Tobacco

Patrons at the Hookah Nites Cafe smoke hookah pipes January 18, 2006 in San Jose. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Santa Clara County Bans Sale Of Flavored Tobacco Products Often Marketed Towards Young People

Santa Clara County has become the first jurisdiction in the western United States to adopt a law banning the sale of flavored tobacco products that are often marketed towards young people, a county spokeswoman said Thursday.

11/06/2014

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Healdsburg City Officials Ban Tobacco Sales To Anyone Under 21

The Healdsburg City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday night that will ban the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21 making it the first city in California to do so.

10/22/2014

In this photo illustration a woman smokes an electronic cigarette. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

San Mateo County Supervisors Vote To Include E-Cigarettes In Smoking Ban

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to change the definition of “smoking” and “tobacco product” to include electronic smoking devices.

10/21/2014

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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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Marin County Approves Ban On Tobacco Sales In Pharmacies In Some Areas

Marin County’s Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance Tuesday banning the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies in the unincorporated area of the county.

08/06/2014

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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KCBS In Depth: UCSF Dr. Stanton Glantz On Smoking And The Tobacco Industry

50 years after the Surgeon General’s report labeled cigarettes as a cause of serious health problems, one UCSF doctor says the problem still persists because the tobacco industry remains politically powerful.

02/17/2014

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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California Campaign To Curb Smoking Focuses On LGBT Community

A new health campaign launched in California has the goal of curbing smoking. While that goal may be nothing new, the target audience is.

11/25/2013

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