Tobacco

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Poll Shows California Voters Support Tobacco Tax, Term Limits Measures

California voters appear ready to approve two statewide initiatives on the June 5 ballot, Proposition 28 to shorten legislator term limits and Proposition 29 to increase cigarette taxes, according to a new poll.

05/31/2012

Cigarette, Tobacco generic

Phil Matier: Study Finds Tobacco Tax Money Not Going To Prevention Measures

KCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier looks at exactly where money is being spent from California’s tobacco tax.

05/29/2012

Dr. LaDonna Porter (No on Proposition 29)

Gov. Brown Ousts Anti Prop. 29 Doctor From Advisory Panel

Gov. Jerry Brown has booted a doctor from a state advisory panel after she appeared in industry-funded television ads slamming a proposed tobacco tax to fund cancer research.

05/11/2012

Cigarette, Tobacco generic

HealthWatch: Hypnotherapist Credited For Kicking Addictions

Two prominent Bay Area residents say hypnotherapy was the key to helping them kick an unhealthy addiction to chewing tobacco.

05/08/2012

Cigarette, Tobacco generic

Tobacco Industry Raises Millions To Fight Proposition 29

If voters approve the tax measure Lance Armstrong is championing in the June primary, smokers in the nation’s most populous state will pay an extra $1 for each pack they buy, raising hundreds of millions of dollars.

05/08/2012

(Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

HealthWatch: UCSF Doctor Says It’s Time To Regulate Sugar

A new commentary published online in the Feb. 1 issue of Nature says sugar is just as “toxic” for people as the other two, so the government should step in to curb its consumption.

02/02/2012

smoking

San Francisco Rent Board Sides With Smokers In State Ordinance Disputes

San Francisco landlords who want to ban smoking entirely on a property will not be able to evict a tenant who smokes if smoking was allowed in the apartment when the tenant signed a lease.

12/15/2011

(AP)

Tobacco Sales to Minors in California Fall to Record Low

The illegal sale of tobacco to minors is down to its lowest rate in California since the data was kept, according to the latest statistics from the state’s Department of Public Health.

09/23/2011

Manager Bruce Bochy #15 of the San Francisco Giants. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Hypnotism Helps Giants Skipper Bochy, Staff Quit Tobacco

Ask Bruce Bochy if he has a dip and San Francisco’s skipper offers up a standard response: “I don’t do that anymore.”

CBS San Francisco–08/08/2011

(AP)

Gilroy, Morgan Hill Get Failing Grades On Youth Tobacco Use

A new tobacco report card shows most cities in Santa Clara County have made significant strides in prioritizing tobacco prevention efforts in sales of cigarettes to minors. Gilroy and Morgan Hill were the exceptions.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/27/2011

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