E-smoke, tobacco bills on the move

Hang on to your hats, California smokers — a cyclone of tobacco legislation is blowing through the Golden State. Moves to crack down on electronic cigarettes, further regulate smokes in the workplace, raise the legal age to buy cigarettes to 21 years old and create new tobacco taxes all won support from the Senate health Read More »

California health officials to launch campaign against ‘vaping’

California’s top public health officer called Wednesday for a “bold public education campaign” to inform Californians about the health effects of electronic cigarettes, which have grown increasingly trendy in recent years. The devices, also known as vape pens and hookah pipes, contain at least 10 chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects, according to Read More »