California Close to Raising Legal Age for Purchasing Tobacco

The California Senate voted to raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21. If governor Gerry Brown signs the bill, it would become the second state (after Hawaii) to enact this measure state-wide.

“The California Assembly approved the measure, which — in addition to raising the age limit — regulates electronic cigarettes the same as tobacco products, expands smoke-free areas, increases smoking bans and allows counties to levy higher taxes on cigarettes than the 87-cent per pack state tax.”

For more, see NPR’s article.