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California tobacco tax backers unveil new campaign

a coalition of labor and health advocates unveiled on Thursday a campaign to impose a $2-a-pack cigarette tax through legislation or a ballot initiative. “Smoking-related disease remains the world’s most preventable cause of disease,” Dr. Richard Thorp,
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Nov 21, 2014 01:34

California health and child-welfare agency may seek increase in tobacco tax

With smoking on the decline and cigarette sales continuing to fall in California, a state health and child-welfare agency that relies on tobacco taxes for funding is exploring new ways to get money.
Los Angeles Times
added Nov 20, 2014 09:58

Some California Politicians Find Tobacco Money Hard To Resist

six candidates for the State Assembly each accepted $4,100 from tobacco giant Philip Morris just before Election Day. All of them are Democrats. Knox pointed out Republicans take tobacco money, too. Since July, the California Republican Party has receiv
KPBS TV/FM (San Diego, CA)
added Nov 20, 2014 09:57

[California] Last coastal city holdout may reconsider smoking ban

Oceanside is expected to re-evaluate in December its decision not to ban restaurant patio smoking. City Council considered a no-smoking ordinance in June 2013, but the item did not receive a motion for a vote. Oceanside is the only North County coastal c
Coast News (Encinitas, CA)
added Nov 18, 2014 16:17

TRANSCRIPT: UC Report Says Program to Diminish Tobacco Use in California Is Fading (PDF)

(Glantz): "The ability of the state to actively engage the tobacco industry through the state tobacco program has been about cut in half." Less cash means a much smaller media budget. Advertising on radio and billboards has been eliminated, with a n
California Healthline
added Nov 18, 2014 11:12

UCSF Report Says Program To Diminish Tobacco Use in California Is Fading

researchers said efforts to raise additional money have failed, in part because of increased willingness among state legislators to accept tobacco industry campaign donations. The report includes comments from: Kimberly Amazeen, vice president of public p
California Healthline
added Nov 18, 2014 11:10
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[California] Study links air pollutants with childhood obesity rates

Long-term exposure to near-roadway pollution and secondhand tobacco smoke correlates to childhood obesity, according to a study released last week by researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Daily Trojan (University of Southern California)
added Nov 16, 2014 21:40

[California] USD campus to be smoke-free in 2015

Smokers on University of San Diego’s campus will have to find a new place to puff next fall. A new tobacco policy will go into effect at USD beginning in August 2015. While the current policy falls in accordance with California law, which bans smoking wi
The Vista (University of San Diego)
added Nov 15, 2014 08:34

[California] Parks Commission Reaffirms Unenforced Smoking Ban in 6-2 Vote

The City of Turlock Parks Arts and Recreation Commission met Wednesday reaffirming and updating a smoking ban in City parks on a 6-2 vote recommending that the Turlock City Council take action. The recommendation made by PARC is an updated ban on cigaret
added Nov 14, 2014 16:39

[California] Nonsmokers In Automobiles Are Exposed to Significant Secondhand Smoke

Nonsmokers sitting in an automobile with a smoker for one hour had markers of significantly increased levels of carcinogens and other toxins in their urine, indicating that secondhand smoke in motor vehicles poses a potentially major health risk accordin
University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)
added Nov 14, 2014 09:12
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