UCSF Study Reveals Smokers May Suffer More Severe COVID-19 SymptomsSmoking significantly worsens COVID-19 symptoms, according to a new analysis by UC-San Francisco of the association between smoking and progression of the infectious disease.
Alameda County Supes Approve Flavored Tobacco Ban Including Menthol CigarettesThe Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to ban the sale of all flavored tobacco products - including menthol cigarettes - in the county's unincorporated areas.
Marin County Records First Bay Area Death From Vaping-Related IllnessA 45-year-old woman has died from complications related to the use of e-cigarettes, the fourth death in California from vaping related illness, Marin heath officials announced Wednesday.
CDC: Most People Who Got Sick Vaped THC Health officials announced Friday that their investigation into a recent outbreak of severe vaping-related illness was increasingly focusing on products that contain THC.
Juul Says It Would 'Fully Cooperate' After Receiving Warning Letter From FDASan Francisco-based Juul Labs Inc. said Tuesday it will "fully cooperate" with a U.S. Food and Drug Administration warning letter.
FDA Warns Juul Over Claims E-Cigarette Safer Than SmokingFederal health authorities say San Francisco-based vaping giant Juul Labs illegally pitched its electronic cigarettes as a safer alternative to smoking, including in a presentation at schools.
San Francisco Bans Sale Of E-Cigarettes, Becoming First Major US City To Do SoSan Francisco became the first major U.S. city to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes after supervisors gave the measure its second and final vote Tuesday.
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.
High School Athletes Sidelined After Smoking Cigars At GraduationSix lacrosse players were sidelined after they smoked a cigar at graduation.
Emergency Landing At San Jose Mineta Follows Passenger Smoking In BathroomA Southwest passenger breaking an FAA regulation Wednesday afternoon may have led to an emergency landing at Mineta San Jose International Airport, according to authorities.
Stylish New Vaping Devices Entice Students Into Unhealthy HabitsA new kind of vaping with sleek, easy-to-conceal devices manufactured by a San Francisco company is running rampant among students in local schools.