New restrictions will treat e-cigarettes the same as cigarettes.
Ordinance forbids smoking in multi-unit buildings. The law includes measures to get smokers on board.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]