California Tobacco Law

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  1. frontseat

    frontseat New Member

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    So the new tobacco law just went in effect and now the age is 21 to purchase tobacco related products, however, in the law it states than military is exempt. My question is if the only place we are allowed to purchase tobacco under the age of 21 is on base stores only or if we can go to any gas station or 7/11 and purchase them? I am asking because I tried yesterday and was turned away because the manager said that the rule that we are exempt is only one base. Just trying to get some clarification because I have not been able to find anything specific.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jcc123

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    Quit smoking.
     
  3. AROTC Parent

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    Fixed it for you with added bold. I agree with Jcc123 though - quit smoking. Here is a link. https://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/tobacco/Pages/Tobacco21.aspx Google is your friend.

    Local/municipal laws can be more restrictive.
     
  4. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    Just another Stupid law pandering to the socially concerned- just like the 21 year old drinking age. Whether or not tobacco is good for you is immaterial- it's legal just like alcohol. At 18 you are adult enough to enlist and be deployed, adult enough to vote- adult enough to decide on your own to get married or to get a surgical procedure- but not adult enough to buy legal products- sheer idiocy which happens only because 18-21 year olds don't exercise their right to vote. - so make them the Convenient whipping boys for the perceived social ills of America. Idiocy
     
  5. Pima

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    I agree with Bruno regarding the idiocy with this law. I also agree that the problem also stems from not exercising their right to vote. Not saying it would not still have passed, but if you don't vote you are just handing over your rights to everyone else that does vote.

    That being said, my guess is that you can only purchase on base/post, not on the economy. Bases/posts are federal installations, thus they can get exceptions to state laws. This is a prime example of the exception.
     
  6. sheriff3

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    When I was stationed at Camp Pendleton I was 18 yrs old. I always thought it interesting that I could be trusted to be issued and possibly use my m-16 a2 rifle with the attached m203 40 mm grenade launcher but could not be trusted to drink responsibly at the e- club. Kinda crazy.
     
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  7. AROTC Parent

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    AD military with CAC and 18+ can purchase on the economy per the state law. The link from the California Department of Public Health even shows retailers where the birth date is on a CAC. https://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/tobacco/Documents/Tobacco21Law/ID Verification Tip Sheet.pdf
     
  8. CaliNavyMom

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    I guess my question would be, are SA attendees considered AD military? Is their ID, a "military" ID such as what my son has?
    I'm wondering if that store doesn't consider it as such. Either way, whatever the law says, smoking sucks.
     
  9. frontseat

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    Thanks. Definitely helpful. Who said I was smoking?:)
     
  10. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Moderator

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    SA Mids and Cadets receive a CAC just like active duty folks.
     
  11. CaliNavyMom

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    Okay, then I guess that business needs to be updated...but stop smoking!
     
  12. Day-Tripper

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    The liberal in me says "Fine, tax smoking so much to keep people from smoking."
    The libertarian in me says "Whatever, if people want to smoke, let 'em."
    The republican in me says "Fine, those smoking taxes will balance the budget."

    I obviously am conflicted and don't have a clue.

    I am not yet ready to run for office.
     

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