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The California State Parent Teacher Association (California PTA) has officially joined the Campaign to Protect California Kids in urging voters to say “YES” on a November ballot initiative that will protect kids from Big Tobacco. 
Carol Green, President of the California PTA, released the following statement: 
“We believe that every child deserves to have a healthy place to live, learn, and thrive. That means our students – whether at home or at school – should be free of Big Tobacco’s deceptive marketing practices, aimed at hooking kids on highly-addictive, candy-flavored nicotine products. Our schools have been ground zero for the youth e-cigarette epidemic, where every day we confront the challenge of students who struggle with addiction to nicotine. That’s why the California PTA is proud to stand with a strong coalition of parents and public health leaders in this battle to get Big Tobacco out of our schools and to protect our childrens’ health.”
If the measure passes, a bipartisan and overwhelmingly popular statewide law called SB 793 will finally take effect. The law will end the sale of candy-flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cheap sweet cigars, and minty-menthol cigarettes, across the state of California.
A strong coalition led by the American Heart Association, American Lung Association, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council, Parents Against Vaping e-cigarettes, and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is urging a YES vote on the impending referendum to keep our kids safe and healthy.

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