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.
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.