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.
Study: Only Fraction Of Teens Who Vape Inhale Nicotine; Most Smoke Just FlavoringHealth officials warn that electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices are poisoning kids with nicotine. But new research suggests that most teens aren't vaping nicotine at all but using sweet and fruity flavors like strawberry, chocolate cake and bubble gum.
UCSF Study Finds E-Cigarettes Not Helping Smokers QuitWhile electronic cigarettes have been marketed as a way to quit smoking cigarettes, a new study from UCSF finds vaping may have the opposite effect.
Health Watchdog Group Finds Cancer-Causing Chemicals E-CigarettesSmoking e-cigarettes or "vaping" is hazardous to your health according to a Bay Area health watchdog group.
Berkeley May Raise Age To Purchase Tobacco, E-Cigarettes To 21Berkeley City Councilman Jesse Arreguin proposed Tuesday to ban the sale of tobacco to youths under 21, saying there’s been an alarming increase of underage tobacco use, including a large jump in the use of electronic cigarettes.
Study Of California Teens Finds E-Cigarette Use Linked With Later SmokingTeens who use e-cigarettes are more likely than others to later smoke conventional cigarettes and other tobacco products, a study at 10 Los Angeles high schools suggests.
San Jose State University Becomes Latest Tobacco-Free CampusStudents at San Jose State University will no longer be allowed to smoke or vape on campus this upcoming school year, as the school’s tobacco-free policy went into effect.
State Lawmakers Block Bill To Regulate E-Cigarettes; SF Senator Leno Renounces His Own BillA California legislative panel opted not to vote Wednesday during a heated hearing on a bill that would regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products after lawmakers gutted its key provision.
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.
Santa Clara County Looks At Raising Legal Age To Purchase Tobacco, E-Cigarettes To 21The proposal, introduced by Supervisor Ken Yeager, calls to raise the legal age to buy tobacco and electronic smoking devices from 18 to 21 in unincorporated areas of the county.
CDC Study Finds E-Cigarette Use Among Middle, High School Students Tripled In 2014A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration has found a stunning rise in the use of e-cigarettes among middle and high school students.
Idea Of Taxing E-Cigarettes Like Tobacco Gets Key SupportThe debate over how to classify and regulate E-cigarettes continues, but one particular state lawmaker is looking for ways to increase taxes on them similar to the sin tax on tobacco.