California Stubs Out Smoking for Under-21's

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"California is getting even tougher about cracking down on smoking. Starting June 9th, 18- to 20-year-olds will no longer be allowed to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing or vaping. On Wednesday, California Governor Jerry Brown approved raising the legal age from 18 to 21. According to The Guardian, Brown said he signed the measure along with four others restricting tobacco use in various ways. Supporters of the law hope to deter adolescents from the harmful, sometimes fatal effects of nicotine addiction. The Institute of Medicine reports that 90% of daily smokers began using tobacco before turning 19. In April, Hawaii became the first state in the nation to raise the legal smoking age to 21. More than 100 local jurisdictions around the country have also made the change, including New York, Chicago and San Francisco.
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