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AGNEW: When science, politics collide, look who wins

After Carmona resigned in disgust, Rep. Henry Waxman sponsored a bill to make the office independent. As you might expect, his bill was assigned to a subcommittee and disappeared. Waxman had opposed so many special interest groups that he couldn't get a r
Ft. Myers (FL) News-Press
added May 5, 2016 15:56

[California] Gov. Brown Signs Major Tobacco Bills, Raises Legal Age to 21

Brown signed three other bills: An expansion of smoke-free workspaces to include hotel lobbies, bars, banquet rooms and employee break rooms Expansion of eligibility for tobacco prevention funds to charter schools Increases tobacco retailer license fee
KQED (San Francisco, CA)
added May 5, 2016 15:56

House bill would curb regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars

Increasingly popular e-cigarettes and cigar varieties could be exempt from some government safety regulations if House Republicans have their way. It’s a move that alarms Democrats and public health advocates who argue that it could lead to unsafe produ
AP - Associated Press
added May 5, 2016 11:58
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Jerry Brown raises California smoking age to 21, tightens vaping rules

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday enacted California’s most significant new tobacco regulations in decades, signing laws that will place tight restrictions on use of the increasingly popular e-cigarette and make California the second state to raise its smoki
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added May 5, 2016 11:41

California’s Governor Jerry Brown Signs Historic Legislation to Keep Kids From Getting Hooked on Nicotine

Statement from Jim Knox, California Vice President of Government Relations, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN)
Business Wire
added May 5, 2016 11:36

[California] Brown Signs Five Anti-Tobacco Bills, Vetoes One

The notoriously unpredictable governor waited until the final day he could to act on the bills – and neither supporters nor opponents knew what to expect. Most of the bills will take effect on June 9th, 90 days after the Legislature adjourned the specia
Capital Public Radio (Sacramento, CA)
added May 5, 2016 11:35
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California's smoking age raised from 18 to 21 under bills signed by Gov. Brown

However, Brown vetoed a bill that would have allowed counties to seek voter approval of local tobacco taxes to pay for healthcare expenses for those with tobacco-related illnesses. “Although California has one of the lowest cigarette tax rates in the na
Los Angeles Times
added May 5, 2016 10:42

California Governor Signs Bill Raising Tobacco-Purchase Age to 21

The new law, which takes effect June 9, is a big boost to a movement that is turning into the next major challenge to the $100 billion tobacco industry.
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added May 5, 2016 10:39
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Brown signs bill to raise legal smoking age in California to 21

Five anti-tobacco bills, including one that raises the legal age to purchase cigarettes from 18 to 21 and another that regulates e-cigarettes the same as tobacco products, were signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.
San Francisco Chronicle
added May 5, 2016 10:38

California Raising Smoking Age to 21

Mr. Brown, a Democrat, signed both bills without comment hours before the deadline to act. He vetoed a bill that would permit local governments to impose taxes on tobacco products. The tobacco legislation was passed overwhelmingly by the Democratic-cont
New York Times
added May 5, 2016 10:37
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