.
It’s an artfully crafted argument. Joanie Pope-Ferry has a message for Mercy Hospital.
A Placer County town is considering a ban on smoking that some say goes way too far.
Apple’s iPhone is the world’s hottest smartphone — and one iPhone in Australia appears to be the hottest of the bunch as it spontaneously began smoking last week.