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This September 25, 2013 photo illustration taken in Washington, DC, shows a woman smoking an 'Blu' e-cigarette (electronical cigarette). The National Association of Attorneys General on September 24, issued a letter urging the US Food and Drug Administration to clamp down on the fast-growing e-cigarette market, saying manufacturers are enticing teenagers to smoke with cartoon characters, television ads and bubble-gum flavors. AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

UCSF Study Shows E-Cigarettes A Youth Gateway To Regular Smoking, Nicotine Addiction

Electronic cigarettes, which have been touted as way to help regular cigarette smokers kick the habit, may be driving young people toward traditional smoking and nicotine addiction, according to new study by the University of California, San Francisco.

03/24/2014

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Daly City Considers Banning E-Cigarettes, Fears Boom of Vape Shops

The mayor of Daly City said Friday his community needs to take a stand against the growing number of vape stores fleeing south as neighboring San Francisco considers an e-cigarette ban.

03/14/2014

(CBS)

3rd-Graders Caught Smoking Pot In Sonora School Bathroom

Three third-grade students in a Sonora elementary school were busted for smoking pot in the school’s bathroom.

03/05/2014

In this photo illustration a woman smokes an electronic cigarette. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

SF Supervisor Wants E-Cigarettes Regulated Like Other Tobacco Products

San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar planned to introduce legislation to regulate the use and sale of electronic-cigarettes in the city.

03/03/2014

In this photo illustration a woman smokes an electronic cigarette. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Richmond Votes In Tough Ban On E-Cigarettes

The city of Richmond has voted to ban electronic cigarettes in enclosed public spaces, including fenced parks.

12/04/2013

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California Campaign To Curb Smoking Focuses On LGBT Community

A new health campaign launched in California has the goal of curbing smoking. While that goal may be nothing new, the target audience is.

11/25/2013

(AP)

Illegal Tobacco Sales To Youth Drop In San Francisco

Despite the drop over the last two years, the city still lags far behind the statewide average.

07/03/2013

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Bill To Ban Smoking In California Condos, Apartments Defeated

A proposal that sought to ban smoking in apartments and condominiums has failed in an Assembly committee.

04/17/2013

In this photo illustration a woman smokes an electronic cigarette. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Contra Costa County Supervisors Zap Use Of E-Cigarettes

Contra Costa County Supervisors took steps Tuesday in Martinez to short-circuit the use of e-cigarettes in places where smoking is prohibited.

03/19/2013

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San Francisco Supes Look To Strengthen Already Tough Smoking Laws

Two pieces of legislation addressing smoking in San Francisco will come before the city’s Board of Supervisors at its first regular meeting of the new year Tuesday.

01/15/2013

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