Updated Guide! The 2016 Tobacco Laws Affecting California

Updated Guide! The 2016 Tobacco Laws Affecting California

November 17, 2016

We’ve updated and released the Tobacco Laws Affecting California, our 2016 guide to tobacco regulation in the state. This booklet is a user-friendly guide to laws regulating exposure to secondhand smoke and the sale and marketing of tobacco products. The 2016 update is comprehensive: It discusses new state laws that regulate e-cigarette sales and prohibit the use of e-cigarettes anywhere the state prohibits smoking. It also discusses changes to state laws that raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco from 18 to 21 (except for active military personnel), further restrict tobacco use in workplaces, and require all schools to be smokefree.

In addition to these new and modified state regulations, the guide includes information on existing California laws related to tobacco use, sales, and marketing. It also highlights new and existing federal laws that apply within California, such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s deeming rule and the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.

This popular booklet is a resource for tobacco control advocates, government attorneys, local law enforcement agencies, and anyone working on tobacco control issues. For people working outside California – our tobacco control team can help you move your policy goals forward! Contact us to learn more about regulating the sale and marketing of tobacco products in your community.