Bill Would Raise California Cigarette Tax By $2 Per PackA 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.
Berkeley May Raise Age To Purchase Tobacco, E-Cigarettes To 21Berkeley 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.
Study Of California Teens Finds E-Cigarette Use Linked With Later SmokingTeens 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.
San Jose State University Becomes Latest Tobacco-Free CampusStudents 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.
Google Street View Catches Smoking Husband Who Swore He QuitA man who promised his wife he quit smoking was caught by Google Street View having a cigarette in their driveway.
State Lawmakers Block Bill To Regulate E-Cigarettes; SF Senator Leno Renounces His Own BillA 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.
Bills To Curb Youth Smoking Head To California Assembly CommitteeTwo 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.
Bill To Raise Smoking Age To 21 Clears California SenateCalifornia lawmakers are pushing forward a bill to raise the legal age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21.
Santa Clara County Looks At Raising Legal Age To Purchase Tobacco, E-Cigarettes To 21The 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.
Smokeless Tobacco Ban Approved For Sports Fields In San Francisco, Including AT&T ParkThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a ban Tuesday on smokeless tobacco use at sports fields, including AT&T Park.
CDC Study Finds E-Cigarette Use Among Middle, High School Students Tripled In 2014A 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.
Idea Of Taxing E-Cigarettes Like Tobacco Gets Key SupportThe 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.