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California announces campaign to combat use of e-cigarettes
California announces campaign to combat use of e-cigarettes

Arguing that the rising popularity of electronic cigarettes soon would undermine California's leadership in reducing tobacco use, state health officials Wednesday called for tighter regulation of the devices and announced an educational campaign to combat their use. Addressing "vaping" by minors and young adults, the fastest-growing group of users in the state, will be a key focus, California's Department of Public Health said in a 21-page report. E-cigarette use among young adults ages 18 to 29 in California tripled between 2012 and 2013, according to the agency. "I'm advising Californians, including those who currently use tobacco, to avoid using...

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