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.
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.
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.
BART Board Gives Final Approval To E-Cigarette Ban, First Time Violators To Pay $100 FineBART directors voted unanimously Thursday to give final approval to an ordinance that allows the transit agency to ban electronic cigarettes on its trains and in its stations.
Bill Would Raise Legal Smoking Age In California To 21Senate Bill 151 from state Senator Ed Hernandez would make California the first state in the country to raise the minimum smoking age as high as 21.
Santa Clara County Bans Sale Of Flavored Tobacco Products Often Marketed Towards Young PeopleSanta Clara County has become the first jurisdiction in the western United States to adopt a law banning the sale of flavored tobacco products that are often marketed towards young people, a county spokeswoman said Thursday.
San Mateo County Supervisors Vote To Include E-Cigarettes In Smoking BanThe San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to change the definition of “smoking” and “tobacco product” to include electronic smoking devices.
Contra Costa County Supes Tighten Rules On Secondhand Smoke Contra Costa County's Board of Supervisors passed a strict new smoking ordinance Tuesday.
SF Supervisor Wants E-Cigarettes Regulated Like Other Tobacco ProductsSan Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar planned to introduce legislation to regulate the use and sale of electronic-cigarettes in the city.
San Ramon Man Accused Of Slashing Teen In Fight Over E-CigaretteA 20-year-old San Ramon man was arrested after he allegedly cut a teen with a knife during a fight over a stolen e-cigarette, police said Friday.
KCBS In Depth: UCSF Dr. Stanton Glantz On Smoking And The Tobacco Industry 50 years after the Surgeon General’s report labeled cigarettes as a cause of serious health problems, one UCSF doctor says the problem still persists because the tobacco industry remains politically powerful.
Illegal Tobacco Sales To Youth Drop In San FranciscoDespite the drop over the last two years, the city still lags far behind the statewide average.
Contra Costa County Supervisors Zap Use Of E-Cigarettes Contra Costa County Supervisors took steps Tuesday in Martinez to short-circuit the use of e-cigarettes in places where smoking is prohibited.