Secondhand smoke


Tobacco Smoke Exposure In Womb Increases Diabetes Risk, UC Davis Researchers Find

A new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis and the Public Health Institute found women exposed to tobacco smoke from their parents in the womb have are at higher risk for diabetes.


Ryme Windham smokes marijuana at 4:20 pm outside at Hempfest on April 20, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Meg Roussos/Getty Images)

UCSF Study Suggests Secondhand Marijuana Smoke As Bad As Tobacco Smoke For Heart Health

Breathing secondhand marijuana smoke may be just as bad for your heart as tobacco smoke, according to preliminary research from UCSF.



Contra Costa County Supes Tighten Rules On Secondhand Smoke

Contra Costa County’s Board of Supervisors passed a strict new smoking ordinance Tuesday.


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SF Considers Strict Outdoor Smoking Ban – Except For Medical Pot

Smoking anything other than medically-prescribed marijuana at San Francisco street fairs, festivals and other outdoor events held on city property would be banned under new legislation before the Board of Supervisors.



San Jose Further Restricts Outdoor Smoking

The San Jose City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve an ordinance that will further restrict outdoor smoking within city limits.



Strict Alameda Smoking Ban Takes Effect In 2012

Fines for anyone caught violating the ordinance range from $100 to $500.


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Santa Clara County Cities Recognized For Efforts To Curb Secondhand Smoke

The percentage of smokers is down in Santa Clara County and a number of Silicon Valley cities are being recognized for their health-conscious efforts.



Closer Look: San Francisco Hookah Lounges Snuffed Out

San Francisco’s Department of Health has snuffed out the city’s burgeoning hookah scene. Last month, nearly two dozen hookah lounges were told to close their doors.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/03/2011


ConsumerWatch: SJ Condo Tenants Bans Smoking Over Secondhand Fears

Residents of a new Bay Area condo development have declared victory in a battle over secondhand smoke.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–07/26/2011


Bill Lets California Landlords Ban Smoking In Units

The state Senate has approved a bill that would let landlords ban smoking on their properties, including inside rental units.

CBS San Francisco–05/09/2011