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Latest Updates

April 17, 2024

Emeryville City Council heard the first reading and voted in favor of several measures intended to protect public health from tobacco use. The Council passed a tobacco retail licensing program that will help hold retailers accountable for following tobacco laws.

April 10, 2024

ACS CAN volunteers from across California rallied at the Capitol on Wednesday and urged lawmakers to pass legislation that would allow more people to access the state’s breast and cervical cancer screening and treatment programs.

April 8, 2024

Starting August 1, all West Hills Community College District sites and campuses across the Central Valley will prohibit the use of any tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. The Board of Trustees approved the smoke- and tobacco-free policy on March 12.

December 20, 2023

The Imperial City Council passed a smoke-free ordinance to prohibit outdoor smoking in city-owned public events and recreational areas, such as spectator and concession areas, restrooms, parks, and playgrounds, among others.

State Contacts

Mary Kemp
Director, Grassroots Organizing
Priscilla Cabral-Perez
Associate Director, Regional Multicultural Media Advocacy
Autumn J. Ogden-Smith
Director, California State Legislation

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