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San Francisco Approves E-Cigarette Regulations

March 19, 2014 | 12:00 pm

San Francisco Approves E-Cigarette Regulations

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New restrictions will treat e-cigarettes the same as cigarettes.

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Berkeley Passes Residential Smoking Ban — and Takes Steps to Enforce It

December 6, 2013 | 10:45 am

Berkeley Passes Residential Smoking Ban — and Takes Steps to Enforce It

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Ordinance forbids smoking in multi-unit buildings. The law includes measures to get smokers on board.

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March 14, 2013 | 3:57 pm

A Guide to California’s Proposed Ban on Smoking in Apartments

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It’s move-in day. You’re sitting in the great new condo you just bought. And suddenly you catch a whiff of cigarettes coming from next door. If you’re a healthy-living type, your home-buyer happiness may be gone in a puff of smoke. Now California Assemblyman Mark Levine, D-Marin, is trying to address that problem with a […]

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SF Supes Give Initial Approval to Smoking Ban at Some Street Fairs, Festivals

January 16, 2013 | 10:06 am

SF Supes Give Initial Approval to Smoking Ban at Some Street Fairs, Festivals

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SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) The San Francisco Board of Supervisors  gave unanimous initial approval on Tuesday to two pieces of legislation addressing smoking in the city. The first item will ban smoking at certain street fairs and festivals in the city, including the Haight-Ashbury Street Fair and the Fillmore Jazz Festival. The legislation requires various events […]

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December 14, 2012 | 12:49 pm

Videos: New Anti-Tobacco Ads Target Calif. Ethnic Groups

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Daggers fly at an Asian man holding a cigarette. A Hispanic smoking father discovers that his child has asthma. An African American woman laments the absence of her deceased father, a smoker, at her wedding. With images like these, Tobacco Free California, which is funded by a cigarette tax, is trying to combat persistent smoking […]

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As Tobacco Sales Fall, State Budget Suffers

February 20, 2012 | 9:56 am

As Tobacco Sales Fall, State Budget Suffers

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By Kendall Taggert, California Watch Fewer smokers is bad news for California’s budget. A major bond rating agency sounded an alarm this month, saying the state may have borrowed more than $4 billion against settlement money that might never materialize. A little more than a decade ago, 46 state attorneys general reached a settlement with […]

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December 21, 2010 | 3:51 pm

Among Low California Smoking Rates, One Famous County Lags

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The California Department of Health yesterday announced the state’s smoking prevalence rate, which has hit an all-time low of 13.1 percent, the lowest in the nation next to Utah’s. (Check out the data here and here.) Lots of local newspaper stories are trumpeting their individual county’s triumph over tobacco addiction. Marin — superlative! San Mateo […]

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