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Youth Tobacco Purchase Survey 2016: October 21, 2016

Illegal Tobacco Sales to Minors Increase in California   - California’s rate of illegal tobacco sales to minors is up by one-third since last year, according to the California Department of Public Health’s (CDPH) 2016 Youth Tobacco Purchase Survey.


Tobacco 21 News Briefing: June 9, 2016

New California Tobacco Laws Go Into Effect Internet- The minimum age of sale for tobacco products in California increases from 18 to 21, and for the first time e-cigarettes are added to the existing definition of tobacco products.

Images and Graphs for MediaPDF

Media Teleconference with Dr. Karen Smith Audio-Audio link




Youth Tobacco Purchase Survey 2015: Oct.16, 2015

CA Survey Sees Lower Rate of Illegal Tobacco Sales to MinorsInternet- According to the 2015 Youth Tobacco Purchase SurveyPDF, illegal tobacco sales to minors at retail outlets occurred at a rate of 7.6 percent, compared to last year’s rate of 9 percent.


Wake Up Campaign Advertising Launch: March 20, 2015

California Debuts Ads to Counter E-cigarettes PDF-The California Department of Public Health premiered a series of television, digital, and outdoor ads in a new campaign called Wake Up, as part of its educational effort to inform the public about the dangers of e-cigarettes.

Wake Up Campaign to Counter E-cigarettes: Select Digital and Print AdsPDF -Sample ads from the award-winning Wake Up campaign

The Kids Aren't Alright Video 

What Could Go Wrong – Video


E-cigarette News Briefing: Jan. 28, 2015

State Health Officer Issues Health Advisory and New E-Cigarette Report Internet-California State Health Officer advises Californians to avoid the use of e-cigarettes and keep them away from children of all ages.

Media Teleconference with Dr. Ron Chapman -Audio link

Health Advisory PDF-This health advisory seeks to inform health care professionals of the public health risks posed by the marketing, sale and use of ecigarette especially to children and young people.

State Health Officer's Report on E-Cigarettes PDF -Downloadable full report in PDF

Percent of Stores Selling E-Cigarettes in California PDF - State map of stores selling e-cigarettes by county

Chemicals Found in E-Cigarette Aerosol PDF-E-cigarette aerosol contains at least 10 chemicals found on California’s Prop 65 list. (Image)

E-Cigarette Poisonings, 2010-2014 PDF  -Chart of total poisonings and five years of age and younger

El oficial de salud del estado emite comunicado de salud y nuevo informe acerca de los cigarrillos electrónicosInternet  -En Espanol





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