Tobacco

A shop owner sells a pack of cigarettes to a customer in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bill Would Raise California Cigarette Tax By $2 Per Pack

A bill to raise California’s cigarette tax by $2 per pack was introduced Wednesday in the state Senate, a hike that supporters say would curb smoking deaths and critics argue would place an unnecessary burden on consumers and small businesses.

08/27/2015

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Berkeley May Raise Age To Purchase Tobacco, E-Cigarettes To 21

Berkeley City Councilman Jesse Arreguin proposed Tuesday to ban the sale of tobacco to youths under 21, saying there’s been an alarming increase of underage tobacco use, including a large jump in the use of electronic cigarettes.

08/25/2015

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Study Of California Teens Finds E-Cigarette Use Linked With Later Smoking

Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely than others to later smoke conventional cigarettes and other tobacco products, a study at 10 Los Angeles high schools suggests.

08/18/2015

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San Jose State University Becomes Latest Tobacco-Free Campus

Students at San Jose State University will no longer be allowed to smoke or vape on campus this upcoming school year, as the school’s tobacco-free policy went into effect.

08/04/2015

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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

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