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California lawmakers adopted a drug price transparency bill and several other key health care measures as their legislative session ended last week, but they pushed off decisions on some big-name proposals such as single-payer health care.
Tobacco industry bankrolled an effort to stall the city’s new anti-tobacco ordinance, which business owners argue would lead to millions in lost sales annually.
New CDC data suggests teens are smoking fewer cigarettes than ever before, and even vaping is on the decline. But other studies – and teens themselves – suggest adolescents may be swapping tobacco for marijuana.
A proposed ordinance would block access to menthol cigarettes, as well as e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco with flavors such as chocolate, cherry or popcorn. Studies show such products are overwhelmingly favored by teenagers and some minorities.
Nuevos hallazgos ponen de relieve los esfuerzos de la comunidad científica por identificar los peligros potenciales de otro subproducto de los cigarrillos que está al alcance de la mano de un niño.
The chemical residue from cigarette smoke that can cling to walls, clothes and skin may present a danger to children.
When New York increased its cigarette tax, smoking rates declined. California’s proposed increase of $2 a pack may, too, say researchers. The higher the tax, the more likely people are to quit.
The state tax would boost the Medi-Cal budget by millions, but it’s unclear how the money will be distributed. And that’s by design.
Alcanzar a los que hablan español con el mensaje anti-tabaco toma un esfuerzo extra.
But reaching Spanish speakers might take some extra effort.