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California raises smoking age to 21, tightens vaping laws

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday enacted California’s most significant new tobacco regulations in decades, signing laws that will place tight restrictions on use of the increasingly popular e-cigarette and make California the second state to raise its smoking age to 21. But he vetoed one measure that would have allowed cities and counties to impose local taxes on tobacco products.

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James E. Pepper Distilling Co.

Lexington Mayer Jim Gray announced that the Pepper distillery campus will again make James E. Pepper bourbon. Owner Amir Peay said he hopes to be operational in late 2017.
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