For the third year in a row, the California Assembly has approved a bill that would ban smoking on state parks and beaches, even though Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed previous measures. More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.
Report from KVCR's Ken Vincent. Source: Capital Public Radio
Restrictions on smoking continue to increase; just last week, state lawmakers moved to raise the smoking age to 21 in California. The health risks associated with smoking and second-hand smoke have been known for some time. Now, a study from UC Riverside describes new findings about the potential hazards of what is called "third-hand smoke." KVCR's Matt Guilhem explains.
The California state Assembly passed new restrictions and fees on tobacco products, including raising the minimum smoking age to 21. Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports on a contentious session yesterday (Thursday).
The American Lung Association released its annual report card on how local governments in California are doing in the effort to discourage tobacco use. Some Riverside County cities made substantial progress against smoking, while others continue to lag. KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.