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Google Street View Catches Smoking Husband Who Swore He Quit

A man who promised his wife he quit smoking was caught by Google Street View having a cigarette in their driveway.

07/21/2015

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)

State Lawmakers Block Bill To Regulate E-Cigarettes; SF Senator Leno Renounces His Own Bill

A California legislative panel opted not to vote Wednesday during a heated hearing on a bill that would regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco products after lawmakers gutted its key provision.

07/08/2015

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Bills To Curb Youth Smoking Head To California Assembly Committee

Two 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.

07/08/2015

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Bill To Raise Smoking Age To 21 Clears California Senate

California lawmakers are pushing forward a bill to raise the legal age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21.

06/02/2015

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Santa Clara County Looks At Raising Legal Age To Purchase Tobacco, E-Cigarettes To 21

The 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.

05/19/2015

Mark DeRosa #7 of the San Francisco Giants uses smokeless tobacco during warm ups.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Smokeless Tobacco Ban Approved For Sports Fields In San Francisco, Including AT&T Park

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a ban Tuesday on smokeless tobacco use at sports fields, including AT&T Park.

04/21/2015

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)

CDC Study Finds E-Cigarette Use Among Middle, High School Students Tripled In 2014

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration has found a stunning rise in the use of e-cigarettes among middle and high school students.

04/16/2015

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Idea Of Taxing E-Cigarettes Like Tobacco Gets Key Support

The debate over how to classify and regulate E-cigarettes continues, but one particular state lawmaker is looking for ways to increase taxes on them similar to the sin tax on tobacco.

03/31/2015

Manager Davey Johnson of the Washington Nationals takes a pinch of chewing tobacco as he watches from the dugout in the eighth inning of his team's 5-4 win over the Miami Marlins in game 2 of their day-night doubleheader at Nationals Park on September 22, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

Full Tobacco Ban Proposed At All MLB Ballparks In California

Tobacco is already banned a minor league events, and is strongly discouraged in MLB, but Assemblyman Tony Thurmond, D-Richmond, wants to make the ban formal at the highest level of the game in California.

02/24/2015

A baseball player using smokeless tobacco. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

San Francisco May Ban Tobacco At All Baseball Venues

As professional baseball players begin Spring Training, a San Francisco supervisor is expected to propose legislation banning tobacco use in all city venues where baseball is played.

02/24/2015

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