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Statement by the American Lung Association in California On the Death of President and CEO, Jane Warner

In the four short years she led the American Lung Association in California, she fought back efforts by the oil industry to weaken our clean air laws, she battled Big Tobacco to protect the health of children and families, and she worked tirelessly to exp
PR Newswire
added Sep 9, 2013 05:42

[California] Joel Hay: Thank you for smoking

Tobacco had the misfortune of being singled out in the Affordable Care Act as the only politically incorrect vice subject to health plan premium surcharges. Starting next year, many Americans will have a new incentive to smoke, as a result of how ACA mand
Orange County (CA) Register
added Aug 26, 2013 05:27

Pressure mounts for $2 per pack tax on cigarettes in California

Health groups are ramping up their pressure on state lawmakers for a $2-per-pack cigarette tax in California. Supporters say it hasn't been raised in 15 years, yet the cost to treat tobacco-related illnesses for the millions on Medi-Cal -- the state's h
KFSN ABC-30 (Fresno, CA)
added Aug 23, 2013 22:31

[California] Keeping the peace with secondhand smoke issues ($$)

Secondhand smoke in multi-unit housing has become a burning issue for California residents and homeowners associations. HOAs are adding provisions that ...
Orange County (CA) Register
added Aug 9, 2013 18:55

[California] Council won't ban e-cigarettes

The City Council on Tuesday rejected a proposed ban on electronic cigarettes. City Manager John Pietig recommended adding e-cigarettes to the city's ordinance restricting the use in public of tobacco and other plants or weeds that are smoked. The propos
Laguna Beach (CA) Coastline Pilot
added Aug 8, 2013 01:19

Capitol Alert: California health advocates renewing tobacco tax push

Carried by Sen. Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, the bill would channel revenue from the new tax into health care and smoking prevention programs. It is currently languishing on the suspense file. But Jim Knox, a lobbyist for the American Cancer Soc
San Luis Obispo (CA) Tribune
added Jul 25, 2013 00:18

[California] Kevin Hoover: No More Tyranny Of The Smoking Minority

All the “leave me alone” arguments smokers make also apply to the non-smokers, who want to be left alone to breathe Arcata’s naturally clean air. The smokers are introducing the conflict with their impactive habit. It is they who have to take responsibi
Arcata (CA) Eye
added Jul 21, 2013 05:11

[California] Solano renews call for FDA to ban harmful menthol in cigarettes

With the health of many kids at stake, Solano County has renewed its call to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ban menthol in cigarettes and other tobacco products. The cigarette additive has an unpleasant side effect in getting legions of kids h
Vallejo (CA) Times-Herald
added Jul 7, 2013 19:59

[California] Can electronic cigarettes help smokers kick the traditional habit?

Some ex-smokers say electronic cigarettes helped them give up traditional cigs, but there's little actual science behind the claim
Los Angeles Times
added Jul 7, 2013 19:42

[California] Did smoking-free fair work?

This year, smoking was restricted to designated areas in the parking lots. “No Smoking” signs were posted on the grounds, employees wore “Thanks for Not Smoking” buttons, security staff alerted fairgoers they saw smoking and electronic cigarettes were av
U-T San Diego [San Diego Union Tribune]
added Jul 4, 2013 23:40
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