New California sales tax on e-cigarettes will fund CalHealthCares Student Loan Repayment Grant, other health care programs

A bill imposing a sales tax on e-cigarettes sold in California was signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom and will take effect July 1, 2022. The new tax will provide ongoing funding for the CalHealthCares Student Loan Repayment Grant and other education and health care programs in the state.

October 12, 2021 Tobacco

Sale of flavored tobacco products in California now prohibited by law

Despite Big Tobacco’s multimillion-dollar advertising campaign to stop legislation that would ban the sale of flavored tobacco products in California, the Legislature passed and Gov. Gavin Newsom quickly signed Senate Bill 793 into law last Friday. 

September 3, 2020 Tobacco

CDA-supported bill prohibiting sale of flavored tobacco products passes key hurdle

The fight against Big Tobacco and its deceptive tactics and targeting practices continues with CDA joining a large coalition of health care, youth and community organizations to support legislation that would prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes, in California. 

August 13, 2020 Tobacco

$300K opportunity for dentists who relocate, commit to Medi-Cal

California dentists who are willing to relocate, expand or establish a new practice to an area of highest patient need and commit to serving Medi-Cal beneficiaries for at least 10 years can apply in January 2020 to receive up to $300,000 in grant funding through the state’s CalHealthCares program to support related costs.

September 24, 2019 Tobacco