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Law cracks down on tobacco sales to minors

Original post made on Sep 18, 2012

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that creates tougher penalties for stores that sell cigarettes to minors, and the bill's author, Assemblyman Jerry Hill, is crediting youth groups in San Mateo County with spurring the new law.

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Posted by randy albin
a resident of another community
on Sep 18, 2012 at 5:34 pm

for people who smoke, taking these cheap shots are incredibly thoughtless. you would think that smoking is the scrungiest thing that people could do. why then are all these stores and retailers selling tobacco products up the yin yang? let people choose their own habits and the heck with any other considerations. right?


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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Sep 18, 2012 at 7:34 pm

No cheap shot here. Kids should not be smoking. Just like they should not be drinking. The health effects of smoking are worse. Retailers should be just as concerned about selling tobacco to minors as they are alcohol.

Adults should be able to smoke if they want. Their choice. Key word here is ADULTS.