Politics & Government

Poll: Would raising the legal age to purchase tobacco in California have much impact?

Proposed legislation, passed by the state Senate and being considered by the Assembly, would raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products in California.
Proposed legislation, passed by the state Senate and being considered by the Assembly, would raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products in California. rbenton@sacbee.com

The state Senate has passed a bill, SB 151, that raises the legal age to purchase tobacco products in California from 18 to 21. If the Assembly and Gov. Jerry Brown also approve the measure and it becomes law, do you think it will have a significant effect on tobacco use by young adults?

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