Livermore Considering Ban On Flavored Tobacco, E-Cigarette SalesThe Livermore City Council on Monday night will consider the addition of a new ordinance to ban the sales of all flavored tobacco products and electronic delivery devices in the city while introducing a 1,000-foot buffer zone between tobacco retailers and sites like schools and libraries.
Lake Tahoe Installing 250 Receptacles to Better Banish Butt LitterA conservation group at Lake Tahoe along and several water suppliers plan to start distributing 250 cigarette butt collection canisters around the lake this summer.
Tobacco Giant Altria Buys $12.8 Billion Stake In San Francisco-Based JuulThe market value of San Francisco-based Juul, which sells more than 70% of the cartridge-based e-cigarettes in the United States, took a major jump Thursday after the nation's largest cigarette company bought a 35 percent share of the company.
California Tobacco Tax Rises To $2.87 Per Pack The price of a pack of cigarettes is about to go up in California.
Industry Fears State E-Cigarette Tax Favors Smoking Over VapingThe vaping industry estimates the tax could hike up the price by more than 60 percent on the battery-operated devices and liquids, making it more expensive to vape than smoke.
E-Cigs Could Help Quitters Avoid Typical Weight Gain, Research SuggestsBritish researchers have discovered a new way e-cigarettes can help smokers who want to quit.
Tobacco-Related Illnesses Killing More Blacks Than AIDS, Violence & Other CancersSome African-American public health leaders say too many Black people are dying from tobacco-related diseases, and feel that not much attention has been paid to the issue.
Cigarettes To Cost $7 Per Pack In Sonoma County Starting In 2018New regulations meant to make cigarettes more expensive and difficult for minors to obtain have been approved in Sonoma County.
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.
Cigarette Tax Proponents Push For $2-Per-Pack IncreaseProponents of an effort to raise California’s cigarette tax have launched a new effort to raise the cigarette tax by $2 a pack, this time with support from wealthy donor Tom Steyer.
Low Nicotine Cigarettes Could Help Smokers Quit, New Study SaysA new study might help the push for regulations to limit nicotine in cigarettes. Researchers found that smokers who switched to special low-nicotine ones wound up smoking less and were more likely to try to quit.