Industry Fears State E-Cigarette Tax Favors Smoking Over VapingThe vaping industry estimates the tax could hike up the price by more than 60 percent on the battery-operated devices and liquids, making it more expensive to vape than smoke.
E-Cigs Could Help Quitters Avoid Typical Weight Gain, Research SuggestsBritish researchers have discovered a new way e-cigarettes can help smokers who want to quit.
Tobacco-Related Illnesses Killing More Blacks Than AIDS, Violence & Other CancersSome African-American public health leaders say too many Black people are dying from tobacco-related diseases, and feel that not much attention has been paid to the issue.
Cigarettes To Cost $7 Per Pack In Sonoma County Starting In 2018New regulations meant to make cigarettes more expensive and difficult for minors to obtain have been approved in Sonoma County.
San Francisco Looks At Raising Age For Buying Tobacco To 21San Francisco is considering raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21.
Cigarette Tax Proponents Push For $2-Per-Pack IncreaseProponents of an effort to raise California’s cigarette tax have launched a new effort to raise the cigarette tax by $2 a pack, this time with support from wealthy donor Tom Steyer.
Low Nicotine Cigarettes Could Help Smokers Quit, New Study SaysA new study might help the push for regulations to limit nicotine in cigarettes. Researchers found that smokers who switched to special low-nicotine ones wound up smoking less and were more likely to try to quit.
Google Street View Catches Smoking Husband Who Swore He QuitA man who promised his wife he quit smoking was caught by Google Street View having a cigarette in their driveway.
Bills To Curb Youth Smoking Head To California Assembly CommitteeTwo California bills aimed at reducing youth smoking by regulating e-cigarettes and boosting the legal smoking age to 21 will get a crucial legislative hearing Wednesday.
Bill To Raise Smoking Age To 21 Clears California SenateCalifornia lawmakers are pushing forward a bill to raise the legal age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21.
BART Board Gives Final Approval To E-Cigarette Ban, First Time Violators To Pay $100 FineBART directors voted unanimously Thursday to give final approval to an ordinance that allows the transit agency to ban electronic cigarettes on its trains and in its stations.
Bill Would Raise Legal Smoking Age In California To 21Senate Bill 151 from state Senator Ed Hernandez would make California the first state in the country to raise the minimum smoking age as high as 21.

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