Low Nicotine Cigarettes Could Help Smokers Quit, New Study SaysA new study might help the push for regulations to limit nicotine in cigarettes. Researchers found that smokers who switched to special low-nicotine ones wound up smoking less and were more likely to try to quit.
Bill Would Raise California Cigarette Tax By $2 Per PackA bill to raise California's cigarette tax by $2 per pack was introduced Wednesday in the state Senate, a hike that supporters say would curb smoking deaths and critics argue would place an unnecessary burden on consumers and small businesses.
Berkeley May Raise Age To Purchase Tobacco, E-Cigarettes To 21Berkeley City Councilman Jesse Arreguin proposed Tuesday to ban the sale of tobacco to youths under 21, saying there’s been an alarming increase of underage tobacco use, including a large jump in the use of electronic cigarettes.
San Jose State University Becomes Latest Tobacco-Free CampusStudents at San Jose State University will no longer be allowed to smoke or vape on campus this upcoming school year, as the school’s tobacco-free policy went into effect.
Google Street View Catches Smoking Husband Who Swore He QuitA man who promised his wife he quit smoking was caught by Google Street View having a cigarette in their driveway.
Bills To Curb Youth Smoking Head To California Assembly CommitteeTwo California bills aimed at reducing youth smoking by regulating e-cigarettes and boosting the legal smoking age to 21 will get a crucial legislative hearing Wednesday.
Bill To Raise Smoking Age To 21 Clears California SenateCalifornia lawmakers are pushing forward a bill to raise the legal age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21.
Santa Clara County Looks At Raising Legal Age To Purchase Tobacco, E-Cigarettes To 21The 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.
Sonoma Ban On New Businesses Selling Tobacco Passes First Council VoteSonoma 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.
San Francisco Preps For 4/20 Celebration As Thousands Expected To Flood Golden Gate ParkA 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.
UCSF Study Declares Leonardo DiCaprio ‘Smokiest’ Actor In HollywoodSmokefree 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.
BART Board Gives Final Approval To E-Cigarette Ban, First Time Violators To Pay $100 FineBART 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.