Oakland Bans Sales Of Flavored TobaccoOakland has become the latest California city to ban the sale of flavored tobacco.
Protect Yourself During Disputes With Rental Car CompaniesThere’s a number of things you can do to protect yourself during disputes with rental car companies.
Lawmaker Seeks To Ban Smoking On California State Beaches, ParksMarin County Assemblymember Marc Levine wants to ban smoking on all California state beaches and state parks.
Anti-Smoking Pioneer Wins Landmark Tobacco Control LawsThis week's Jefferson Award winner is a pioneer who's worked in the anti-smoking movement for more than two decades. Serena Chen says people call her all the time and ask for help to change a law. So she harnesses her skills as a former broadcast journalist and social worker to help them get it done.
FDA To Probe Exploding E-CigarettesThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration is probing the dangers of exploding batteries in e-cigarettes, following dozens of reports of devices that have combusted, overheated or caught fire.
Industry Fears State E-Cigarette Tax Favors Smoking Over VapingThe vaping industry estimates the tax could hike up the price by more than 60 percent on the battery-operated devices and liquids, making it more expensive to vape than smoke.
E-Cigs Could Help Quitters Avoid Typical Weight Gain, Research SuggestsBritish researchers have discovered a new way e-cigarettes can help smokers who want to quit.
Bay Area Startup Designs Device To Help Smokers QuitA Bay Area startup is hoping to help smokers kick the habit using technology.
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.

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