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[Florida] EDITORIAL: Snuff out state smoking law

The law forbidding cities and counties from regulating smoking goes all the way back to 1985, when it was enacted as part of the Florida Clean Indoor Air Act. Thirty years ago, so-called “smokers' rights” groups were much more militant about protecting
Daytona Beach (FL) News-Journal
added Mar 15, 2016 22:50

[California] Special Session Tobacco Bills - FACT SHEET (PDF)

SBX2 5 (Leno) expands the definition of a tobacco product to include e-cigarettes and extends current restrictions...ABX2 7 (Stone) prohibits smoking in owner-operated businesses and removes some exemptions in existing law that allows tobacco smoking in
California State Assembly Democratic caucus
added Mar 7, 2016 16:04

[California] SKELTON: Lawmakers show surprising courage against Big Tobacco

The Legislature showed some guts last week... But give our lawmakers credit: They did the next best thing, even if it was a punt to local government. They passed a bill allowing counties to seek voter approval of a local tobacco tax.
Los Angeles Times
added Mar 7, 2016 15:58

[Florida] Port Orange snuffs out no-smoking signs

The city can't ban smoking in public spaces because they don't have the authority to overrule state law, which prohibits smoking in and around public buildings, yet specifically prohibits municipalities from enacting smoking bans in outdoor parks. But t
Daytona Beach (FL) News-Journal
added Mar 7, 2016 08:01

California Lawmakers Approve Bill to Raise Tobacco-Purchase Age to 21

setting it on the path to be the first major state to adopt the measure....As the nation's most populous state, California's adoption of a higher tobacco-purchase age will have big effects. It is expected to reduce U.S. industry sales by 43 million packs
Dow Jones News Service
added Mar 3, 2016 23:23

California politics: Local tobacco tax votes OKd by Assembly

The Assembly approved a bill Thursday that would allow counties to seek voter approval of tobacco taxes. Lawmakers said the bill gives local jurisdictions the ability to raise money to offset the healthcare costs of treating tobacco-related illnesses.
Los Angeles Times
added Mar 3, 2016 22:34

California advances bills to raise smoking age, regulate vaping

Sweeping tobacco control bills raising California’s smoking age to 21 and treating electronic cigarettes as tobacco products passed the California Assembly on Thursday and should soon go before Gov. Jerry Brown. Both bills now return to the Senate, wher
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Mar 3, 2016 22:24

[California] Supes raise age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21 — lawsuit possible

The legislation by Supervisor Scott Wiener makes San Francisco the second major city, after New York, to raise the age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21. Mayor Ed Lee’s spokeswoman said he would sign the bill, which would also apply to e-cigarettes.
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle
added Mar 2, 2016 09:11

[West Virginia] LETTER: Health boards should make smoke-free laws

n effort in Charleston is threatening to turn back the clock and wipe out these clean air ordinances. Bills have been introduced that would yank the authority of local boards of health to pass important ordinances like these giving county commissions the
Martinsburg (WV) Journal
added Feb 26, 2016 16:03

[West Virginia] Bills would allow WV counties to repeal smoking bans

Republican legislators are moving bills... At a public hearing in the House of Delegates chamber last week, more than a dozen people spoke against legislation (HB 4472) that would allow county commissions to nix health board rules, including smoking bans.
Charleston (WV) Sunday Gazette-Mail
added Feb 21, 2016 16:20
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