California Policy

Smoking continues to have a deadly toll in California, causing the deaths of more than 36,000 Californians each year. The California Legislature and other state agencies play a big role in protecting Californians from the impact of tobacco. Not only does the Legislature regularly consider tobacco-related bills, it is also responsible for passing the budget, including the disbursement of Proposition 99 monies, which fund the California Tobacco Control Program.

We produce regular reports and updates as items move through the legislative process to keep you informed about what’s going on in Sacramento and how this impacts your local work.