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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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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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AP: Tobacco Tax Fails in Vote Count

June 22, 2012 | 1:14 pm

AP: Tobacco Tax Fails in Vote Count

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by Hannah Dreier Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ A closely-watched effort to impose a new tax on tobacco to pay for cancer research in the nation’s most populous state has failed by six tenths of a percentage point. The Associated Press determined Friday that California’s Proposition 29, backed by cycling legend Lance Armstrong, had […]

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