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Arizona State Representative Says Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase Won’t Advance

A bill seeking to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in Arizona to 21-years-old isn’t going to advance, according to one of its supporters. Rep. John Allen, R-Scottsdale, told Capitol Media Services that there aren’t the votes to advance the bill, S.B. 1147, that was seemingly more about restricting cities and counties from […]
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California Flavored Tobacco Ban Dies in Senate

Last week, California’s flavored tobacco ban was moving forward, now the bill is dead. State Sen. Jerry Hill, D-13, announced that he had withdrawn S.B. 38, the bill that would have banned the use of flavored tobacco. His decision is due to a variety of amendments that were tacked onto his attempt at banning flavored […]
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California Senate Approves Beach & Parks Smoking Ban

The California State Senate approved S.B. 8 on its third reading on Thursday, voting 28-10 on a bill that would prohibit smoking within the state’s parks and beaches. It’s the latest in a number of pushes in recent years to snuff out smoking and the use of e-cigarettes in the two areas, with this year’s […]
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Louisiana House Defeats Tobacco Purchase Age Increase

Louisiana will not be joining the Tobacco 21 movement, at least not via legislation passed at the state level. On Thursday, the state’s House of Representatives defeated H.B. 38 on its third reading by a vote of 24-55, bringing an end to its legislative journey this session. The bill was introduced by Rep. Frank Hoffman, […]
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Wheeling, Ill. Raises Age to Purchase, Possess Tobacco to 21

While Illinois is raising the statewide minimum age to purchase tobacco products on July 1, the Chicago suburb of Wheeling is raising it immediately after the village’s Board of Trustees voted in favor of an ordinance at its meeting on Monday. In addition to raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21-years-old, the […]
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Lorain, Ohio Bans Smoking and Tobacco Use on City Property

A new ban on smoking and the use of tobacco products will be coming to city property—including parks—in Lorain, Ohio, after the city council unanimously passed a tobacco-free policy for the spaces at its May 20 meeting. The ordinance, which went into effect immediately upon passage, does not include a monetary fine, but does subject […]
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San Antonio Bans Park Smoking

Next month, smoking will be banned in San Antonio’s parks and the famous River Walk. The city has announced that effective June 1, smoking and other tobacco use will be banned at all parks, the River Walk, La Villita, Greenway Trails and Market Square. “By adopting this policy, San Antonio is helping reduce the rate […]
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Texas Legislature Approves Tobacco Purchasing Age Increase, Will Send to Governor

Today, the Texas Senate approved a series of amendments to S.B. 21 that were made by the House of Representatives in recent weeks, meaning that the tobacco purchasing age bill has been approved by both chambers and will head to Gov. Greg Abbott, who has indicated that he supports the increase. The two main amendments […]
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McConnell, Kaine Introduce Bill to Increase Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21; No Military Exemption

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Tim Kaine, D-Va., have introduced a bill that would increase the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 on the federal level. Last month, McConnel, the Senate Majority Leader, announced that he would introduce a bill on the matter this month. Interestingly, McConnell’s bill is a clean bill, containing […]
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California Flavored Tobacco Ban Bill Moves Forward

A bill seeking to ban flavored tobacco in California is moving forward. Last week, S.B. 38 was passed 4-2 by the California Senate Appropriations Committee meaning it will now head to a vote in the full Senate. If passed, the bill would ban all flavor tobacco products with a few exceptions. Tobacco products that are […]
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Hermosa Beach, Calif. Bans All Flavored Tobacco Sales

In Dec. 2018, the Hermosa Beach City Council passed an ordinance that restricted the sale of flavored tobacco products to stores where only persons at least 21-years-old were allowed to enter. It was scheduled to go into effect on June 1, but it won’t get the opportunity to as this week the city passed a […]
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