Discarded Cigarette Sparked Petaluma Neighborhood FireA carelessly discarded cigarette tossed from vehicle on Highway 101 was the likely source of a firestorm that roared through a Petaluma neighborhood, authorities announced Thursday.
Lawsuit: American Spirit Cigarettes Unhealthy Despite ‘Natural’ ClaimsPlaintiffs says the company behind American Spirit is misleading smokers into believing their products are healthier than other tobacco products by using words like 'additive free.'
Bill Would Raise California Cigarette Tax By $2 Per PackA bill to raise California's cigarette tax by $2 per pack was introduced Wednesday in the state Senate, a hike that supporters say would curb smoking deaths and critics argue would place an unnecessary burden on consumers and small businesses.
Homeless Man Arrested For Allegedly Starting Big Sur Wildfire With CigaretteA transient was arrested Monday for allegedly starting a small fire that burned forest land in Big Sur in March.
Man Caught Reading Porn Magazine With Child In El Cerrito Safeway Women's BathroomAn El Sobrante man was arrested at a Safeway in El Cerrito over the weekend after allegedly reading a pornographic magazine while accompanied by a small child in the women’s restroom, smoking a cocaine-laced joint and stealing a soda, police said Tuesday.
Elderly Woman Critically Injured In Hayward Fire Caused By CigaretteAn elderly woman was critically injured in a fire apparently caused by a cigarette at her home in Hayward on Thursday night, a fire department spokesman said Friday.
Cigarette Sparks San Jose Apartment Fire Firefighters extinguished a two-alarm fire at an apartment building in San Jose early Tuesday morning, a fire captain said.
Vacaville Woman, Dog Killed In Fire Caused By Lit CigaretteA fire in a house that killed a Vacaville woman Monday was unintentional and most likely caused by a lit cigarette, Vacaville police said.
Teen Burned With Cigarette During SF Pacific Heights Robbery Three men were robbed at gunpoint and one was burned with a cigarette at a park in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood on Tuesday night, police said.
Dropped Cigarette Thought To Be Cause Of SF Tenderloin Apartment FireA fire in a 6-storey apartment building that injured one resident and a firefighter in San Francisco Sunday morning was probably caused by a cigarette dropped into a lightwell, fire officials said.
Cigarette Blamed For Fire Injuring Elderly Antioch ManA 73-year-old man was critically injured in an apartment fire in Antioch early Friday morning, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District officials said.
San Francisco Judge Upholds Cigarette SurchargeA San Francisco judge has upheld the city's 20-cent-per-pack surcharge on cigarettes.

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