Robbers Take Over Palo Alto Smoke Shop, Pistol-Whip ClerkEight people stormed into a Palo Alto smoke shop, pistol-whipped the store clerk, and made off with merchandise and cash from the register, police said Friday.
Walnut Creek Officials Approve Ban On Selling Flavored Tobacco, Vaping ProductsAmid rising concerns over teenage vaping, the Walnut Creek City Council has unanimously approved a ban on the sale of favored tobacco and electronic smoking devices within city limits.
Walnut Creek Considers Ban On Selling Flavored Tobacco, Vaping ProductsThe Walnut Creek City Council on Tuesday will consider banning the sale of favored tobacco and electronic smoking devices within city limits.
California Sues US Regulator in Bid to Deter 'Ghost Guns'Backed by the fathers of two slain children, California's attorney general sued the Trump administration on Tuesday in an effort to crack down on "ghost guns" that can be built from parts and make it difficult to track or regulate owners.
San Jose, 3 Other Cities Sue to Stop Spread of Ghost GunsSan Jose and three other cities sued the federal government Wednesday to stop the proliferation of what are advertised as easy-to-assemble guns that require no serial numbers or background checks.
California On Track To Ban Flavored Tobacco ProductsThe California Assembly passed a flavored tobacco ban on Monday. The ban faces one more vote in the Senate before heading to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk.
Oakland Bans Sale Of Flavored, Menthol Tobacco Products In Tobacco Stores, PharmaciesThe Oakland City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to ban the sale of flavored and menthol tobacco products at all tobacco stores and pharmacies.
Feds Seek Breakup Of Altria-Juul Deal On Antitrust GroundsU.S. business regulators are suing to break up the multibillion-dollar deal between tobacco giant Altria and San Francisco e-cigarette startup Juul Labs.
UCSF Study: Juul Delivers More Nicotine To Blood Than Cigarettes, Other E-CigsA new study finds the company's products delivers significantly more nicotine to the blood per puff than other e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes.
Study: E-Cigarettes Increase Risk Of Lung Disease; Vaping Combined With Smoking Triples RiskA new study on the health effects of e-cigarettes shows vaping significantly increases the risk of developing chronic lung diseases, according to University of California, San Francisco researchers.
Crackdown On E-Cigarette Sales Sought By San Jose City CouncilmemberA San Jose city councilmember has initiated a process to try and limit or ban the sale of e-cigarettes within the city.
Gov. Newsom Announces Campaign Warning Public Of Vaping DangersCalifornia will spend $20 million on a public awareness campaign about the dangers of vaping nicotine and cannabis products and step up efforts to halt the sale of illicit products amid a rise in vaping-related illnesses.
Juul CEO Apologizes To Parents Of Teens Addicted To VapingThe CEO of San Francisco-based Juul is apologizing to parents of teenagers who have become addicted to his company's vaping products.
Livermore Bans Flavored Tobacco Sales, Enacts School Buffer Zone For RetailersThe Livermore City Council unanimously voted Monday night to ban the sales of all flavored tobacco products and electronic delivery devices citywide and introduce a 1,000-foot buffer zone between tobacco retailers and sites like schools and libraries.
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.