New Laws Boost California’s Tobacco Control Ranking
But the American Lung Association's report found more than 50 percent of the state's population live in communities scoring a D or an F.
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California Improves Tobacco Control, But Many Counties Still Have Weak Policies
California has reestablished itself as one of the leaders in tobacco control policies. The 15th annual American Lung Association's State of Tobacco Control report showed California improved its grades in a number of areas thanks to several new laws, says Diana Douglas, policy analyst with the American Lung Association. (Sandsor, 1/26)
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Council Bans Smoking In Outdoor Dining Areas
Milpitas has expanded its smoking ban to include outdoor dining areas around the city beginning on Feb. 2. The City Council on Jan. 3 held a second reading to adopt the expanded smoking ban to include marijuana, e-cigarettes and hookahs. (Mohammed, 1/26)