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SMOKING AND TOBACCO PRODUCTS. STATEWIDE REGULATION. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Establishes statewide smoking and tobacco regulations. Repeals California Indoor Clean Air Act of 1976. Repeals and preempts local smoking and tobacco regulations. Bans public smoking with significant exceptions. Permits smoking sections in restaurants and employee cafeterias. Bars not regulated. Permits smoking in private offices, and business conference rooms with occupants' consent. Exempts from smoking regulations gaming clubs, bingo establishments, racetracks, sports facility private boxes and smoking lounges. Regulates location of tobacco vending machines and billboards. Increases penalties for tobacco purchases by minors. Permits amendment of tobacco regulations by two-thirds vote of Legislature. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Unknown effects on public-sector health care costs and state tobacco tax revenues, depending on the extent there are changes in the consumption of tobacco products and/or exposure to second-hand smoke. State costs to enforce the measure would be around $1 million annually; local enforcement costs would probably not be significant.
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Smoking And Tobacco Products. Statewide Regulation. California Initiative 638 (1994).