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Jerry Brown raises California smoking age to 21, tightens vaping rules

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday enacted California’s most significant new tobacco regulations in decades, signing laws that will place tight restrictions on use of the increasingly popular e-cigarette and make California the second state to raise its smoking age to 21. But he vetoed one measure that would have allowed cities and counties to impose local taxes on tobacco products.

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California's aid-in-dying law helps one woman reclaim a 'measure of control'

Battling colon cancer, Elizabeth Wallner said she considers California's new aid-in-dying law, which takes effect June 9, 2016, a tool to help her and others live their challenged lives on more of their own terms. The law, she said, is not about how to die, but about how to live comfortably to the end.
Hector Amezcua The Sacramento Bee
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