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CVS Changes Name, Announces Plan To Stop Selling Tobacco Products

As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.

09/03/2014

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El Cerrito On Track To Have Strictest Smoking Rules In California

El Cerrito is going from zero to 100 in a move that would ban smoking from most public, residential and commercial areas.

08/21/2014

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Palo Alto City Council Committee Proposes Broadening Smoking Ban

A Palo Alto city council committee voted Tuesday night to significantly expand the city’s smoking ban to its downtown and commercial areas, but workers and residents have mixed feelings about the proposal.

06/18/2014

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)

E-Cigarettes To Be Banned In Areas Of Sonoma County

The unincorporated areas of Sonoma County will soon be included in a growing list of places where “vaping” of electronic cigarettes is banned in some public areas and establishments.

06/10/2014

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)

E-Cigarettes Don’t Actually Help People Quit Smoking, According To 84 Different Studies

A newly released UCSF research study shows that claims made by some electronic cigarette manufacturers—that the devices actually help people quit smoking—are unlikely.

05/13/2014

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

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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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