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.
Feds Cracks Down On Juul E-Cigarettes Popular In SchoolsFederal health officials on Tuesday announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators.
San Francisco Officials Outline Crowd-Control Plans For 4/20With as many as 15,000 people expected to visit Golden Gate Park on Friday to celebrate the first 4/20 since marijuana became legal in California, city officials are planning on how to deal with the massive crowds.
1 In 14 Women Still Smokes While Pregnant, CDC SaysAbout one in 14 pregnant women who gave birth in the United States in 2016 smoked cigarettes during her pregnancy, according to a report released Wednesday.
California Ranked 17th Healthiest State In New SurveyMassachusetts, Hawaii, Vermont, Utah and Connecticut rank as the five healthiest states, while West Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi rank the least healthy in America's Health Rankings.
Oakland Bans Sales Of Flavored TobaccoOakland has become the latest California city to ban the sale of flavored tobacco.
Protect Yourself During Disputes With Rental Car CompaniesThere’s a number of things you can do to protect yourself during disputes with rental car companies.
Lawmaker Seeks To Ban Smoking On California State Beaches, ParksMarin County Assemblymember Marc Levine wants to ban smoking on all California state beaches and state parks.
Anti-Smoking Pioneer Wins Landmark Tobacco Control LawsThis week's Jefferson Award winner is a pioneer who's worked in the anti-smoking movement for more than two decades. Serena Chen says people call her all the time and ask for help to change a law. So she harnesses her skills as a former broadcast journalist and social worker to help them get it done.
FDA To Probe Exploding E-CigarettesThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration is probing the dangers of exploding batteries in e-cigarettes, following dozens of reports of devices that have combusted, overheated or caught fire.
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.