Proposed Ballot Measure Would Triple California’s Tobacco TaxAnti-smoking advocates have collected enough signatures for a ballot measure to raise California's cigarette tax by $2 per pack.
Health Watchdog Group Finds Cancer-Causing Chemicals E-CigarettesSmoking e-cigarettes or "vaping" is hazardous to your health according to a Bay Area health watchdog group.
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.
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.
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.
E-Cigarettes To Be Banned In Areas Of Sonoma CountyThe unincorporated areas of Sonoma County will soon be included in a growing list of places where “vaping” of electronic cigarettes is banned in some public areas and establishments.
UCSF Study Shows E-Cigarettes A Youth Gateway To Regular Smoking, Nicotine AddictionElectronic cigarettes, which have been touted as way to help regular cigarette smokers kick the habit, may be driving young people toward traditional smoking and nicotine addiction, according to new study by the University of California, San Francisco.
San Francisco Supervisors Approve Restrictions On E-CigarettesThe practice of smoking electronic cigarettes without any restrictions may soon end in San Francisco under an ordinance unanimously approved by the city’s board of supervisors Tuesday afternoon.
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.
Richmond Votes In Tough Ban On E-CigarettesThe city of Richmond has voted to ban electronic cigarettes in enclosed public spaces, including fenced parks.
E-Cigarettes Included In UC Smoking BanThe University of California has added electronic cigarettes to the campus-wide smoking ban that goes into effect next year.
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.