If voters approve the tax measure Lance Armstrong is championing in the June primary, smokers in the nation’s most populous state will pay an extra $1 for each pack they buy, raising hundreds of millions of dollars.
The San Jose City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an ordinance that will further restrict outdoor smoking within city limits.
Hundreds of thousands of Californians who want to kick their tobacco habits have a new tool to help them do so.
The illegal sale of tobacco to minors is down to its lowest rate in California since the data was kept, according to the latest statistics from the state’s Department of Public Health.
A new tobacco report card shows most cities in Santa Clara County have made significant strides in prioritizing tobacco prevention efforts in sales of cigarettes to minors. Gilroy and Morgan Hill were the exceptions.
The city of San Francisco’s pioneering ban on tobacco sales by pharmacies has survived its latest challenge, a constitutional lawsuit by the Safeway grocery store chain.
Cigarette manufacturers, however, have denied using race or ethnicity to target customers.
Santa Clara County has launched a new TV ad campaign on the dangers of secondhand smoke, specifically aimed at parents who smoke.
Multi-unit housing owners in unincorporated Contra Costa are bound by law to protect tenants from secondhand smoke, but Denice Dennis said that many landlords apparently have not gotten the memo.
San Mateo Assemblyman Jerry Hill is proposing a law that would make it easier to suspend the tobacco licenses of stores that repeatedly sell cigarettes and other tobacco products to minors.