Common Sense Kids Action Blasts Assembly Business and Professions Committee for Failing to Act on Bill to Drastically Reduce Children’s Exposure to Tobacco Products
Statement from James P. Steyer, Founder and CEO of Common Sense Media
The following statement was released by Common Sense founder and CEO James Steyer today in reaction to the Assembly Business and Professions Committee's failure to even vote on Senate Bill 1400 (Wieckowski), a bill rated "For Kids" which would have drastically reduced children's exposure to tobacco products:
"We want to thank Senator Wieckowski for leading the charge in keeping tobacco products away from our kids. What happened today in the Assembly Business and Professions Committee is another example of our legislators failing to make kids the top priority. Instead of supporting common sense legislation to help address the pediatric epidemic of tobacco use, Assembly Business and Professions Committee members sided once again with convenience store owners and the political bullies from the tobacco industry. It's clear that Sacramento needs a watchdog to fight for our kids. That's why Common Sense Kids Action will continue working to expose anyone—including those special interests—who take actions like this one that are so obviously against kids."