VETOED	DATE: 10/12/2009

To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 400 without my signature.

While I support restricting access of electronic cigarettes to
children under the age of 18, I cannot sign a measure that also
declares them a federally regulated drug when the matter is currently
being decided through pending litigation.

Items defined as "tobacco products" are legal for anyone over the age
of 18.  If adults want to purchase and consume these products with
an understanding of the associated health risks, they should be able
to do so unless and until federal law changes the legal status of
these tobacco products.

For this reason, I am unable to sign this bill.


Arnold Schwarzenegger