Tobacco

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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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BART Board Gives Final Approval To E-Cigarette Ban, First Time Violators To Pay $100 Fine

BART 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.

02/12/2015

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Tobacco Smoke Exposure In Womb Increases Diabetes Risk, UC Davis Researchers Find

A new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis and the Public Health Institute found women exposed to tobacco smoke from their parents in the womb have are at higher risk for diabetes.

02/09/2015

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Bay Area Lawmaker Proposes Banning E-Cigarettes In California Bars, Public Buildings

SB140 by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, would classify the devices that heat liquid nicotine into vapor as tobacco products similar to cigarettes. That would prohibit Californians from using the devices in restaurants, buses, hospitals and other places they cannot smoke.

01/27/2015

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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