Bay Area Among Nation's 10 Worst Regions For Air PollutionThe San Francisco Bay Area ranks among the top 10 most polluted regions in the country, according to a report issued Wednesday by the American Lung Association.
Anti-Smoking Pioneer Wins Landmark Tobacco Control LawsThis week's Jefferson Award winner is a pioneer who's worked in the anti-smoking movement for more than two decades. Serena Chen says people call her all the time and ask for help to change a law. So she harnesses her skills as a former broadcast journalist and social worker to help them get it done.
El Cerrito On Track To Have Strictest Smoking Rules In CaliforniaEl Cerrito is going from zero to 100 in a move that would ban smoking from most public, residential and commercial areas.
Outdoor Air Quality: Is America Suffocating Itself?This spring, runny eyes and a stuffed up nose may not be the result of seasonal allergens.
Bay Area Coastal Counties Score High Marks For Air QualityThe Bay Area's topography has helped it maintain better overall air quality than other parts of the state, this according to an annual report out from the American Lung Association. But there are still a lot of things individuals can do to help us breathe easier.
Tobacco Companies Spent Millions To Sway CA VotersA new report from the American Lung Association found that contributions from big tobacco companies topped $100 million over the past decade, including nearly $60 million to defeat Proposition 86.
Bay Area Coastal Air Improves, But Inland Air Still ProblematicA national report card says that overall the Bay Area's air quality is steadily improving, but the inland counties still get a failing grade for having too much ozone in the air.