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Gov. Jerry Brown may raise tobacco age to 21

Chico State students smoke outside of Whitney Hall. Photo credit: Amelia Storm

Chico State students smoke outside of Whitney Hall. Photo credit: Amelia Storm

Bridget Comito

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Six bills lay on the California governor’s desk, waiting to be signed.

These bills would raise California’s legal age for smoking, dipping, chewing, and vaping tobacco from 18 to 21. The bills were sent Friday after a six-week delay.

Ricardo Cuevas is the manger of the tobacco and smoke shop Too Hot Glass. It’s been open in Chico for a over a year. Cuevas explained even if the laws pass, it won’t hurt his business very much.

“They’ll find other ways of getting around the law,” Cuevas said. “They’ll probably just ask their friends to buy it for them. This law won’t change much here.”

Gov. Jerry Brown has until May 4 to sign, veto or send the bills back to the Legislature.

Opponents against this law would need over 366,000 signatures before November if Brown signs the bills.

Bridget Comito can be reached at [email protected] or @bcineg1992 on Twitter.

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One Response to “Gov. Jerry Brown may raise tobacco age to 21”

  1. Been on April 28th, 2016 1:33 pm

    I was vaping for months and I felt like nothing happened, I was still poisoning myself. It turned out to be right after I got diagnosed with emphysema. I quit then with “simpleguided smoking plan” and I’m handling it very well.

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