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5 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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California May Set The Highest Minimum Smoking Age In The Country

California could soon have the highest minimum smoking age in the country if a bill introduced Thursday makes its way through the legislature. Introduced by state Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-Azusa), Senate Bill 151 would raise the legal smoking age in the Golden State from 18 to 21 in hopes of curbing tobacco use among children and young adults. “Tobacco companies ...

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9 HOURS AGO - Washington Times

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Smoking in Big Easy bars, gambling halls to end in April

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In three months it will no longer be legal to smoke in bars and while gambling in the Big Easy. On Friday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu signed into law a new ordinance that does away with smoking inside bars, gambling halls, stadiums and hotels in what will ...

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13 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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California lawmaker aims to raise smoking age to 21

A California lawmaker introduced legislation on Thursday that aims to raise the legal smoking age to 21 from 18, his office said in a statement, just over a week after a similar move by Washington state's top lawyer. The bill also comes a day after California's top health official said electronic cigarettes are threatening to unravel the state's decades-long effort ...

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JAN 29, 2015 - Huffington Post

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More Smokers Are Turning To E-Cigarettes To Help Them Quit

By Jilian Mincer NEW YORK, Jan 29 (Reuters) - When Marty Weinstein decided to quit smoking, he took a friend's advice and tried electronic cigarettes rather than government-approved nicotine replacement products. Weinstein, 58, has gone from a pack a day nine months ago to the equivalent in nicotine of four or five cigarettes. The e-cigs have a familiar look and ...

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JAN 29, 2015 - Washington Times

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California agency deems e-cigarettes a health threat that 'renormalizes smoking'

California health officials have declared electronic cigarettes a hazard and called for more regulations to limit access to the product. "Without action, it is likely that California's more than two decades of progress to prevent and reduce traditional tobacco use will erode as e-cigarettes renormalizes smoking behavior," said California Health ...

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