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[California] GLANTZ: CalPERS, against staff advice, votes to completely divest tobacco stocks; sees industry in decline

they invited me to make a formal presentation to the Committee and worked with me to prepare the materials in a way that would most effectively address the Committee’s likely questions. (My submission is here.) At the end of this process, the staff rec
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Dec 20, 2016 22:17
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California Public Employees' Retirement System voted on Monday to broaden its restrictions on tobacco investments, opposing a recommendation by the pension fund's staff to reinvest in the controversial asset.

Yahoo! Finance
added Dec 20, 2016 16:20
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[California] AUDIO: CalPERS "Quit Tobacco" 16 Years Ago - Might Start Again

Sixteen years after divesting from tobacco stocks, California's largest public pension fund may end the "ban." Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter has more on a decision set to happen today.
KVCR (San Bernardino, CA)
added Dec 19, 2016 23:10

[California] Stanford Researchers Work On Solving Lithium-Ion Battery Explosions

The batteries have been blamed for a growing number of injuries to people using a wide variety of devices, from e-cigarettes, to laptops, cellphones and hoverboards. Austin Sendek, a Stanford doctoral candidate, said the problem lies in the use of liqui
Channel 2000 (KCBS) (Los Angeles, CA)
added Dec 19, 2016 23:10

[California] Man burned in Prunedale while smoking, filling gas tank

A man was airlifted to a hospital Saturday morning with severe burns. The man was smoking a cigarette while filling his gas tank when he was engulfed in flames just after 9 a.m. on Reese Circle in Prunedale, the California Highway Patrol said. After catc
The KSBW Channel
added Dec 18, 2016 16:38

[California] Man severely burned after smoking at gas pump, report says

PRUNEDALE, Calif. - A California man found out the hard way why it's not a good idea to smoke while filling up your car. The unidentified victim was severely burned at a gas station in Prunedale, California after becoming engulfed in flames, according t
WKBW-TV Channel 7 (Buffalo, NY)
added Dec 18, 2016 16:34

[California, Florida, New York] The US plans to ban smoking in public housing — but will it work?

NYCHA declined to comment on whether it will provide smoking cessation programs when the ban goes into place. Other public housing authorities with smoke-free policies say that they use education, counseling, and smoking cessation to help residents quit.
The Verge (Vox Media)
added Dec 17, 2016 21:00

[California] Lamar Odom seen puffing on cigarette at rehab facility as it's revealed he'll address 'his demons', overdose and Kardashians on TV's The Doctors

Lamar Odom has been spotted taking a cigarette break outside the rehab facility where he is currently receiving treatment.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 17, 2016 20:40
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[California] ANGELIDES: The many reasons why CalPERS shouldn’t reinvest in tobacco

California saw through those arguments in the 1980s, and our state and the world were better for it. As the nation’s largest public pension fund, CalPERS has a special responsibility to strive to invest in ways that meet its fiduciary obligations, but al
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Dec 17, 2016 07:08

[California] Treasurer Chiang Sends Letter to CalPERS Board Calling for Sale of All Investment in Tobacco Companies

State Treasurer John Chiang sent a letter to a California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) board calling for the complete divestment of all indirect and direct investment in tobacco companies. “I continue to believe that investing in tobacc
Tri County (CA) Sentry
added Dec 17, 2016 07:04
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