Living with a host family – good questions to ask

California Laws

The legal age for drinking alcohol is 21 in California. Do not bring alcohol into your home without the permission of your host family.

The legal age for smoking cigarettes is 18 in California. Do not smoke inside your host family’s home unless they give you permission.

In California, it is against the law for anyone to smoke inside a public building. Also, when outside, smokers must smoke away from buildings so that other people cannot breathe in the smoke.

Any form of drugs (except prescription medicine) is illegal. You can be arrested for using drugs and may go to jail.