Cigarettes To Cost $7 Per Pack In Sonoma County Starting In 2018New regulations meant to make cigarettes more expensive and difficult for minors to obtain have been approved in Sonoma County.
21: California Lawmakers Vote To Raise Smoking AgeCalifornia lawmakers voted Thursday to make the nation's most populous state the second to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21 as part of a sweeping package of measures they are considering to crack down on tobacco.
$2 Per Pack Tobacco Tax Proposed For California SmokersWith fewer people smoking these days, the amount of tax revenue that California gets from tobacco sales is going up in smoke - but that could soon change.
San Francisco Raises Age To Buy Tobacco To 21The Board Of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved a measure raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products within San Francisco's city limits to 21 years old.
Push To Raise Tobacco Buying Age To 21 In San Francisco Passes HurdleLegislation that would increase the legal age to buy tobacco in San Francisco from 18 to 21 was unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors’ land use and transportation committee Sunday.
Study Links Rise In Cigarette Tax With Decline In Infant MortalityWhen it costs more to smoke, fewer babies die, according to a new study that links rising cigarette taxes with declines in infant mortality.
Legislation Introduced To Push Age For Tobacco Purchases From 18 To 21 In San FrancsicoSan Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener Tuesday introduced legislation that would raise the purchasing age for tobacco from 18 to 21.
San Francisco Looks At Raising Age For Buying Tobacco To 21San Francisco is considering raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21.
FDA Clears Sale Of New Snus Smokeless Tobacco ProductsThe FDA cleared the sale of eight varieties of snus, or teabag-like pouches of loose tobacco, from Swedish Match. Snus is a spitless, moist powder. Users keep it under their lip and leave it there for it to release the nicotine slowly.
Gov. Brown Signs Bill Banning Smokeless Tobacco Use In State's Pro Baseball StadiumsA bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Monday prohibits smokeless tobacco use at California’s five professional baseball stadiums, both for those on the field and fans in the stands.
Bill Would Raise California Cigarette Tax By $2 Per PackA bill to raise California's cigarette tax by $2 per pack was introduced Wednesday in the state Senate, a hike that supporters say would curb smoking deaths and critics argue would place an unnecessary burden on consumers and small businesses.
Berkeley May Raise Age To Purchase Tobacco, E-Cigarettes To 21Berkeley City Councilman Jesse Arreguin proposed Tuesday to ban the sale of tobacco to youths under 21, saying there’s been an alarming increase of underage tobacco use, including a large jump in the use of electronic cigarettes.

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