Study Links Rise In Cigarette Tax With Decline In Infant MortalityWhen it costs more to smoke, fewer babies die, according to a new study that links rising cigarette taxes with declines in infant mortality.
Legislation Introduced To Push Age For Tobacco Purchases From 18 To 21 In San FrancsicoSan Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener Tuesday introduced legislation that would raise the purchasing age for tobacco from 18 to 21.
San Francisco Looks At Raising Age For Buying Tobacco To 21San Francisco is considering raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21.
FDA Clears Sale Of New Snus Smokeless Tobacco ProductsThe FDA cleared the sale of eight varieties of snus, or teabag-like pouches of loose tobacco, from Swedish Match. Snus is a spitless, moist powder. Users keep it under their lip and leave it there for it to release the nicotine slowly.
Gov. Brown Signs Bill Banning Smokeless Tobacco Use In State's Pro Baseball StadiumsA bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Monday prohibits smokeless tobacco use at California’s five professional baseball stadiums, both for those on the field and fans in the stands.
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.