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.
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.
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.
The city of Richmond has voted to ban electronic cigarettes in enclosed public spaces, including fenced parks.
A new health campaign launched in California has the goal of curbing smoking. While that goal may be nothing new, the target audience is.
Despite the drop over the last two years, the city still lags far behind the statewide average.
A proposal that sought to ban smoking in apartments and condominiums has failed in an Assembly committee.
San Francisco supervisors on Monday planned to consider an ordinance that would inform would-be renters who is smoking in the building.
The Petaluma City Council on Monday night unanimously passed an ordinance that bans smoking in apartments and other units of multi-family dwellings, as well as in hotels and motels.
Police are searching for at least two suspects who got away with thousands of dollars in cigarettes this morning in Benicia, a police lieutenant said.