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June 9, 2016

POR: ARACELI MARTÍNEZ ORTEGA

Desde hoy, todo aquel que en California quiera comprar cigarrillos o cualquier producto de tabaco, deberá probar que tiene 21 años de edad.

June 9, 2016

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to state Sen. Ed Hernandez about California becoming the second state to raise the smoking age to 21. Hernandez authored the bill to raise the smoking age.

June 9, 2016

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to state Sen. Ed Hernandez about California becoming the second state to raise the smoking age to 21. Hernandez authored the bill to raise the smoking age.

Hear it here: http://www.npr.org/2016/06/09/481433805/california-raises-smoking-age-to-21?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=health&utm_medium=social&utm_term=nprnews

June 8, 2016

A new California law that takes another bold step to limit smoking goes into effect Thursday, raising the age limit to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21.

Another new law bans e-cigarettes from public places such as schools, restaurants and hospitals.

June 2, 2016

California just moved a step closer to requiring drug makers to report and justify price hikes.

May 6, 2016

BY THE EDITORIAL BOARD 

Governors commonly include a message when signing or vetoing significant legislation. But Gov. Jerry Brown gave no explanation on Wednesday when he approved a bill raising the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking and vaping in California from 18 to 21.

He didn’t need to. The need for this change is evident.