Tobacco-Related Illnesses Killing More Blacks Than AIDS, Violence & Other CancersSome African-American public health leaders say too many Black people are dying from tobacco-related diseases, and feel that not much attention has been paid to the issue.
Proposed Ballot Measure Would Triple California’s Tobacco TaxAnti-smoking advocates have collected enough signatures for a ballot measure to raise California's cigarette tax by $2 per pack.
FDA Announces Crackdown On Electronic CigarettesThe federal government on Thursday announced sweeping new regulations for electronic cigarettes that could upend the multibillion-dollar industry and for the first time require e-cigarette makers to submit their products for a safety review.
Gov. Brown Raises Legal Age To Buy Tobacco To 21The governor of California on Wednesday approved raising the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21.
Smoking, Drones Banned From East Bay Regional ParksEast Bay Regional Park District directors have voted to ban smoking and drones and to increase the number of single-track bike rails in parks.
Smoking Could Make Finding A Job More Difficult, Study ShowsIf you’re a smoker, your habit may be burning your job prospects.
Cigarettes To Cost $7 Per Pack In Sonoma County Starting In 2018New regulations meant to make cigarettes more expensive and difficult for minors to obtain have been approved in Sonoma County.
Most Californians Support Raising Smoking Age To 21, KPIX 5 Poll FindsAfter California lawmakers approved a proposal to raise the state’s smoking age from 18 to 21, a new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll find most Californians in support.
21: California Lawmakers Vote To Raise Smoking AgeCalifornia lawmakers voted Thursday to make the nation's most populous state the second to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21 as part of a sweeping package of measures they are considering to crack down on tobacco.
$2 Per Pack Tobacco Tax Proposed For California SmokersWith fewer people smoking these days, the amount of tax revenue that California gets from tobacco sales is going up in smoke - but that could soon change.
San Francisco Raises Age To Buy Tobacco To 21The Board Of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved a measure raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products within San Francisco's city limits to 21 years old.
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.