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Santa Clara County Looks At Raising Legal Age To Purchase Tobacco, E-Cigarettes To 21

The 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.

05/19/2015

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Sonoma Ban On New Businesses Selling Tobacco Passes First Council Vote

Sonoma is a step closer to keeping new businesses from selling cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco and certain other tobacco products under a proposed law that unanimously passed the first of two city council votes.

05/19/2015

Golden Gate Park revelers celebrate '420' in San Francisco on Sunday, April 20th 2014. (Photo: Tim Ryan)

San Francisco Preps For 4/20 Celebration As Thousands Expected To Flood Golden Gate Park

A thick, smoky haze may be visible over San Francisco Monday as thousands of people are expected to flood the city for an annual 4/20 celebration for marijuana enthusiasts.

04/19/2015

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UCSF Study Declares Leonardo DiCaprio ‘Smokiest’ Actor In Hollywood

Smokefree Movies has made it their mission to get excessive smoking to garner an ‘R’ rating in films. They argue that changing the rating criteria to include tobacco use will help shield younger people from using tobacco.

03/25/2015

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BART Board Gives Final Approval To E-Cigarette Ban, First Time Violators To Pay $100 Fine

BART 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.

02/12/2015

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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.

02/09/2015

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Pot Smokers Can Now Find The Perfect Date With Tinder-Like App ‘High There!’

The app allows users to connect with like-minded pot users in their area.

02/05/2015

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Bill Would Raise Legal Smoking Age In California To 21

Senate 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.

01/29/2015

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.

11/16/2014

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

San Mateo County Supervisors Vote To Include E-Cigarettes In Smoking Ban

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to change the definition of “smoking” and “tobacco product” to include electronic smoking devices.

10/21/2014

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