City Council to consider smoking ordinance
Cañon City Daily Record - June 14, 2015
The Cañon City Council will consider first reading of an ordinance amending
the Municipal Code to redefine entryways as they pertain to smoking along businesses
on Main Street during its meeting at 6 p.m. Monday.
enough to vote, but not to smoke it could happen in California
Sacramento Bee - June 12, 2015
If we allow people to go fight for our country at 18, if we allow people to
vote at 18, we should allow people to choose for themselves if they want to
smoke, said Eggman, who served four years as a medic. If I can ask you to die
for your country, who am I to ask you not to smoke? No one disputes that tobacco
shortens life spans and encourages a host of potentially lethal diseases. The
central question Senate Bill 151 poses to lawmakers is not whether tobacco use
is desirable but whether Californians the state otherwise treats as adults should
have the freedom, if they wish, to purchase and consume a harmful substance.
e-cigs like tobacco
Chico News & Review - June 11, 2015
Some people view electronic cigarettes as a healthier alternative to tobacco.
Not Natalie. She joined KLEANKids Leading Everyone Against Nicotineat Bidwell
Junior High. As the year progressed, she learned more about e-cigarettes.
crafting a new tobacco ordinance
San Jose Mercury News - June 11, 2015
Saratoga will soon have an ordinance that targets the sale and use of tobacco
and tobacco products.
Chews Over Plan to Ban Tobacco at Ballparks
Patch.com - June 10, 2015
The baseball games where smokeless tobacco would be banned could ... Smoking
use has gone down among young people, but smokeless tobacco has not ...
Cajon making stand to up legal age to buy tobacco
U-T San Diego - June 10, 2015
El Cajon, one of the most progressive cities in regulating the sales of cigarettes
and tobacco products, has come out in support of a bill that looks to raise
the legal age to buy tobacco in the state from 18 to 21.
Gatos shorts: Vaping regulations set to take effect
San Jose Mercury News - June 10, 2015
An amendment to the town's smoking ordinance takes effect June 18, which means
going forward electronic cigarettes will be regulated in the same manner as
traditional cigarettes. Hookahs and other so-called "vaping" devices
are also covered by the revised ordinance.
votes to include e-cigarettes, vaping within Chico's smoking prohibitions
Chico Enterprise-Record - June 10, 2015
The committee voted 2-1 with Andrew Coolidge dissenting to modify the city's
smoking regulations to include vaping and e-cigarettes, with a clause to model
Diego Committee Considers Loosening Tobacco Restrictions, Adding E-Cigarette
KPBS - June 9, 2015
The city of San Diego's Public Safety Committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday
on a new tobacco ordinance. It would lift a 1,000-foot buffer zone around schools,
playgrounds and other youth-oriented facilities that prohibits retailers from
selling tobacco products. It would also strike advertising regulations within
the buffer zone and a requirement that cigarette ads be in black and white.
Last summer the National Association of Tobacco Outlets sent a letter to the
city pointing out that the rules were likely unconstitutional. The U.S. Supreme
Court struck down similar rules in Massachusetts in 2001, saying they violated
commercial speech protections. But the amended ordinance would bring e-cigarettes
and vaping accessories under city regulation for the first time.
Clara Co. supes pass ordinance raising legal tobacco purchasing age
KTVU San Francisco - June 9, 2015
Starting next year, anyone buying tobacco products and electronic smoking devices
in unincorporated Santa Clara County must be at least 21 years old. The Santa
Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance Tuesday that
will raise the age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. The ordinance
goes into effect on Jan. 1., 2016 and does not apply to incorporated cities
within the county.
Fresno Bee - June 9, 2015
Judy Xiongs letter to the editor Unhealthy casino was very sad. Until 13 years
ago, I was a smoker. I still go to a casino every now and then. In her letter,
she complains about being greeted with toxic smoke upon entering the casino
and wishes Table Mountain would go smoke free. The Peppermill in Reno tried
that. It was advertised as the first smoke-free casino. It was also the first
smoke-free casino to close its doors.
advocate's lawsuit against Glendale councilman over termination dropped
Glendale News Press - June 9, 2015
A lawsuit filed by a former tobacco outreach worker at Glendale Adventist Medical
Center who was fired after he published an opinion column criticizing the City
Council has been settled out of court, while a related case against Mayor Ara
Najarian has been dropped.
County Event Center for public use, say supervisors
TheReporter.Com - June 9, 2015
It's definitely being loved and used. Additionally, the board discussed including
the county's new smoke-free policy into the event center's policy and procedures
Affairs Committee to consider adding e-cigarettes to Chico's smoking bans
Chico Enterprise-Record - June 9, 2015
Electronic cigarettes may be added to the citys smoking regulations, pending
a discussion by the Internal Affairs Committee on Wednesday.
Campus Community Sees
a Positive Difference with Smoke Free Policy
UCR Today (press release) - June 9, 2015
A survey of nearly 2,000 students, staff, and faculty at UC Riverside has revealed
a significant portion of the campus community has noticed a decrease in second-hand
smoke exposure after UCR became a smoke and tobacco free university in 2014.
Council member wants smokeless tobacco out of LA baseball
Los Angeles Times - June 9, 2015
A Los Angeles City Council member wants the city to throw out smokeless tobacco
use in baseball venues, as San Francisco did last month.
of the bills advancing in California Legislature
Santa Cruz Sentinel - June 6, 2015
SB140 by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, to ban e-cigarettes in public spaces.
approves bill to ban chewing tobacco at California ...
Daily Journal - June 6, 2015
The California Assembly has approved legislation that would ban the use of chewing
tobacco at California ballparks. Thurmond's bill originally called for a ban
on e-cigarettes as well, but it was modified. The legislation advances to the
state Senate. Think your friends should see ...
May Raise Smoking Age To 21
Tech Times - June 5, 2015
The California State Senate has voted to approve a bill to raise the minimum
legal age for buying cigarettes and other tobacco products from the current
18 years to 21. In a related action, the California Senate also voted to approve
a bill that would subject e-cigarettes to the same licensing requirements as
tobacco products and ban them from the same smoke-free areas in bars, restaurants
hospitals and other public and work places that currently disallow cigarettes.
Shasta City Council approves ordinances, talks about water
Mount Shasta Herald - June 4, 2015
The ordinance that prohibits smoking marijuana in public passed unanimously.
Council member Tim Stearns pointed out that this involves smoking only, not
other methods of marijuana consumption.
the California Smoking Age to 21, San Bruno?
Patch.com - June 4, 2015
... city of Livermore recently designated a downtown non-smoking area while
two Southern California cities took action against e-cigarettes. If you use
River College to join ranks of nonsmoking campuses
Sacramento Bee - June 4, 2015
ARC will prohibit smoking, chewing tobacco, e-cigarettes and similar products
throughout the campus starting Jan. 1. The ban extends to outdoor spaces, ...
Lawmakers fixated on smoking
Press-Enterprise - June 4, 2015
Senate Bill 140, also by Sen. Leno fortunately term-limited in a year would
regulate e-cigarettes as cigarettes. Except e-cigarettes arent cigarettes because
they dont contain tobacco. And as Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff of Diamond
Bar noted, E-cigs are used by people trying to kick the tobacco habit. These
and hundreds of other bills are more evidence the state needs to return to a
part-time Legislature to limit such mischief.
Beach City Council roundup
Beach Reporter - June 4, 2015
A scheduled public hearing to discuss amending current municipal code forbidding
cigarette sales to minors to include the sales of e-cigarettes and expand the
definition of smoking to include e-cigarettes was rescheduled to July 14. No
reason was given for the delay, and no written or verbal public comment was
submitted. The item first appeared on the April 28 Council meeting agenda.
passes bill banning smokeless tobacco at ballparks
Sacramento Bee - June 4, 2015
... Assembly floor, he had taken amendments that narrowed the legislation's
scope by exempting e-cigarettes and by allowing tobacco use at non-professional
Senate approves bills to crack down on tobacco use
San Francisco Chronicle - June 3, 2015
The Democratic-controlled state Senate approved two proposals Tuesday to crack
down on tobacco use among young people by increasing the minimum smoking age
from 18 to 21 and restricting where electronic cigarettes can be used.
Passes Bill Protecting Public Against Exposure to E-Cigarettes
CA Senator Mark Leno - June 2, 2015
Senate Bill 140, authored by Senator Mark Leno, addresses growing health concerns
related to e-cigarettes by ensuring they are accurately defined as tobacco products
and fall under the state's existing smoke-free laws.
Jose City Council approves ban on tobacco coupons
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News - June 3, 2015
City Council overwhelmingly approved banning tobacco coupons from San Jose bars
and clubs but not before a lengthy discussion about the legal risks of controlling
the tobacco industry's flashy new advertising method.
Jose, Calif. Could Make Tobacco Sampling Illegal
halfwheel.com - June 2, 2015
The ordinance also includes electronic cigarettes and other nicotine delivery
devices. San Jose is the third largest city in California with a population
just over ...
Senate approves bill to raise smoking age to 21
SFGate - June 2, 2015
SACRAMENTO - California would increase the minimum smoking age to 21 ... said
the bill would mean 18 year olds who can serve in the military, vote and enter
into contracts would not be able to make a decision about whether to smoke.
Fresno Bee - June 2, 2015
I was first welcomed by the strong odor of cigarette smoke that immediately
triggered my allergies. ... A few feet away, a man was smoking. ... wearing
masks and where pregnant women are not restricted because of secondhand smoke?
Hollister to ban tobacco sales in pharmacies
Benitolink: San Benito County News - June 1, 2015
The report notes that 78 percent of independently-owned pharmacies in the state
have become tobacco free, though tobacco products are still sold in 94 percent
council makes changes to smoking ordinance
The Union of Grass Valley - June 1, 2015
In 2010, Nevada City passed an ordinance banning smoking in the downtown historical
district due to complaints from residents and local merchants.
Jose smoking crackdown: Free cigarettes in bars could be next to go
San Jose Mercury News - June 1, 2015
City officials want to drive tobacco companies out of San Jose's bars and clubs,
especially from gay bars where they're handing out coupons for reduced-price
cigarettes. The City Council on Tuesday will consider an initiative to ban the
distribution of tobacco coupons, samples or free cigarettes from all San Jose
businesses. Councilman Raul Peralez said the measure reduces the risk of young
adults getting hooked on smoking.
seeks to prohibit tobacco sales in pharmacies
Benitolink: San Benito County News - May 31, 2015
The Hollister City Council on Monday, June 1 will consider amending municipal
code to curtail the issuance or reissuance of tobacco retail licenses to local
pharmacies, effectively snuffing out tobacco sales at the four Hollister pharmacies
that have not already independently decided to stop selling those products.
in Sonoma, sleepless in the Springs; Dispatch from ...
Sonoma Valley Sun - May 28, 2015
The Sonoma City Council passed a tobacco ordinance to limit to the sale of regular
and e-cigarettes, namely to curb underage smoking. Existing retailers will have
to buy a $246 annual license. And no new licenses will ever be issued, so if
selling cherry or chocolate flavored e-cigs was in your business plan, forget
it Another provision outlaws the sale of a single cigar of less than $5. The
thinking there, if there was any, is that a kid (required by law to show an
I.D., but never mind) cant scrape up that kind of cash.
Days of Smoking at Tiki-Ti are Coming to an End
LA Weekly - May 28, 2015
Do Y'all remember the April fools joke we had a couple of years ago about no
more smoking at the Tiki Ti? Yeah, well as of June 1, the Tiki Ti will be a
non smoking bar, just like everyone else. No joke. You can still smoke outside,
but this will be our last "indoor smoking" week at the Ti.
Police Issue Smoking Citations
El Vaquero - May 28, 2015
As the first community college in the area to prohibit on-campus smoking, for
both ... Today, the smoking ban is common knowledge for Glendale College ...
City Council approves economic plan, recommends formula ...
The Union of Grass Valley - May 28, 2015
The Nevada City Council recommended a formula business ordinance to the city
... to a smoking ordinance that prohibits smoking in the city's historical district.
council to consider pharmacy tobacco ban
Hollister Free Lance - May 28, 2015
Look back for more on the ceremony and Nob Hill's decision about tobacco products.
... other advocates for policies banning tobacco-related sales in pharmacies.
... She said selling tobacco products contradicts pharmacies' mission. ... Tags:
Tobacco Ban, Tobacco Pharmacies, Cigarette Ban, Hollister, San Benito County.
Alert: Suspense bills face the chopping block in appropriations ...
Sacramento Bee - May 27, 2015
... undocumented immigrants, legalize assisted suicide for terminally ill patients,
raise the minimum smoking age to 21 and place new restrictions on e-cigarettes,
95 percent smoke-free, according to task force
New University Online - May 27, 2015
UCI's smoke-free policy task force issued an update last week, citing a 95 ...
task force instituted a policy that banned tobacco products as well as e-cigarettes,
Shop Suffers 'Hostile Takeover'
SF Weekly - May 27, 2015
The feeling is of a disorderly social club, but this is true marijuana royalty.
... of the last dispensaries in the city to offer an onsite smoking lounge for
Approves Policy for a Smoke-Free Campus
KCBA - May 21, 2015
The Hartnell Community College Governing Board has announced that they approved
a policy to make their campus smoke-free. It recognizes that smoke from cigarettes,
pipes, and/or cigars, vapor from e-cigarettes, and smokeless tobacco products
are hazardous to health; therefore, it is ...
Sonoma Index-Tribune - May 21, 2015
A last-ditch effort by e-cigarette retailers to stamp out a new Sonoma tobacco
ordinance went up in smoke Monday, as the City Council unanimously approved
tighter restrictions on the sale of nicotine products.
tightens rules on tobacco retailers
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - May 18, 2015
They argued it was unfair to bundle e-cigarettes with other tobacco products
and restrict their sale in town. However, council members said they wanted those
legislators must break tobacco money addiction
Sacramento Bee - May 18, 2015
Unfortunately, a committee where the tobacco industry has undue influence has
already drastically weakened a bill that would ban tobacco use in baseball ...
Clara County Supervisor Hopes to Raise Age for Tobacco ...
NBC Bay Area - May 18, 2015
Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager will propose an ordinance Tuesday that
would ban tobacco and e-cigarette sales to anyone under 21. Yeager says ...
perspective: Foster City's discriminatory smoking ban exemption
San Mateo Daily Journal - May 18, 2015
Our council unanimously (5-0) passed an amendment to the smoking ban that ...
and townhomes with shared common walls, ventilation, floors or ceilings..
Calif. Will Vote on Prohibiting New Tobacco Retailers
halfwheel.com - May 17, 2015
In addition, tobacco product advertisements would be prohibited, and the sale
of cheap, flavored tobacco products would have new restrictions placed on them.
City scrutinizes vaping as debate stirs
Santa Clarita Valley Signal - May 17, 2015
As e-cigarettes become more and more popular, Santa Clarita Valley public agencies
are continuing to examine how, or whether, to regulate their use.
to consider smoking ban in apartments
San Mateo Daily Journal - May 16, 2015
Following in the footsteps of other local jurisdictions, Burlingame is considering
becoming the next city in San Mateo County to ban smoking in apartment buildings
and other multi-unit housing developments. Officials say the impetus for considering
the policy, which will be discussed at the City Council meeting Monday, May
18, is to protect apartment residents from exposure to secondhand smoke.
31 is World No Tobacco Day
Daily Democrat - May 16, 2015
Every year, communities around the world mark May 31 as World No Tobacco Day,
highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for
effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. Now, with electronic cigarettes
enabling more and more youth to get hooked on ... businesses and at parks, has
reduced youth access to tobacco products and has ... efforts to protect workers
and residents from e-cigarette secondhand vapors.
Insight: Healthy, positive change in San Benito County
Hollister Free Lance - May 15, 2015
... she worked with Nob Hill in Hollister to get the store to ban tobacco sales.
She also pushed for a citywide ban of tobacco sales in the seven local pharmacies
Shasta council recognizes police, advances ordinances
Mount Shasta Herald - May 15, 2015
Council unanimously approved the first readings of five new city ordinances
that were created with the intention to reduce unpleasant interactions with
the transient population. One would prohibit individuals from smoking marijuana
in any public place within the city limits, even if they are in possession of
a medical recommendation.
City swears in new police officer, approves county traffic ... ($$)
The Union of Grass Valley - May 14, 2015
In other business, council members approved a corrected version of an ordinance
which prohibits smoking in additional outdoor areas in the city. The council
Gatos: E-cigarettes will be regulated by the town
San Jose Mercury News - May 13, 2015
The town of Los Gatos is set to regulate electronic cigarettes in the same manner
as regular cigarettes. The Los Gatos Town Council voted unanimously to amend
the smoking ordinance that was approved in November 1991. The regulations would
apply to hookahs and other so-called "vaping" devices as well.
to ban smoking in apartments still up in the air
Palo Alto committee not ready to expand city's restrictions but agrees to
add e-cigarettes to existing bans
Palo Alto Online - May 13, 2015
Smokers in Palo Alto's apartment complexes need not snuff out their cigarette
butts just yet. Having already prohibited smoking at local parks, outdoor dining
areas, downtown arteries and open space preserves, city officials on Tuesday
considered expanding the ban to multi-family homes. But with too many details
still up in the air, a City Council committee balked at adding the new restriction
at this time. Members of the Policy and Services Committee were less reluctant,
however, to add e-cigarettes to the city's existing smoking restrictions.
Bans Sale of E-Cigarettes and Flavored Tobacco Near Parks, Schools
KQED - May 13, 2015
Berkeley is moving ahead to ban the sale of e-cigarettes and flavored tobacco
products within 1,000 feet of parks or schools. But after hearing from numerous
business owners Tuesday night who said theyd fold without tobacco sales, the
City Council dialed back a proposal to ban all tobacco sales in those areas.
To Regulate E-Cigarettes Is Facing Stiff Resistance in California [AUDIO]
California Healthline - May 13, 2015
In a California Healthline report by Erika Kelly, experts discussed the legislative
effort to ban electronic-cigarette vaping in public -- the same regulation imposed
extends ban on public smoking to deter vagrants
Coast News (blog) - May 13, 2015
OCEANSIDE City Council action to extend the no smoking ordinance will do more
than stop smoking. City Council unanimously approved banning smoking within
the pier amphitheater and adjacent plaza on May 6. This not only eliminates
the dangers of secondhand smoke and the litter of cigarette butts, but also
deters vagrants from gathering and loitering in these areas.
you for not smoking
CSULA University Times - May 12, 2015
Smoking is a topic that has been debated for years, and students should be concerned
when others are smoking in prohibited areas. With secondhand smoke ...
planners to review vape shop's permit
San Jose Mercury News - May 12, 2015
Milpitas Planning Commission is scheduled to review the conditional use permit
... as e-cigarettes or vaporizer cigarettes that are battery-operated, reusable
lowdown: Berkeley council on the city budget, nicotine sales restrictions, ...
Berkeleyside - May 12, 2015
Council is set to adopt, on first reading, a new law that would limit sales
of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes near schools and parks. The law,
which would go into effect Jan. 1, 2016, would require any retailer who sells
Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems to buy a tobacco license ($498). In addition,
sale of nicotine products would be prohibited under the new law within 1,000
feet of schools and public parks. Violating the ordinance would be classified
as a public nuisance. Council will also consider building a 1- to 2-year grace
period into the law to minimize economic hardship. According to city staff,
Approximately 75% of licensed tobacco retailers in Berkeley operate within 1,000
feet of a school or public park. Currently the City has 84 active TRLs (excluding
pharmacies). Elimination of 75% of these would result in annual revenue reduction
of approximately $31,374. ...
tobacco banned from premises of San Francisco ballparks
World Tech Today - May 11, 2015
In this realm, explicit ban of e-cigarettes have already been incorporated.
The idea is to ban tobacco use, wherever baseball or any other game is played.
Boardman: Reports of California's demise are greatly ...
The Union of Grass Valley - May 11, 2015
... at work: The new state health ad campaign against vaping really pounds Big
Tobacco. I particularly like the name of the website: StillBlowingSmoke.com
Health Groups Push $2 Tobacco Tax Hike
Public News Service - May 10, 2015
The Save Lives California Coalition just filed papers with the state attorney
general to ask voters to hike taxes on traditional tobacco products and on e-cigarettes
in the US: San Francisco bans chewing tobacco in ball parks
Christian Science Monitor - May 9, 2015
San Francisco has become the first city in the nation to outlaw chewing tobacco
from its playing fields, including AT&T Park, home to the San Francisco
Giants. Stanford University banned all tobacco sales last year, The Christian
Science Monitor reported: According to recent report published by the American
Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, at least 1,182 college campuses around the US
have adopted a 100 percent smoke-free policies, nearly double the rate of smoke-free
campuses in 2011. Of those 1,182 smoke-free campuses, 811 are completely tobacco-free.
inconsistent Libertarians of Convenience
Los Angeles Times - May 9, 2015
San Francisco it's easy to pick on San Francisco has banned cigarette smoking
at outdoor ... E-cigarettes contain no tobacco and produce no smoke.
Beach City Council discusses TOT, bollards and meeting ...
Beach Reporter - May 9, 2015
A public hearing to amend the municipal code regarding cigarette sales to include
e-cigarettes was rescheduled at the beginning of the meeting. Councilwoman ...
out tobacco, e-cigarette sales to youth
Coast News (blog) - May 8, 2015
A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that
the percentage of teens using e-cigarettes tripled from 2013 to 2014. In addition,
e-cigarettes are not limited to being sold behind the counter. Nearly 25 percent
of observed Escondido retailers placed e-cigarettes on the check-out counter,
and an additional 6 percent also placed the products on the sales floor or by
soda, slushies or candy.
City Council moves ahead on parks, chickens
Lodi News-Sentinel - May 7, 2015
A section that would ban smoking in city parks except for in designated areas
during ... Mounce recommended the section of the ordinance banning smoking be
Smoking is Cool: The Real E-cigarettes
Los Cerritos News - May 7, 2015
I was watching a movie in the Lifetime channel and I noticed an advertisement
on E-cigarettes and it caught my attention. This commercial compared E-cigarettes
to tobacco products. The comparison made me wonder what is in E-cigarettes and
what is the big fuss about. I was under the assumption that smoking E-cigarettes
were safe because it contains no tobacco.
Earth Festival honors 'Rooted Living'
Davis Enterprise - May 7, 2015
UCD is emphasizing a zero-tolerance policy on drugs and alcohol, and the campus
is smoke- and tobacco-free, a policy that includes e-cigarettes. * No camping
College considering tobacco-free campus [VIDEO]
KSBY San Luis Obispo News - May 7, 2015
A recent survey found 56 percent of students are in favor of having a tobacco-free
campus, while 44-percent are in favor of keeping designated smoking areas.
Voice: Cut tobacco use by Palm Springs youth
The Desert Sun - May 6, 2015
Perhaps the answer to this lies in the fact that tobacco is the least regulated
dangerous substance in the nation. Tobacco may kill four times as many people
as alcohol, but the selling of liquor requires a $20,000 dollar initial license
fee and a $1,000 annual renewal fee, while no such license exists in the city
of Palm Springs for tobacco. Because of this, the city has one of the highest
rates of tobacco sales to minors in the county. However, if a Tobacco Retail
Licensing ordinance gets adopted by the city, then selling tobacco to minors
will no longer be a problem. Adopted by every city in Riverside County except
six, the TRL program drastically reduces the amount of tobacco sold to minors.
code edits suggested
Malibu Surfside News - May 6, 2015
By and large, the Planning Commission suggested the code be edited such that
alcohol or tobacco cannot be purchased at or inside the dispensary itself, along
UC Riverside Recognized
for Health & Wellness by the American Heart Association
UCR Today (press release) - May 7, 2015
UCR has proved its dedication to wellness through becoming a smoke and tobacco
free campus, and dedicating a full-time wellness program coordinator.
looks to full compliance with smoke-free policy
Fairfield Daily Republic - May 6, 2015
The plan includes signage, a communications plan and offering smoking ... youth
from second-hand smoke at county locations that are frequented by children.
Shop Restrictions Loosened
Malibu Times - May 6, 2015
The ordinance, which was originally sent back to Planning Department staff in
... -No smoking, vaporization or consumption of medical marijuana in any form
free policy to be implemented in Solano County
Vallejo Times Herald - May 5, 2015
Solano County continues to aim for smoke free environment and county leaders
have taken the next step on in a two-year plan. The Solano County Board of ...
vapor pens safer than cigarettes?
Lodi News-Sentinel - May 5, 2015
Dear T2T: I am kind of thinking about trying one of those vapor pens. I smoke
cigarettes occasionally but the pens seem to be pretty safe from ...
Proposes Ballot Initiatives To Increase Calif. Cigarette Tax
California Healthline - May 5, 2015
On Monday, the Save Lives California coalition submitted two proposed ballot
initiatives to increase the state's tobacco tax by $2 per pack, the Los Angeles
Times' "PolitiCal" reports
Lawmakers Considering Statewide Rules for Medical Marijuana
California Healthline - May 5, 2015
... proposed ballot initiatives to increase the state's tobacco tax by $2 per
pack. ... the Assembly voted to broaden the state's ban on e-cigarette sales
Whats the big deal?
Sonoma State Star - May 5, 2015
Before I began college, I couldnt have identified an e-cigarette if I saw one.
In my first semester at San Jose State, I sat next to a student who was openly
smoking an e-cigarette in my community health class, to my surprise. Since I
didnt know much about e-cigarettes, he was nice enough to explain how they work.
While smoking a traditional cigarette in a classroom is unthinkable, much less
a health class, e-cigarettes have emerged as a strangely acceptable practice.
I fear this trend will erode the progress that has been made over decades in
the fight against tobacco.
Cigarette butt waste - More than just litter.
Environmental Health News - May 5, 2015
Arguments against the harmful effects of smoking and second-hand smoke are pervasive.
However, people are often unaware of the impact and harm of cigarette butt waste.
Cigarette butts are toxic, non-biodegradable, waste that create environmental
health risks and an economic burden. Given the negative impacts of cigarette
butt waste, it is time to increase awareness about this issue and push for statewide
policy to address it.
Assembly votes to block e-cigarette sales to minors
Los Angeles Times - May 4, 2015
The state Assembly on Monday acted to plug a loophole in the law prohibiting
the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors by extending the ban to include
devices that dont include nicotine cartridges.
tobacco tax could land on California ballot
Sacramento Bee - May 4, 2015
Save Lives California, including the American Heart Association, American Lung
Association, American Cancer Society, California Medical Association and SEIU
California, filed two measures with the Attorney Generals Office for titles
and summaries. Backers will likely decide later which one to take to the streets
for signatures and a place on the ballot. One measure allows state tax officials
to impose an equivalent tax on electronic cigarettes. ...
tax initiative proposed for California
Los Angeles Times - May 4, 2015
Two proposed initiative summaries, one including electronic cigarettes, were
filed Monday with the state Attorney General's Office, which provides a title
Tobacco Lobby Snuffs Out Ban Proposed at Youth Baseball Sites
The Moderate Voice - May 3, 2015
The tobacco industry has succeeded in snuffing out strict limits proposed on
tobacco at ballparks. Legislators on the Assembly Governmental Organization
Committe, many of whom took hefty contributions from tobacco interests, voted
overwhelmingly to water down a bill that originally would have banned all tobacco
products at every ballpark in Californiafrom Little League to Major League ballparks.
Legislatures voted to ban only smokeless chewing tobacco from Major League and
Minor League parks, leaving it legal to use at youth sport venues and recreational
ball fields. The law was also watered down to exempt cigarettes, cigars, and
policy back before Board of Supervisors
Fairfield Daily Republic - May 3, 2015
Solano Countys smoke-free policy will be back before the Board of Supervisors
on Tuesday. The board approved the smoke-free policy in January designating
all county-owned or county-leased facilities as smoke-free. Included are buildings,
City Council to consider development fee to expand Butte ...
Chico Enterprise-Record - May 3, 2015
Also Tuesday, councilors will consider whether to agendize a request by councilor
Andrew Coolidge to discuss yield signs in the downtown and campus area, and
another by Councilor Ann Schwab to discuss the expansion of the citys no smoking
laws to include electronic cigarettes.
Teams Protest Against Second-Hand Smoke Coming From Levis Stadium
NBC Bay Area - May 3, 2015
Players put on masks to show their opposition to smoke coming from people attending
a concert at Levi's ... The smoking section has been moved for all events.
Alto's smoking ban may spread to apartment buildings
Palo Alto Online - May 2, 2015
E-cigarettes may soon join their traditional brethren in a Palo Alto law that
bans smoking in downtown centers, local parks and outdoor dining establishments.
They would not, however, be included in a new cigarette ban that the city is
considering for apartment buildings. They would not, however, be included in
a new cigarette ban that the city is considering for local apartment buildings.
speak their minds to supervisors
Appeal-Democrat - May 1, 2015
She spoke about the health risks of e-cigarettes, saying that the usage of e-cigarettes,
or vaping, is increasing among teens and that the aerosol that creates the ...
Status of Legislation to include e-cigarettes in California's clean indoor air
law and youth access law (SB140)
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education - May 1, 2015
Last year, in part because of lack of proactive support from the big health
groups, a bill to include e-cigarettes in the state clean indoor air law was
hijacked by behind-the-scenes lobbying by the big cigarette companies (for details,
see out California report). This year things are different. As described below,
the big health groups are working hard to support Senator Mark Lenos SB140.
This is a very well-written bill that will make a substantial commitment to
Clarita Seeks Vape Compromise, New Ordinances
KHTS Radio April 30, 2015
City leaders directed staff to take another look at a proposed ordinance that
could ... There was also discussion about a desire to limit the modeling of
Clarita City Council delays vote on e-cigarettes code change
Santa Clarita Valley Signal - April 29, 2015
Santa Clarita City Council members held off on expanding the citys smoking policies
to cover electronic cigarettes Tuesday night, saying they need more time to
craft an appropriate policy.
Sacramento News & Review - April 29, 2015
Sorry-not-sorry: On May 1, Old Soul at the Weatherstone will ban smoking on
its popular-for-smoking patioa move showing the company's seriousness about
out at Home Plate: SF Approves Ban on Chewing Tobacco at Baseball Park
SF Weekly - April 29, 2015
In a final vote Tuesday, San Francisco supervisors approved a measure by District
2 Supervisor Mark Farrell to ban the use of smokeless tobacco from all ballparks
within city and county limits, including at AT&T park. The ordinance requires
the signature of Mayor Ed Lee before going into effect Jan. 1.
Francisco Nears Smokeless Tobacco Ban at City Fields, Including Giants' AT&T
Athletic Business - April 2015
San Francisco officials are on the verge of spitting out a rule that would ban
smokeless tobacco from ball fields throughout the city, including the San Francisco
Giants AT&T Park. According to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation,
1,203 municipalities in the United States have enacted 100% smokefree laws and
all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums have rules that limit or completely prohibit
smoking. The same cannot be said about smokeless tobacco.
Cerrito has made strides but faces constraints, mayor says in ...
Contra Costa Times - April 29, 2015
... urban core, new ordinances restricting cigarette sales and smoking, and
the ... to increase the minimum wage and pass a Just Cause for Eviction ordinance.
E-Cigs Not Safer or Healthier, Class Claims
Courthouse News Service - April 28, 2015
SANTA ANA, Calif. (CN) - Lorillard Tobacco Company falsely advertises its Blu
brand of electronic cigarettes as "safer" and "healthier"
than standard smokes when they're not, a class claims in state court. Lead plaintiff
Larry Diek says in a 50-page complaint filed last week in Orange County Superior
Court that he would not have purchased Blu e-cigarettes if he had known about
puff or not to puff: The public vape debate
SFGate (blog) - April 28, 2015
This month a state Senate committee signed off on a measure regulating where
e-smokers can vape, but local and public health officials have been at the center
of the debate throughout California for more than a year.
approves wide-ranging smoking ban ($$)
Ventura County Star - April 28, 2015
There are now a whole lot more places where smokers are unwelcome in Ventura,
following the City Councils approval to adopt an ordinance that bans smoking
in most outside spaces.
TWEETS: Whiskeytown officials take comment on smoking ban
Redding Record Searchlight - April 28, 2015
REDDING, California - Whiskeytown National Recreation Area officials are holding
a meeting tonight to take public comment on a proposal to ban all smoking in
Advances Toned-Down Bill To Ban Some Tobacco at Ballparks
should butt out of the war against tobacco
California Healthline - April 28, 2015
On Monday, the Assembly Committee on Governmental Organization voted 15-5 to
advance an amended bill (AB 768) that would ban smokeless tobacco at certain
baseball venues in the state to protect the health of players and to set an
example for children and adolescents
lawmakers soften proposed tobacco ban at baseball venues
Sacramento Bee - April 27, 2015
An official with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids spoke out against the new
amendments. Representatives of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action ...
surrounds smoking ban
The Daily Titan - April 27, 2015
... session at Cal State Fullerton, puffs of smoke fill the air from multiple
students gathered outside the Humanities Building to smoke cigarettes and e-cigarettes.
OCRegister - April 27, 2015
Or, as these pages have covered at length, an antiscience crusade against vaping
and e-cigarettes launched in coordination by the California Department of ...
Bill Hearing Today
Kitsap Sun - April 27, 2015
A proposal to regulate "vaping" the same way California regulates smoking
tobacco gets ... Forty-five states -- including California -- have banned the
sale of ...
every way, teen vaping is a disturbing trend
The San Luis Obispo Tribune - April 25, 2015
Meanwhile, cigarette smoking over that same period has fallen from 15.8 percent
to ... including tobacco, menthol, fruits, desserts, coffees, beverages and cigars.
... young people could eventually add regular cigarettes to their repertoire,
for a tobacco retail license ordinance
Reedley Exponent - April 25, 2015
There is a serious problem in Reedley concerning tobacco sales to minors. A 2013
study by the American Lung Assocuation revealed that 42.8 percent of ...
to Consider Code Changes for Massage Parlors, eCigs, Solicitors
SCVNEWS.com - April 25, 2015
The Santa Clarita City Council, when it meets Tuesday, will consider changing
its Municipal Code in three areas, as proposed by city staff and reviewed by a
City Council subcommittee of Members Bob Kellar and TimBen Boydston. The changes,
if approved, will regulate the hours of operation of massage parlors; treat e-cigarettes
the same as tobacco products for purposes of regulation; and restrict aggressive
solicitation (sales people), as per the staff report below.
Tobacco Now Banned In San Francisco Giants Baseball ...
Tech Times - April 25, 2015
The home of the San Francisco Giants will soon be tobacco-free if Mayor Ed Lee
signs an ordinance prohibiting the use of tobacco products in baseball events.
enacts moratorium on smoke shops
Fresno Business Journal - April 24, 2015
The Selma City Council recently approved an ordinance calling for a moratorium
on the establishment of any new smoke or vapor shops within city limits. The 10-month
ban is meant to allow city officials time to research potential hazards and change
the language of its existing laws monitoring the industry.
seek citywide smoking policy
Humboldt Beacon - April 24, 2015
There is currently no policy in Fortuna that regulates smoking near business ...
Card said she and Luster did a lot of research about second hand smoke and in
plans to ban smoking
Redding Record Searchlight - April 23, 2015
REDDING, California - As it nears its 50th birthday, Whiskeytown National Recreation
Area officials are planning on banning smoking throughout the park at the beginning
of 2016. This would be the first one in the National Park system to (be) smoke-free,
said Jim Milestone, park superintendent.
statewide change, advocates are making their battles local
Los Angeles Times - April 24, 2015
Whether the subject is bags or soda taxes, some of the state's most compelling
policy battles are occurring not in the Capitol but in city halls and county
seats. Local governments are increasingly a staging ground for issues such as
the regulation of electronic cigarettes, limits on payday lenders and fracking
others ready to enforce SF's smokeless tobacco ban
San Francisco Examiner - April 23, 2015
San Franciscos first-in-the-nation legislation striking out smokeless tobacco
at all baseball and athletic fields citywide has agencies from the Recreation
and Park Department to the San Francisco Giants preparing to step up to the
plate by the Jan. 1 effective date. The ordinance, unanimously approved by the
Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, amends The Citys health code to prohibit smokeless
tobacco usage by athletes and fans alike anywhere at sports venues, including
AT&T Park, and sets a new precedent in the country, advocates say. ...
on the Rise
The Independent - April 23, 2015
The website Still Blowing Smoke, part of this year's $7 million anti-vaping ...
for adults as well as kids in enclosed public places where tobacco use is banned.
City Council approves smoking ordinance changes, water ...
The Union of Grass Valley (Subscription) - April 23, 2015
In 2010, Nevada City passed an ordinance banning smoking in the downtown ... a
ban on the use of electronic cigarette products in the city's no-smoking areas.
to limit teen vaping unanimously passes Assembly committee
News10.net - April 23, 2015
SACRAMENTO - A bill to ban teens under 18 years from buying vaping ... But, the
devices even without nicotine, can also be used for smoking other substances ...
Day turns campus green
Spartan Daily - April 23, 2015
COUGH also brought awareness to the smoke-free campus initiative that is set to
be in effect in August at SJSU. Free reusable water bottles were handed out to
Clears the Air, to Become a Smoke- and Tobacco-Free ...
CSUN Today - April 23, 2015
To help launch campus awareness of CSUN's new smoke- and tobacco-free campus ...
The only exceptions to the ban are any cessation products specifically ...
Grant has city doing smoking study
San Jose Mercury-News - April 22, 2015
...received a grant of $95,000 that will go toward studying the effects of secondhand
smoke in public places with the possibility of recommending future bans on smoking
in such places. ...
Francisco takes first step toward banning tobacco in ballparks
Yahoo Sports (blog) - April 22, 2015
The city of San Francisco took its first step toward banning tobacco in ballparks.
... there's another moving through the Assembly that would ban all tobacco use
... San Francisco already prohibits smoking in arenas, and this new smokeless
you won't be able to smoke on a popular midtown patio
Sacramento Business Journal - April 22, 2015
...cigarette smoking outside of restaurants in Sacramento. Last year, the city
of Sacramento's Law and Legislation Committee decided to further study the proposal,
rather than take action.
The LumberJack - April 22, 2015
He asks the girl several seats away if she is okay with him smoking his electronic
... The entire University of California system banned all forms of smoking in
council to visit water plan, smoking ordinance
The Union of Grass Valley - April 21, 2015
In 2010, Nevada City passed an ordinance banning smoking in the city's ... a
ban on the use of electronic cigarette products in the city's no-smoking areas.
Costa Mesa's sober-living law doesn't discriminate against ...
OCRegister - April 21, 2015
... traffic and secondhand smoke. City officials estimate Costa Mesa is home
to 200 sober-living homes, representing a quarter of Orange County's facilities.
proposal to restrict tobacco product sales draws worry about ...
Daily Californian - April 21, 2015
The ordinance follows other actions taken by the city to reduce tobacco use,
such as a ban - implemented last May - on smoking in multi-unit housing. "It's
Brio on Broadway to debut tomorrow
Fresno Business Journal - April 21, 2015
Brio is also the first Granville project downtown to offer all smoke-free units.
A number of local officials are expected to attend tomorrow's grand opening,
Smoking Ban Proposed in Fortuna, Calif.
halfwheel.com - April 21, 2015
Melanie Luster and Ariel Card addressed the council on Monday afternoon as part
of a scheduled presentation and proposed the idea of banning smoking in the
seniors fired up about curative powers of cannabis
SFGate - April 21, 2015
With an average age of 76, Rossmoor is the kind of place where smoking is banned,
though many puff cigars in plain sight on the golf course. But before the ...
Day expands to week-long event
Inland Empire News - April 21, 2015
Tobacco-free campuses is the goal as advocates raise awareness about tobacco's
impact on the environment. At UC Riverside, students, staff and the faculty
Pot Jackpot? Tribe Starts Medical Marijuana Cultivation
Indian Country Today Media Network - April 21, 2015
"We are an impoverished tribe with a small casino that is barely keeping
its head ... with $1.3 billion in sales, and the nearly 800-member Torres Martinez
tribe is ...
Long Beach Union - April 20, 2015
An article in the Daily 49er said that President Conoley's on-campus smoking
ban implies that a smoker's lifestyle is not accepted on campus. Those of you
Let's strike tobacco from sports
San Francisco Examiner - April 19, 2015
In February, along with a national, state and local coalition of public-health
and youth advocates, I introduced citywide legislation in San Francisco to eliminate
the use of all tobacco products including smokeless tobacco at all athletic
fields and venues in San Francisco, including AT&T Park, where our world
champion Giants play. According to the Federal Trade Commission, in 2011, these
smokeless-tobacco companies spent $451.7 million to advertise and promote their
products. Today ...
ordinance would prevent the sale of tobacco products near school or park
Greenfield Daily Reporter - April 18, 2015
BERKELEY, California The city of Berkeley is considering what would be among
the nation's strictest buffer zones for tobacco products, as it tries to keep
them away from schoolchildren. The city is set to vote next month on an ordinance
that would prohibit the sale of tobacco products within 1,000 feet of a school
or public park, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Saturday (http://bit.ly/1DUxogw
). The vote comes after the city in November became the first in the nation
to pass a tax on soda and other sugary drinks.
Affairs: Levi's Stadium smoking location causes stir
Standard Bulletin - April 17, 2015
If the 49ers feel the sting of smoke in their eyes, it's not simply because
the .... he wrote to the court, mentioned he won $500,000 at a casino on July
Democrats trying to raise cigarette tax
Electronic cigarettes: licensing and restrictions.(2015-2016)
Fox News - April 16, 2015
Tobacco interest groups such as the Cigar Association of America told FoxNews.com
on Wednesday that they will be looking into different tactics to fight the tax
but no decisions have been made yet. The bill to increase the smoking age passed
BILLS IGNITE CALIFORNIA ANTI-TOBACCO EFFORTS
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) - April 16, 2015
The recent anti-tobacco proposals would: Increase the legal smoking age from
18 to 21; Increase the state's cigarette excise tax by $2 per pack (currently
87 cents per pack); Bar electronic cigarettes from public places where smoking
is prohibited; and...
considers banning cab drivers from smoking in taxis at any time
Westside Today - April 16, 2015
Managers of taxicab companies recently asked city transportation officials to
tighten up rules around smoking in taxis as a way to improve their competitiveness
Council Approves Downtown No Smoking Zone
The Independent - April 16, 2015
The nonsmoking area would include the portion of First Street, up to the face
of ... number of doors and windows within the proposed non-smoking area would
Official California Legislative Information - April 15, 2015
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH / HEARING DATE: April 15, 2015 / SUMMARY: Extends Stop
Tobacco Access to Kids Enforcement Act requirements to the sale of electronic
cigarettes (e-cigs), distinct from the definition of tobacco products, and requires
in the fight on tobacco and e-cigarettes
Los Angeles Times - April 15, 2015
o Include e-cigarettes in a special enforcement program against the sale of cigarettes
to minors. (SB 24) o Strengthen existing law prohibiting online marketing of tobacco
to minors. (AB 1541) o Make tobacco cessation services a covered Medi-Cal ...
bills renew California's anti-smoking effort
Los Angeles Times - April 15, 2015
California has become a battleground between the tobacco industry and health groups
as lawmakers push proposals that include increasing cigarette taxes by $2 a pack
and raising the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. The state once led the nation
discusses multi-unit smoking ban
Marinscope Community News - April 15, 2015
Most Marin jurisdictions have used the same model to prohibit smoking in all new
... Mill Valley along with Ross and Belvedere has not passed smoking bans in ...
picked as lead city in effort in ban chewing tobacco at MLB ...
SFGate (blog) - April 15, 2015
The second pitch came a few hours later with the release of a poll commissioned
by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, showing that 63 percent of city voters
debate next step with smoke-free policy
Fairfield Daily Republic - April 15, 2015
FAIRFIELD - The Solano County Board of Supervisors want county staff to do more
work on its smoke-free policy before taking the next step with the program.
stalls for Solano's Smoke-Free Facilities Policy
TheReporter.Com - April 14, 2015
Solano County's implementation of its new Smoke Free Facilities Policy stalled
Tuesday when there wasn't enough votes from the board of supervisors to fund ...
heralds possible changes to campus smoking policy
American River Current - April 14, 2015
"The next step is to have a tobacco free campus," said Jones. "Smokers
say their rights are being infringed, but then again, I'm not addicted to tobacco."
snuffs out smoking downtown
Daily Democrat - April 14, 2015
... core more enticing to nonsmokers and families, and litter from cigarette butts.
... Railroad Avenue near the Bankhead Theater be included in the nonsmoking ...
chewing tobacco at baseball games? Voters like the idea
San Francisco Chronicle - April 14, 2015
A new poll by market researcher Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates
shows about two-thirds of city voters support the proposal. The telephone survey
of 503 city voters was conducted in late March and has a margin of error of
plus or minus 4.5 pe
team helps implement Solano's smoke-free facilities policy
TheReporter.Com - April 14, 2015
Solano County continues to implement its new Smoke-Free Facilities Policy through
a transition team. County staff, working as the county's transition team, will
| Livermore, Ca Eyes Smoking Ban Downtown
The Cigar Authority - April 13, 2015
Walking down the street enjoying a cigar is something that could become a thing
of the past in down Livermore if the City Council has their way. The new measure
would create a no smoking area that covers downtown Livermore and will be decided
with a vote tonight. ... The measure would include all tobacco products and
Hill weighs smoking ban at all shopping centers
Contra Costa Times - April 12, 2015
PLEASANT HILL -- City leaders may ban smoking -- including electronic cigarettes
-- in all shopping centers, greatly expanding an initial proposal to make downtown
Pleasant Hill a smoke-free zone. ...
2015 Day Two: FKA Twigs' Acrobatics, Tyler, the ...
SPIN - April 12, 2015
... but the foggy air in this enclosed space made to look like an underground
U.K. dance club (but mostly resembling a high-school dance) smells very vape-y.
gets tougher on tobacco retailers
Daily Democrat - April 11, 2015
A new ordinance approved by Woodlands City Council allows for suspensions or
revocations of local selling permits for violations of any state tobacco control
commentary: Legal loopholes let Big Tobacco target kids with new products
Contra Costa Times - April 11, 2015
With smoking now widely known as the nation's No. 1 preventable killer, Big
Tobacco is targeting our kids with new products that give an illusion of more
safety but carry the age-old motive to hook kids on tobacco at a young age.
eyes downtown smoking ban
Contra Costa Times - April 11, 2015
The amendments would also add electronic cigarettes, or "vaping,"
to the existing smoking ban, because of indications from studies that the vapor
could pose ...
council seeks more hookah, e-cigarette rules
San Bernardino County Sun - April 11, 2015
The city will soon be placing additional regulations on hookah and electronic
Tobacco retailers cry foul over proposed buffer zone around schools and parks
Oakland Tribune - April 10, 2015
BERKELEY -- A proposed 1,000-foot tobacco sales buffer zone around schools and
parks has provoked an outcry from store owners who say it is unfair and would
put them out of business. On May 12, the City Council will consider a draft
ordinance that would prohibit the sale of cigarettes and other tobacco products
within 1,000 feet of schools and parks, with a one- to two-year grace period
to minimize economic hardship. The ordinance also would require a Tobacco Retail
License to sell "Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems," a technical
term that covers e-cigarettes, anywhere in the city.
Legislation Moves Along
California Healthline - April 10, 2015
Electronic cigarettes must abide by the limitations and regulations imposed
on tobacco products, according to a vote this week by the California Senate
Committee on Health... Stefan Didak testified at the hearing, saying he represented
about 110 small businesses in the state as co-president of the Northern California
chapter of the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA).
County Office of Education tobacco policy may be revised to include e-cigs
Ukiah Daily Journal - April 10, 2015
The Mendocino County Office of Education will consider a possible revision of
its tobacco-free schools policy to include electronic cigarettes, vaporizers
and other tobacco products at its next board meeting on Monday. ...
Lawmakers Lined Up Against Big Tobacco
Marijuana Patients May Be Exempt from Proposed E-Cig Ban
KFBK 93.1 (Sacramento, CA) - April 9, 2015
Five lawmakers lined up against big tobacco today. Taken as a whole, the bills
represent a coordinated effort to curb youth tobacco use... Senator Dr. Richard
Pan took on California's tobacco tax, while his colleague Mark Leno addressed
Assault Against Tobacco
MyMotherLode.com - April 9, 2015
Some of the proceeds would go into a research fund to fight smoking related
... Senator Tony Thurmond is calling for a ban on chewing tobacco at California
Beach City Council roundup
Beach Reporter - April 9, 2015
As a result, of implementing the ordinance last year, Manhattan Beach has ...
Enforcement of the city's no smoking in public ordinance went into effect on
of Bills To Reform Tobacco Rules Introduced in Calif.
California Healthline - April 9, 2015
Meanwhile, Stefan Vidak, a Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association spokesperson,
said he disagreed with Leno about e-cigarettes being marketed to minors ...
Valley mulling multiunit residential smoking ban
Marin Independent Journal - April 8, 2015
The City Council this week discussed adopting an ordinance similar to one ratified
in San Anselmo last year that bans smoking in multifamily units.
and schools: 'We have to be pro-active'
Sierra Wave - April 8, 2015
Throw in vapor pens, e-cigarettes, easier access to marijuana through medicinal
card holders and area collectives, edibles and the over-the-counter availability
council supports state legislation to end vaccine exemption ...
Paradise Post - April 8, 2015
Another drew an analogy between unvaccinated people and secondhand smoke. Councilwoman
Susan Wengraf, who sponsored putting support of SB 277 on ...
hoping to work with cities on tobacco pricing
Sonoma Index-Tribune - April 8, 2015
Most of the supervisors agreed that requiring the nearly 140 tobacco retailers
in ... licensing fees would pay for sting operations targeting the sale of cigarettes,
East Bay Express - April 8, 2015
A bill by state Senator Mark Leno of San Francisco that would ban e-cigarettes
wherever smoking is banned appears to include a carve-out for medical ...
HERNANDEZ/PAN/BONTA: California must renew fight against tobacco
Sacramento Bee - April 7, 2015
Tobacco use results in $13 billion in health care costs annually, with more than
$3.5 billion being used to treat Medi-Cal patients with tobacco-related illnesses...
Medi-Cal is severely underfunded .... The $2 tax on tobacco products will help
go up in smoke
Mesa Press - April 7, 2015
18 percent of adults in the United States smoke cigarettes. That may not seem
like a big ... Some places have begun to ban smoking. An example would be ...
Collaborative names Chico 'Smoke-Free Superstars'
KRCRTV.COM - April 7, 2015
The California Health Collaborative has been working towards making Chico business
entryways smoke-free. They helped pass a smoke-free entryway policy ...
City Council extends 'urgency zoning' ordinance
KRCRTV.COM - April 7, 2015
It will prohibit outdoor advertising of tobacco products within 500 feet of schools
and parks. The 'urgency zoning' ordinance will also limit alcohol advertising
lowdown: Berkeley council on community benefits, sewer fee ...
Berkeleyside - April 7, 2015
NICOTINE SALES RESTRICTIONS Council is set to adopt a new law that will limit
sales of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes near schools. The law...
News: Research Office surveys opinions on campus ...
American River Current - April 6, 2015
There are three choices that was offered in the survey: to keep the smoking policy
as it is, to create designated smoking areas or turn ARC into a smoke free ...
2015 Beauty Essentials and Useful Intel
Monsters and Critics.com - April 6, 2015
E-cigs are yes but no e-juice or e-liquid refills inside. Last year they debuted
permanent bathrooms built across from the Beer Barn, which are staffed and ...
Plate of Health Care Bills Pending as Legislature Reconvenes
Kitsap Sun - April 6, 2015
Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), would make tobacco laws and regulations apply toelectronic
cigarettes. Up in the next few weeks will be legislation to issue a ...
Vaping: The New Subculture
malaysiandigest.com - April 6, 2015
California is generally reckoned to be a trendsetter - it's not necessarily
that things are invented there but California is often an early adopter. Think
Ukiah Daily Journal - April 5, 2015
According to TobaccoFreeCA (tobaccofreeca.com), (E-cigs) come in many shapes
and sizes. Some can only be used once (disposable), while others can be ...
public meetings: April 5-9
Marin Independent Journal - April 4, 2015
Mill Valley: City Council, 7 p.m., Council Chambers, 26 Corte Madera Ave. Website:
www.cityofmillvalley.org. The council will consider expanding the smoking prohibitions
and tobacco retailing regulations to include restrictions on smoking in multi-unit
residences. (The review and final adoption of the 2015-2023 housing element
has been postponed until April 20.).
County may set price floor on cigarettes to deter minors
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - April 4, 2015
Sonoma County supervisors on Tuesday are poised to take up sweeping new regulations
aimed at making it more costly and thus more difficult for minors to purchase
cigarettes and other tobacco products outside city limits
equal opportunity, unequal pay
Sacramento Bee - April 4, 2015
Regulations are needed to not only protect public health and restrict the sale
of e-cigarettes to minors, but to curb the intense marketing and advertising
Monica High School Students Picked Up More Than 40000 Cigarette Butts ...
LA Magazine (blog) - April 3, 2015
Liu, Fuentes, and Parcells reportedly collected and studied a total of 40,699
butts with help from other students and mentors, including Santa Monica High
School marine biology teacher Benjamin Kay and UCLA School of Public Health
professor Tom Belin. They say they found more cigarettes littered in the streets
during warmer weather and would like to see the Santa Monica City Council ban
smoking in public to help reduce cigarette pollution.
Monica High Team Wins First Place at County Science Fair
The Lookout News - April 2, 2015
Santa Monica City Council should "expand its smoking restrictions to include
all public places as has recently been done by the City of Manhattan Beach,"
The North Coast Journal - April 2, 2015
"I remind you that the smoking prohibition includes tobacco, electronic
cigarettes and marijuana," Diemer wrote. Sure. Perhaps most tricky, though,
is that the ...
News Review - April 2, 2015
...Other specific concerns are the candy- and fruit-flavored e-cigarettes that
may entice a younger generation to become addicted to nicotine and the fact
View: What is public health?
Hollister Free Lance - April 2, 2015
It presented a resolution last month to cease the sale of tobacco products in
Hollister pharmacies. In short, public health quietly affects us on a daily
grants 4/20 permit for free speech event at park
Eureka Times Standard - April 1, 2015
Diemer said that these restrictions - which include no alcohol, no smoking,
no amplified sound, restricted use of the park stage and limits it to a 150-person
Support of new bill would reduce tobacco-related ...
Daily Bruin - April 1, 2015
In addition, lawmakers have proposed to regulate e-cigarettes like tobacco products,
and SB 140 (Leno, D-San Francisco) would restrict e-cigarettes from many ...
California State University
Chemistry Professor: 'No Scientific ...
Brad Blog (blog) - April 1, 2015
"If students in my classroom were puffing on e-cigs, I would let them be.
I don't honestly know what the rules are here on my campus, they probably restrict
it, but ...
Of Taxing E-Cigarettes Like Tobacco Gets Key Support
CBS Local - March 31, 2015
Advocates for e-cigarettes and vaping (as using the e-cigs is called) say that
while no product that contains nicotine is 100 percent saf, e-cigarettes are
Rosa City Council debates anti-smoking rules in marathon ...
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - March 31, 2015
The Santa Rosa City Council grappled late Tuesday night with the scope of sweeping
changes to its anti-smoking laws, getting an earful from electronic cigarette
Rosa council gets earful on smoking rules
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - March 31, 2015
She said she began smoking cigarettes when she was 14 years old and switched
to vaping about a year ago when her asthma was acting up. Since then, she ...
Hemet's e-cigarette ban
Press-Enterprise - March 31, 2015
A 2012 study in the journal Inhalation Toxicology examined the impact of electronic
cigarettes on air quality. The researchers found "no apparent risk to human
Rosa, CA Holds Hearing To Ban Multi Family Smoking
The Cigar Authority - March 31, 2015
The current draft of an ordinance would make it legal to smoke indoors if you
do not ... In August, 2014 the city enacted various smoking bans and announced
Editorial: Banning multi-family smoking
Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat - March 31, 2015
Smoke, like noise, knows no walls, which is why the city of Santa Rosa is on
the right track... We sympathize to some degree with those who, as a result
of this change, will be unable to smoke inside their own living areas. But we
have greater sympathy
conventional wisdom slips
Sacramento Bee (blog) - March 29, 2015
...So what did Stone do as one of his first acts? He signed on as a co-author
of a bill that goes against Republican orthodoxy, one that surely will be fought
by one of the California Republican Partys few remaining patrons, the tobacco
industry. One carried by San Francisco lib Sen. Mark Leno, no less. The bill,
SB 140, would ban the use of electronic cigarettes in workplaces such as bars
and restaurants. Philip Morris and its crew wont be able to count on lockstep
Republican opposition to the restrictions, unlike in past years. ...
Speier Introduces Bill to Clarify Regulation of Electronic Nicotine Delivery
Targeted News Service (subscription) - March 28, 2015
Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., has introduced legislation (H.R. 1517) to "provide
greater clarity in the regulation of electronic nicotine delivery systems, including
Rosa ban on smoking inside attached housing unit nears vote
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - March 28, 2015
For residents of Santa Rosas tallest building, the 14-story Bethlehem Tower,
theres been nowhere to hide from secondhand smoke for years. The 159 units of
affordable housing for seniors are connected by enclosed hallways and a common
ventilation system that means everyone is effectively breathing the same air.
Big Vaping is misinforming the public about e-cigarettes
Vox Media - March 28, 2015
California is the newest case study in the e-cigarette information wars. On
Sunday, California's public health department went live with an awareness campaign
about e-cigarettes on a new website, Still Blowing Smoke. By the time of their
official launch on Monday, vaping advocates were already on the offensive with
a nearly identical site: Not Blowing Smoke.
E-cigs should be banned in workplaces, including bars
Fresno Bee - March 28, 2015
Californians take for granted that bars, restaurants and other workplaces are
smoke-free, thanks to legislation that took effect 20 years ago. Americans for
Nonsmokers Rights reports that 61 California cities have ordinances restricting
e-cigarettes. Among the cities that dont: Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield, Modesto
and Stockton. The Valley needs to wise up.
our cities clamping down too hard on smoking, marijuana included?
Seaside Courier - March 27, 2015
On the cigarette front, coastal North County already has far more restrictions
on smoking than most other parts of the country, the state and even the county.
Out of the seven cities in San Diego County that dont allow smoking on outdoor
restaurant or bar patios, for example, four are in coastal North County: Del
Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas and now Oceanside. Whats next on the anti-smoking
agenda? Will one of our five coastal towns be the first to ban smoking inside
apartments that share walls with other dwellings? Should they?
weighs banning e-cigarettes [VIDEO]
KSBW The Central Coast - March 26, 2015
Capitola is looking at joining more the 70 other communities in California that
have included electronic cigarette regulations in their smoking laws.
tobacco prevention group lauds cities' anti-smoking laws
Contra Costa Times - March 26, 2015
The Contra Costa County Tobacco Prevention Coalition ...will present the "Award
for Outstanding Contribution to Tobacco Prevention" to city leaders in
Concord, Walnut Creek, El Cerrito, San Ramon, Lafayette and Oakley.
State health agency does Big Tobacco's dirty work on e ...
Press-Enterprise - March 25, 2015
On one side stands the mighty California Department of Public Health; on the
other, purveyors of a small, unassuming device, the electronic cigarette. The
leaders clarify leash law, electronic cigarette regulations
TheReporter.Com - March 25, 2015
Dixon dog lovers on Tuesday protested a move they perceived as more stringent
on leash-law rules and vocalized a need for more off-leash space to exercise
the smells you can't smell
New Times SLO - March 25, 2015
... lengthy list of crap the San Luis Obispo City Council has already banned:
smoking; ... to sneakily-but-not-really attempt to ban medical marijuana growing
operations. ... growing medical marijuana for her sick son by banning "offensive
odors." ... giddily approved what is easily the most ridiculous in a long
list of city bans.
Creek To Be Honored For Its Tough Secondhand Smoke ...
Patch.com - March 25, 2015
Concord was the first community in the county to regulate electronic smoking
devices like e-cigarettes when it adopted a smokefree downtown policy in 2012.
To Be Honored For Its Tough Secondhand Smoke Policies
Patch.com - March 25, 2015
Concord was the first community in the county to regulate electronic smoking
... with Oakley taking an extra step to ban smoking in all new multi-unit housing
new public health campaign targets kid-friendly e-cigarettes
89.3 KPCC - March 24, 2015
Poison control workers say that as the e-cigarette industry has boomed, the ...
advertising geared toward youth, which has seen an uptick in e-cigarette use.
launches campaign against e-cigarettes
San Bernadino County (CA) Sun - March 24, 2015
"This campaign is nothing more than propaganda, with state bureaucrats
more concerned with tax revenues than helping 3.6 million Californians quit
smoking," said Gregory Conley, president of the New Jersey-based American
Vaping Association, which advocate
council bans hookah lounges, talks transit needs
Tehachapi News - March 24, 2015
Tehachapi City Council members approved a ban on hookah lounges within city
... a half-hour use of hookah is equivalent to smoking 10 unfiltered cigarettes.
says smoking neighbors making his mom sick
10News - March 24, 2015
"It's just smoke, smoke, smoke, and I'm tired of it," said Ramos.
... the past year, my mom has been sick from bronchitis from the second-hand
smoke," he said.
proposes to ban e-cigarettes at public places
Santa Cruz Sentinel - March 23, 2015
E-cigarette Forum, an online community that supports the industry, contends
the products improve the health of those smoke conventional cigarettes, but
launches ad campaign against e-cigarettes
89.3 KPCC - March 23, 2015
"It is sending the message to adult smokers all throughout California that
if ... Los Angeles and Long Beach are among those that have banned their use
in public places. And a bill currently in the state legislature would expand
a similar ban ...
the dais: Results from city council, school board meetings
U-T San Diego - March 23, 2015
The Carlsbad City Council on Tuesday discussed a proposed ordinance on ... introduced
an ordinance to amend the municipal code to prohibit smoking in ...
Launches Campaign Against E-Cigarettes
TIME - March 23, 2015
The new ads air just two months after the California Department of Health (CDPH)
declared e-cigarettes a public health risk, and warned Californians to stay
Calif. Bans Smoking on Restaurant Patios
halfwheel.com - Mar 22, 2015
Smokers who want to enjoy a cigar with their meal have their days numbered in
the southern California city of Oceanside, as earlier this week the city council
passed a ban that will bring an end to lighting up at outdoor dining establishments
next month. The ban goes into effect 30 days from the vote and extends the ban
to anywhere within 20 feet of a restaurant patio, as well as requiring the owner
of a restaurant to post no smoking signs. Smokers who ignore the ordinance could
be hit with a $100 fine for a first offense, with the penalty escalating to
$200 for a second violation and $500 for the third.
council to consider e-cigarette, leash rules
TheReporter.Com - March 21, 2015
From clarifying a leash law to regulating the sale of electronic cigarettes
the same as their tobacco siblings, Dixon leaders on Tuesday have much to discuss.
outlines accomplishments: City Council reviews priorities ...
San Mateo Daily Journal - March 21, 2015
Stone also suggested the city amend its smoking ordinance to include the increasingly
popular electronic cigarettes. Lieberman said he wants officials to ...
City Council to consider regulations on e-cigarettes
Redlands Daily Facts - March 20, 2015
The City Council has started to talk about regulating the sale and use of electronic
Discrimination at its Source
Berkeley Daily Planet - March 20, 2015
Ever tried it? Not cigarettes have you ever tried to get the citys help with
the people who constantly smoke in the smokefree areas? Maybe the smoke is coming
in your house, yard, or workplace, and it is affecting your health. Maybe theres
a group that always smokes in your favorite park, so you cant bring your kids.
Maybe the employees at your favorite watering hole or restaurant smoke right
out front despite the smokefree commercial districts law, filling up the place
with smoke so you can no longer patronize the business.
would prevent e-cigs from being marketed to minors
The Hill - March 19, 2015
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) has introduced legislation in the House that would
prevent manufacturers from selling and marketing e-cigarettes to children.
5 Differences Between Nevada
and California 'Partying' Laws in ...
Jaunted - March 19, 2015
Smoking: Smoking tobacco inside bars is legal in Nevada, but illegal in California.
The sale of ... In California, minor possession (1 ounce or less) is a $100
smokers can't be standing around
Eureka Times-Standard - March 19, 2015
littering, noise, secondhand smoke and more from those gathering to smoke in
the area. Police Chief Tom Chapman, who proposed the on-the-go ordinance at
the March 4 meeting, said staff will be coming back to the council with research
on designated smokin
bans smoking in restaurant patios
U-T San Diego - March 19, 2015
With a new council majority in place after the November election, the panel
voted 3-2 Wednesday to approve an ordinance banning smoking at outdoor dining
areas, including bars and restaurant patios. The law is similar to others passed
in Carlsbad, Encini
Francisco Unified School Distirct makes push to keep teens ...
abc7news.com - March 18, 2015
San Francisco schools say they're winning the battle against smoking. ... Meaning
they don't carry the same restrictions on how companies can market them to ...
Jose: Margo Sidener helped local residents breathe easier
Oroville Mercury Register - March 18, 2015
In her capacity as head of what was then the local chapter of the American Lung
Association, Sidener was often the voice of those seeking to ban smoking in
legislation in full bloom this spring
OCRegister - March 18, 2015
Assembly Bill 48 by Assemblyman Mark Stone, D-Monterey Bay, would create a statewide
de facto ban on smoking by prohibiting the sale of single-use filtered ...
President announces plans to ban smoking
Daily Sundial? - March 18, 2015
President Dianne Harrison announced plans to ban smoking and tobacco use on
To Consider Smoking Ban On Restaurant Patios
KPBS - March 18, 2015
Oceanside is the last North County coastal city to consider such a ban. ...
"After Carlsbad passed its ban on smoking a lot of business came to Oceanside.
Reinforcements and Water Conservation Highlight a Busy ...
A News Cafe - March 18, 2015
New regulations for 2015 include a ban on watering yards up to 48 hours after
... In addition, the following are banned: all outdoor watering; filling or
refilling ... the Shasta County ordinance banning smoking and "vaping"
in public places.
TWEETS: Redding council tonight consider neighborhood ...
Redding Record Searchlight - March 17, 2015
It will consider the first reading on an ordinance change banning electronic
smoking devices at city parks and Redding Library. The council will voted on
a plan ...
on City Visions: How Should Bay Area Cities Regulate E ...
KALW - March 17, 2015
What do we know about the effects of e-cigarettes, and how should they be ...
research group, Stanford Research into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising (SRITA).
proposes new departmental structure
Eureka Times Standard - March 17, 2015
The adoption of an ordinance to revise the details of the city's smoking bans
... at its last meeting that the ban has pushed smokers into their neighborhood,
housing: Berkeley scores a win for public health and ...
Berkeleyside - March 17, 2015
Do you or someone canada diflucan you live with smoke? If you answered "no"
to this question you already may know that smoking and secondhand smoke isn't
Awarded $850000 by CDPH
Aptos Times - March 17, 2015
... for Santa Cruz County behavioral health facilities and multi unit housing
facilities who wish to develop tobacco free and smoke free policies for their
officials seek to limit e-cigarette sales
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - March 16, 2015
Sonoma officials want to snuff out the sale of e-cigarettes within the city
limits, ... and other products to minors would prohibit new businesses from
selling tobacco ... of certain products, such as e-cigarettes and cheap individual
snuffs out hookah lounges
Bakersfield Now - March 16, 2015
"Play Video Tehachapi City Council unanimously approved the ban of ...
as a health and safety issue, saying smoking at such establishments is unhealthy.
not state, should take charge
Sacramento Bee - March 16, 2015
Studies show that e-cig use is a gateway to traditional smoking. ... to draft
an ordinance banning smoke shops from opening within 1,000 feet of schools.
... with whom I spoke, and who has gathered more than 1,200 signatures calling
for a ban.
the agenda: City council, school board meeting schedules
U-T San Diego - March 16, 2015
Agenda items include: consider adoption of ordinance amending the ... of an
ordinance to amend the municipal code to prohibit smoking in outdoor dining
View: Tracking tobacco money would offer more transparency to anti-smoking efforts
The Union of Grass Valley - March 14, 2015
As part of a 1998 settlement of lawsuits filed against major tobacco companies,
states across the country stand to receive an estimated $246 billion over the
course of the first 25 years of the agreement to pay for health care costs due
to smoking. As The Union reported last month, Nevada County has received nearly
$900,000 annually from the Tobacco Master Settlement or $15.25 million through
the first 16 years of the settlement but its not clear how much of that money
has been directed toward tobacco prevention programs.
Affairs: Levi's Stadium smoking area causes stir
Contra Costa Times - March 14, 2015
Hundreds of soccer youth practice and play on three city-owned fields next to
the Niners' brand-new Levi's Stadium. Smoking is forbidden at the football venue
and youth soccer complex, but for some reason, the 49ers posted a "Designated
Smoking Area" sign on a sidewalk between the stadium and soccer fields.
"Parents were asking me, 'Why are those people out there smoking?'"
Heintz said. "The smoke was coming over to where the kids play." Team
spokesman Bob Lange said the smoking zone has been removed. He explained that
smoking there was supposed to be allowed only during NFL game days and special
events, but somebody had mistakenly left the sign up. The team is now looking
for another hangout for nicotine addicts, hopefully as far away as possible
from healthy youngsters.
to air out tobacco ordinance
Sonoma Index-Tribune - March 13, 2015
Tobacco will be back on the burner Monday, when the Sonoma City Council considers
the initial reading of a proposed Tobacco Retailers Licensing Program. If passed,
the ordinance would limit the number of licensees to 16, grandfathering the
currently established tobacco retailers into the program, and prohibit any new
tobacco sellers within the city limits.
Aid and tobacco sales
Redding Record Searchlight (blog) - March 13, 2015
Among the topics the public brought up at yesterdays Shasta County Planning
Commission meeting on the proposed Rite Aid for Palo Cedro were tobacco sales.
Before Tobacco Storm in Sacramento
Kitsap Sun - March 12, 2015
AB 768, by Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond), would prohibit the use of all tobacco
products -- including chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes -- at all baseball venues
City Council votes against online gaming, for e-cigarette ...
TheReporter.Com - March 11, 2015
Dixon has spoken and it says no to internet cafe gaming and yes to regulating
electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) the same as tobacco cigarettes.
Vape Zone: SF Hasn't Waited for Science to Declare War Against ...
SF Weekly - March 11, 2015
Leno's office contends that the bill doesn't touch medical marijuana use at
all since current state law already bans cannabis smoking where tobacco smoking
looks at smoke shop operations
Hanford Sentinel - March 11, 2015
There is also a question regarding the long-term health impact of e-cigarettes.
The moratorium will be followed by a public hearing where the council has the
Ban E-Cigarettes In Placer County Buildings And Vehicles
CBS Local - March 10, 2015
He believes E-cigarettes are a healthier alternative to smoking. "They
see it ... The county now joins 75 other counties and cities placing bans on
How can we best clean up Arcata's streets?
Eureka Times Standard - March 10, 2015
I was pleased to read the Times-Standard's refreshingly plain-speaking and lucid
editorial about smoking ("When is a ban on smoking not about smoking?
moves forward with hookah lounge ban
Tehachapi News - March 10, 2015
...20, would expire before the ban takes effect following a March 16 public
... would additionally be added to the list of businesses already banned inside
... Private use could not be affected because hookahs are a legal form of tobacco
City Council Bans Electronic Cigarettes
KEYT - March 9, 2015
Similar to most areas in the state, people in Solvang can't smoke in public
places ... wanted to add an electronic cigarette ban to it's current tobacco
No-smoking, public drinking laws protect public health, safety
Eureka Times Standard - March 9, 2015
The no-smoking policy and open container policy in Arcata are about controlling
unlawful ... The recent editorial, "When is a ban on smoking not about
Camino College bans tobacco use on campus
The Daily Breeze - March 9, 2015
The ban also applies to vehicles on the community college campus near Torrance.
Smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes, is now prohibited in all buildings
and ... on campus, in college publications or on the school website is also
E-Cigarettes and Hookah Pens
The Roundup News - March 8, 2015
In the spring of 2010, thanks in part of the Working Environment Committee,
Pierce prohibited smoking on campus and has been smoke-free for five years.
in Placer County buildings could be banned
Auburn Journal - March 8, 2015
Placer County is moving toward banning vaping with electronic cigarettes in
its buildings. The decision on vaping could come Tuesday, when the Board of
Supervisors hears a staff report and request to designate county-owned or leased
buildings as well as Placer County vehicles as off-limits to e-cigarette use.
Takes: Newly Proposed Legislation in California
The UCSD Guardian Online - March 8, 2015
SB 151 and SB 140 Are Well-Intentioned, But Will Backfire on Lawmakers As the
war wages on against tobacco products and their negative health consequences,
California is attempting to pass two new state senate bills regarding cigarette/e-cigarette
consumption. One of the bills, SB 140, bans the use of e-cigarettes in public
areas. The other, SB 151 makes it illegal to sell cigarettes to anyone below
age 21. Although stopping the perpetuation of cigarette use among young people
is important, these bills may do more harm than good.
gambling, e-cigarette issues revisited in Dixon
TheReporter.Com - March 7, 2015
Emergency bans on online gambling and electronic cigarettes may have been voted
down in Dixon, but the subject matter is far from dead.
little bit of courtesy goes a long way
San Luis Obispo Tribune - March 7, 2015
I don't doubt that electronic cigarettes are a lesser evil than the real thing,
but that's not a good enough reason to allow users to vape in public places.
I also don't ...
Council likely to ban smoking in parks
Press-Enterprise - March 7, 2015
Smoking, including electronic cigarettes, would be banned in Hemet parks under
an ordinance the City Council is expected to approve Tuesday.
When is a ban on smoking not about smoking?
Eureka Times Standard March 7, 2015
Let's be real. Arcata's smoking ordinance has just about as much to do with
health as Eureka's newfound interest in grown men on bicycles has to do with
away the smoke: E-cigarette myths exposed
Camarillo Acorn - March 6, 2015
... on nicotine addiction and took part in sessions on how major tobacco firms
market cigarettes to teens and the health dangers posed by electronic cigarettes.
6: New group forms: Monterey County Collaborates
The Salinas Californian - March 6, 2015
The Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Monterey County, Monterey County Traffic Safety
Coalition and Sunrise House Prevention recently merged to create Monterey County
Collaborates. Monterey County Collaborates envisions a Monterey County where
youth are safe and become leaders that facilitate healthy choices. Monterey
County Collaborates congratulates the California State Board of Pharmacy members
on the adoption of a policy statement regarding tobacco sales at pharmacies.
The statement reads: The California State Board of Pharmacy recognizes that
pharmacists are health care providers and pharmacies are in the business of
improving customer health; therefore the board recommends that pharmacies and
chain stores that include pharmacies eliminate the sale of tobacco, e-cigarettes
and tobacco products, as these products are known to cause cancer, heart disease,
lung disease and other health problems.
Senate postpones vote on all-campus smoking ban
The Stanford Daily - March 6, 2015
The Faculty Senate decided on Thursday to postpone a vote on an all-campus smoking
ban, referring it to committees to consider alternatives. It also rejected a
motion to support President John Hennessys Feb. 19 call to maintain thoughtful
and civil discourse at Stanford.
discusses outdoor smoking policy, faculty diversity
Stanford University News - March 6, 2015
The Faculty Senate decided yesterday to refer proposals to make Stanford a smoke-free
campus to a committee, which will be asked to propose other ways to reduce outdoor
smoking without making smokers leave the core campus to light up.
Are Responding To Alameda-Contra Costa Transit Ads For Smokefree Housing
Patch.org - March 4, 2015
"Bay Area residents want their city councils and boards of supervisors
to adopt similar laws,"...Ads on public transit have the American Lung
Association answering daily calls for stronger smokefree housing laws, lung
association officials said. The ad
council backs e-cigarette ban
Cal Coast News - March 4, 2015
On a 5-0 vote, the council passed the first reading of an ordinance that calls
for extending the city's existing smoking ban to the use of e-cigarettes. The
Winery, Newport Beach, California
Cigar Aficionado - March 4, 2015
Clearly, the no-smoking ordinances are a hurdle, but also figuring out whether
dedicating even a small amount of space to what is, admittedly, a relatively
may tack e-cigarettes onto smoking ban
Cal Coast News - March 3, 2015
Smoking is banned in most public places in San Luis Obispo, although ... California
have already adopted e-cigarette bans, a San Luis Obispo staff report states.
gives final approval to ordinance banning smoking in parks
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - March 2, 2015
POMONA >> City Council members gave final approval Monday night to an
ordinance that prohibits smoking in the city's public parks. Council members,
extends moratorium on e-cigarette lounges
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - March 2, 2015
"I think the effects of e-cigarettes are not known. That's why we want
to take that precautionary measure until the research comes in," Mayor
Shaun McCaffery ...
of California's Public Health Department to step down
Los Angeles Times - December 4, 2014
I see healthy vaccinated children wearing bike helmets, and safe food consumed
in smoke-free restaurants," Chapman wrote. "I leave the department
of San Anselmo toughens rules on smoking
Marinscope Community Newspapers - December 4, 2014
The ban would include vapors from burning medical marijuana, cigars, cigarettes
and even electronic cigarettes. "I don't think ecigarettes are a cessation
Mid Valley News - December 3, 2014
Sitting beside Mrs. Granados was Esther Schiller and translating for her, Ricardo
Torres from S.A.F.E. Smokefree Air for Everyone, accompanied by the magician
Chambers, C.; Sung, H.Y.; Max, W., "Home exposure to secondhand smoke among people living in multiunit housing and single family housing: a study of California adults, 2003-2012," Journal of Urban Health [Epub ahead of print], December 3, 2014.
Coalition campaigns for smoke-free parks
Riverside Press-Enterprise - December 3, 2014
The coordinator of the Hemet Community Action Network Coalition is helping to
put together an ordinance that would ban tobacco use in Hemet parks. The efforts
are thanks to a Drug Free Communities grant, which, starting in 2011, provides
$125,000 per yea
CA Parks Smoking Ban
The Cigar Authority - December 3, 2014
Back in 2009 the California state legislature passed a bill to ban smoking at
all state ... Arnold Schwarzenegger who stated that smoking bans should be decided
by local ... Since then over 165 cities and counties have banned smoking in
parks. ... Commission voted 3-0 to present a new ordinance banning smoking at
View: Tax hikes on smokes save lives
Sacramento Bee - December 3, 2014
... on Californians and our health care system, and we believe every Californian
should have the opportunity to live smoke-free, regardless of their income level.
elected Sue Noack takes seat on Pleasant Hill City Council
Contra Costa Times - December 2, 2014
Weir also opposed measures he believed smacked of overregulation, such as an
ordinance regulating firearms sales and a proposed ban on smoking in the ..
San Diego Source (subscription) - December 2, 2014
Restaurant owners expressed relief that the San Diego City Council didn't impose
a total smoking ban, but customer demands are forcing many to set aside ...
TWEETS: Shasta County supervisors meet
Record-Searchlight - December 2, 2014
The board will also mull updates to a county ordinance banning smoking in county
buildings and vehicles to include electronic cigarettes and similar devices,
Letter to the Foster City Council
San Mateo Daily Journal - December 2, 2014
I am shocked and outraged at your expansion of our No Smoking Ordinance ("City
bans smoking in apartments, continues to look at private property" in the
Recreation Commission to discuss smoking ban in city parks ...
Lodi News-Sentinel - December 2, 2014
The city of Lodi has banned smoking in any city-owned building, as well as ...
Arnold Schwarzenegger, who said smoking bans should be decided by local ...
Introduce Health Bills on First Day of Legislative Session
California Healthline - December 2, 2014
... and; Hill also introduced a measure (SB 27) that would extend youth-targeted
tobacco laws to electronic cigarettes ("Capitol Alert," Sacramento
native's research on tobacco usage at San Jose leads to ...
Contra Costa Times - December 1, 2014
...20 to make San Jose State a smoke- and tobacco-free place by Aug. ... to
minors and three states have included them in their indoor air laws and smoking
NCTD ban booze, e-cigs?
Seaside Courier - December 1, 2014
So now, board members are not only talking about banning booze from the Coaster,
but also toying with a plan to prohibit electronic cigarettes from its properties
Voters to Face Big Tax Decisions in 2016
CPAPracticeAdvisor.com - December 1, 2014
Health groups and other proponents said they need higher levies on each pack
-- or even e-cigarettes -- to recoup more than $1 billion in revenues lost because
of vape shops in southern California: an analysis of online Yelp reviews
7thSpace Interactive (portal) - November 28, 2014
there were several vape shop and product attributes that consumers considered
important to disseminate to others through postings on Yelp. Lack of health
warnings about these products may misrepresent their potential risk. The main
voters may face new tax initiatives in 2016
Asianjournal.com - November 28, 2014
Imposing levies on e-cigarettes is also another possibility. Tobacco companies,
however, say increased levies would be an added expense to retailers and ...
| San Anselmo, CA Considering Smoking Ban
The Cigar Authority - November 28, 2014
The town council of San Anselmo, California is looking to ban smoking that includes
some residents own private patios. On Tuesday night the San Anselmo ...
Pasadena Weekly - November 26, 2014
"I support any suppression of tobacco-related advertising," said NAACP
... website, African-American communities are bombarded with cigarette advertising.
... Money spent on magazine advertising of menthol cigarettes, popular with
booze ban idea revived
U-T San Diego - November 25, 2014
Officials are also proposing a ban on electronic cigarettes on all district
vehicles and property. The spokeswoman said the agency has received complaints
puffs smoking ban in the right direction
Daily Aztec - November 25, 2014
The ban on smoking has been rather vague and ineffective. The rush to eliminate
an entire habit in a year is unrealistic. Just because more smokers are out
of sight doesnt mean the behavior on campus has disappeared. Smokers create
just as much disturbance as skateboarders and are even more harmful to the health
of the surrounding people, but unfortunately the ban is more of a suggestion
than law. University police need to turn to something more impactful, such as
ticketing, to remove the lingering number of smokers on campus.
Cerrito panel backs stricter smoking restrictions
Contra Costa Times - November 24, 2014
EL CERRITO The city's Planning Commission got a chance to weigh in on the details
of proposed new regulations on tobacco smoking and sales Nov. 19 and generally
approved the steps the city is considering. The council asked city staff to
craft an ordinance that would ban lighting up in parks and open spaces, sidewalks,
multifamily housing and commercial areas. It also suggested more restrictive
rules on tobacco sales, including raising the age to purchase tobacco products
to 21, and increasing efforts to keep retail sales away from schools and sites
frequented by children.
should bring forth a universal smoking ban
Daily Sundial - November 23, 2014
Now two semesters ago, a survey handed out to students was answered to in favor
of a smoke-free campus. This response suggests the changing tide of how ...
Separate designated vaping area
La Voz Weekly - November 22, 2014
In recent years, smokers have found healthier alternatives to traditional cigarettes
and nicotine. The most popular among them are e-cigarettes, also known as ...
De Anza College has considered creating a separate area for those who use vaporizers
as opposed to standard cigarettes
considers banning e-cigarettes, alcohol
Seaside Courier - November 23, 2014
The North County Transit District is considering banning electronic cigarettes
and alcoholic beverages from its facilities, buses and trains.
to Sunday Datebook, Nov. 23
San Francisco Chronicle November 19, 2014
I enjoyed Datebooks cover art concept on Nov. 9 (Changing the face of art for
a new era) until I saw the face of new art with a cigarette. Your art director
sees something stylish, edgy and hip in heart, cancer and respiratory disease?
Something new and different about spending ones short life addicted to nicotine,
or being a slave to the tobacco industrys lucrative game?
ruled by the control freaks
Victorville Daily Press - November 21, 2014
I admit I was once guilty of this kind of thinking. As a young consumer reporter,
I researched what doctors said was bad for us and what products might harm us.
Then I demanded that the state pass rules to protect us from those things.
campaign takes aim at e-cigarette use among Marin's youth
Marin Independent Journal - November 20, 2014
Concerned about the rising popularity of electronic cigarettes, county educators
and health officials are trying to extinguish the trend among Marin's youth.
California Politicians Find Tobacco Money Hard To Resist
KPBS TV/FM (San Diego, CA) - November 19, 2014
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
smoking: How far is too far?
OCRegister - November 19, 2014
Once upon a time, there was smoking in bars, airplanes, restaurants and even
... of a different government so many years ago) has proposed banning sales
Recreation Commission to consider ordinance banning ...
Lodi News-Sentinel - November 19, 2014
A sign indicating Detert Park's no-smoking and no-alcohol policy is posted at
the ... The city's Recreation Commission will discuss the possibility of banning
City Council rejects request to reclassify vapor-type ...
Oroville Mercury Register - November 19, 2014
Oroville >> While various jurisdictions are still debating the safety
of vapor-type electronic cigarettes, the Oroville City Council took a stand
Tuesday night to ...
public weigh in on Karuk casino arbitration
Siskiyou Daily News - November 19, 2014
Siskiyou residents opposed to the Karuk Tribe's proposed casino in Yreka ...
whereas the county would like either a payment in lieu of taxes in the amount
Commission to consider ordinance banning smoking in ...
Lodi News-Sentinel - November 19, 2014
Since then, more than 165 cities and counties across the state have banned smoking
in parks, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.
Inyo Hospital Goes Tobacco Free
Sierra Wave - November 18, 2014
Northern Inyo Hospital will be tobacco-free as of Thursday, Nov. 20. The move
coincides with the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout, which
coastal city holdout may reconsider smoking ban
Coast News - November 18, 2014
It is anticipated a no-smoking ban will be looked at again this December after
... San Diego County restaurants that banned smoking did not suffer business
My Motherlode - November 18, 2014
One product adding to the problem is electronic cigarettes according to Calaveras'
health officer, who cautions that is not quitting. "E-cigarettes promote
Report Says Program To Diminish Tobacco Use in California Is Fading
California Healthline - November 17, 2014
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
your opinion? E-cigarettes are just another way to kill yourself
The Desert Sun - November 17, 2014
Schurgin says this year's smokeout carries added significance because of the
growing popularity of electronic cigarettes. He points out a story in the USA
e-cigarette shop owner wants Oroville City Council to ...
Oroville Mercury Register - November 17, 2014
Oroville >> Are electronic cigarettes or vaporizing devices tobacco products?
Not according to Chico-based A&M Vapes owner Aaron Andrus, who wants the
Oroville City Council to amend its tobacco ordinance by reclassifying his product.
The council will consider the request at the regular meeting Tuesday night.
Andrus gave a non-agendized presentation on his nicotine-oil-based product to
the City Council on Oct. 7. He explained that his product extracts oil from
tobacco and people consume the oil through personal vaporizers.
view: Measure S doesn't mean status quo is sufficient
The Union of Grass Valley - November 15, 2014
Much of the discussion around the passing of an urgency ordinance ... grows,
the in-public smoking of pot, the criminal element of illegal grows and the
Up Parents Want To Shut Down A Berkeley Pot Club Because ...
CBS Local - November 15, 2014
BERKELEY (CBS SF) Some Berkeley parents are tired of marijuana 'contact' fumes
wafting into their yards from a nearby pot club. They want the city to do ...
Campus: Healthier For All
CSULA University Times - November 14, 2014
Garcia states, "I would like a smoke-free campus, but it would be unfair
to people who do smoke." Well, it is also unfair to those who do not smoke,
but becoming ...
ban headed to council
The Turlock Journal - November 14, 2014
The Turlock Parks, Arts, and Recreation Commission approved a reaffirmation
of a smoking ban dating back from 2003 Tuesday night in a 6-2 vote, with one
new caveat: electronic and vapor related products will now be prohibited as
well, pending the approval of the City Council.
cigarettes will be banned in all non-smoking areas in ...
Westside Today - November 13, 2014
The use of e-cigarettes will also be banned in residential areas where smoking
is already prohibited, including non-smoking apartment and condo units and ...
cigarettes banned in Santa Monica, Calif.
The Korea Times US - November 13, 2014
SANTA MONICA (CNS) Electronic cigarettes will be banned in all non-smoking areas
in Santa Monica beginning today, including the Santa Monica Pier, beaches and
the Third Street Promenade.
cigarettes will be banned in all non- smoking areas in ...
Westside Today - November 13, 2014
An ordinance approved by the City Council last month outlaws e- cigarettes in
any place where traditional smoking is already banned. Those areas include ...
2 Investigates: Poisonings from e-cigarette liquid spikes, mostly among children
KTVU/BayInsider.com Fox Ch. 2 (Oakland, CA) - November 12, 2014
...alarming trend in California: the number of calls to Poison Control for nicotine
poisoning from e-cigarette liquid is on the rise, more than doubling in just
the last year. And California Poison Control reports that most of those cases
involve young ...
5 Solano commission amends tobacco policy to include e ...
TheReporter.Com - November 12, 2014
The policy change is a direct response to the recent uptick in e-cigarette usage
and accidental child poisonings caused by tobacco and/or nicotine products in
to the hookah
San Diego Reader - November 12, 2014
#Hookah lounges, where customers smoke flavored tobacco from a waterpipe, thrive
throughout the county. The swankier lounges have a full bar and DJs.
New War on Smoking
East Bay Express - November 12, 2014
Some scientists and state lawmakers have called for a ban on filtered cigarettes
across ... Bans on smoking in bars, restaurants, and public places have also ...
Invites District 58 California Assembly Member Cristina ...
Yahoo Finance UK - November 12, 2014
"I am exploring the idea of authoring consumer protection legislation in
the vaping industry and this educational visit was very informative and a good
first step in ...
TO PARTICIPATE IN THECERRITOS REGIONAL ...
Music Talkers - November 11, 2014
Fast growing and trendsetting Southern California based vape shop and distribution
company VapeRev (www.vaperev.com) is set to participate in the Cerritos ...
College may become a tobacco-free campus
Moorpark Acorn - November 7, 2014
The policy prohibits the use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, snuff, snus,
water pipes, pipes, hookahs, chew, and any other noncombustible tobacco product,
Hawk Casino Again Voted Best in Nine Western States
Marketwired (press release) - November 6, 2014
... Native West category that includes Native American Casinos in nine western
states. ... Casino amenities also include an entire floor dedicated to non-smoking
Clara County Bans Sale Of Flavored Tobacco Products Often Marketed Towards Young
CBS Local - November 6, 2014
Santa Clara County has become the first jurisdiction in the western United States
to adopt a law banning the sale of flavored tobacco products that are often marketed
towards young people, a county spokeswoman said Thursday.
City Council moves forward with open container ban
Eureka Times Standard - November 5, 2014
The ordinance would expand the city's open container ban from a few select areas
to ... Chapman also brought up the idea of banning smoking in the plaza area
Creativity, Found in WeHo Residents and Business Owners ...
WEHOville - November 5, 2014
Lift the fur ban, the smoking ban and the plastic bag ban and let businesses
and patrons find solutions together that work. And flying a rainbow flag over
City Hall ...
pace slows in reducing smoking
San Francisco Chronicle - November 5, 2014
state may no longer be the standard-bearer when it comes to antitobacco policy.
The smoking declines are getting smaller, and political campaign contributions
from the tobacco industry are getting bigger. These are the findings of a 300-page
UCSF study th
Airport needs a smoking section
Palm Springs (CA) Desert Sun - November 5, 2014
Palm Springs International Airport designate a smoking section ...There are
a number of benches available to passengers in that area and at the secondary
terminal (gates 12-20) but unfortunately many, if not all, are taken up by smokers.
Puts Dollar Amount on Cost of Smoking in California
New America Media - November 5, 2014
smoking-related illnesses cost California $18.1 billion in 2009. That comes
to about $487 per resident or $4,603 per smoker. The costs included direct healthcare
expenses as well as lost productivity due to illness or death. There were 34,363
O'Donnell, Nguyen Cruise To Election Wins
Gazette Newspapers - November 5, 2014
48 would have allowed a native American Indian tribe to build and operate a
casino ... It would have continued a property tax to raise money for parks and
owners pushed to butt out
San Diego (CA) Reader - November 4, 2014
San Diego County officials have stepped behind a push by the U.S. Department
of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to encourage apartment-building owners
to ban smoking anywhere on their properties.
Tobacco has costs even if you don't smoke
Marin Independent Journal - November 4, 2014
Each Marin resident, including nonsmokers, shells out $551 for the cost of smoking,
according to a county-by-county report on the costs of smoking in California,
recently completed by University of California at San Francisco researchers
Drs. Wendy Max an
council to consider citywide open container ban, extending downtown no-smoking
Eureka Times Standard - November 3, 2014
The Arcata City Council at its Wednesday meeting will hear the first reading
on of a pair of ordinances aimed at expanding the city's downtown no-smoking
zone and creating a citywide open container ban. ...
Inter-Club Council students clean up trash, cigarette butts ...
The Daily Titan - November 2, 2014
Even with a campuswide smoking ban since last August, the benches in between
the orange groves has remained a popular spot with smokers. As a result ...
smoking ban passed
Half Moon Bay Review - October 31, 2014
Smoking will be prohibited in Coastside apartment complexes by the end of next
year after the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved a ban in unincorporated
multi-unit residences. The ordinance applies to apartment, townhouse and condominium
complexes in unincorporated San Mateo County, but excludes hotels, assisted
living facilities and detached single family homes. The majority of affected
housing complexes are in unincorporated Redwood City, but 80 Coastside units
will be affected by the ban as well. It includes e-cigarettes but not medical
marijuana. The Health System believes the passage of the ordinance will significantly
contribute to improving the health ...
Tobacco, Health Care Industry Team Up to Fund Prop. 1 Campaign
Bay Area Indymedia - October 31, 2014
Tobacco giant Philip Morris and the robber barons from the health care and insurance
industry have joined a rogue's gallery of corporate agribusiness interests,
Big Oil and greedy billionaires in funding the campaign to pass Prop. 1, Governor
Jerry Brown's water bond boondogle. Philip Morris, the largest tobacco company
in the United States, contributed $100,000 to Governor Browns ballot measure
committee established to support Propositions 1& 2. On October 20, the American
Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) strongly encouraged the governor
to return those funds. ACS CAN recently launched its Snuff Tobacco Money out
of California Politics campaign requesting that all candidates for state office
reject campaign contributions, including donations to committees controlled
by a candidate such as Governor Browns Yes on Prop 1 & 2 Committee. Under
ACS CAN criteria, Gov. Brown is the first candidate for office in the state
to accept a campaign contribution from a tobacco company since the effort was
launched on July 1. Gov. Brown should return this money right away, said Jim
Knox, vice president of government relations for ACS CAN in California. Propositions
1 and 2 are important public policy debates, but the tobacco companies are cynically
using these measures to curry favor with the governor. Philip Morris doesnt
care about water or a rainy day fund. They only care about addicting youth and
low-income communities to their deadly products."
city leaders ban e-cigarettes in public places
KIONrightnow.com - October 30, 2014
WATSONVILLE, Calif. - An e-cigarette is a battery-powered vaporizer, which for
some gives the same high as tobacco - but produces a mist rather than actual
cigarette smoke. On Tuesday Watsonville city leaders voted unanimously to ban
the use of e-cigarettes in public spaces, though they are still allowed to be
sold in stores.
The North Coast Journal - October 30, 2014
Arcata would do better instead of trying to ban smoking and public drinking,
to be progressive and build a cool place for folks that do that to hang out
that's fairly ...
Berkeley and San Francisco Elections, Soda Is One of the Biggest ...
Governing - October 30, 2014
The early health concerns that led to a drop in cigarette purchases were followed
by per-pack taxes and local and state smoking bans, and those measures have
city leaders ban e-cigarettes in public places
KIONrightnow.com - October 30, 2014
An e-cigarette is a battery-powered vaporizer, which for some gives the same
high as tobacco - but produces a mist rather than actual cigarette smoke.
smoking ban passed
Half Moon Bay Review - October 30, 2014
It includes e-cigarettes but not medical marijuana. "The Health System
believes the passage of the ordinance will significantly contribute to improving
the health ...
bans e-cigarettes in public spaces
Santa Cruz Sentinel - October 29, 2014
E-cigarette users inhale vapor instead of the smoke of traditional cigarettes.
... Eduardo Montesino said he wondered if the devices could be banned altogether.
Marcos tightens e-cig rules
U-T San Diego - October 28, 2014
... that have banned the use of electronic cigarettes wherever traditional smoking
is ... E-cigarettes don't create smoke, but rather vapor as they deliver nicotine
to the ... should have tougher rules for e-cigarettes - including banning indoor
use in ... "It concerns me only because the decision (to ban) is made out
of ignorance ...
Tobacco Makes a Comeback in California: Even Democrats Are Taking Money From
Tobacco Companies | The Snitch
San Francisco Weekly - October 28, 2014
The tobacco industry is tightening its grip on California politics in attempt
to block anti-tobacco legislation - and its working, according to a new study
from UCSF. Big tobacco has donated some $64 million to various political campaigns
over the last
CAN Calls Upon Three Candidates to Return ...
tobacco.ucsf.edu - October 27, 2014
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network continues to call on California
politicans to stop taking and give back tobacco industry ...
ask city to address activity at sober-living home
OCRegister - October 27, 2014
... City Council approved an ordinance to regulate sober-living homes because
of residents' complaints about excessive noise, traffic and secondhand smoke.
on Prop 48: Compacts benefit tribes and poor communities
San Jose Mercury News - October 27, 2014
Proposition 48 is on the ballot as the latest attempt by two local tribal casinos
and ... shared revenues and new tax revenues to some of the poorest regions
of the ...
casinos could go off-reservation with Prop 48
KABC-TV - October 27, 2014
It will give the tribe an opportunity to bring in revenue and it's just a win-win
for ... Why not open it up to everybody in the state and charge taxes and revenue
on campus continues despite smoking ban
Daily Aztec - October 27, 2014
Last spring San Diego State adopted a smoke and tobacco-free policy across campus
in an effort to create a healthy environment. Although the policy is into its
report: California Tobacco Control Program under threat
News-Medical.net - October 26, 2014
California's position as a leader in tobacco control is under threat, according
to a new report from the UC San Francisco Center for Tobacco Control Research
and Education. Once a highly successful program and international model, the
state's anti-tobacco efforts now appear to be waning due to the decreased spending
power of the California Tobacco Control Program, a resurgence of the tobacco
industry in state politics, and the emergence of new unregulated tobacco products.
City: Four candidates compete for three council seats
Contra Costa Times - October 25, 2014
He supported the city's crackdown this year on electronic cigarettes and the
2011 merging of the city's library and recreation departments. Buenaventura
did not ...
Beach mayor's walk gives residents a relaxed forum
Beach Reporter - October 24, 2014
Powell credits information gathered from the first series of walks with helping
push though expansion of the smoking ban on the beach to take in The Strand
Harrington for Aliso Viejo Council
OCRegister - October 24, 2014
For example, Mr. Harrington opposes the proposed anti-smoking ordinance affecting
multi-family homes. The proposal "should never have been brought forward
video: Vote yes on Prop. 48 and let the North Fork ...
Los Angeles Times - October 24, 2014
That's 38 miles away from the tribe's established reservation. Proposed ...
Brown to take the land off state tax rolls and hold it in trust for a casino.
It followed all ...
Tobacco Control Efforts Losing Steam: Reduced Spending Power, Resurgence of
Big Tobacco, e-cigs to blame
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) - October 23, 2014
"The combination of weak leadership at the state level, willingness of
political leaders to accept tobacco industry money, and inflation eroding the
spending power of the California Tobacco Control Program are compromising its
effectiveness, which will l
license ordinance moves forward
Gilroy Dispatch - October 23, 2014
Under the proposed ordinance, store owners would also be required to conduct
... fines on business owners isn't the right way to reduce underage smoking.
Crime continues to decline, police chief says
Contra Costa Times - October 22, 2014
In other matters: The council also approved the first reading of a smoking ...
Jeff Wieler voting against it because he objected only to the ban on e-cigarettes.
Awards & Honors
UCR Today (press release) - October 22, 2014
"It's truly an honor to receive this award and to be recognized for my
work leading the UC Smoke/Tobacco-Free efforts," Chobdee said. "I'm
very excited and ...
Mateo County bans smoking inside apartments, condos and ...
San Jose Mercury News - October 22, 2014
Smoking either tobacco or electronic cigarettes will be prohibited inside ...
areas of San Mateo County under a ban approved 4-1 Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors.
... In addition to banning smoking inside buildings with shared spaces, the
Mateo County Supervisors Vote To Include E-Cigarettes In ...
CBS Local - October 22, 2014
Across California, Bigue said 26 jurisdictions prohibit smoking in multi-unit
housing. In unincorporated areas of San Mateo County, the ban will extend to
becomes first city in California to ban tobacco sales to ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter - October 22, 2014
Councilman Tom Chambers says officials in the Sonoma County city have an obligation
to take steps to turn the tide on smoking. Casting the dissenting vote ...
cost of smoking
Appeal-Democrat - October 22, 2014
Sutter County smokers are losing 2,110 years of potential life to tobacco use.
... Cigarette smoking is widely known to be the leading cause of preventable
death ... delivery systems like hookah pens (electronic vaporizers) and e-cigarettes.
... 90 percent of businesses selling tobacco in Sutter County had flavored products
refutes union's claims
Record Bee - October 22, 2014
The change in the smoking policy also referred to banning the use of e-cigarettes,
which was discussed at the table and the union did not have a problem with,
to be banned at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
Redlands Daily Facts - October 22, 2014
The new policy, adopted to fit the hospital's mission of improving health and
because many other hospitals have similar restrictions, bans all forms of smoking
tables proposed rules for tobacco vendors
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - October 21, 2014
... on tobacco retailers in hopes of curtailing children's access to cigarettes
and tobacco. While state and federal law prohibit its sale to minors, tobacco
Madera Community Split On Proposition 48, Casino Plan
Valley Public Radio - October 21, 2014
The tribe plans to build a large casino complex featuring as many as 2,000 slot
... and went to fee status which is where you pay property taxes," McGovran
exacts high toll in California
SFGate - October 21, 2014
UC Berkeley became a smoke-free campus following a mandate by the university
president. Lisa Zettl from Germany, smokes on the University of California.
provides over $1.5 million for CSUF professor cancer research
The Daily Titan - October 20, 2014
... in early onset melanoma, tools for Latina Breast Cancer survivors and investigation
into national and local retail advertising of e-cigarettes aimed at minorities.
Q&A with 4-year term Arcata council candidate Sofia Pereira
Eureka Times Standard - October 20, 2014
If the ban was modified to only include the plaza or if designated smoking areas
... providing more signage notifying people of the ban would help police with
Q&A with 4-year term Arcata council candidate Juan ...
Eureka Times Standard - October 20, 2014
And the ban applies to marijuana smoke as well, so instead of people smoking
in the privacy of their home, the smoking ban forces people to smoke marijuana
ACS CAN CALLS ON GOVERNOR BROWN TO RETURN THE $100,000
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) - October 20, 2014
CONTRIBUTION FROM PHILIP MORRIS TO PROPOSITIONS 1 & 2
Good for ACS CAN in calling out Governor Brown for taking $100,000 from Philip
Morris. He should do what ACS asks and give the money back (and pledge not to
take any more).
rules target e-cigs and smoking: Board of Supervisors ...
San Mateo Daily Journal - October 20, 2014
Smoking inside apartments and condominiums in the unincorporated areas of ...
the past under a proposed ban coming before the Board of Supervisors Tuesday.
... With the county having already established smoking controls like banning
Monica Bans E-Cigarettes In All "No-Smoking" Places
Santa Monica Mirror - October 20, 2014
The Santa Monica City Council last week adopted a new law that treats electronic
smoking devices, or e-cigarettes, the same as traditional cigarettes under its
| Healdsburg, CA Voting On Raising Tobacco Age
The Cigar Authority - October 20, 2014
The movement to raise the tobacco age to 21 has been gaining steam in states
... who sell tobacco products as well as banning tobacco sales at pharmacies.
casino has brought cash and turmoil to once ...
Sierra Star - October 20, 2014
On a June day in 1999, close to 20 Chukchansi members burst into tribal ....
with Madera County over property taxes and whether the tribe - a sovereign nation
21 Planning Commission: Yoga Studio, Animal Shelter, Cigar ...
SCVNEWS.com - October 18, 2014
Request: The applicant is requesting a Conditional Use Permit to operate an
... indoor use of tobacco products including cigars, cigarettes, and pipe tobacco
alleges Glendale councilman caused firing of antismoking hospital worker
Glendale (CA) News-Press - October 18, 2014
Gallegos was terminated in 2012 after he wrote a letter published in the Glendale
News-Press criticizing Najarian, Councilwoman Laura Friedman and former Councilman
Rafi Manoukian for voting in favor of easing up on smoking restrictions at restaurants
cigarettes inside apartments and condos may be banned ...
San Jose Mercury News - October 17, 2014
Medical marijuana would be exempted. The law would apply to all housing facilities
with two or more units and at least one shared ceiling, floor, wall or ...
Measure D and Tobacco Tactics
Berkeley (CA) Daily Planet - October 17, 2014
Walker Merryman of the Tobacco Institute said it best in 1991 "It's barely
controlled chaos [at the local level]. We can't be everywhere at once."
The Daily Planet's editor hasn't endorsed Measure D, sidetracked by the idea
that sugary soda is only one
Hills, CA, Bans Electronic Cigarettes From Vending Machines
VendingMarketWatch - October 17, 2014
Laguna Hills, CA, city council has decided to treat electronic cigarettes, or
E-Cigs, the same as conventional cigarettes under local ordinances, including
Guys Friday Sampler No. 403
Stogie Guys Online Cigar Magazine - October 17, 2014
Culver Citya California town near Los Angeles with a population of about 40,000has
criminalized smoking inside condos, apartments, and other multi-unit residences.
This week, the City Council voted 4-1 to approve the new ban, with the only
opposition coming from an official who thought the ordinance lacked the teeth
for proper enforcement.
Council backs off hookah smoking ban
Press-Enterprise - October 16, 2014
Until the Norco City Councils Wednesday night vote, it appeared a Norco restaurant
owners desire to attract diners with hookah smoking on his patio would remain
a pipe dream. The council agreed that it was no different than smoking cigarettes,
cigars or pipes. ... Hookah pipes, which are used to smoke flavored tobacco,
have become ...
Monica bans e-cigarettes in public places
Los Angeles Times - October 16, 2014
Two existing vapor bars will be exempt from new ban on in-store smoking Starting
Nov. 14, e-cigarettes will be banned in public places and retailers will need
North Coast Journal - October 16, 2014
She said the smoking ban would be "a bit extreme," but at the same
time saw it as a ... Chapman is researching smoking and open container bans
in other cities, and ... "What we're effectively accomplishing with that
is banning smoking on the ...
Council backs off hookah smoking ban
Press-Enterprise - October 16, 2014
Hookah pipes, which are used to smoke flavored tobacco, have become popular
in the Inland area, although many cities have banned the practice.
Passes Smoking Ban for Multi-Unit Residences
Culver City Observer - October 16, 2014
The Council's vote was 4-1 in favor of the smoking ban. ... might take, Baker
noted the similar process when smoking was banned in Culver City restaurants
study: Smoking takes $18.1 billion toll in California
News-Medical.net - October 16, 2014
The toll extends to nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke who also are known
to suffer ill health effects and increased mortality. In the new report, the
folded into existing smoking ordinance
OCRegister - October 15, 2014
Thomas Hanscome holds his electronic cigarette. At the bottom, there is a battery
pack and attached to a cartomizer. Instead of burning tobacco, electronic ...
Monica Bans Public E-Cigarette Use
CBS Local - October 15, 2014
In store smoking at vapor bars will also be banned. ... 13. Santa Monica now
joins the cities of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills in banning public e-cigarette
youth aim to keep parks smoke free
Paradise Post - October 15, 2014
The youths hope to institute a ban on smoking in local parks. ... The youths,
part of the club's Buttkickers anti-smoking team, presented two plastic containers
Tobacco use toll drops in California, but smoking still more ...
San Francisco Examiner - October 15, 2014
"The City has a long history of
adopting policies that promote smoke-free
environments," said Susana Hennessey-Lavey, a health educator for the Department
billion tobacco toll in California: More deaths than from AIDS ...
Medical Xpress - October 15, 2014
The toll extends to nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke who also are known
to suffer ill health effects and increased mortality. In the new report, the
Monica approves e-smoking restrictions
Los Angeles Times - October 14, 2014
The Santa Monica ordinance also follows similar ordinances adopted in Los Angeles
... ordinance, vaping will be treated just like traditional cigarette smoking.
Measures O and P will give growers free rein
Lake County News - October 13, 2014
It is ironic that they do not want smoking, but they want to legalize marijuana
smoking and use, the secondhand smoke from which is found to be bad for you.
smoking ban, Calif. city gets whiff of surprise
CBS News - October 14, 2014
TURLOCK, Calif. - The City of Turlock, Calif. spent months debating whether
to ban smoking in public parks, only to discover the city council banned it
Grove Council Considering New Billboard for 22 Freeway
VoiceofOC - October 14, 2014
The city is also considering an ordinance to allow electronic reader boards
and an ordinance banning the use of e-cigarettes where tobacco also is not allowed.
Hill council candidates in their own words
Contra Costa Times - October 14, 2014
That's why I've championed stricter nonsmoking ordinances to prevent the harmful
effects of secondhand smoke on our children. I will continue my efforts to keep
Mesa extends hookah lounge moratorium
OCRegister - October 13, 2014
Vape shops, which sell e-cigarettes and sometimes have couch-lined rooms similar
to hookah parlors, are still relatively new, and city staff hopes to design
on campus puts students at risk
The Poly Post - October 13, 2014
If CPP bans smoking on campus, it would create a better and more welcoming
environment. Most importantly, a ban would reduce the possibility of health
of Smoke Downtown
Santa Barbara Edhat - October 13, 2014
Otherwise you can talk with an attorney and sue neighbors over the right to
enjoy your property/house as a smoke-free environment. A letter threatening
Hookah ordinance back on City Council agenda
Press-Enterprise - October 13, 2014
Hookah pipes, which are used to smoke flavored tobacco, have become popular
in the Inland area, though many cities have banned the practice. Contact the
Debates to Watch This Week
VoiceofOC - October 12, 2014
A large electronic billboard could soon be headed to the 22 freeway in Garden
Grove. The city is also considering an ordinance to allow electronic reader
boards and an ordinance banning the use of e-cigarettes where tobacco also is
jeers for the week of Oct. 5-11, 2014
Fairfield Daily Republic - October 11, 2014
Cheers to the Suisun City Council for its decision to ask staff to draft an
ordinance to ban smoking in designated areas of city parks, such as Harbor Plaza,
already illegal in Turlock parks, just not enforced
The Turlock Journal - October 9, 2014
Residents fuming over the smoking ban at city parks being discussed by Turlocks
Arts, Parks, and Recreation Commission in recent months may be surprised to
find out that smoking in parks is already technically illegal. The one thing
that is lacking is e-cigarettes because e-cigarettes weren't around back in
2003 so I think just for that we should bring the item back and include ...
view: Protect our youth now
Gilroy Dispatch - October 9, 2014
As one small town in California, we may not have the financial resources or
political power to change the tobacco industrys marketing practices toward youth.
However, we do have the power to stem the flow of cigarettes to our youth through
illegal sales. And we have the responsibility to do so as well. ... has even
moved toward promoting candy, mint and liquor flavored tobacco products, including
little cigars/cigarillos, chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes.
College's Sprawling Impact
Santa Barbara Independent - October 9, 2014
And since Santa Barbara City College enacted a smoking ban in the summer of
2013, cigarette butts litter streets surrounding campus. The area has turned
view: Protect our youth now
Gilroy Dispatch - October 9, 2014
In fact, the rates of Latino middle and high school students reporting smoking
a ... This ordinance has the support of diverse community leaders throughout
Santa Clara ... Similar ordinances have been adopted by our neighbors in Morgan
College's smoking policy still a work in progress
Renegade Rip - October 8, 2014
According to Chris Hine from the KCCD's legal department, there is a difference
between smoke-free and tobacco free. Hine said "smoke-free means no ...
Mesa restricts sober-living homes
Daily Pilot - October 8, 2014
... smoking, parking congestion and noise among them - praised the new law.
... City staff said one goal of the ordinance, which will go for final adoption
Oct. 21, ... Staff said the ordinance, which the Planning Commission recommended
Moves Smoking Ban Item to November
www.TurlockCityNews.com - October 8, 2014
Proponents of the ban stated health concerns due to secondhand smoke as being
a primary motivation behind why smoking, in any form, should be banned in ...
Tobacco Money Out of California Politics: Challenge Accepted
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network - October 8, 2014
Candidates and officeholders who have accepted the challenge to reject contributions
from tobacco companies (current officeholders are listed with their title).
California Senate candidates and officeholders CJ Jawahar SD 4 Assemblymember
There's more than one
way to vote
Santa Monica Daily Press - October 8, 2014
...3 to stop selling tobacco products in their nearly 8,000 stores/pharmacies.
... is in tobacco sales, and Walgreens, Rite Aid, supermarkets and convenience
Reward the Wayward College
Santa Barbara Independent - October 6, 2014
Since SBCC banned smoking on campus, students set up smoking lounges outside
our homes, leaving their cigarette butts and fast-food wrappers on the curb.
decision yet on hookah smoking at restaurant
Press-Enterprise - October 2, 2014
Discussion of a proposal to prevent hookah smoking in the city has been delayed
... popular in the Inland area, though many cities have banned the practice.
to Carry Chargers-Jets Live in Southern California
Chargers.com - October 3, 2014
Per San Diego Municipal Code, Qualcomm Stadium is a smoke-free facility. Smoking
is prohibited inside all areas of Qualcomm Stadium. Fans who continue to ...
Cooler: Ban tobacco sales in pharmacies?
Hollister Free Lance - October 2, 2014
Would a location selling so-called medical marijuana be banned from selling
tobacco products? Enough ... I support pharmacies which ban sales of tobacco.
ACS CAN takes a step toward holding California politicians accountable for taking
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) - October 2, 2014
...the real need is to hold those who do take tobacco money, including Governor
Jerry Brown, accountable (not just leave them off the list of "good guys").
Decision on hookah patio delayed
Press-Enterprise - October 2, 2014
In a 3-2 vote, the Norco City Council has approved a request from a Norco restaurant
owner to delay action on his application to allow hookah smoking on his patio.
Recieves $3M to Combat Secondhand Smoke in L.A. Apartment Buildings
MyNewsLA.com September 30, 2014
The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research received a $3 million grant from
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to combat the effects of secondhand
smoke on low-income Latino and black families living in Los Angeles-area apartment
buildings, the university announced Tuesday.
caves to Big Tobacco lobbying: Guest commentary
Long Beach Press Telegram - September 29, 2014
There is an addiction as toxic as the 7,000 chemicals and nearly 70 carcinogens
found in cigarette smoke. Something as lethal as the arsenic, cadmium, lead
and vinyl chloride inhaled with every puff. It is killing Californians even
though it is easily preventable the flow of big bucks from tobacco companies
into the wallets of political candidates.
Proposed hookah lounge ban rekindles debate
Press-Enterprise - September 29, 2014
Eddie Ammari and his partner thought hookahs on the patio would bring true Middle
Eastern flavor to Norcos newest Mediterranean restaurant when they opened it
health officer wants tobacco ban in local pharmacies
Hollister Free Lance - September 26, 2014
San Benito Countys new public health officer wants to make the sale of tobacco
products illegal in local pharmacies and reduce the amount of related advertising
in any store windows.
company capitalizes on e-cigarette boom
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - September 26, 2014
The exploding popularity of e-cigarettes is helping fuel the growth of a Lakeport
company that started out in the home of its founder and now supplies ...
debate over proposed Santa Rosa smoking rules
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - September 26, 2014
Santa Rosas plan to expand its anti-smoking laws to cover private dwellings
sparked a lively debate Thursday between smokers who view the move as government
run amok and others who feel they have a right not to breathe their neighbors
Public Health awarded grant for chronic disease prevention
TheReporter.Com - September 25, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Thursday that
Solano County Public Health is the recipient of a three-year, "Partnerships
to Improve Community Health" (PICH) grant totaling $3.69 million to prevent
chronic diseases in Solano County. ... to increase access to healthy foods and
beverages, increase tobacco and smoke-free environments and provide free Healthier
Living workshops to the public.
Alleges E-Cig Company Misled Smokers About Helping ...
JD Supra (press release) - September 25, 2014
... the ingredients for its products, so even cautious consumers would be incapable
of making an informed decision about whether to use its e-cigs, the suit adds.
approves vaping ordinance
Santa Monica Daily Press - September 25, 2014
They are banned near doorways, in the parks, on the beach, and even - for new
... The ordinance will ban smoking in vaping lounges, with the exception of
Needlessly smoldering issue in Aliso Viejo
Orange County Register - September 25, 2014
As government continues to create rationales for exerting its authority, the
issue of smoking in one's own home should be left to that home's owner and its
Rey Oaks takes steps toward Monterey County's first pot ...
Monterey County Herald - September 25, 2014
A special ordinance must be passed to allow the dispensary to operate, and ...
Edelen said, including "not to walk around smoking marijuana on the streets.".
housing policy is commended
Imperial Valley Press - September 25, 2014
Our leaders must do all they can to protect the well-being of their residents,
and can start by expanding their smoke-free policies to protect people where
to discuss further curbs on smoking in Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - September 24, 2014
The city is proposing a sweeping expansion of its anti-smoking laws. The new
regulations would ban the smoking of tobacco, marijuana and electronic ...
Beach pledges tighter no-smoking enforcement, eyes ...
Easy Reader - September 24, 2014
The council also tentatively agreed to add e-cigarettes to the smoking ban.
... A licensing program also could restrict tobacco sales near schools and parks.
rages again on smoking in apartments
OC Register - September 23, 2014
ALISO VIEJO - The creation of a No Smoking Ad Hoc Committee earlier this year
... cities that had implemented no-smoking ordinances in multiunit housing and
took ... The city also estimated that a new ordinance would require more code
Boulevard getting new look
Daily Pilot - September 23, 2014
The property is completely smoke-free. Another development nearing completion
is Azulón at Mesa Verde, a senior housing complex off Harbor at 1500
housing policy is commended
Imperial Valley Press - September 23, 2014
Our leaders must do all they can to protect the well-being of their residents,
and can start by expanding their smoke-free policies to protect people where
school students attend leadership training
Porterville Recorder - September 23, 2014
... a full day of activities, including leadership development, how to conduct
an "ice-breaker," team building and the dangers of hookahs and e-cigarettes.
Health Committee emphasizes smoking ban
Sonoma State Star - September 23, 2014
The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC), one of the clubs responsible for
connecting student needs with campus resources, assists and advises the ...
allows the criminal tobacco industry to influence its research
The Stanford Daily - September 23, 2014
In recent years, Stanford has terminated its investments in core tobacco companies,
adopted a Smoke-Free Environment Policy that prohibits the smoking of ..
board prepares to ban e-cigarettes, as 'vaping' becomes ...
SFGate (blog) - September 23, 2014
E-cigarettes, which allow users to inhale nicotine vapor instead of tobacco
fumes, are advertised as a safer alternative to smoking. But the health effects
of life in L.A. about to rise
L.A. Biz - September 23, 2014
for lighting fireworks and $250 for smoking in prohibited areas, and those $100
dogs off-leash fines would get incrementally higher on subsequent infractions,
according to the TV station. Koretz has reportedly been
Signs Telehealth Streamlining
California Healthline - September 23, 2014
AB 1819 by Assembly member Isadore Hall III (D-Compton) will ban smoking in
a private residence that is used as a licensed family day care home. AB 1967
business earns awards
Record Bee - September 23, 2014
Virgin Vapor is also active in local chapters of e-cigarette advocacy organizations
such as SFATA, the Smoke Free Alternative Trade Association, and CASAA, ...
Monica Council Poised to Regulate E-Cigarettes
The Lookout News - September 22, 2014
The use of electronic cigarettes in public places has ignited a firestorm of
controversy across the nation. Next week, Santa Monica will likely join Los
Angeles, Beverly Hills and Long Beach in regulating the smoking trend.
to consider e-cig ordinance
Santa Monica Daily Press - September 21, 2014
f you read articles written by numerous regional news outlets a few months ago,
you might think that City Council already outlawed e-cigarettes. In fact, the
ordinance regulating e-cigarettes in the city by the sea will be considered
by council on Tuesday. The ordinance is fairly simple in that it essentially
with a few exceptions treats the electronic smoking devices like traditional
tobacco cigarettes, which are already heavily regulated in the city. It would
also include the vaporizers under the definition of tobacco products for the
purpose of City Halls tobacco retail license...
'em if you got 'em!
PCC Courier - September 21, 2014
You may have noticed that there is an absurd amount of cigarette butts littered
around the perimeter of the PCC campus. This is because on January 1, 2014,
PCC became an entirely smoke free campus, and smokers are forced to retreat
beyond the schools boundaries to enjoy a cigarette. But how much harm is this
to ban smoking at home day cares
KERO-TV 23 - September 20, 2014
Home day care operators in California must stop smoking in their houses, even
after hours when children are gone. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday he had
signed AB1819, joining 12 other states with similar bans that target "third-hand"
smoke. Smoking during day care hours is already banned. Democratic Assemblyman
Isadore Hall of Compton says his bill responds to the dangers of smoke that
lingers in furniture and carpets.
license discussion heats up
Gilroy Dispatch - September 18, 2014
Local leaders and city officials are moving forward with a plan to ensure any
access minors may have to tobacco products behind the counter is cut off.
Free Farm Share and free food distribution
Santa Rosa Press Gazette - September 18, 2014
We would like to continue to serve Santa Rosa County Residents in an effort
to reduce tobacco use as well as second and third hand smoke. Last year this
hopes for huge Madera casino hinge on ballot battle
SFGate - September 18, 2014
When California voters amended the state Constitution in 2000 to allow Indian
gaming, part of the sales pitch was that casinos would be kept to existing Indian
have no place on a smoke-free CSUF campus
The Daily Titan - September 17, 2014
The idea of smoke-free has developed a controversial grey area with the growing
... The popular new trend is currently included in the campus-wide ban, and
'F' on city's smoking ordinance sparks debate
San Jose Mercury News - September 17, 2014
PIEDMONT -- Discussion over a smoking ordinance to upgrade the "F"
grade the city currently has with American Lung Association recommendations
'em if you got 'em!
PCC Courier - September 17, 2014
This is because on January 1, 2014, PCC became an entirely smoke free ... The
smoking ban has done nothing to decrease the amount of second hand smoke.
JON: E-cigarettes still largely allowed
KIONrightnow.com - September 17, 2014
I received this question anonymously, "Dear Jon, is it legal to smoke ...
The city of Santa Cruz has added e-cigarettes to their tobacco ban ordinance,
but no other ... Tobacco is banned in restaurants and bars and workplaces in
California, but as of ... So much like the plastic bag bans popping up in cities
and counties in the ...
Viejo may ban minors from using e-cigarettes
OCRegister - September 17, 2014
Mission Viejo may ban minors from using e-cigarettes. A proposed ... Proponents
say e-cigarettes help people quit smoking and are safer than cigarettes.
to quit smoking at PCC
PCC Courier - September 17, 2014
The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation reported that "1,372 100% smoke-free
campuses" exist in the United States. As the nationwide smoke-free ...
Council Votes to Regulate Sale of E-Cigarettes
NBC San Diego 7/39 - September 17, 2014
The ordinance, proposed earlier this year by Councilmember Mark Kersey, suggested
banning vaping or e-cigs in public places like parks, beaches, bars and restaurants.
The ordinance also calls for businesses selling e-cigarettes to have a tobacco
Council passes e-cigarette ordinance
KUSI-9 (San Diego, CA) - September 17, 2014
City Council members hope today's unanimous vote will make it harder for these
kids to graduate to regular cigarettes. Joe Boardman went from smoking a pack
a cigarettes a day before making the switch to e-cigarettes or vaping.
hosts tobacco awareness training
Visalia Times-Delta - September 17, 2014
... attend a full day of activities, including leadership development, how to
conduct an "ice-breaker," team building and the dangers of hookahs
looks to tighten anti-smoking regulations
San Jose Mercury News - September 16, 2014
LIVERMORE -- Downtown could soon become smoke-free -- including even the puffs
of nicotine vapor emitted from electronic cigarettes -- except in designated
City Council set to confirm e-cig regulations
10News - September 16, 2014
The ordinance, which was approved July 28, regulates retail sales of the ...
of vapor inhalers say the devices have weaned people off smoking cigarettes.
group aims to clear the air among neighbors
Calaveras Enterprise - September 16, 2014
"Yes, it's a legal product, but we have needed to restrict where people
do it ... complexes' policies and found that most restrictions were up to the
discretion of the ... California law only restricts smoking in indoor common
areas, Mazzetti said.
in running for anti-butt campaign: Environmental group Save the Bay puts cigarette
litter in focus
San Mateo Daily Journal - September 15, 2014
Two San Mateo County cities including one whose tough anti-smoking rules generated
widespread headlines are in the running for a targeted campaign to curb cigarette
Calif. Considers Modifying Expanded No Smoking Zone
halfwheel.com - September 14, 2014
When Arcata, Calif. expanded its smoke-free zone in May it hoped to address
the ... a modification to that law will be part of the proposed smoking ban
Calif. Eyes Smoke-Free Downtown
halfwheel.com - September 14, 2014
As part of a push to add e-cigarettes to the city's current smoking ordinances,
Livermore, Calif. will look at creating a smoke-free downtown, parks and bus
of state's race is one worth watching
Los Angeles Times - September 14, 2014
He has had legislation signed allowing landlords to ban smoking in rental units,
cracking down on cellphone smuggling in prisons and requiring creation of a
industry booming in region, US
Hesperia Star - September 13, 2014
Locally, electronic cigarettes were banned from all San Bernardino County facilities
in 2012, and the town of Apple Valley approved an ordinance in May that ...
Fresno pot-smoking ban extinguished by council
Insurance News Net - September 12, 2014
Much of the council on Thursday responded with scorn to Council Member Lee Brand's
proposal to give city officials more authority to stop the smoking of marijuana
on city-owned property.
fumes over potential smoking ban
The Turlock Journal - September 11, 2014
Every morning Larry Clinton walks his dogs to the park and lights up his morning
cigarette. A smoker since 1956, Clintons morning ritual is one of the few habits
that he enjoys but the Turlock Girl Scouts of Troop 3289 are threatening to
take that away. The decision to also prohibit e-cigarettes despite the decreased
risk of secondhand smoke from these cigarettes is due to the fact that the mere
smoking gesture ...
Council conducts reading of ordinance restricting electronic smoking devices
Daily Californian (UC Berkeley) - September 10, 2014
Tuesday, Berkeley City Council conducted a preliminary review on an ordinance
that would impose restrictions on the use of electronic smoking devices - including
e-cigarettes and vaporizers - in places where smoking is currently prohibited.
turns 50, shining bright as ever
OCRegister - September 10, 2014
"When we came in to look around, you could smell the smoke. ... set to work
adding a new fridge system behind the bar, banning smoking and giving it a paint
job. ... "We actually lost a few patrons when we banned smoking," Garcia
officials look to ban pot use at city parks, facilities
Fresno Bee - September 10, 2014
Anyone getting a third violation at a park within 12 months will be banned from
all city ... What: Fresno City Council debates proposed bill to ban pot smoking
board approves revised smoke-free building process
OCRegister - September 10, 2014
Members seeking a smoke-free building will also be required to sign an amended
Occupancy Agreement and a land covenant, which will be notarized and ...
council regulates e-cigarettes, passes civic center protections
Contra Costa Times - September 10, 2014
With a 20-year smoking habit, he was able to quit conventional cigarettes three
... District Overlay Ordinance that restricts uses of historic civic center
buildings to ...
Council conducts reading of ordinance restricting electronic ...
Daily Californian - September 10, 2014
Currently, smoking is banned in various areas such as commercial sidewalks,
... Last December, the council chose to ban the use of cigarettes in multiunit
housing ... of the community questioned the effectiveness of smoking bans in
to Hear Presentation Suggesting Smoking Ban in All Turlock ...
www.TurlockCityNews.com - September 9, 2014
The Girl Scouts asked the City of Turlock to consider banning smoking in all
Turlock parks and PARC requested the item be placed on a future agenda to be
Office Coach: Strength in numbers when tackling office's ...
Press- Enterprise - September 9, 2014
This is supposed to be a smoke-free facility, and the majority of employees
are not smokers. However, the smoking group includes many high-level managers
Attorney Launches School Safety Pilot Program
Post-Periodical - September 9, 2014
Following a recent meeting on tobacco enforcement, a parent contacted a local
store which was selling e-cigarettes to minors, and the store's owners agreed
| Foster City, CA Tells Residents To Shut Windows
The Cigar Authority - September 8, 2014
The amendment would ban smoking in all rental apartment complexes and ... City
live in multifamily residences or units so, by banning smoking in apartments,
on City Council agenda this week
Berkeleyside - September 8, 2014
The new law would prohibit the use of those devices everywhere smoking is ...
voters in November, but council already had this ordinance in the works and
Hill, CA Downtown Smoking Ban
The Cigar Authority - September 8, 2014
In 2006 the city banned smoking in and near city-owned facilities and most workplace.
In 2010, they added bus stops, ATMs, ticket lines, and outdoor events.
convention coming to Ontario Convention Center Friday
Contra Costa Times - September 4, 2014
ONTARIO >> As the relatively new business of electronic cigarettes, or
vaping, has become a $2 billion a year industry, companies and consumers are
gathering here this weekend to meet and learn about products. The second annual
Electronic Cigarette Convention starts Friday at the Ontario Convention Center,
2000 East Convention Center Way. The event was held last year at the Anaheim
Convention Center, but issues related to visitors being able to vape or use
electronic cigarettes at the convention center led to the move to Ontario this
year, according to organizers.
OC Register - September 4, 2014
Westminster has added three amendments to its new ordinances regulating the
sale of electronic cigarettes after the National Association of Tobacco Outlets
tobacco education funding yet for Siskiyou County
Siskiyou Daily News - September 4, 2014
... cessation series aimed at helping people curb their smoking addiction. ...
who months ago introduced the board to the dangers of third-hand smoke, also
Future for Indian Casinos in California
PublicCEO.com - September 4, 2014
This is all because of a small, obscure and impoverished Indian tribe known
as ... income tax and with casinos exempt from paying corporate income taxes,
in the puff of a vaporizer
Spartan Daily - September 3, 2014
... can be supplied with flavored containers, marijuana oils or nicotine supplements
... Kevina Brown, university housing service community relations coordinator,
tightens smoking restrictions in public places
Folsom Telegraph - September 3, 2014
Smokers in Folsom have a few more rules to follow as a result of some changes
the City Council has made to the city ordinance. No longer will smoking be ...
Calistoga needs to update its smoking laws
Napa Valley Register - September 3, 2014
...So my main question is: "What is Calistoga waiting for?". Shouldn't
residents and visitors alike have a pleasant dining experience devoid of...
relooks at smoking regulations: Foster City considers ...
San Mateo Daily Journal - September 2, 2014
Councilman Steve Okamoto said he prefers smoking be banned in all shared ...
Foster City is not alone in its efforts to ban smoking in shared residential
be so quick to dismiss smoking bans
Spartan Daily - September 1, 2014
But I find it hard to understand why others oppose legislation to ban smoking
in ... Already banned in Santa Clara County, smoking in multifamily units will
Unified to expand tobacco-free policy
The Turlock Journal - August 29, 2014
E-cigarettes have really been the impetus of the policy at this point. With
the use of e-cigarettes proliferating, the California School Board Association
has put ...
Park Adds E-Cigarettes to Smoking Ban
EGP News - August 29, 2014
Even though he considers himself an advocate of the e-cigarette lifestyle, Andy
Han, owner of the Vape Unit in Monterey Park, says he agrees with the citys
recent approval of a ban on vaping in public spaces such as city parks, restaurants
and bars. You shouldnt vape where youre not allowed to smoke, said Han, quickly
adding that he disagrees with perceptions that electronic cigarettes contain
the same health risks as traditional cigarettes.
expands smoking restrictions in public areas; e-cigarettes not included
San Francisco Examiner - August 29, 2014
Burlingame recently made more of its public areas smoke-free after the City
Council approved an ordinance that expands tobacco-smoking restrictions to certain
parks, certain trails and city-maintained parking facilities.
council adds more restrictions on smoking in public
Milpitas Post - August 27, 2014
...19 to ban smoking in publicly accessible outdoor dining areas where food
is sold or consumed. The ordinance prohibits smoking near the entrances or exits
Desert considers smoking ban in affordable housing
The Desert Sun - August 27, 2014
Palm Desert already has a smoke-free policy on its city-owned property, but
no designated smoke-free apartments to offer applicants who request them, Moore
Rosa moves toward tighter restrictions on secondhand smoke
Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat - August 26, 2014
Smoking tobacco, marijuana and even electronic cigarettes in apartments, condominiums
and most public places would be banned in Santa Rosa under a sweeping expansion
of the city's anti-smoking laws supported by the City Council on Tuesday.
Bernardino City Unified spent $1M on legal fees last year, says report
San Bernadino County Sun - August 26, 2014
A group calling itself California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse...Although
Scott described his group as a "grassroots organization," the CALA
organizations are actually funded by the tobacco industry and other industries
stung by lawsuits in the past, ...
Cancer Society Says CA Isn't Doing Enough to Prevent ...
KFBK - August 22, 2014
Our tobacco tax is the 33rd lowest in the nation, and 26 states have more comprehensive
smoke-free policies than California does," she said. Bremner says ...
Cerrito On Track To Have Strictest Smoking Rules In California
CBS Local - August 21, 2014
EL CERRITO (CBS SF) - El Cerrito is going from zero to 100 in a move that would
ban smoking from most public, residential and commercial areas. The city ...
much of California, state's casinos not smoke-free
San Francisco Chronicle - August 20, 2014
Several Yelp reviewers in the casino's opening weeks said they liked Graton
but were unlikely to return because of the secondhand smoke. (At Graton, you
can smoke on the majority of the gaming floor, but not in the poker room or
restaurants.) Since open
Cerrito condo project approved by council majority
San Jose Mercury News - August 20, 2014
The council also unanimously approved a new ordinance that would ban smoking
in parks, playgrounds and sports fields, public sidewalks and all public events
Viejo City Council approves e-cig shop
OCRegister - August 20, 2014
Mission Viejo has three electronic cigarette shops - South County Vapors, ...
The city treats e-cigarettes shops the same way it does tobacco shops, which
are ... existing municipal and zoning codes to include e-cigarettes under smoking,
Napa Valley Register - August 19, 2014
You may also prohibit the smoking of tobacco products. If you ban tobacco in
the lease agreement, you must specify the areas on the property where smoking
policy restricts use of citations, arrests
EdSource Today - August 19, 2014
"Juvenile court should be the last resort for youth who commit minor ...
Some bad behaviors, such as possessing tobacco or stealing something worth less
E-cig rules protect our children
OCRegister - July 30, 2014
... limit promotional materials and the availability of vaping devices such
as e-cigarettes near schools in their community [Hold off on e-cig regulations,
cracks down on illegal tobacco sales
Park Labrea News/Beverly Press - July 31, 2014
The city has already approved an ordinance banning e-cigarette sales to minors,
and the use of e-cigarettes in all places where traditional smoking is banned.
Good Times - July 30, 2014
We do have a lot to be proud of; the county's 10 percent smoking rate, for
instance, is one of the lowest in the nation. Our teen birth rate has continued
to decline ...
Should smoking be banned on golf courses?
10News - July 30, 2014
While investigators continue to look into the cause, the situation brings up
questions about smoking on golf courses, especially during dry and hot conditions.
ban protects minors
Examiner.com - July 30, 2014
Passing an electronic cigarettes ban that prohibits public use of the smoking
devices, and sales, the same way tobacco cigarettes are prohibited. The pleasure
City Council moves to ban e-cigarettes
San Diego Source (subscription) - July 28, 2014
The San Diego City Council on Monday unanimously passed a preliminary version
of a bill to sharply restrict the use and sale of electronic cigarettes, ...
Diego to consider e-cigarette regulations today
San Diego 6 - July 28, 2014
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A package of proposed regulations for vapor inhalers -- also
known as electronic cigarettes -- will be considered by the San Diego City Council
on Monday. The two measures would regulate retail sales of the battery-operated
devices and restrict their use. They would generally conform to restrictions
on tobacco products.
moves to restrict e-cigs in parks, restaurants
San Diego News Room - July 28, 2014
Sitting at the dais at a recent City Council meeting, Councilmember Kristine
Alessio lit up a cigarette and blew the smoke across the room. She then did
the same with an electronic cigarette.
Buzz: To Vape or Not To Vape in Newport
Newport Beach Independent - July 25, 2014
That industry is Vaping, and includes the controversial world of
e-cigarettes. ... I do not recommend non-smokers start vaping or using e-cigarettes,
and do not ...
Tony Mayor Lima Slams Proposed Smoking Ban at Condos ...
Los Cerritos News - July 25, 2014
Half of people in the Portuguese Hall for instance do smoke. Putting
... Sally Flowers supported the new smoking restrictions in Artesia apartments
targets healthy environments, living
Morgan Hill Times - July 24, 2014
It targets key criminal preventive strategies like tobacco-free living, active
living, healthy and safe environments and social and emotional wellness.
ban is in effect, but not yet enforced
Beach Reporter - July 24, 2014
The ban on smoking in public took effect last Friday. On Tuesday, the educational
campaign kicked off at the Manhattan Beach Farmers Market. City leaders ...
OKs Restrictions on E-Cigarette Shops
VoiceofOC - July 24, 2014
A growing number of California cities are introducing restrictions on e-cigarettes,
battery-powered devices that heat a liquid, infused with nicotine or flavors,
County makes strides against growing health challenges
Gilroy Dispatch - July 24, 2014
For instance, the City of Morgan Hill recently passed a Tobacco Retail License
policy that will reduce youth access to tobacco products. Over 70 staff and
the hookah-lounge craze
SD News - July 23, 2014
A hookah is a multi-stemmed waterpipe used to vaporize and smoke flavored tobacco
called shisha, which is passed through a glass water basin before being ...
moves ahead with smoking ban partly: Foster City Council postpones decisions
on restaurant and apartments
San Mateo (CA) Daily Journal - July 23, 2014
After months of debate over how to protect the public in Foster City from secondhand
smoke, the City Council voted 3-2 Monday to set aside two controversial aspects
to move forward with updating its smoking ordinance. ...
What we have accomplished
San Mateo Daily Journal - July 23, 2014
We are moving forward on changes to our smoking ordinance, we will be looking
at citywide traffic and discussing the installation of bike lanes. We will be
to Learn About the New Smoking Ban
Patch.com - July 22, 2014
...18, the ban will bar smoking in all public places; it will also apply to
electronic ... A period of education about the new smoking ban in Manhattan
Beach will end ...
Hold off on e-cig regulations
OCRegister - July 22, 2014
Editorial: Hold off on e-cig regulations. Westminster and ... The rush to place
restrictions on electronic cigarettes has reached Westminster. The City Council
Free' Campaign Underway To Prep Manhattan Beach For ...
CBS Local - July 22, 2014
KNX 1070's Bob Brill reports starting in August, the city will begin enforcing
a smoking ban in all public places, including the beach, parks, and restaurants.
Regulations Up for Debate in Westminster
Columbus CEO - July 21, 2014
The Westminster City Council will consider an ordinance Wednesday to regulate
e-cigarette businesses. The regulations would require tobacco and electronic
cigarette retailers to obtain a police permit before operating, limit hours
of operation, require window tinting and signs, and not allow sales within 500
feet of a school.
And Vaping Now Banned In All Manhattan Beach Public Spaces
LAist - July 21, 2014
Starting yesterday, the city of Manhattan Beach imposed one of the strictest
smoking bans in the state, banning both cigarettes and e-cigarettes from all
street, sidewalks, and outdoor dining areas. The ban is an expansion of the
previous city ordinance that banned only cigarettes specifically from public
parks and beaches. Now, smoking is only allowed on private property, in hotel
and motel rooms, and from moving vehicles. The ban won't seem to affect too
many people, as a survey found that only 7% of Manhattan Beach residents are
smokers according to NBC 4.
Beach Becomes Smoke-Free City [VIDEO]
NBC Southern California - July 19, 2014
Manhattan Beach became an entirely smoke-free city Friday by putting into effect
one of the strictest smoking bans in the state. The city's smoke-free ordinance,
which was approved by the Manhattan Beach City Council last month, expands its
existing smoking ban to include e-cigarettes and all streets, sidewalks and
outdoor dining areas.
New ordinance helpful to downtown merchants
Monterey County Herald - July 17, 2014
The new ordinance will be helpful to downtown business owners, the city coffer,
and should be the prelude to a ban on smoking on sidewalks and parks ...
Cooler: E-cigarettes a safe alternative to tobacco?
Hollister Free Lance - July 17, 2014
A cigarette butt and smoker are seen at a local park in this file photo.
gets top marks from Tobacco Free Coalition
San Jose Mercury News - July 17, 2014
Licensing for retailers selling tobacco continues as a primary strategy for
the ... they felt bombarded with marketing of cigarettes and other tobacco products
Hill council requests draft ordinance on electronic cigarette ...
Long Beach Press-Telegram - July 16, 2014
A state law already allows landlords and homeowner associations to have their
own smoking bans. Instead, the city will send a letter explaining the state
Bans E-Cigs Wherever Regular Cigarettes Are Prohibited
Patch.com - July 16, 2014
E-cigarettes are banned in Calabasas wherever regular cigarette smoking is
City Council bans e-cigarettes in public places
Daily Democrat - July 16, 2014
With no objections, Woodland City Council took the first steps to ban e-cigarettes
... It also bans smoking within 20 feet of any commercial building. ... or in
any form, or the use of any oral smoking device, will be banned from these locations.
to Launch Campaign to Inform Public About New Smoking Ban ...
Patch.com - July 15, 2014
The city's smoking ban goes into effect July 18 but enforcement is delayed
to get out the ... residents and visitors can enjoy the city's public places
Young People Downplay Risks Of Hookah Smoking
CBS 2 News / KCAL 9 (Los Angeles, CA) - July 15, 2014
Over half of young adults believe smoking tobacco out of water pipes is not
harmful to their health, despite warnings from federal health officials to the
contrary, according to a UCLA study. KNX 1070?s Claudia Peschiutta reports researchers
with the UCLA
Hill council to consider e-cigarette, smoking bans
Long Beach Press-Telegram - July 15, 2014
...Possible bans or regulations on smoking at private apartments and ... homeowners
association wants the city to ban smoking at private apartments ... asking for
a citywide ordinance banning smoking and second-hand smoke in ...
smoking in apartments: Santa Clara County cities should join the trend
San Jose Mercury News - July 14, 2014
With about 82 percent of adults in the U.S. being non-smokers, this policy actually
can help landlords. Non-smoking tenants can enjoy clean-air dwellings and ...
City Council could limit e-cigarette use in public
Daily Democrat - July 12, 2014
Woodland could soon become the next city in Yolo County to ban the use of e-cigarettes
in all locations that conventional cigarettes are prohibited. At Tuesday's City
Council meeting, an ordinance will be introduced that would ban the vapor devices
at Woodland public facilities especially ones used primarily for youth events
as well within 20 feet of commercial buildings.
cigarettes banned on buses, ferries, Golden Gate Bridge
Marin Independent Journal - July 12, 2014
Electronic cigarettes are getting the boot from all Golden Gate District property:
Buses, ferries and the span itself. The Golden Gate Bridge board voted Friday
to ban the cigarettes after getting complaints from bus riders.
'vape' sales ban eyed, bike-share idea still rolling forward
San Diego Community Newspaper Group - July 10, 2014
Sales of e-cigarettes, "vape" and drug paraphernalia during community
special events may be in question in the future if the Pacific Beach Planning
Group takes ...
officials put electronic billboards proposal on hold
San Mateo Daily Journal - July 9, 2014
In other business, the city passed an ordinance that expands its list of city
facilities where smoking is prohibited, specifically concentrating on parks
and related ...
Outlook by Denice Dennis: Why 3-cigarettes [sic] are bad for community's health
San Jose (CA) Mercury - News - July 8, 2014
In short, e-cigarette users don't really know what they're putting in their
bodies. In addition, we don't know how the vapor from electronic smoking devices
affects people in the vicinity of where they are being used. The FDA has conducted
on Smoking Cigarettes, E-Cigs in Manhattan Beach Starts This ...
Patch.com - July 8, 2014
The Smoke-Free Public Places ordinance becomes effective on July 18, but will
not be enforced until Aug. 18 while the city conducts a public outreach campaign
Lowdown: Berkeley council on South Berkeley pizza plans ...
Berkeleyside-by Emilie Raguso - July 8, 2014
Council may tackle regulations related to electronic smoking devices, with a
... in multi-unit housing; tobacco smoking was banned in those units in December,
effective ... But I guess banning things is fun for a certain Puritan strain.
... Instead of asking for a ban the government believes they should simply be
City Council seeks free pot for the poor
Washington Examiner - July 7, 2014
City Council members in Berkeley, Calif., were voting Monday on an ordinance
that would require medical marijuana dispensaries to fork over a portion
of their inventory to low-income and homeless residents Though Moore
and his colleagues are enthusiastic about passing joints to the less
fortunate, they are less so about e-cigarettes. The city council will
also consider an ordinance to ban e-cigarette use in public spaces,
despite the fact that e-cigarettes are a highly successful smoking cessation
Del Is Not A Good Neighbor
Coronado Eagle and Journal - July 7, 2014
So...The Del has decided to monetize the beach in front of the hotel.
Additionally, in defiance of city ordinance, The Del Beach is allowing
smoking and consumption of alcohol on the sand. A very cavalier attitude
to the citizens ...
Council will attempt to hold shorter meetings
Lompoc Record - July 4, 2014
The smoking ordinance affects everyone. Here we were, at 1:30, trying
to make that decision. Lingl said the meetings should end at 11:30 p.m.
at the latest, and ...
Abuse Recovery Turns Into a Smoke-Free Facility
PR.com (press release) - July 4, 2014
Torrance, CA, July 04, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Based on the study of Sir Thomas
Gregoire, an associate professor from social work at Ohio State University
together with his co-author, stated that being tobacco-free at a rehab
center may disappoint patients from completing their recovery. Their
study shows that when the Ohio womens substance treatment center had
implemented their non-smoking campaign both smokers and non-smokers
left their program early after the policy has changed. Today, Substance
Abuse Recovery has implemented a tobacco-free policy because the facility
believes that the real best way to quit smoking is to quit while detoxifying
from everything and the treatment center believes that it is better
to quit addiction up front, not wait with nicotine until later. Everyone
in the center had followed the smoke-free policy, including doctors,
nurses, staffs, therapist, patients and visitors in order to reduce
second-hand smoke exposure and to afford smokers with other addictions,
an environment which follows the process of the policy.
Weed Becomes Law in Berkeley
SFGate (blog) - July 3, 2014
On Tuesday, the Berkeley City Council voted unanimously on a first reading
of measure to update their medical cannabis ordinances, adding a fourth
dispensary permit, and tweaking rules for private collectives. Berkeley
also mandated dispensaries give away free weed to people with very low
incomes. Thats right, weed is now free by law for some people in the
Pizza at center of smoking debate: Foster City Council proposed smoking
San Mateo Daily Journal - July 3, 2014
As the Foster City Council continues mulling over changes to its decades-old
smoking ordinance, a unique restaurant owner fears the latest proposal
could eventually put him out of business. The council has changed the
proposal several times since it first considered creating more stringent
regulations to protect the public from secondhand smoke last year. The
council agrees to ban smoking in parks, public streets and special events
but councilmembers are divided on when to regulate private property.
Smoking could be prohibited in rental apartments, but condo or homeowners
would be allowed to smoke on their property including the sidewalk.
At its July 16 meeting, the council voted to include a new provision
that would affect Waterfront Pizza, a Mediterranean restaurant and hookah
lounge with an outdoor patio against the water at the Edgewater Shopping
Center. Its the only restaurant in the city that makes use of the current
ordinances allowance to designate up to 50 percent of its outdoor seating
area as smoking.
Bans 'Vaping' in Public Areas
Post-Periodical - July 2, 2014
The City of Calabasas has outlawed the use of electronic cigarettes
in public except in designated smoking areas. The Calabasas City Council
voted June 11 to include e-cigarettes in the citys secondhand smoke
ordinance. The new law went into effect Tuesday. In February 2006, the
City of Calabasas passed a secondhand smoke ordinance which prohibits
smoking in public places where other people may be exposed to smoke.
Public places include indoor and outdoor businesses, apartment common
areas and parks. Businesses may apply to create a designated smoking
County department becomes smoke-free campus
Lake County Record-Bee - July 2, 2014
The Lake County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a resolution
on June 24 making the Lake County Department of Health Services (LCDHS)
the first county department to be smoke-free.
That was a smoke-free fairgrounds?
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - June 30, 2014
Birds are still flying upside down over the Sonoma County Fairgrounds,
where marijuana connoisseurs lit up this past weekend at the public-owned
property's second major pot fest in six months. This is uptight and
politically incorrect, I know. But can you imagine a promotional confab
at the fairgrounds that has people sucking on and exhaling exhaust from
cigarettes, cigars, conventional pipes or e-cigs? Unthinkable, and none
of those smokables is prohibited by federal law. Sonoma County, which
aspires to be declared one of the healthiest counties in California,
has proclaimed the fairgrounds in southeast Santa Rosa smoke-free. Smoking
was legal this past weekend only in two designated areas.
Big Tobacco snuffs out e-cigarette legislation
Fresno Bee - June 30, 2014
Only a few months ago, state lawmakers in California were full of plans
to limit the sketchy electronic devices that heat a nicotine solution
to create vapor that may or may not be hazardous to the health of those
who inhale it. "We were successful in getting the bill amended
so that e-cigarettes are separately defined," Consumer Advocates
for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association ...
Regulation Puffs Ahead
Santa Monica Mirror - June 27, 2014
In an opening salvo, the Santa Monica City Council unanimously approved
on Tuesday the drafting of an ordinance to regulate the use of vaporizers
colloquially referred to as electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes the
same way as traditional cigarettes. E-cigarettes use would still be
permitted in certain designated locations. Vapor shops would be exempt
from the proposed law. Representing the Smoke Free Air For Everyone,
Esther Schiller said e-cigarettes are an extension of the tobacco industry
and the vaporizers are advertised in the same exact way traditional
cigarettes were markets from the 1940s to the 1960s.
City Council Approves Housing Element, Sets e-Cigarette Rules
Livermore Independent - June 27, 2014
The Dublin City Council has approved its housing element for 2015 through
2022. The council also passed strict regulations designed to keep "electronic
tobacco" sales and usage away from children.
Big Tobacco kills sensible e-cig bills
Sacramento Bee - June 27, 2014
Rep. Jackie Speier last week proposed federal legislation to regulate
e-cigarettes like tobacco products. Forgive us if our hopes are less
than high. Only a few ...
lauds smoke-free housing providers
Red Bluff Daily News - June 27, 2014
Tehama County Health Services Agency - Public Health Division's Tobacco
Education Program congratulates Vista Ridge, Meadow Vista, Kimball Crossing,
Tehama Estates, Cabernet, Creekside, Citrus Heights, Palm Royale and
Solado Orchard Apartments for protecting their tenants from the dangerous
effects of secondhand smoke.
apartments go smoke-free
Fresno Business Journal - June 26, 2014
Two Fresno multi-unit housing complexes have adopted smoke-free policies.
New no-smoking rules at Masten Towers at 1240 Broadway St., and Campus
... The survey found significant problems with secondhand smoke exposure
cigarette licensing fees
Ukiah Daily Journal - June 26, 2014
Thank you for reporting on the reduction of tobacco sale violations
to minors by Fort Bragg tobacco retailers. I am pleased to learn that
violations were reduced from 33% to 27% after Fort Bragg adopted a Tobacco
Seller's Ordinance in December of 2012. By adopting a tobacco seller's
ordinance the City of Fort Bragg is helping to reduce access to tobacco
products to youth.
cited in Carolyn Wood as officials crack down
Coastline Pilot - June 26, 2014
Undercover Laguna Beach police officers cited five people for smoking
in an open space Saturday, according to a news release.
revises its e-cigarette smoking ordinance
Coast News - June 26, 2014
The citys smoking policies now prohibit electronic smoking in public
areas and the possession of such devices/materials by minors, after
the City Council voted 4-1 to include revisions to its municipal codes
stance on smoking at its June 24 meeting. The modified ordinances update
Vistas definition of electronic cigarettes and incorporate such synthetic
smoking devices into its current regulations, as well as extending prohibitive
measures to said devices.
Chico News & Review - June 26, 2014
Because electronic cigarettes and vaping represent relatively new technology,
research is scarce and results have been contradictory: University College
favors e-cig regulations
Santa Monica Daily Press - June 26, 2014
City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to move in the direction of regulating
electronic cigarettes within the city.
bans new e-cigarette stores, hookah lounges
San Jose Mercury News - June 25, 2014
HAYWARD -- The city on Tuesday banned opening new hookah lounges and
vapor stores that sell e-cigarettes.
mayor Howard Johnson, dies at 85
Paradise Post - June 25, 2014
Former Paradise mayor and local businessman Howard Johnson died on Sunday.
He was 85. Johnson was elected to the Town Council in November of 1988
and served as mayor from Dec. 3, 1991 to April 7, 1992. He also pushed
through the nation's first smoking ban in restaurants and spawned a
Monica Limits E-Cigarettes [VIDEO]
City Council votes to regulate the devices in the same way as regular
cigarettes, effectively banning them from bars, clubs and restaurants
NBC Southern California - June 25, 2014
The Santa Monica City Council voted unanimously late Tuesday night to
bar e-cigarettes from clubs, bars, restaurants and anywhere regular
cigarettes arent allowed. The seaside town joins a growing list of cities
that have restricted the use of the devices, including Los Angeles,
Long Beach and Beverly Hills. I think what were certainly going to do
is look closely at all of the data regarding public health and regarding
other impacts on our town, Mayor Pro Tem Terry ODay said Tuesday before
the council took up the issue.
East Contra Costa readers weigh in on banning of e-cigarettes
Contra Costa Times - June 25, 2014
In the weekly feature called "e-views," we invite readers
to answer a question via email or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BrentwoodNews.
Last week's question: The Oakley and Pittsburg city councils recently
voted to include e-cigarettes in public smoking bans. Do you think these
devices should be included in city ordinances that restrict smoking
in public places? Please explain.
Council Won't Change Code on Vehicle Lifts
Corona del Mar Today - June 25, 2014
The Newport Beach City Council City Councilwoman Nancy Gardner of Corona
del Mar also asked for two items to be placed on future Council agendas,
including an official historic designation for the Goldenrod Footbridge
and inclusion of e-cigarettes in city laws that restrict smoking in
parks and beaches.
mayor calls for e-cigarette restrictions
Modesto Bee - June 24, 2014
RIVERBANK City leaders should outlaw e-cigarettes wherever smoking is
prohibited, Mayor Richard O'Brien said Tuesday as City Council members
Smoking rules lack enforcement
Glendale News Press - June 24, 2014
Smoking is extensive in Glendale because there is little or no enforcement
of the citys smoking ordinances in either businesses or public places.
Vapor Assoc. Wins a Sub-Category on Yelp
PR.com (press release) - June 24, 2014
California Vapor Association proudly announces that the international
Yelp community has advanced awareness of the differentiation between
smoke shops and vape shops by establishing a unique sub-category for
vape shops. This will support retailers desire to promote their stores
in an accurate way.
Shuts Down Three Marijuana 'Speakeasies'
KQED (blog) - June 24, 2014
Since the measure passed in 2004, so-called Measure Z clubs speakeasies
of sorts have popped up all over Oakland. They sell pot to adults with
little interference from the city. But after years of a hands-off, quiet
enforcement approach, Oakland police have raided and shut down three
clubs in the past few months. While many club owners argue theyre running
private establishments, the city says some of the clubs fall under the
definition of commercial enterprises not protected by Measure Z.
e-cigarette industry grows with each puff
Fresno Business Journal - June 24, 2014
Across the country, a growing number of tobacco users are turning to
smoke-free alternatives like electronic cigarettes and vaporizers. What
began as a grassroots trend in major cities has finally made its way
to the Valley, where more than a dozen vapor shops have opened in the
last few years. In Fresno County alone, there are an estimated 164,000
adult smokers. For Valley vape shop owners, this represents a vast and
relatively untapped market.
Vape group on board with Speier's proposal to keep ...
Press-Enterprise - June 23, 2014
If a congresswoman has her way, electronic cigarettes will be regulated
nationwide in the same way as regular tobacco products, including a
ban on sales to minors. And, at least on the issue of keeping vapes
away from kids, a spokesman Monday said the industry doesnt disagree.
Rep. Jackie Speier proposes e-cigarette legislation
San Jose Mercury News - June 23, 2014
Dr. Neal Benowitz, associate medical director of the San Francisco Division
of the California Poison Control System, who joined Speier, talked about
the increase in poisonings and burnings by e-cigarettes. Speier says
the e-cigarette industry is targeting children and teenagers by offering
products flavored like gummy bears, cotton candy and chocolate cake.
proposes e-cigarette regulations
KDWN - June 23, 2014
SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) A San Francisco congresswoman unveiled legislation
Friday that would regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way as
typical tobacco products, accusing the e-cigarette industry of targeting
children and teenagers with its marketing. With flavors like gummy bear,
cotton candy, and chocolate cake, our kids are literally vaping these
things up, said U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, who announced the proposal
outside the San Francisco General Hospital emergency room. With ads
using sex and sex appeal, our teens are lusting after these objects.
The legislation would restrict television advertisements of electronic
cigarettes as was done for tobacco, said a statement from Speiers spokeswoman,
Katrina Rill. Speier plans to introduce the bill Monday to regulate
the devices that heat a liquid nicotine solution to create inhalable
may soon be regulated the same way as cigarettes in Santa Monica
Santa Monica Mirror - June 23, 2014
The act of vaping might soon be no different than smoking under the
eyes of the law, as the Santa Monica City Council will be discussing
this Tuesday the possibility of an ordinance to regulate e-cigarettes
the same way as cigarettes.
to consider 8 percent spending hike
Santa Monica Daily Press - June 23, 2014
CITY HALL City Council has a lot on the agenda this Tuesday night. As
the Daily Press wrote about previously, council will consider moving
forward with restrictions on electronic cigarettes and a ballot measure
designed to compete with a ballot measure financed by a national aviation
work together to problem-solve
Martinez News-Gazette - Jun 22, 2014
We discussed many issues including city-school district relationships,
affordable housing requirements, budgeting, economic development, smoking
ordinances and banning single-use plastic bags and polystyrene.
shows tenants want protection from secondhand smoke
Merced Sun-Star - June 21, 2014
Tenants in Merced County want more protections from secondhand smoke
in multiunit housing, according to a recent survey by the American Lung
smoke problematic for apartment residents
Calaveras Enterprise - June 20, 2014
Most residents of apartments in Calaveras County dont want their fellow
tenants lighting up. Thats the message from a survey recently released
by the countys Public Health Services department, which partnered with
the Tuolumne Countys health department to release the survey results.
Drifting secondhand smoke is a real health hazard, said Dr. Dean Kelaita,
the Calaveras County health officer. This survey shows that residents
across our ...
over tobacco dealer license fee reignites ($$)
Stomped out in 2012, proposed ordinance charging businesses annual
Gilroy Dispatch - June 19, 2014
City Council is considering stepping up local enforcement of state law
that prohibits the sale of tobacco to minors but charging businesses
an annual fee to fund sting operations to ensure compliance isn't the
way to do it, Mayor Don Gage asserted. Gilroy recently accepted a $25,000
grant from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department with three
conditions: the City take action to help reduce youth access to tobacco,
curb the prevalence of second-hand smoke and increase the availability
of healthy foods and beverages.
Beach council passes budget, waits on new hires
Easy Reader - June 19, 2014
Other additions to the final budget include a $20,000 appropriation
to carry out a citywide smoke-free campaign; $150,000 for police overtime
in special ...
restrictions move forward in San Diego
fox5sandiego.com - June 19, 2014
SAN DIEGO A package of proposed regulations for electronic cigarettes
cleared the committee level Wednesday and was forwarded to the San Diego
City Council. The two ordinances would, if passed by the council, regulate
retail sales of the battery-operated devices and restrict their use.
They would generally conform to restrictions on tobacco products.
face restrictions in Dixon
The Reporter - June 19, 2014
E-cigarettes will be subject to the same restrictions in Dixon as traditional
cigarettes. So determined planning commissioners by a narrow margin
Tuesday night. In a 4-1 vote with Chair Chris Duncan dissenting, the
commission opted to amend an ordinance to restrict the accessibility
of e-cigarettes (electronic cigarettes) to minors. Dave Dowswell with
the city's community development department said the ordinance is meant
to treat e-cigarettes the same as traditional cigarettes. Meaning, who
can buy them, where they can be smoked, etc.
council could block smoke shop
Monterey County Herald - June 19, 2014
Seaside officials say the city needs time to set rules for a new generation
of smoke shops. The City Council on Thursday will be asked to adopt
an interim urgency ordinance placing a moratorium on any new smoke shop,
electronic cigarette retailer or drug paraphernalia retailer.
The proposed smoke shop measure would allow hardship exemptions for
applicants denied any economically viable use of their property. The
proposed action was prompted by a proposed e-cigarette shop in the Pacific
Heights shopping center. The city's current zoning rules don't make
it clear whether they would apply to shops with bongs, water pipes,
e-cigarettes or similar device, a council report says.
Williams to kick off free Solana Beach concert series
Seaside Courier - June 19, 2014
Alcohol, tobacco, e-cigarettes, pets, or personal BBQs are prohibited
during the concert. For more information about Williams, visit lukewilliamsnewmusic.com.
approves Fallen Warriors project
Lompoc Record - June 19, 2014
The City Council also unanimously approved the Lompoc Fire Departments
weed abatement program and upheld an ordinance banning smoking in recreational
areas. The ordinance was initially approved at the June 3 meeting, and
Lingl requested that it be pulled from the consent calendar at Tuesdays
meeting to be discussed again.
Moves to Regulate E-Cigarettes, Limit Places to 'Vape'
Times of San Diego - June 18, 2014
The rules would generally conform to restrictions on tobacco products.
... regarding the sale to minors, Councilman Mark Kersey said at a Wednesday
meeting of ... The devices would be allowed in residences, vehicles,
e-cigarette shops and ...
Monica considers e-cigarette ban
L.A. Biz - June 18, 2014
Determined not to be left behind in a progressive movement, Santa Monica
city officials, like those of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills before them,
are considering a ban of electronic cigarettes.
Alto City Council Committee Proposes Broadening Smoking Ban
CBS Local - June 18, 2014
Palo Alto banned smoking in parks and open space preserves last summer.
Now the council's Policy and Services Committee has approved broadening
ban spreads to Palo Alto business districts
Palo Alto Online - June 18, 2014
The city is considering dramatically expanding its ban on cigarette
use from an extension made last August to include parks, open-space
preserves and the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course. The latest proposal,
which the City Council's Policy and Services Committee enthusiastically
endorsed Tuesday night, would ban smoking downtown, on California Avenue,
at large commercial areas such as Stanford Shopping Center and "neighborhood
commercial" centers such as Alma Plaza. In addition, smoking would
be illegal at all outdoor eating areas. Currently, at least half of
the outdoor area in a given establishment must be smoke-free. Klein
also proposed including e-cigarettes in the ban, an idea that both of
his colleagues supported.
San Jose Mercury News - June 17, 2014
The Oakley and Pittsburg city councils recently voted to include e-cigarettes
in public smoking bans. Do you think these devices should be included
in city ...
to consider e-cig regulation
Santa Monica Daily Press - June 17, 2014
Vapor may join smoke on City Halls list of regulated exhalents. On Tuesday,
Santa Monicas City Council will consider directing City Hall to amend
its smoking ordinance to regulate electronic cigarettes in the same
way as traditional cigarettes.
Editorial: Cities should follow county on e-cigarettes
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - June 17, 2014
Many states, counties and cities have been in a fog in knowing how to
respond to that fad known as vaping. The use of battery-operated e-cigarettes
is growing in popularity as they offer the ... electronic cigarettes
much like regular tobacco products, banning their use in ... Twenty-eight
states, including California, have laws that ban their sale to minors.
... e-cigarettes are healthier for the user and can help regular cigarette
users to ...
Vallejo Times-Herald - June 16, 2014
At the event the participants will present their continued work on promoting
a drug-free environment at local schools and advocating for smoke-free
transit stops ...
to face same restrictions as tobacco in unincorporated areas ($$)
Gilroy Dispatch - June 16, 2014
Starting later this summer, the use and sale of electronic smoking devicesor
e-cigaretteswill be regulated the same as tobacco in unincorporated
Santa Clara County. On June 10, the countys Board of Supervisors approved
an ordinance that adds the increasingly popular devices to the countys
tobacco control ordinances, according to the county press release.
may add smoking restrictions: Parks would be the main area of focus
San Mateo Daily Journal - June 16, 2014
Burlingame could be following the path of other cities along the Peninsula
and adding expanded restrictions on smoking. On Monday, the City Council
will vote on whether to introduce amending the Burlingame Municipal
Code to expand the list of city facilities where smoking is prohibited,
specifically concentrating on parks and related areas. City owned or
operated athletic fields and within 25 feet of city-owned parking lots,
Bayfront Park or Mills Creek Canyon Park were added to the list of prohibited
smoking areas. Although other nearby cities like South San Francisco
have started to pass and propose ordinances on electronic cigarettes,
Burlingame has yet to touch that issue yet, officials say.
talks e-cigarette, massage limitations and housing issue
The Reporter - June 14, 2014
Potential restrictions on e-cigarettes and massage establishments are
being revisited in Dixon. Previously failing at the City Council level,
the requests are now being brought before the Planning Commission.
AGENDA: hotel tax, smoking ban, new superintendent
Palo Alto Online - June 13, 2014
The committee plans to discuss expansion of the city's smoking ban downtown
and in the California Avenue business district and to consider changes
finds concerns over secondhand smoke
Porterville Recorder - June 12, 2014
A new survey of Tulare County tenants shows support for more protections
from secondhand smoke in multi-unit housing, the Tulare County Health
and Human Services Agency announced Wednesday
Calabasas, no smoking or vaping
Agoura Hills Acorn - June 12, 2014
No smoking signs in Calabasas may soon be changed to include no vaping.
The Calabasas City Council voted at a recent meeting to include electronic
cigarettes in the citys secondhand smoke prohibition. Beginning in July,
the use of electronic cigarettesalso known e- cigarettes will be banned
in the city anywhere smoking is prohibited and will only be allowed
in areas designated for smoking
City Council Agrees to Ban Use of E-Cigarettes in Public ...
East County Today June 12, 2014
In a 3-1 vote Tuesday, the Oakley City Council agreed to include the
use of e-cigarettes in a ban on public smoking on city-owned properties,
restaurants, and public outdoor areas. The Ordinance also prohibits
the use of e-cigarettes by minors. The Ordinance is set to take effect
in July and Oakley will be the fourth city in Contra Costa County to
regulate the use of e-cigarettes following Concord, Richmond and Walnut
Creek who Oakley modeled their ordinance afterPittsburg is scheduled
to vote on a similar Ordinance on Monday
pass restrictions on e-cigarette use
Petaluma Argus Courier - June 11, 2014
Sonoma County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved restrictions
on e-cigarettes that will mirror those they've passed on traditional
tobacco smoking in public
shops approved in Mission Viejo amid council debate
OCRegister - June 11, 2014
Two e-cigarette shops are now permitted to operate in Mission Viejo,
with the second shop given the green light Monday night. Meanwhile,
city officials continue debating stricter regulations for such businesses,
with one council member pushing for site visits and workshops
City Council puts off on possible bus-stop smoking ban
Vallejo Times-Herald - June 11, 2014
The Vallejo City Council on Tuesday night decided to delay pursuing
a possible smoking ban at city bus stops. The council put the matter
on the back burner after city officials said there wasn't enough staff
time to develop and implement the ban while meeting other council goals
in the upcoming fiscal year. The council, which banned smoking in city
parks in 2012, indicated it might reconsider the matter in the future
'Family Camp Out' to be held in Solana Beach
Del Mar Times - June 11, 2014
Smoking near the doorways and inappropriate comments are some of the
biggest complaints, she said, though the library staff works closely
with the police department to deal with some of the criminal activity
that occurs nearby.
Committee Looks to Tighten Regulations on Aggressive ...
Noozhawk - June 11, 2014
On Tuesday, Santa Barbara's Ordinance Committee discussed changes to
the city's ... Smoking near the doorways and inappropriate comments
are some of the ...
pass restrictions on e-cigarette use
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - June 11, 2014
Sonoma County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved restrictions
on e-cigarettes that will mirror those they've passed on traditional
tobacco smoking ...
Santa Clara County OKs vaping restrictions
Contra Costa Times - June 10, 2014
Citing concerns over a growing trend, Santa Clara County supervisors
on Tuesday expanded smoking restrictions to include nicotine-dispensing
electronic cigarettes. The unanimous vote means electronic cigarettes
will be forbidden in all places where smoking is prohibited in unincorporated
areas -- public spaces both indoors and out, including workplaces, bars,
restaurants and parks, and within 30 feet of those off-limit areas.
The one aspect that differs concerns private residences; while smoking
cigarettes is against the law inside homes at multi-unit buildings,
the vaporizers get a pass
Council adds e-cigarettes to public smoking crackdown
San Jose Mercury News - June 10, 2014
OAKLEY -- Overriding the arguments of e-cigarette advocates, the City
Council agreed Tuesday to include the devices in a sweeping crackdown
on public smoking. Councilmembers voted 3-1 to introduce an ordinance
banning smoking -- along with "vaping," as the use of electronic
cigarettes is known -- from city-owned properties as well as from restaurants'
outdoor dining areas and the exteriors of other businesses such as shopping
centers, car dealerships, movie theaters and bus shelters.
To Be Banned In Areas Of Sonoma County
CBS Local - June 10, 2014
SANTA ROSA (CBS SF) The unincorporated areas of Sonoma County will soon
be included in a growing list of places where vaping of electronic cigarettes
is banned in some public areas and establishments. The countys Board
of Supervisors Tuesday passed on first reading an amendment to an existing
ordinance that prohibits smoking tobacco and the presence of second
hand smoke in some public areas
leaders battle smoking, car thefts
Vallejo Times-Herald - June 10, 2014
Solano County leaders on Tuesday took aim at second-hand smoke and the
... next steps on a proposal to ban smoking at all county owned or leased
considers restrictions on e-cigarette use
Petaluma Argus Courier - June 10, 2014
E-smoking would have to be at least 25 feet away from doors and windows,
... to ban it openly in public places where smoking is already banned,
Santa Clara County to consider stricter rules
Contra Costa Times - June 10, 2014
SAN JOSE -- Santa Clara County will consider bolstering a ban on nicotine
vaporizers ... use within 30 feet of an entrance to anyplace where smoking
City amends smoking law to include e-cigarettes
San Francisco (CA) Examiner June 8, 2014
City Council has amended its smoking regulations to prohibit the use
of electronic cigarettes in areas where smoking is not allowed. Hoping
to address concerns about secondhand smoke and increased use by teenagers,
the city has joined other area cities, ...
may seek to ban smoking at bus stops
Vallejo (CA) Times-Herald - June 7, 2014
City Council on Tuesday will consider pursuing a citywide smoking ban
at bus stops. Pushing for the measure is the Vallejo Smoke-Free Outdoors
Committee of the Vallejo Community Change Coalition, a group of individuals
and agencies that advocates for...
prohibits e-cigarettes on public property
Los Angeles Wave Newspapers - June 6, 2014
BELLFLOWER The sale of electronic or e-cigarettes is legal, but
they cannot be used on city property under an ordinance tentatively
approved by the City ...
Cerrito residents offer ideas on new smoking restrictions
San Jose Mercury News - June 6, 2014
Smoking-related litter will be a key issue in any ordinance, Pinkos
said. ... Project said ordinances banning and restricting smoking have
the concurrent positive ...
update tobacco ordinance for electronic cigarettes
Village News Network - June 5, 2014
One added electronic smoking devices to the Board of Supervisors policy
on ... County Transit District board, noted that banning electronic
smoking devices on ... The previous ban on smoking in county parks and
on county trails had been ...
Council unanimously approves public smoking ban
Beach Reporter - June 5, 2014
City Council voted 5-0 to impose a ban on smoking in public. ... Manhattan
Beach already bans public smoking in parks, on the beach, the pier and
approves trash rate increase
Lompoc Record - June 5, 2014
Additionally, the council voted 4-1, with Linn dissenting, to approve
an ordinance banning smoking in recreational areas, including the use
of electronic ...
Canyon to ban smoking and e-cigarettes in parks
Napa Valley Register - June 4, 2014
AMERICAN CANYON -- Smokers may soon be prohibited from lighting up in
American Canyon parks. City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approved
Rafael considers downtown recruitment study
Marinscope Community Newspapers - June 4, 2014
... on massage establishments in San Rafael that violate the city's
ordinance. ... built, to how much an individual can win at bingo, to
where smoking is permitted.
Beach to require e-cigarette retailers to obtain licenses
Del Mar Times May 31, 2014
We do not want to re-glamorize smoking, so we applaud the city
for addressing this important issue. ... Solana Beach is one of
several cities in the county to ban e-cigarettes. No city in the region
has banned sales. ... e-cigarette use · Del Mar bans e-cigarettes
· Del Mar Fairgrounds board to consider e-cigarette ban.
will be treated like other tobacco products in Gardena
Daily Breeze - May 30, 2014
Home ?; News ?; Smoking bans ... In addition to banning their use in
parks, the ordinance also requires the city's 6 vape
or ... In March, Los Angeles banned the use of e-cigarettes in parks,
workplaces and restaurants. Manhattan Beach also wrapped them into a
citywide smoking ban, and Seal Beach has halted their ...
smoking in AmCan parks?
Vallejo Times-Herald-May 30, 2014
Banning smoking in city parks and responding to the most recent Grand
Jury report are on the agenda for Tuesday's City Council meeting, set
for 6:30 p.m. at ...
Waterfront residential towers win initial approval
San Jose Mercury News - May 30, 2014
The City Council still must approve zoning and land use amendments to
permit ... as the 2015 Housing Element Update plan or Fremont's policy
on e-cigarette ...
temporarily bans new e-cig shops
Camarillo Acorn - May 30, 2014
SAFER THAN SMOKING? ... City Attorney Brian Pierik said the city should
place a temporary ban on new vapor stores until ... I just feel
we are getting to the point in this country where anything taboo is
being banned or restricted, he said.
smokers in Davis may face restrictions
Sacramento Bee - May 29, 2014
Davis' e-cigarettes smokers will soon have to abide by the same regulations
as the city's conventional cigarette smokers. The Davis City Council
smokers in Davis may face restrictions
Modesto Bee - May 29, 2014
The Davis City Council unanimously voted Tuesday in favor of including
e-cigarettes and hookah in the ordinance that prohibits smoking in certain
say vaping is an easy habit to start
Valley Sun - May 29, 2014
While the adult world rallies to regulate sales of e-cigarettes to minors
and use of ... flavored propylene glycol or versions with varying concentrations
of nicotine. ... an advocacy and family resource group that aims to
combat the use of tobacco, ... conventional cigarette use among U.S.
adolescents," the study concluded in a ...
Weekly Letters May 28-June 3, 2014
SF Weekly - May 27, 2014
Reader feels anti e-cigarette tactics may not work: Prohibition creates
desire in the adolescent mind ["San Francisco Ramps Up War on E-Cigarettes,"
Chris Roberts, the Snitch, 5/20]. As soon as those e-cigs are banned
they may become even more in demand by teens, and many might try it
who might not have otherwise. It is better to educate teens in an honest
manner and give them the knowledge and skills to make choices for themselves,
and learn from any consequences that may ensue.
may allow hookah lounges, other tobacco uses
Manteca Bulletin - May 26, 2014
The city that led the drive in California in the 1970s to ban the sale
of cigarettes from vending machines accessible to children may now make
hookah lounges legal. The Manteca Planning Commission on Tuesday is
considering a municipal code amendment that would accommodate the centuries
old communal smoking of flavored tobacco practice in specific zones
City considers expanding smoking regulation to apartment units
San Francisco Examiner - May 25, 2014
Stricter anti-smoking regulations being considered in Foster City may
prohibit residents from lighting up in their own apartments. The City
Council sent an amended smoking ordinance proposal back to the drawing
table Monday after recommending to expand restrictions on smoking on
sidewalks inside multi-unit residential complexes to include all common
areas and even the units themselves. "I do favor, because of the
impact to others, a ban on smoking in multiunit dwellings. I think that
those people are of lesser economic ways and means; they have lesser
choices," said Councilman Herb Perez. "The last thing they
should have to consider when they're renting that apartment is whether
a smoker lives next door."
Bowing to the e-cig makers
Fresno Bee - May 24, 2014
Somebody out there wants children to be able to keep mail-ordering e-cigarettes.
The occasion was a sensible bill to prevent the Internet sale of e-cigs
to minors. Authored by Assembly Member Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento,
Assembly Bill 1500 would have required age verification for e-cigarette
mail orders, plus an adult signature upon delivery, like, say, Internet
wine shipments. The bill sailed through an earlier committee, for good
reason. E-cigarettes, which turn liquid nicotine into an inhalable vapor,
are a growing public health worry. What happened? This was a Democrat's
bill in a Democrat-dominated committee, aimed at protecting children
from a threat to their health. The bill needed nine votes to advance,
but got only a half-dozen. At least Assembly Member Sebastian Ridley-Thomas,
D-Culver City, had some semblance of a rationale for his no vote. The
five Democrats who abstained offered no explanation. Perhaps a clue
lay in the top-billing Capitol lobbyists who represent e-cigarette makers
Altria, LOEC, Inc., and VMR Products. Or in the tens of thousands of
dollars that some of those Democrats have taken from them in campaign
Diego County Adds E-Cigs to Smoking Ban
NACS Online - May 23, 2014
SAN DIEGO The San Diego County Board of Supervisors has amended
the county code to include electronic cigarettes under its tobacco smoking
Eshoo face inexperienced GOP opposition in June primary
Contra Costa Times - May 22, 2014
More recently, Speier turned her attention to the growing popularity
of e-cigarettes. "The Food and Drug Administration has to be given
the authority to regulate ...
Whiteboard Jungle: Where are the voices against pot ...
Glendale News Press - May 22, 2014
All the things nonsmokers do not like about cigarette smoke still apply
to marijuana: second-hand smoke, ashes and butts on the ground, and
don't forget the ...
vape usage is two way street without an end
Mesa Press - May 22, 2014
The popularity of electronic cigarette (e-cig) has been on the rise
in recent years among college students and young adults along with the
controversy stemming ..
A perfectly sensible bill limiting E-cigarettes sales to minors ...
Sacramento Bee - May 22, 2014
The bill sailed through an earlier committee, for good reason. E-cigarettes,
which turn liquid nicotine into an inhalable vapor, are a growing public
Cerrito plans tighter restrictions on smoking
Contra Costa Times - May 21, 2014
EL CERRITO -- The City Council showed it's determined to improve on
an "F" grade El Cerrito received in a report on regional regulation
of smoking, by moving ...
looks to douse outdoor smoking
Sonoma Valley Sun - May 21, 2014
The Sonoma City Council moved Monday to effectively ban smoking in all
... Lung Association, also calls for banning smoking in all public area
of hotels, but the ...
may regulate sale of e-cigarettes
Manteca Bulletin - May 21, 2014
Just because that e-cigarette is electronic doesnt necessarily mean
that its welcome everywhere. Whether the Lathrop City Council is willing
to make that official or not remains to be seen. On Monday the council
listened to a proposal by City Attorney Salvador Navarrete that would
preemptively legislate against the latest smoking fad personal vaporizers
that deliver nicotine-enhanced juices that are often a mixture of propylene
glycol and flavorings as a way to regulate an industry that is booming
in popularity with almost no legal oversight outside of restricting
sales to minors.
to discuss General Plan
Napa Valley Register - May 21, 2014
The St. Helena City Council will continue reviewing the latest draft
of the General Plan at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at Vintage Hall. Police
Chief Jackie Rubin and Catalyst Coalition coordinator Lisa Toller will
give a presentation on e-cigarettes, marijuana and raves.
City wants to deter smoking
San Mateo Daily Journal - May 21, 2014
Smokers could soon be hard pressed to find a place to smoke in Foster
City as the council went forward with strengthening its proposed new
smoking ordinance at a meeting Monday night. The council instructed
staff to update its draft to ban smoking in rental apartment buildings,
on any city-owned property and increase the fines for disobeying the
rule. The council will also consider expanding the buffer zone from
any entryway into a public building and prohibiting smoking in commercial
to treat e-cigarettes like tobacco
fox5sandiego.com - May 20, 2014
FDA proposes first e-cigarette rules, including banning sales to minors
A UC study ... Critics have called electronic cigarettes a gateway to
dreams go up in smoke in AV
Victorville Daily Press - May 20, 2014
The Apple Valley Town Council last week unanimously approved an ordinance
that officially amended a ban on smoking tobacco products at Town-operated
facilities to include electronic cigarettes/vaping.
Diego Co. could approve e-cig ban
10News - May 20, 2014
If it passes, the use of electronic cigarettes and similar devices will
be banned in county buildings and parks, and public buildings in unincorporated
Club Rules Come Up for a Vote
San Jose Inside (blog) - May 19, 2014
After years trying to grapple with the proliferation of cannabis clubs
in San Jose, city ... It would bar convicted criminals from working
for collectives and limit ...
Victorville Daily Press - May 19, 2014
And then theres the latest venture into government intrusion into peoples
lives by the council. That, of course, is the banning of electronic
smoking from the Towns parks and recreational facilities. Wed like to
see the council offer at least a modicum of proof that theres any physical
threat to anyone attached to such consumption, instead of pandering
to what were told are a tiny minority of town residents, who say the
public display of such behavior offends them. Naturally the add, without
a smidgen of proof (where have we heard that word before?) that whats
called vaping is dangerous to ones health.
A government of the people
San Mateo Daily Journal-May 17, 2014
We are doing outreach to those who live in apartments through the California
Apartment Association. We solicited their input on the upcoming new
smoking ordinances and we have been working with them to begin to develop
programs by the landlords to eliminate smoking altogether, on a voluntary
basis, for the health of our children and other residents.
banned in town parks and facilities
Victorville Daily Press - May 14, 2014
The council's unanimous vote bans the use of every variation of electronic
or ... Xhale Smoke Shop Manager Abdul Atalla said he expects the ban
will affect ...
Mateo County Community College District bans e-cigarettes ...
San Mateo Daily Journal - May 15, 2014
By a unanimous vote Tuesday, the district Board of Trustees moved to
ban e-cigarettes ... Smoking is prohibited within 20 feet from any district
or college doorway, ... Recently, South San Francisco banned the use
of e-cigarettes in city spaces ...
could get students expelled
Thousand Oaks Acorn - May 15, 2014
BANNED- Following a board vote last week, it is now against district
rules for BANNEDFollowing a board vote last week, it is now against
district rules ...
supervisors vote to support thirdhand smoke education
Siskiyou Daily News - May 14, 2014
Stories about third-hand smoke hit the U.S. in 2009, expanding the understanding
of potential aftereffects on people not directly engaged in smoking
of stores caught selling tobacco to minors now face fines
The San Luis Obispo Tribune - May 14, 2014
Business owners in the county will face fines and possible suspension
of their tobacco sales licenses if they are caught selling tobacco to
minors, under new rules approved Tuesday.
Jose City Council delays vote on rules for marijuana dispensaries
abc7news.com - May 14, 2014
The delay follows several hours of pleas during last night's council
meeting, from both supporters and opponents of pot clubs. They were
each given one minute ...
council eyes expanded anti-smoking ordinance
San Jose Mercury News - May 13, 2014
OAKLEY -- Going one step further in its attempt to protect residents
from second-hand smoke, the City Council is considering an ordinance
that would prevent tobacco users from lighting up in virtually every
outdoor public place. The proposed restrictions also would extend to
Viejo won't regulate smoking lounges for now ($$)
OCRegister - May 13, 2014
ALISO VIEJO The city will not impose restrictions on where smoking or
electronic-cigarette lounges may be located after proposed changes to
city law were not ...
Ordinance Back in Front of City Council
San Jose Inside (blog) - May 12, 2014
It would also impose a 1,000-foot buffer between clubs and schools,
... years ago, cannabis club operators fought back with enough signatures
to nullify them.
raise concern at Turlock schools
Modesto Bee - May 11, 2014
TURLOCK Grown-ups dont know about them. That alone would make e-cigarettes
addictive to kids, but Pitman High School senior Bree Wheelers comment
carries even wider implications. Regulations surrounding vapor-makers
remain hazy, with teens easily circumventing age restrictions to buy
them and inhaling right under the noses of watchful adults. Electronic
cigarettes what the kids call hookah pens are battery-powered devices
that provide doses of nicotine and/or flavoring in an aerosol. Flavors
Takes On New Smoking Devices With Ordinance
KEYT - May 8, 2014
The ordinance would ban the sale of e-cigarettes and vapor products
to minors. ... Another ordinance would ban second-hand smoke in parks
and on hiking ...
Coast News - May 8, 2014
Colin Apodac spoke against the electronic smoking bans before the Board
of Supervisors. Representing the Vape a Vet Project, Apodac works with
active duty ...
DIEGO WANTS E-CIGARETTES TO FOLLOW TOBACCO PRODUCT RULES
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) - May 8, 2014
The measure, which would prohibit usage of electronic cigarettes where
tobacco smoking is banned, goes to a second vote this month.
Considers Smoking Ordinances
Santa Barbara Independent - May 8, 2014
The city's retail ordinance would aim to prevent sales to minors, including
vapor products like e-cigarettes; such stores couldn't employ minors
or open within ...
moves to treat e-cigarettes like tobacco
Ramona Sentinel - May 7, 2014
... the use of electronic cigarettes in places where tobacco smoking
is banned. ... Critics have called electronic cigarettes a gateway to
tobacco smoking. Supervisor Bill Horn supported the proposed ban. ...
He said other cities had adopted similar bans, and no studies have proven
the safety of the electronic cigarettes.
effects of e-cigarettes debated among users, doctors
Bakersfield Now - May 7, 2014
For the first time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has rolled
out new regulations that include the ban of selling to minors and a
warning label that nicotine ...
smoky situation on e-cigarette regulation
Daily Sundial - May 7, 2014
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have become the latest trend among
the current generation of smokers. There is also an ethical dilemma
of e-cigarettes being ...
supervisors vote to ban e-cigarettes where tobacco smoking is banned
San Diego 6 - May 7, 2014
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to tentatively
approve an amendment to the county code to prohibit the use of electronic
cigarettes in places where tobacco smoking is banned. If approved on
a second vote May 20, the use of electronic cigarettes and similar devices
will be banned in county buildings and parks, and public buildings in
County continues efforts to reduce smoking
The Reporter - May 6, 2014
The good news is that smoking prevalence statewide has dropped, but
there is ... She added that an ad hoc committee created to address smoking
of California Cities Board Supports Legislation to Regulate Electronic
Sierra Sun Times - May 2, 2014
On April 24 the League board of directors took action to support two
measures that seek to regulate e-cigarettes on the same manner as tobacco
products: AB 1500 (Dickenson) and SB 648 (Corbett). Currently, neither
federal nor California laws exist that regulate e-cigarettes as tobacco
products. However, there is some activity at both levels to do so. In
the interim, more than 100 California cities and counties have considered
ordinances or adopted language in municipal codes that aim to treat
e-cigarettes like tobacco cigarettes with regard to business licensing
requirements and inclusion in local smoking ordinances. It is important
to note that neither AB 1500 nor SB 648 infringe on local control with
respect to imposing a more restrictive ordinance on tobacco products.
Apartment Complex to Go Smoke-Free
KTXL-TV FOX40 (Sacramento, CA) - May 2, 2014
The Lincoln Place apartment complex in Sacramento is giving up smoking
- completely. Management cites the dangers of second-hand smoke, which
can cause serious illness or death, as their reason. A smoke-free complex
is attractive to some tenants.
top doctor wants Washington to regulate e-cigarettes
89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio - May 1, 2014
Director of Public Health for Los Angeles County, Jonathan Fielding,
cut short his vacation to join officials from New York, Boston and Chicago
in the nation's capitol Thursday to ask the federal government to regulate...big
tobacco has been doing more th
cigarettes need regulations
City College Times - May 1, 2014
... emit a vapor, users argue that this technology should not be classified
as smoking, and vapor should be permitted indoors and in various non-smoking
smokes: No ban yet in home daycares?
Hollister Free Lance - May 1, 2014
Hollister council members may be on the way to approving an ordinance
that would ban smoking from licensed home daycares 24 hours a day
meaning there ...
Unified School District Board Update
Coronado Eagle and Journal - May 1, 2014
In another action, the Board added E-Cigarettes to the district's policy
prohibiting tobacco and nicotine products from the district's schools.
Up in smoke
Pacific Sun - May 1, 2014
Instead of the familiar, burning blue-gray smoke, I got a lungful of
tingly, barely ... aimed at banning smoking in public places and multifamily
Angeles officials praise FDA ruling on e-cigarettes
Park Labrea News/Beverly Press - May 1, 2014
The Los Angeles City Council on March 4 approved a ban on smoking ...
parks, beaches and other locations where cigarette and tobacco smoking
Editorial: Opposing the Unopposed
Foghorn Online - May 1, 2014
... calling for USF to ban smoking on campus., that earned 67% approval
in this election. This could lead to smoking being banned on the entire
inhales more authority
Chico News & Review - May 1, 2014
This proposed rule is the latest step in our efforts to make the
next generation tobacco-free, Health and Human Services Secretary
Kathleen Sebelius said in a ...
North Coast Journal - May 1, 2014
As marijuana planting season begins, medical growers and neighbors bothered
by .... indoors as detrimental to the environment and our limited housing
Place or Yours?: Pot Smokers Have No Real Home Away From ...
SF Weekly April 30, 2014
There is a reason behind that ever-present stink of marijuana from street
... A joint can get you booted from public or subsidized housing, no
big deal for the tech ...
seniors and founders of e-cigarette company talk entrepreneurial spirit
at UC Berkeley
Daily Californian - April 30, 2014
UC Berkeley has recently been noted as a college with a powerhouse entrepreneurship
program by the news website Mashable. Long before this, however, student-entrepreneurs
Ben Einstein, Sean Linehan and Davy Li recognized and capitalized on
the opportunities offered by UC Berkeley to its budding entrepreneurs.
The team will soon launch a product recommendation site, Einstein, while
Einstein and Linehan have also developed and released BEX, an electronic
Taxis must be smoke-free ($$)
OCRegister - April 29, 2014
Taxi drivers in Irvine with an itch for some nicotine should wait until
they cross over into the Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach or Tustin
borders. Its against the law to smoke in ones cab in the city, whether
you have a fare or not.
Smoking Policy Debated
New University Online - April 29, 2014
According to Schonfeld, the university can only restrict a person's
basic right to ... Not only is the prohibition of smoking an illegal
act, but it is not going to stop ...
on e-cigarettes worry Sonoma County users
Petaluma Argus Courier April 28, 2014
E-cigarettes are different, said Scribner, 49, who said he was able
to kick a decades-old smoking habit with the electronic inhalers that
simulate and substitute ...
York City, Chicago, and San Francisco Implementing Electronic Cigarette
Laws: Millions protected from exposure to e-cigarette secondhand aerosol
PRNewswire-USNewswire - April 28, 2014
Calif., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being
released by Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights: On April 29, 2014, New
York City, Chicago, and San Francisco will implement laws that prohibit
the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in smokefree environments.
Each of these cities amended existing smokefree laws to include these
new electronic smoking devices, which include vape pens, e-hookahs,
and e-cigarettes, as products that are not permitted for use in smokefree
areas. In addition, the California cities of Los Angeles and Long Beach
implemented similar laws earlier this month. Roughly 17 million residents
who live in these cities will be affected by these new protections.
"Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights supports the inclusion of e-cigarettes
and similar electronic smoking devices in smokefree laws," said
Cynthia Hallett, Executive Director. "The science on the constituents
of the secondhand aerosol indicates that hazardous pollutants are emitted
into the air including lead, chromium, nicotine, and propylene glycol,
along with other ultrafine particles and volatile organic compounds.
These laws are designed to protect worker and patron health and safety."
faces challenges in implementation of tobacco-free ...
StateHornet.com - April 28, 2014
While a new tobacco-free policy is set to take effect in fall 2015,
Sacramento State faces challenges in the early planning and development
of a comprehensive policy. Under the new policy all types of smoking
could be banned, including smoke-free devices such as e-cigarettes.
Kepley said although an official decision has not been made on e-cigarettes,
the university will likely ban them.
People's Park marks its 45th anniversary
Berkeleyside - April 28, 2014
On Sunday April 27, Peoples Park celebrated its 45th anniversary with
live music, food and reminiscing. Carol Denney, a park activist who
campaigned to get a smoking ban there, returns to the park for first
time in 4 years.
lounge owners say city ban misses its target
Los Angeles Wave Newspapers - April 25, 2014
E-cigarette users, who call themselves vapers, are now relegated
to the ranks of tobacco smokers due to a ban on e-cigarette use at bars,
restaurants and ...
Cruz County cities ban E-cigarettes
KIONrightnow.com - April 25, 2014
In the proposal, the FDA seeks to ban the sale to minors of tobacco
products that ... In two weeks, Santa Cruz is widening its ban on smoking
to include banning ...
Letter to Coachella Music Festival Promoters: Create Smoking ...
Huffington Post - April 25, 2014
After all, some music festivals, like Outside Lands in San Francisco
and Ravinia outside of Chicago, ban smoking entirely. But hey, this
would be a good start.
It's a 'New Business of Housing'
Press-Enterprise - April 24, 2014
Rose Mayes, executive director of the Fair Housing Council of Riverside
County, said ... I have a tenant with a medical marijuana card
who insists on smoking ...
the FDA's e-cigarette restrictions go far enough?
SFGate (blog ) April 24, 2014
Just two days before San Francisco's public ban on e-cigarettes takes
effect, the ... to take the next important step by banning the outrageous
marketing of e-cigarettes ... The ordinance bans them in most public
places, requires sellers to secure a ... prohibits their sale in pharmacies
and other businesses where tobacco sales ...
vape shops react to FDA proposal
ABC30.com - April 24, 2014
The proposed rules would ban anyone 18 and under from purchasing the
smoking devices. But for one local vapor shop, the possible changes
aren't a concern ...
Real House Candidates of Beverly Hills
New York Times - April 24, 2014
I met with Waxman last month in the Rayburn House Office Building. His
wall is clogged with copies of the landmark bills he played a big role
in writing the Clean Air Act, the Tobacco Control Act and the
Affordable Care Act, among others.
Chico News & Review - April 24, 2014
The minimalist décor includes a display case full of small bottles
of flavored ... I quit smoking cigarettes about three years ago, off
of an electronic cigarette. ... Our primary customer is someone who's
getting off of traditional tobacco cigarettes.
Hills Approves Ban on E-Cigarettes in Public Areas
Westside Today - April 23, 2014
The act of smoking cigarettes was once a symbol of coolness. Now, users
of real and electric cigarettes are subject to legislative regulation
and public shaming, as Beverly Hills became the latest city on April
22 to officially prohibit e-cigarettes in public spaces. The prohibition
officially takes effect June 1.
fire up controversy
Appeal-Democrat - April 23, 2014
David Bitton/Appeal-Democrat Raynante Burnett, of Yuba City, exhales
vapor while smoking an electronic cigarette at his business Quality
Vapes in Yuba City ...
smoke doesn't belong in home daycares ($$)
Imperial Valley Press - April 23, 2014
There is almost unanimous agreement about the dangers of firsthand tobacco
smoke. There are few who dispute the dangers of secondhand tobacco smoke.
SGOCC senators elected
Coast Report - April 22, 2014
Boyle said he is personally against a much discussed smoking ban because
the school ... If someone comes in to propose something like banning
smoking for ...
ban on e-cig shops gets vaporized
OCRegister - April 22, 2014
MISSION VIEJO E-cigarette shops are still welcome in Mission Viejo,
after a divided City Council shot down a proposal to temporarily block
them from opening. I dont think its fair to try to put a moratorium
on a business thats not illegal, Councilwoman Cathy Schlicht said during
Monday nights meeting. People have a right to have a personal use.
E-cigarette regulation update on old crusade
OCRegister - April 22, 2014
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is set to unveil today his congressional inquiry
into the marketing of electronic cigarettes, and considering his recent
calls to increase ... Such morally driven prohibitions are a gross overreach
of the responsibilities of government and give it a worrisome level
of control over individual lives. Prohibitions on nonthreatening behaviors
should be vigorously opposed regardless of how unpopular the behaviors
votes to ban all smoking in child care centers
89.3 KPCC (blog) - April 22, 2014
Smoking inside a home which doubles as a child care center could soon
be illegal - even when children are not present. Its already illegal
to smoke in a day care center while children are there. The State Assembly
voted 55-8 Monday to pass a bill that would extend the ban to any time
of the day. It seeks to curtail health risks on small children of "third-hand
smoke," lingering particles that remain long after a cigarette
has been extinguished. The bill needs to pass the state Senate and be
signed by the Governor to become law.
bans smoking at all times in home day cares
AP - Associated Press - April 22, 2014
The Assembly approved a bill Monday that would ban smoking inside home
day care centers even after the children have left, a regulation that
targets lingering "third-hand smoke" and has been adopted
by 12 other states.
E-cigarette regulation update on old crusade
OCRegister - April 22, 2014
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is set to unveil today his congressional inquiry
into the marketing of electronic cigarettes, and considering his recent
calls to increase ...
of trash rise after 4/20 pot party in SF
SFGate-by Evan Sernoffsky - April 22, 2014
About 40 volunteers from Green Cross, a San Francisco medical cannabis
... away about 350 bags of trash Sunday, said Holli Bert, a spokeswoman
for the club.
introduced to make CSU smoke-free
Spartan Daily - April 21, 2014
Smoking on campus may soon be a thing of the past at all California
State ... and San Francisco (among others) that have implemented smoking
bans, Nance said in ... and the student health center found there
was general support for the ban. ... energy efficiency and relaxation
inducing landscape as it might with banning ...
ban on e-cigarettes in Shasta County, yet
KRCRTV.COM - April 21, 2014
On Friday Los Angeles became another of many major cities to ban electronic
... In Los Angeles smoking e-cigarettes is now banned in all public
places where ...
e-cig shops could face temporary ban in Mission Viejo
OCRegister - April 21, 2014
The city now prohibits e-cigarette use in areas where state laws ban
smoking. ... shops to operate only in commercial zones and banning all
schools seek to extinguish e-cigarette use on campuses
San Francisco Examiner - April 21, 2014
... airborne pollution containing nicotine, heavy metals and carcinogens,
said Derek Smith, director of the Department of Public Health's Tobacco
Angeles Bans Electronic Cigarettes in Bars, Restaurants
WPRO - April 21, 2014
It is now a crime in Los Angeles to take a drag off an electronic cigarette
in a public place, including bars and restaurants.
lounges offer refuge from LA's new e-cigarette ban
89.3 KPCC - April 19, 2014
As an e-cigarette user, Reese Flores says the City of L.A.s new ordinance
banning the devices in public spaces unfairly punishes him and other
vapers. But as he manned the counter on the first day of the ban at
Vapegoat, an e-cigarette retailer in Highland Park, Flores saw an upside:
a possible uptick in business. That's because the ban exempts e-cigarette
retailers and vaping lounges. Vapegoat has carved out a lounge space
in its York Boulevard store, complete with couches, a display of original
artwork and a sound system that on this afternoon blares the Linkin
Park station on Pandora.
Angeles e-cig ban takes effect
10News - April 19, 2014
VENICE - Owners of vapor lounges around Los Angeles are hoping a new
law banning electronic cigarettes from public places that took effect
at midnight Friday ...
Vapor Lab Owner Hopes City's E-Cig Ban Helps Business
Patch.com - April 19, 2014
Owners of vapor lounges around Los Angeles are hoping a new law banning
electronic cigarettes from public places going into effect at midnight
will bring in ...
leaders consider host of bans
The Reporter - April 19, 2014
Citing public safety issues, Dixon city leaders are seeking temporary
bans on the establishment and operation of massage parlors; computer
gaming and Internet access shops; and hookah, e-cigarette lounges and
vapor bars within the city. On Tuesday, the City Council will consider
adopting interim urgency ordinances regarding each, which would result
in 45-day moratoriums.
Angeles e-cigarette ban in bars, restaurants starts Saturday
Los Angeles Daily News - April 18, 2014
The ban goes into effect more than a month after the Los Angeles City
Council, ... to restrict e-cigarette use in the same areas where tobacco
smoking is barred. ... club's manager, said it is not a well-known
fact (vaping) is going to be banned.
library officials propose new rules to crack down on unruly behavior
San Francisco Examiner - April 18, 2014
For some of the most severe repeat offenses, patrons could be banned
for up to ... suspension would be for unreasonable use of restrooms,
such as smoking, ... One new rule would carry the penalty of a warning
of up to a seven-day ban for ...
A middleground on the daycare smoking ban
Hollister Free Lance - April 18, 2014
Considering the known health impacts from tobacco residue, it might
seem like an obvious decision to ban smoking 24 hours a day in licensed
home daycare ...
Banned at Petco Park
NBC 7 San Diego - April 17, 2014
A hazy area of ballpark rules is getting cleared up. On Thursday, Petco
Park officials said that smoking electronic cigarettes is not allowed
inside the park.
City Council Enters E-Cigarette Fray
Los Cerritos News - April 17, 2014
With electronic cigarette shops and retailers fast proliferating streets
and neighborhoods across Southern California, more cities in the region
are quickly ...
Students need help in constant tobacco battle
Enterprise-Record - April 17, 2014
When asked about current use of electronic cigarettes, or other nicotine
delivery devices, 2 percent of seventh-graders, 9 percent of ninth-graders,
12 percent of ...
Council: Plastic bags to stay in Scotts Valley
Santa Cruz Sentinel - April 17, 2014
The council also unanimously passed an ordinance on e-cigarettes, equating
the electronic devices to traditional cigarettes. In addition to that,
the ordinance ...
a challenge for police, educators
Moorpark Acorn - April 17, 2014
E-cigarettes, or vaporizers, are being heralded by some as the best
new way to help cigarette smokers kick the habit and blasted by others
as a gateway to ...
affecting youths to be discussed at Town Hall meeting
Napa Valley Register - April 17, 2014
Laws on underage drinking, e-cigarettes, synthetic drug use and other
issues will be discussed from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at a community meeting
at New ...
the way to be
Chico (CA) News & Review - April 17, 2014
California Health Collaboratives Smoke Free North State program
launched the Smoke Free Entryway MVP Competition in Chico at the beginning
of April. Local businesses can take pictures of their storefronts to
show that theyre making an effort to stay ...
officials try to snuff out '420' madness
SFGate-by Marisa Lagos - April 17, 2014
But weed smoking appears to be the least of their worries. ... in parks
- they have a right to enjoy the city - so (a ban threat) was probably
a little harsh," she said.
e-cigs off school campuses
Agoura Hills Acorn - April 17, 2014
E-cigarettes, the battery-powered devices that produce sweetsmelling
vapors as opposed to foul tobacco smoke, have begun popping up in principals'
club changes could spark debate
Bay Area Reporter - April 17, 2014
However, little thought seems to have been given to how federal officials
would react to additional pot clubs. The U.S. attorney for the Northern
District of ...
San Diego Metropolitan - April 17, 2014
The tribe announced the start of construction activities for the casino,
which it claimed would blend seamlessly into the ... The sale
price was not disclosed.
Butte County has means to curtail tobacco use
Enterprise-Record - April 16, 2014
In 2002, the Butte County Board of Supervisors adopted Ordinance 3847,
which allocated approximately $150,000 per year for regular and ...
Angeles Celebrates 'Last Vape'
SFGate (blog) - April 16, 2014
Los Angeles' e-cigarette ban comes into effect this Saturday at midnight,
treating portable vaporizers as they would cigarettes and disallowing
indoor use in ...
Madera votes to ban smoking, e-cigarette use in multifamily housing
Marin Independent Journal - April 16, 2014
Corte Madera has become the first Marin community to explicitly ban
the use of e-cigarettes in multifamily housing units and public spaces.
According to the nonprofit American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation in
Berkeley, nearly 140 cities and counties in the United States have placed
restrictions on e-smoking, including Fairfax, Mill Valley and Tiburon.
All of these local ordinances don't specifically address e-cigarettes,
but do reference "tobacco-like" products such as hookah or
any other device containing tobacco.
The Salinas Californian - April 16, 2014
A fruit-flavored haze hangs in the air at V-Luxe Vape & Art in Oldtown
Salinas. Behind the bar in the Off Main center, Arnel and Mindy Ordonio
greet customers and explain the latest alternative smoking trend.
Town Council: pay raise, e-cigarettes, trolley to Lakes Basin
Sierra Wave - April 15, 2014
Also in Consent, changes to the Town Tobacco Regulations to include
e-cigarettes. They will be prohibited in the same way tobacco products
they voted: Results from North County government
U-T San Diego - April 15, 2014
The Del Mar City Council on Monday appointed Pat Jacoby and Karen Lockwood
to the Parks and Recreation Committee; appointed Ann Feeney, John Goodkind,
and Shirley King to the Sustainability Advisory Board; declined to approve
a contract for a consultant to conduct a citywide satisfaction survey,
directing staff to address questions and concerns with the proposal
and return to the council; and introduced an ordinance amending the
municipal code to expand the definition of smoking to include e-cigarettes.
ahead for North County councils, school boards
U-T San Diego - April 15, 2014
The Encinitas City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Council
Chambers, 505 S. Vulcan Ave. Agenda items include: ; adoption of an
ordinance amending the municipal code to expand smoking regulations
to include electronic cigarettes; ...
Anti-smoking programs are underfunded
Paradise Post - April 12, 2014
In 2013, Butte County received $ 2,946,747 from the Tobacco Master Settlement
Agreement (MSA) bringing the total dollars received to just over $32
million since 2000; with annual payments scheduled to continue through
2045. In 2002, the Butte County Board of Supervisors adopted Ordinance
3847 which allocated approximately $150,000 per year for regular and
ongoing smoking cessation classes and school-based tobacco prevention
throughout the county. Unfortunately, this funding ended in 2008 and
has not been reinstated.
Briefs April 11, 2014
Amador Ledger-Dispatch - April 11, 2014
Whether to restrict smoking outdoors on Main Street was the central
topic of ... the issue, including possibly passing a new ordinance banning
smoking on Main ... as members of the public voiced support for a ban
on smoking on Main Street.
banned on city property: Devices outlawed in South San ...
San Mateo Daily Journal - April 11, 2014
E-cigs banned on city property: Devices outlawed in South San Francisco
parks, ... social acceptance of smoking is the idea behind South San
Francisco's ban of using ... Smoking an e-cigarette is now prohibited
in city buildings; city-owned ...
Health: E-cigarettes can be highly addictive and harmful, too
San Lorenzo Valley Press-Banner - April 10, 2014
The Santa Cruz City Council has just voted to update the city's tobacco
related ordinances which would ban the use of e-cigarettes where smoking
is currently ...
Office of Education Awarded $1.3M for Tobacco, E-Cigarette ...
Patch.com - April 10, 2014
Smoking among middle and high school students dropped between 1996 and
2008, but new nicotine productslike e-cigarettes, also known as
butt cleanup makes progress
Daily Aztec - April 10, 2014
He said it's too early to see the effectiveness of the ban, because
people haven't ... California State University, Fullerton has a similar
policy to the smoking ban ...
Mar joins list of cities regulating e-cigs
Coast News - April 10, 2014
The new law will define e-cigs, as they are known, as items that
can provide an inhalable dose of nicotine by delivering a vaporized
solution, the staff report
A survival guide
U-T San Diego - April 9, 2014
E-cigs are also OK, but no e-juice or e-liquid refills will be allowed
inside the venue. 4. Save your cellphone. When not in use, power it
down or set it on airplane ...
Study on 'unhealthy advertising' goes too far
Press-Enterprise - April 9, 2014
On the negative side, 13 percent of San Bernardino youth smoke, which
is higher ... Massachusetts in 2001, in which the Supreme Court found
a state ban on ...
schools ban use of e-cigarettes
The San Luis Obispo Times - April 9, 2014
Following a countywide edict, the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District
has banned the use of electronic cigarettes, which will help the county
keep an ...
End: Trash Talk
Orange County April 9, 2014
This, even though smoking is banned on most Orange County beaches, and
the ... That decent people don't smoke on the sand and then leave their
butts for ...
businesses given cigarette cleanup challenge
KRCRTV.COM - April 9, 2014
The California Health Collaborative's Smoke Free North State Program
is asking Chico businesses to compete with one another by cleaning up
cigarette butts ...
Hopes Funds Will Prevent All Forms Of Nicotine Use By Kids
Capital Public Radio News - April 9, 2014
The state issued $17 million in grants to 14 school districts for anti-tobacco
programs. ... containing nicotine including flavored electronic cigarettes
and e-cigarettes ... encouraging them to update tobacco policies to
include a ban on e-cigarette ...
OK'd on e-cigs by supes at county buildings
Daily Democrat - April 9, 2014
In a 4-1 vote, Supervisor Matt Rexroad dissenting, the Yolo County Board
of Supervisors approved a resolution updating the current smoking policy
in county buildings, near entrances or in county-owned vehicles. Wherever
a policy exists, "electronic nicotine delivery devices" will
also not be allowed, according to a staff report. The devices create
a nicotine vapor that's inhaled although some have no nicotine. "These
amendments would prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes and similar
devices that contain tobacco or nicotine in all areas where smoking
is currently ...
cigarette ban proposed
Appeal-Democrat - April 9, 2014
New electronic cigarettes have recently gained popularity among tobacco
users throughout the world, but they don't go over well in Orland. The
City Council on Monday took its first step to ban the use of electronic
cigarettes in all areas where smoking regular cigarettes is prohibited,
including within 20 feet of primary business entryways, city parks and
anywhere near playgrounds, picnic areas and outdoor cafes.
the Five Most Ridiculous Assertions About E-Cigarettes
OC Weekly (blog)-by LP Hastings - April 9, 2014
Assertions about e-cigarettes run the gamut from factual, misinformed,
overly positive, and just downright stupid. The latter is the easiest
to run with because it's ...
County group encouraging healthier stores for kids
The Reporter - April 9, 2014
Of those issues presented, Franco said, a big concern is the widespread
availability of e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco and the few places
selling fresh fruits ...
Mar bans e-cigarettes
Del Mar Times - April 8, 2014
Del Mar is the latest city in San Diego County to ban electronic cigarettes.
In a unanimous vote, the Del Mar City Council on April 7 amended the
citys existing smoking ordinance to ban the use of e-cigarettes in all
public places where smoking is prohibited.
from North County government meetings
U-T San Diego - April 7, 2014
The Oceanside City Council on Wednesday approved the introduction of
an ordinance to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes where smoking
is prohibited ...
the agenda: North County government meeting schedules
U-T San Diego - April 7, 2014
... to conduct a citywide satisfaction survey; introduction of an ordinance
amending the municipal code to expand the definition of smoking to include
poisoning a growing risk
OCRegister - April 7, 2014
As e-cigarette use has risen, so has the number of people and children
... E-cigarettes deliver nicotine sometimes flavored to the smoker by
using ... In some ways, it's more dangerous than tobacco because it
can seep through your skin...
Public Health Week
Santa Barbara Edhat - April 7, 2014
1984: Local laws establish that non-smokers rights take precedence over
smokers if accommodation fails. Virtually all indoor air is smoke free
and 5 of our 9 local communities in Santa Barbara County have outdoor
secondhand smoke provisions in their local laws with the recognition
of tobacco products as the primary factor underlying many leading causes
E-Cigarettes Be Treated Like Cigarettes?
KPBS - April 7, 2014
Several cities in San Diego have banned the use of e-cigarettes, in
all areas where smoking is already banned, most recently Oceanside.
And the city of San Diego is considering a ban. This week in San Diego
at the annual meeting of the ...
Commission to vote on banning electronic cigarettes
Pleasanton Weekly - April 7, 2014
electronic cigarettes within the definition of "smoking,"
which would have the effect of banning them wherever tobacco smoking
is not allowed. The commission's ...
perspective: Safe ... but not safe enough
San Mateo Daily Journal - April 7, 2014
In recent Foster City Council meetings, we have discussed two items
that are designed to create a safer environment for residents items
that would make it better for you to live, work and play here in town.
The items discussed were changes in our smoking ordinance and ...
could be banned from county-owned buildings
Daily Democrat - April 6, 2014
Rules may become clearer about the use of e-cigarettes in and near county
buildings on Tuesday. The Health Department is asking the Yolo County
Board of Supervisors to approve an update to the current smoking policy
in county buildings, near entrances or in county-owned vehicles. Wherever
a policy exists, "electronic nicotine delivery devices" will
also not be allowed, according to a staff report. The devices create
a nicotine vapor that's inhaled although some have no nicotine.
government supports SCC smoking ban
Solano Tempest - April 6, 2014
In a 4-3 vote, the Associated Students of Solano College student government
narrowly approved the Solano Community College district policy of non-smoking
on all district property, at their April 1 meeting. Much of the debate
centered around the rights of smokers and non-smokers on district property.
Business Report-April 4, 2014
San Diego Metropolitan - April 4, 2014
Overall, the [Harrahs] resort features 891 non-smoking guest rooms
and suites and more than 10,703 square feet of non-smoking gaming space.
The grand opening of ...
ban wagon gaining steam
Seaside Courier - April 4, 2014
The Oceanside City Council opted April 2 to expand its anti-smoking
ordinance to include electronic cigarettes, joining Encinitas, Carlsbad,
Solana Beach and ...
mayor responds to anti-smoking activists
KGTV-Ch. 10 (San Diego, CA) - April 3, 2014
The mayor of Santee is enraging anti-smoking activists. The city of
Santee recently received a failing grade from the American Lung Association
for allowing people to smoke in city parks.... "There are some
people who are smoking Nazis," he said. "You...
proposes ban on filtered cigarettes
KERO-TV 23 - April 3, 2014
U-NO Smoke Shop on California Avenue said filtered cigarettes make up
a majority ... is a smoker who said if the ban goes into law she'd probably
That Have Changed at UCSD Since 2010
The UCSD Guardian Online - April 3, 2014
Before the smoking ban on all UC schools took place this year, students
could smoke hookah on the picnic tables as long as they were at least
40 feet from the ...
Tribe Outlines Plans to Expand Casino Resort
Noozhawk - April 2, 2014
The tribe hopes to add to the existing 106 guest rooms and 17 luxury
suites ... state requires the Chumash to conduct an environmental review
and to make a ... In particular, those already upset the tribe is going
around county government to place ... land adjacent to the reservation
into trust, eliminating it from county tax rolls ..a
moves to ban e-cigarettes
KFMB News 8 - April 3, 2014
E-cigarettes would be prohibited in the same places smoking is banned,
such as public parks, beaches and restaurants. The ordinance will likely
be up for final ...
Sacramento News & Review - April 3, 2014
While each contestant seems to have produced the same 5 feet of smoke,
the ..... Cordova drafted legislation to ban them everywhere cigarettes
e-cigerette ban totally blows
Los Angeles Loyolan (subscription) - April 3, 2014
A Los Angeles law will go into effect April 19 banning e-ciarettes from
... Cigarette Ban Is Gonna Happen (Very Soon), e-cigs are going
to be banned from ... ban is the perceived health risks of vaping,
much like the consequences of smoking.
at schools tough to police
Thousand Oaks Acorn - April 3, 2014
The devices, which simulate cigarette smoking and deliver varying amounts
of ... funding for schools that did not ban tobacco and drugs from their
campuses. .... to come up with individual policies banning e-cigarettes
on campuses, but no ...
e-cigs off school campuses
Thousand Oaks Acorn - April 3, 2014
E-cigarettes, the battery-powered devices that produce sweet-smelling
vapors as opposed to foul tobacco smoke, have begun popping up in principals'
Board Gets Info on E-Cig Policy
www.TurlockCityNews.com - April 3, 2014
The Turlock Unified School District, like many other governmental bodies,
has been dealing with the controversy over e-cigarettes, also known
as electronic ...
moves bingo hall into outlet mall
U-T San Diego - April 3, 2014
Viejas Casino & Resort has relocated its bingo hall to the adjoining
outlet mall, ... a dedicated slot machine area, along with a designated
indoor smoking area.
Clemente holds off banning e-cigarettes at parks, beaches
OCRegister - April 2, 2014
It's illegal to smoke in San Clemente's city parks and on trails, beaches
and the pier, but the ban doesn't apply to electronic cigarettes, a
split City Council ...
just distracting: Smoking e-cigs in classrooms is inappropriate ...
Diablo Valley College Inquirer - April 2, 2014
The future of smoking is here, and DVC's existing smoking policy does
not address ... The banning of e-cig remains controversial and advocates
against the ban ...
considers ban on e-cigs
fox5sandiego.com - April 2, 2014
OCEANSIDE, Calif. Oceanside may be the next city to ban electronic cigarettes.
A coalition of community groups plan to meet Wednesday with the Oceanside
City Council to urge the city to join the dozen other cities in the
county that restrict public e-cigarette use, basically making them like
confusing out there for e-cig smokers
OCRegister - April 2, 2014
Also in March, Long Beach city officials classified e-cigs as tobacco
products, prohibiting their use in enclosed workplaces or public parks,
among other public ...
facilities go smoke-free
Tahoe Daily Tribune - April 2, 2014
All Barton Health facilities and grounds are now 100 percent smoke-free.
The smoking and tobacco ban includes all Barton Health facilities, parking
lots, grounds, and Barton Memorial Hospital, according to a press release.
The changed took place April 1. All patients, visitors, medical staff,
vendors and employees will not be allowed to smoke at Barton. This includes
the use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes, marijuana smoking,
and smoke-free tobacco products such as chewing tobacco.
Hollywood Attempts to Ban AirBnB
Frontiers LA (blog) - April 2, 2014
Tenants complain of strangers in their buildings who are inconsiderate
and do not follow building rules, smoking in undesignated areas and
blasting music at ...
Fears Push More California e-Cigarette Bans
PublicCEO.com - April 1, 2014
Southern Californias thriving e-cigarette industry faces a big new problem:
nationwide, their products are becoming a hot new focal point of public
health worries. In the latest report casting vapes in a negative light,
the New York Times called the nicotine solution found in e-cigs poison
by the barrel. That has producers and retailers in a defensive crouch,
according to the Riverside Press-Enterprise. The most sensational danger
posed by nicotine juice is its potential to kill children who consume
even a teaspoon. That alarming piece of data presupposes a nicotine
concentration level that not all vials of juice contain. For anti-vape
advocates, however, the Times report is an aid in turning public opinion
firmly against permissive e-cig laws.
City considers regulations on electronic cigarettes
San Francisco Examiner - April 1, 2014
Daly City could soon join San Francisco and other Bay Area cities in
restricting the sale and use of electronic cigarettes. At the request
of Councilman Mike Guingona, Mayor David Canepa recently authorized
a special subcommittee to study the issue. Joining Guingona on the subcommittee
is Vice Mayor Carol Klatt. Some city officials are pushing for regulations
on e-cigarettes in the same way tobacco use is regulated due to concerns
about secondhand smoke and increased use by teenagers. But there has
been some disagreement about the extent to which the city should regulate
sales of the electronic devices.
enacts e-cigarette restrictions
U-T San Diego - April 1, 2014
Encinitas will put electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, on equal footing
with traditional cigarettes, and ban their use at parks, beaches and
restaurants. The City Council unanimously gave its initial approval
last week to proposed revisions to the citys smoking ordinance, emphasizing
that existing restrictions on cigarette and cigar use also apply to
the new electronic smoking devices.
Cigarette Lounges, Vapor Bars, Retailers in Fremont: City Wants Publics
Tell the city what you think by visiting their website
Patch.com - March 31, 2014
The City of Fremont is seeking feedback from its residents on permanently
banning electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) retailers, lounges, and vapor
bars within city limits. Weigh in on Fremont Open City Hall, our online
forum. On Feb. 11, the Fremont City Council established a temporary
ban on e-cigarette retailers, lounges, and vapor bars. The City would
like input as to whether this temporary ban should be permanent. ...
schedules for North County councils, school boards
U-T San Diego - March 31, 2014
Agenda items include: introduction of an ordinance to prohibit the use
of electronic cigarettes where smoking is prohibited and to initiate
an amendment to the ...
they voted: Results from council, school meetings
U-T San Diego - March 31, 2014
The Encinitas City Council on Wednesday declined to proceed with research
for a tax-increase measure; received a report on the Interstate 5 widening
project, directing staff and the Arts Commission work on potential freeway
art projects; agreed to implement a Uriana Avenue traffic-calming project;
and introduced an ordinance to expand the definition of smoke and smoking
prohibitions to include e-cigarettes, and to prohibit smoking within
20 feet of city beaches, parks, trails, and outdoor dining areas of
TOBACCO DOCUMENTS WORKSHOP: PUTTING THE TOBACCO INDUSTRYS WORDS TO WORK
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) March 30,
PUTTING THE TOBACCO INDUSTRYS WORDS TO WORK FOR YOU Tobacco Control
Advocacy and Corporate Accountability Event: Register Now! The University
of California, San Francisco Center for Tobacco Control Research and
Education, an interdisciplinary research community, announces its one-day
workshop on using tobacco industry documents for advocacy. The workshop
OKs Pot Clubs Opening Closer To Schools
SFist-by Jay Barmann - March 28, 2014
The San Francisco Planning Commission voted Thursday to shrink the buffer
zone required between new marijuana dispensaries and schools from 1,000
feet to ...
moves toward banning e-cigarettes
Seaside Courier - March 28, 2014
Public health officials and advocates say companies behind e-cigarettes
are ... Reports also indicate that teens are using the devices with
marijuana and hash ...
Board of Trustees addresses bargaining, maintenance and ...
The Daily Titan - March 27, 2014
CSU Board of Trustees addresses bargaining, maintenance and smoking
crack down on e-cigarettes
Mountain View Voice - March 27, 2014
Smoking e-cigarettes is getting harder to do in parts of the Bay Area
after the San ... sales where cigarettes are banned, including at county
facilities, parks, hospitals, ... Detractors of the e-cigarette bans
include members of the state chapter of ...
refills' dangers for kids
Sierra Wave - March 27, 2014
Electronic cigarettes, called e-cigarettes, are drug delivery devices
originally designed to look like regular tobacco cigarettes. Now they
are larger reusable ...
council upholds hookah bar denial
Dinuba Sentinel - March 27, 2014
A hookah is a multi-stemmed water pipe used to smoke flavored tobacco.
The multiple stems of the pipe allow the hookah to be smoke communally.
During a ...
The Journal - March 27, 2014
A gathering of thousands of people to smoke marijuana is a big political
statement. You may ... our local leaders need to protect that right,
not work to restrict it.
Possibility That Marijuana Could Be Legalized, Should Have ...
EGP News - March 27, 2014
... control where and when pot can be smoked or otherwise consumed in
public places, ... concerns like proper ventilation, and the impact
of second-hand smoke ...
City council votes to allow a bar at a new location of ...
San Jose Mercury News - March 26, 2014
The commission applied restrictions to the location in order to address
the concerns but ... Smoking was prohibited on the entire property to
prevent loitering. ... Restricting the time puts a lot more constraints
on the property owner to be able to ...
Oakley: Council sets rules for parolee housing facilities
San Jose Mercury News - March 26, 2014
Cant find article online.
Clients must observe Oakley's smoking ordinance.
MURRIETA: There's at least one place your e-cigarette is welcome, Vapour
Sacramento Business Journal - March 26, 2014
While cities throughout California and across the nation are snuffing
out the use of non-tobacco electronic cigarettes in bars, restaurants
and other places where traditional tobacco-based combustible cigarettes
are already outlawed, there's a bar in midtown Sacramento where the
house rule on e-cigarettes is effectively thus: Vape it if you've got
it. Vapour House is an e-cigarette bar where patrons can use e-cigarettes,
drink beer and alcoholic cocktails, and eat bar food.
Board Of Supervisors Unanimously Passes Ordinance Regulating Use and
Sales of E-Cigarettes
The San Francisco Appeal - March 25, 2014
Smoking e-cigarettes is getting harder to do in parts of the Bay Area
after the San Francisco and Santa Clara County boards of supervisors
approved restrictions on the devices today. An ordinance regulating
use and sales of electronic cigarettes was unanimously passed in a final
vote at the San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting this afternoon.
Supervisor Eric Mar sponsored the bill that prohibits use of electronic
cigarettes where traditional cigarettes are already banned.
Clara County moves forward with e-cigarette ban
Vallejo Times-Herald - March 25, 2014
Puffing an electronic cigarette is officially a no-no at Santa Clara
County facilities, including Valley Medical Center and other health
clinics, after a Tuesday decision to add the vaporizing gadgets to existing
tobacco policy. According to nonprofit American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation,
more than 100 cities and counties in the United States -- many in California
-- have placed restrictions on e-smoking, although the breadth of such
bans vary greatly. ...
included in Santa Cruz tobacco smoking regulations
Santa Cruz Sentinel - March 25, 2014
"Smoking" electronic cigarettes earned treatment equal to
its tobacco-smoking cousin by a vote of the Santa Cruz City Council
Tuesday afternoon. The council unanimously approved an update to its
city ordinances to include the battery-powered "e-cigarettes,"
which emit vapor and typically contain nicotine and other flavorings.
Vaping done right can be good
Huntington Beach Independent - March 25, 2014
Patrice Apodaca's column "Clear air about vaping" (March 20,
Huntington Beach Independent) was interesting to read, although heavily
slanted. Vaping has gotten a large amount of press on the downside,
and I agree it can be harmful if misused. Parents should make it a priority
to be aware of what their children are doing and warn them of the dangers
of misuse. But there is also an upside to vaping.
council to vote on more than $334000 in park upgrades
Long Beach Press-Telegram - March 25, 2014
Lakewood, Long Beach and Los Angeles have approved regulations treating
e-cigs the same as traditional tobacco products, meaning they can't
be used in ...
inside apartments soon may become illegal in San Mateo County
San Jose Mercury News - March 25, 2014
Smoking inside apartments, condominiums and other multiple housing units
soon may be a no-no in unincorporated San Mateo County. Following a
study session discussion that touched on the evils of second-hand smoke,
the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday directed staff to return with a
proposed smoking ban by this summer. In addition to traditional tobacco
products, the county should consider outlawing electronic cigarettes,
Groom said. Noting that Santa Clara County "is taking up e-cigarettes,"
Groom noted that she and Tissier "decided we should include e-cigarettes
in this ordinance if we decide to go forward."
E-Cigarettes Be Banned?
SantaCruz.com - March 25, 2014
But new rounds of smoking bans, including the UC-wide smoking ban, which
took effect on January 1, are increasingly banning the use of e-cigarettes
Your City Should Know About E-Cigarettes And How Other Cities are Dealing
with this Growing Trend
PublicCEO.com - March 25, 2014
Electronic cigarettes have been promoted as a safer alternative to cancer-causing
tobacco products that can wean heavy smokers off their habit. But this
month, Los Angeles officials joined a growing list of cities that treat
e-cigarettes just the same as regular cigarettes, banning their use
in parks, restaurants and most workplaces. The decision came after an
impassioned, and at times highly personal, debate (according to published
reports) at a city council meeting that highlighted the backlash the
smokeless cigarettes have generated as their popularity grows. More
than 45 communities in California have included e-cigarette regulations
in their smoking ordinances. Fifty-nine include e-cigarettes in their
tobacco retailer license programs, meaning that those who want to sell
e-cigarettes must obtain a license. Also, 21 jurisdictions have included
e-cigarettes in smoking provisions that apply to housing complexes.
Los Angeles follows in the footsteps of New York City, Washington D.C.,
Chicago and Boston, as well as five states that have restricted vaping
in some way. L.A.s ban, however, will allow people to use e-cigarettes
in vapor lounges, e-cigarette stores and for filming or theatrical purposes.
Local governments in California do have options, ranging from taking
no action until the state and federal government issue more guidance
and regulations for the industry, to an outright ban on the sale and
manufacturing. The question does not appear to be whether the popularity
of e-cigarettes will continue to grow, but instead it is where and how
such growth will occur. At least for now, the answer rests with local
Cruz may join regulatory trend for e-cigarettes
Santa Cruz Sentinel - March 24, 2014
Electronic cigarettes may join traditional tobacco in the doghouse of
the city's smoke-free regulations, joining similar efforts across California
and the country. The Santa Cruz City Council meets Tuesday afternoon
to hear a proposed update to the city's tobacco-related ordinances.
Cruz considers e-cigarette ban in public spaces
KSBW The Central Coast - March 24, 2014
Santa Cruz is looking at joining 45 other communities in California
that have included electronic cigarette regulations in their smoking
extends moratorium on e-cigarette retail stores and lounges for two
Fremont Bulletin - March 24, 2014
Fremont City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to extend a temporary
moratorium on e-cigarette retail stores, lounges and vapor bars that
was put into effect at the council's Feb. 11 meeting. The 22- month
and 15-day extension was given in order to provide staff with additional
time to adequately study the issue before coming back to council with
a recommendation on the city's stance on e-cigarettes. Fremont has joined
cities across the Bay Area in studying the effects of electronic smoking
devices. The city of Milpitas voted unanimously this Tuesday as well
to ban e-smoking devices near playgrounds and city facilities and to
restrict sales of e-cigarettes to those 18 years old and older, as the
city already does with traditional tobacco cigarettes.
dangerous luring of youths
Napa Valley Register - March 24, 2014
Heres hoping Napa County teenagers and their parents are not being taken
in by the e-cigarette companies hype that e-cigarettes are safe alternatives
to regular cigarettes, and a great way to quit smoking. There is zero
independent science to back those claims up.
Clara County considers adding e-cigarettes to smoking laws
San Jose Mercury News - March 24, 2014
On Tuesday, county supervisors will consider a resolution that would
add electronic vapor inhalers to current anti-tobacco ordinances. Specifically,
it would outlaw use of the gadgets at county buildings, including health-care
facilities, with a 30-foot no-puff zone around doors, vents and windows.
It would also prohibit use in county vehicles. According to a staff
report, more than 100 cities and counties in the United States -- more
than 40 in California -- have placed such restrictions on electronic
Clara County Considers E-Cigarette Regulations [VIDEO]
NBC Bay Area - March 24, 2014
Billed as a safer, cleaner way to get a nicotine fix, electronic cigarettes
are gaining in popularity. But how safe they are is still up for debate.
"I don't like them ...
they voted: Meeting results for North County agencies
U-T San Diego - March 24, 2014
The Del Mar City Council on Monday directed staff to draft an ordinance
that amends the municipal code to include e-cigarettes in the definition
Local governments must restrict e-cigarettes
Fresno Bee - March 23, 2014
But this nation reached that conclusion only after decades of studies,
millions of deaths from lung cancer and heart attacks, and tobacco company
lies. We learned the cigarette lesson the hard way. We shouldn't repeat
that with the next generation of the burning tobacco stick -- electronic
Moves to Regulate E-Cigarettes
San Jose Inside (blog) - March 22, 2014
Until now, electronic cigarette users have enjoyed unfettered freedom
to vape when and where they please. But Santa Clara County supervisors
want to catch up with the trend and pull it under the purview of existing
Up in vapor
Santa Monica Daily Press - March 22, 2014
A tenants rights group in Santa Monica is asking city officials to ban
e-cigarettes, a relatively new technology that delivers nicotine in
the form of a vapor instead of smoke. So, this weeks Q-Line question
asks: Do you think e-cigs are dangerous and why?
Will marijuana vaping escape San-Fran's e-cig ban?
DigitalJournal.com - March 22, 2014
But marijuana advocates report that rules regarding e-cigs proposed
by Supervisor Eric Mars would most definitely be applied to cannabis
Mateo County mulls smoking ban: Ordinance would limit tobacco use inside
unincorporated areas apartments, condos
San Mateo Daily Journal - March 22, 2014
Smoking inside unincorporated county apartments and condominiums could
become a thing of the past under a possible prohibition being studied
by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday.
County cities consider e-cigarette regulations
OCRegister - March 21, 2014
Aliso Viejo looks at prohibiting smoking lounges in some areas; Laguna
Niguel eyes law ... Though he does not smoke, he said he didn't want
to further restrict ...
City of Santa Monica is taking steps that could lead to the ...
Santa Monica Mirror - March 21, 2014
Over time, cigarette smoking has become heavily regulated and has formed
a ... as Los Angeles from banning e-cigarette use in public places within
its borders. ... which governs the European Union, reportedly passed
a ban on e-cigarette ...
Francisco Restricts E-Cigarette Sales
NACS Online - March 21, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco's Board of Supervisors has approved
regulations that place electronic cigarettes with all other tobacco
products, thus ...
Manteca Bulletin - March 21, 2014
It's a place for the communal smoking of flavored tobacco that is typically
soaked in fruit shavings such as apples, grapes, and strawberries that's
Mateo County flirts with the idea of banning smoking inside ...
San Jose Mercury News-by Bonnie Eslinger - March 20, 2014
The ordinance also would ban smoking in common areas of those buildings,
including hallways, paths, lobbies, courtyards, elevators, stairs, community
council extends smoking ban to e-cigarettes
Milpitas Post - March 20, 2014
Milpitas council extends smoking ban to e-cigarettes ... Still, resident
Robert Marini, who generally approved of banning smoking to those younger
than 18, ...
changes name, drops Rincon
Valley Roadrunner - March 20, 2014
The casino includes more than 10,703 square-feet of non-smoking gaming
space and the resort offers 891 non-smoking suites and hotel rooms.
Harrah's Resort ...
Community College District Bans E-Cigarettes
EGP News - March 20, 2014
The district's non-smoking policy, which was amended to apply to comparable,
personal, vapor-generating devices, went into effect immediately
following the ...
California bill, SB 1262, would ban marijuana ...
Daily Digest - March 20, 2014
Related products, including waxes and oils, are often used with pen
vaporizers that have a very similar appearance to ordinary e-cigarettes.
Tim Cromartie ...
Take on 'Urban Travelers'
Santa Barbara Independent - March 20, 2014
Others have suggested that police issue citations to travelers who violate
city ordinances banning smoking within 20 feet of an outdoor dining
establishment or ...
Voice: Others should follow CVS
Marin Independent Journal - March 19, 2014
CVS announces it will ban sales of cigarettes at its stores. ... WE
APPLAUD CVS Pharmacy's leadership in banning tobacco sales from its
7,600 stores by Oct. 1. ... pushing tobacco products to make your customers
sick and pushing smoking ... We still must advocate for legislation
that bans tobacco sales at U.S. pharmacies.
Francisco Supervisors Vote To Ban E-Cigarettes
SFist - March 19, 2014
Supervisor Eric Mar, who previously snuffed out fun by banning Happy
Meals, ... Under Mar's bill, e-cigs and vaporizers will be banned from
most public places ... their right to smoke flavored nicotine vapor
pretty much anywhere they'd like.
Francisco Is The Latest City To Restrict E-Cigarettes Under Anti ...
Huffington Post - March 19, 2014
The ordinance would allow smoking e-cigarettes in the same places
that cigarettes are allowed; prohibit them where cigarettes are prohibited;
prohibit the sale ...
cigarettes added to Sunnyvale's smoking ban
San Jose Mercury News - March 19, 2014
The council declined a smoking ban in all outdoor dining areas. ...
Council members directed staff to further study the effect of banning
smoking near retail and ...
Francisco approves e-cigarette regulations
Fresno Bee - March 19, 2014
San Francisco is banning the use of electronic cigarettes at bars, restaurants
and businesses. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1fHpwOY
) that the city's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday
to treat electronic cigarettes like regular, combustible cigarettes.
In addition to prohibiting their use in most public places, that means
sellers will have to secure a special permit and electronic cigarettes
can't be sold at pharmacies and other businesses where tobacco sales
to become illegal in San Francisco restaurants and bars
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) - March 19, 2014
Yesterday, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to ban e-cigarettes
in San Francisco bars and restaurants (and other public places), essentially
deciding to treat vaporizers like their fiery, smoky counterparts.
Mar City Council to consider regulating e-cigarette use
Del Mar Times - March 19, 2014
Days after neighboring Solana Beach officially adopted an ordinance
that bans the use of electronic cigarettes wherever smoking is prohibited,
the Del Mar City Council requested staff to draft a similar ordinance.
The item, which was approved 5-0, was included on the councils March
17 consent calendar.
supes vote for same smoking laws for e-cigarettes
San Francisco Chronicle - March 19, 2014
Smoking electronic cigarettes in bars, restaurants and businesses will
soon be illegal in San Francisco, after the Board of Supervisors voted
unanimously Tuesday to treat the relatively new product like combustible
cigarettes. The legislation by Supervisor Eric Mar is intended to limit
children's use of the nicotine product, which he and other supporters
contend has been marketed heavily toward young people, and to protect
all members of the public from the secondhand aerosol emitted by the
devices, he said.
approves final item for development
Santa Maria Times - March 19, 2014
In other business, the City Council officially approved an ordinance
that includes e-cigarettes, or vapes, in its definition of smoking,
making it one of the first cities between San Luis Obispo and Santa
Barbara to do so. The council voted for the measure at its first reading
Francisco Supervisors Approve Legislation to Restrict E-Cigarette Use,
NBC Bay Area - March 18, 2014
The practice of smoking electronic cigarettes without any restrictions
may soon end in San Francisco under an ordinance unanimously approved
by the city's board of supervisors on Tuesday.
Long E-Cigs: Supes Approve Plan To Ban Devices Anywhere Traditional
Cigarettes Are Prohibited
The San Francisco Appeal - March 18, 2014
The practice of smoking electronic cigarettes without any restrictions
may soon end in San Francisco under an ordinance unanimously approved
by the citys board of supervisors this afternoon
do zombies, body snatchers, and the tobacco industry have in common?
UC Berkeley (blog) - March 18, 2014
Answer: Everything they are one in the same! I recently spoke to my
daughters 7th grade science class on the dangers of smoking cigarettes
and electronic cigarettes. Of course, I had to come up with a metaphor
that would capture their attention and tell a story ZOMBIES! We can
all imagine zombies trying to get into our home which we have fortified
to protect us from the walking dead. The zombies are the tobacco industry.
The fortified home is legislation to protect us from getting bitten
and becoming one of them nicotine addicted walking dead. However, now
the zombies have become body snatchers. They look normal like us, but
their nicotine bite is just as addictive. The body snatchers are the
tobacco industry peddling e-cigarettes.
WEEKEND: What you need to know
San Bernardino Sun - March 18, 2014
There is a non-smoking policy as passed by San Bernardino County (Ordinance
31.0215). Auto Club Speedway offers clearly marked smoking areas away
Town Council: water, pay raise, and e-smokes
Sierra Wave - March 18, 2014
Another item is back that started at the last meeting regulation of
e-cigarettes. Before the Council is an amended ordinance that includes
e-cigarettes in the Towns already existing tobacco regulations.
to Be Restricted at Los Angeles Harbor College
Patch.com - March 18, 2014
E-cigarettes will be allowed in just a few places at Los Angeles Harbor
College. Patch file ... "No one should be forced to breathe the
vapor e-cigarettes emit.
to Be Restricted at West Los Angeles College
Patch.com - March 18, 2014
Trustees of the Los Angeles Community College District voted unanimously
to restrict the activity, referred to as "vaping," the same
way they do tobacco smoking on campus.
they voted: City council, school board actions
U-T San Diego - March 17, 2014
The Solana Beach City Council on Wednesday continued to May 14 a hearing
on a permit for a wireless cell tower at 305 S. Highway 101; conducted
a hearing on and approved the Housing Element Progress Report; and held
a second reading of and adopted an ordinance to ban e-cigarettes in
Cordova Bans New Hookah Lounges While Reviewing E-Cig Plan [VIDEO]
CBS Local - March 17, 2014
The city of Rancho Cordova has voted to ban new hookah lounges in the
city while the city reviews smoking ordinances. As e-cigarettes become
more popular, cities are looking to rewrite their smoking regulations.
In Rancho Cordovas case, hookah lounges could be part of those new rules.
you need to know about Auto Club 400
San Gabriel Valley Tribune - March 17, 2014
There is a non-smoking policy as passed by San Bernardino County (Ordinance
31.0215). Auto Club Speedway offers clearly marked smoking areas away
safe; no need for SF to ban them
San Francisco Chronicle - March 17, 2014
There's a new product on the market that offers a chance to find a workable
middle ground in America's smoking debate. Called vapes, electronic
cigarettes or ...
takes a look at e-cigs
eyes smoking ban on Plaza
Santa Monica Daily Press - March 16, 2014
Concerned that kids will pick up the unhealthy habit of smoking cigarettes,
Councilman Bob Holbrook wants to restrict the use of the electronic
version. Holbrook will ask his colleagues on the dais Tuesday to take
a closer look at bans on vaping in cities like Los Angeles and New York
to see if there is enough research on the health impacts of electronic
cigarettes to add them to Santa Monicas comprehensive smoking restrictions,
which prohibit smoking tobacco at local beaches, parks, the Third Street
Promenade, restaurant patios and even inside apartments.
This Week at The Beach (3/9-3/15) ($$)
Daily 49er (blog) - March 16, 2014
The Long Beach City Council voted unanimously to categorize electronic
cigarettes with tobacco products, thereby restricting the use of e-cigarettes
banned at San Diego County Fair
Coast News - March 16, 2014
DEL MAR Electronic cigarettes and other similar devices will not be
allowed at the upcoming San Diego County Fair, which begins June 7,
after the governing ...
Lauridsen: Companies working to hook kids on tobacco
Santa Cruz Sentinel - March 15, 2014
A recent front-page article detailed the launch of the statewide Healthy
Retailers for a Healthy Community campaign with its goal of cutting
down the sale of unhealthy products. Since federal law banned the sale
of single cigarettes, tobacco companies began a focus on small cigars,
or cigarillos. Cigarillos are sold as singles, often for less than a
$1. Wrapped in colorful packaging, cigarillos come in flavors such as
grape, chocolate and pi?olada. Also gaining popularity with youth are
electronic cigarettes (also called e-cigarettes or hookah pens). Thirty-four
percent of tobacco-selling stores in Santa Cruz also sell electronic
nicotine delivery devices. Like cigarillos, ENDD products come in many
flavors and are heavily marketed to youth. Use among youth is rapidly
on the rise with the likelihood of kids transitioning to traditional
tobacco to feed their nicotine addiction.
Cajon Council Asks Staff to Regulate E-Cigarettes and Hookah
East County Magazine - March 15, 2014
By a 4-1 vote, El Cajons City Council voted to add electronic cigarettes
to the citys tobacco ordinance. The measure will also regulate hookahs.
Only Mayor Bill Wells voted against the measure, calling it government
overreach. The proposed regulations will next go before the citys planning
commission, after which the Council will hold a public hearing.
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - March 14, 2014
The city of Sonoma is considering a smoking ban on the historic Plaza.
... its efforts to restrict secondhand smoke, Sonoma is considering
banning smoking in its ...
Beach City Council to consider requiring retailers of ...
Del Mar Times - March 14, 2014
After officially adopting an ordinance that bans the use of electronic
cigarettes wherever smoking is prohibited, the Solana Beach City Council
on March 13 ..
Beach Bans Vaping in E-Cig Stores, Making it Most Anti-E-Cig ...
OC Weekly (blog)-by LP Hastings - March 14, 2014
In early February, Los Angeles banned the public use of e-cigs. Last
week, Long Beach city council took those regulations even further and
decided that no ...
CVS stops sales of tobacco
Novato Advance - March 13, 2014
The rate of reduction in smoking prevalence has stalled in the past
decade. ... The association explicitly stated that the ban should apply
to all ... Calls for banning tobacco sales in pharmacies have also come
from the American ... led by San Francisco and Boston, have banned the
sale of tobacco products in pharmacies.
How should they be regulated? Local experts say ...
Times-Standard - March 13, 2014
E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that simulate tobacco smoking
... their city ordinances to treat e-cigarettes like commercial cigarettes,
Moerner said. ... and can't be used anywhere where there's already a
smoking ordinance in place.
Maria reins in e-cigs
Santa Maria Sun - March 13, 2014
Cigars, cigarillos, and electronic cigarettes in mint, chocolate, and
gummy bear flavors hang out next to Snickers bars, Sour Patch Kids,
and Altoids at the front ...
of the Vapes: Kevin Drake
OC Weekly-by LP Hastings - March 13, 2014
He's the owner of e-liquid company Drake's Vapes, but the thin, 34-year-old
with bright blue eyes doesn't resemble a bro blowing obnoxious plumes
of smoke in ...
Wanderer: San Mateo County's coast offers trip back in time
Oakland Tribune - March 12, 2014
And you can smoke in a double-decker English bus. ... are two bright
red double-decker buses, which Palmer set aside for smoking when it
was banned indoors.
City Council discusses impact of e-cigarettes [VIDEO]
KCRA Sacramento - March 12, 2014
As electronic cigarettes become more popular, cities across California
are clamping down on their use in public. The Davis City Council discussed
the issue at its meeting Tuesday night.
Restaurants like Bistro 33 banned e-cigarettes as soon as they started
becoming popular. What little smell they do have, we still get complaints
about it, so wed rather not have it in general, bartender Matt Padilla
said. So far, research on the health impact of e-cigarettes has been
inconclusive. Another concern is enforcement," said Kelly Stachowicz,
the deputy city manager of Davis. "E-cigarettes are made to look
like and replicate conventional cigarettes." Depending on the nature
of a ban if the city decides to move forward enforcement could be similar
to smoking, with mainly restaurants and businesses cracking down.
council to consider ban on e-cigarettes use at city facilities
Long Beach Press-Telegram - March 12, 2014
The use of electronic cigarettes in all city-owned or operated facilities
might be prohibited by May. Council members will consider an ordinance
on Thursday that would ban the use of e-cigarettes in public areas,
such as parks and the Civic Center grounds.
use increasingly snuffed out
U-T San Diego - March 12, 2014
Government agencies are increasingly snuffing out vaping or puffing
on electronic cigarettes in public spaces. On Tuesday, the Del Mar Fairgrounds
board and the El Cajon City Council approved restricting their use.
Solana Beach, Vista, Carlsbad, Poway, La Mesa, Encinitas and Lemon Grove
also have or are set to include e-cigs in their smoking-control ordinances.
board bans e-cigs, hears from opponents of elephant rides
Del Mar Times - March 12, 2014
Dont plan on firing up an e-cigarette after downing a cinnamon roll,
deep-fried Twinkie or slice of chocolate-covered bacon at this years
San Diego County Fair. The board that oversees the state-owned fairgrounds
voted unanimously at its meeting on Tuesday, March 11, to ban the use
of e-cigarettes and other similar devices during the San Diego County
Fair. Last year, the 22nd District Agricultural Association board outlawed
smoking tobacco cigarettes during the fair.
About 10 people spoke in favor of the e-cigarette ban at Tuesdays meeting,
and there were no speakers against the action. I just encourage the
board to seriously consider banning e-cigs, said Ray McEdward, who said
his asthma is aggravated by the vapor from the electronic devices. Theyre
not the harmless items everyone thinks they are.
moves to regulate e-smoking devices
fox5sandiego.com - March 12, 2014
SAN DIEGO The Board of Supervisors today took two actions intended to
limit the use of electronic-smoking devices.
Beach council restricts new smoke, e-cigarette shops
OCRegister - March 11, 2014
SEAL BEACH New smoke shops, including places that sell electronic cigarettes,
will only be able to operate in commercial zones under an ordinance
approved Monday. The City Council voted unanimously to update the citys
zoning code and implement the restrictions.
VOTE TO REGULATE E-CIGARETTES AND VAPING DEVICES
East County Magazine - March 11, 2014
March 11, 2014 (San Diego) Citing health concerns, Supervisors today
voted 3-1 to regulate electronic cigarettes and vaping devices. In addition,
a proposal to ban these devices in all County buildings will be brought
before the Council in May. Supervisor Bill Horn voted against the measure
and Supervisor Ron Roberts was absent.
Cajon regulates use, sales of e-cigarettes
U-T San Diego - March 11, 2014
EL CAJON While not snuffed out entirely, e-cigarettes took a hit at
Tuesday's El Cajon City Council meeting when the council voted 4-1 to
amend the Municipal Code so that regulations about usage and sale of
the devices are the same as those that apply to tobacco and smoking.
Additionally, a license to sell vapor products will now be required,
as is currently the case with tobacco. Businesses that primarily sell
electronic/vapor inhalation products also will need a conditional use
permit, a requirement that now applies to smoke shops. Minors are prohibited
from buying and using e-cigarettes and similar products.
may be 'toxic,' UCR researchers say
Highlander Newspaper - March 11, 2014
UCR professor of cell biology Dr. Prue Talbot and her team discovered
the chemicals used to refill electronic vapor cigarettes (e-cigarettes)
may be more harmful than tobacco cigarettes. Her team discovered that
electronic vapor requires a consumer to take deeper breaths which may
potentially draw in harmful chemicals to fragile parts of the lungs,
as opposed to a tobacco cigarette that burns on the other end, allowing
the consumer less inhalation. Our earlier studies with electronic cigarette
refill fluids showed that some of these products were toxic to both
mouse neural stem cells, (and) human embryonic stem cells as well as
to adult lung cells, she said in a UC press release
people smoke e-cigarettes on base?
Ventura County Star - March 11, 2014
Question: I have noticed the rise in popularity of electronic cigarettes
around the base. Is there an instruction or policy that describes the
specifics on where people can use them on base? Answer: Thank you for
allowing me to address what is an area of great interest. We do not
have an instruction specific to Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) because
higher-level instructions are clear. Tobacco use inside facilities controlled
by the Department of the Navy is prohibited by SECNAVINST 5100.13E,
Navy and Marine Corps Tobacco Policy. There are a few exceptions, such
as personal housing units. The Food and Drug Administration classifies
e-cigarettes as tobacco products, and as such they fall under this restriction.
Takes Up E-Cigarettes at City Council Meeting
KFBK - March 11, 2014
They are touted as a way to quit smoking, but cities are showing no
love for the e-cigarette. As sales of e-cigarettes are skyrocketing,
cities are looking to expand ... According to the Sacramento Bee, Rancho
Cordova is the latest city to label them as cigarettes and ban them
accordingly from indoor, public places and so on. Roseville and Folsom
are also looking at implementing the same types of bans and Davis will
take up the issue of e-cigarettes at their city council meeting tonight.
City Council: Is the War Against E-Cigs About Lost of Tax ...
City Watch - March 11, 2014
Although electronic smoking devices are no more cigarettes than strollers
are bicycles, the City of Los Angeles is moving to reclassify vaporizers
as tobacco products that cannot be used indoors, at restaurants or in
public parks. Mayor Eric Garcetti now has ten days to decide whether
a product that contains no tobacco whatsoever should be regulated as
a tobacco product.
Jandial: Unknown Science of E-Cigarettes [VIDEO]
KTLA-TV (Los Angeles, CA) - March 11, 2014
Surgeon and scientist Dr. Rahul Jandial joined us live to talk about
the debate over the potential dangers of electronic cigarettes. Los
Angeles recently joined a growing list of cities that have banned electronic
cigarettes in most public places
Santa Monica next to rein in e-cigs?
Santa Monica Daily Press - March 10, 2014
That's a fraction of the tobacco cigarette market roughly $100 billion
per year but ... kids and believe they will encourage them to pick up
tobacco cigarettes at some point. ... In liquor stores adults can purchase
alcohol with cherry flavoring.
City Council explores restriction of flavored tobacco sales near schools
Daily Californian - March 10, 2014
Following a proposal approved by Berkeley City Council last month, the
city of Berkeley is looking into the possibility of restricting the
sale of flavored tobacco near schools. At its Feb. 25 meeting, the council
unanimously passed a recommendation that asks city staff to explore
creating a 500-foot radius from schools in which stores would be banned
from selling flavored tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigarillos
and cigar wraps.
is beyond understanding, but e-cigs might be worth a try
Los Angeles Times - March 10, 2014
I feel out of the cultural loop these days, as I try to follow the news.
I can't wrap my mind around bitcoins and I'm not sure what an e-cig
Advocate: Why there shouldn't be a ban on e-cigarettes
The Daily Titan - March 10, 2014
Last week, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to ban vaping
anywhere that smoking is banned. This means e-cigarettes, including
vaporizer pens, will not be allowed in bars, clubs, beaches, parks,
restaurants and other places where smoking is prohibited.
Advocate: Los Angeles ban on vaporizers in public places protects children
from the temptation
The Daily Titan - March 10, 2014
Over the past few years, the popularity of the e-cigarette, or vaporizer,
has grown dramatically. E-cigarettes have been advertised and thought
of as a less harmful alternative to traditional smoking. However, growing
concerns about this popular trend have arisen among the most popular
cities in America, including New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles.
Murray's champagne hangover hack; LA e-cig ban upsets secret weed smokers
The Oregonian - March 10, 2014
Cotton Candy smoke: The recent ban on nicotine vaporizers in Los Angeles
restaurants and bars has ticked off an unexpected demographic: folks
who use e-cigs to secretly smoke weed in public. (LA Weekly)
face restrictions as cities update smoking ordinances
Sacramento Bee - March 10, 2014
Electronic cigarettes, touted as a smokeless alternative to regular
cigarettes, are coming under increased scrutiny as cities and counties
consider applying the same restrictions to e-cigarettes as to their
tobacco counterparts. At a workshop last week, the Rancho Cordova City
Council was unanimous in directing staff members to treat e-cigarettes
like regular cigarettes as they draft amendments to city code sections
up debate on e-smoking
Lompoc Record March 9, 2014
When it comes to electronic cigarettes, and where people can smoke 'em,
the Santa Maria City Council may have stepped one toke over the line.
Santa Maria isn't the first city to ban the electronic smokes, and it
won't be the last. ... so eliminating them greatly reduces the risk
of smoking-related cancers.
survey: flavored alcohol and tobacco marketed to kids
San Ramon Express - March 9, 2014
Public health agencies throughout the Bay Area and the state have unveiled
a new campaign based on the idea that people are only as healthy as
the offerings at their nearest store. Health advocates hope the findings
reveal how easy it is for kids to find flavored tobacco, alcohol and
junk food at their neighborhood stores.
to include e-cigarettes in tobacco restrictions
Sierra Wave - March 9, 2014
What sounded like a good thing at first, has turned into a warning from
health officials. Electronic or e-cigarettes are now thought to actually
encourage smoking instead of help to stop the habit. The Town of Mammoth
joined with many other cities in a vote to include e-cigarettes in the
Towns tobacco restriction ordinance. Where you cant smoke, you cant
smoke e-cigarettes either.
Beach council may restrict e-cigarette, smoke shops
OCRegister - March 9, 2014
The City Council on Monday will consider restricting where new e-cigarette
businesses and smoke shops can be located.
GOVERNMENT REPORT: VET SERVICES, E-CIGARETTES ...
East County Magazine - March 9, 2014
In addition, Supervisors will also be discussing possible regulation
of e-cigarettes. El Cajons City Council on Tuesday will hear a staff
report and comments from the public on regulating electronic cigarettes
and hookahs. The Council is expected to then direct the City manager
to prepare amendments to broaden the Citys tobacco definition to allow
regulation of these items, as well as a cost recovery program for licensing
inspections of tobacco and smoke shops.
County enters debate over e-cigarettes with Davis addressing possible
Daily Democrat March 9, 2014
Yolo County officials are among many throughout the state warning about
electronic cigarettes, especially their marketing to kids. But others
may wonder why the devices are being regulated. So far, there are minimal
rules prohibiting e-cigarette use in Yolo County -- UC Davis bans them,
as do others in the University of California system -- but that could
soon change. The Davis council will be the first city to address e-cigarettes
at its meeting Tuesday. If the council decides to move forward, the
city's current ban on tobacco use in public places could include e-cigs.
One of the reasons why Davis is considering this issue is there is "confusion
about where smoking is allowed/prohibited" since currently e-cigarettes
can be used where traditional cigarettes cannot, according to the council's
agenda. The devices create a nicotine vapor that's inhaled although
some have no nicotine. Confusion about where e-cigs can be used may
also lead to Yolo County soon prohibiting use of the vapor devices in
county buildings, according to Steve Jensen, coordinator for the Tobacco
Was LA too much for Villaraigosa?
Los Angeles Daily News-by Rick Orlov - March 9, 2014
Councilman Mike Bonin noted he was once a two-pack-a-day smoker but
gave up the habit some 20 years ago. He urged the council to explore
some exemptions to the e-cig regulations. The question comes down to
if someone is vaping, how does that affect me, Bonin said. The problem
here is we are trying to prove a negative.
alcopops marketed to area youth, health officials say
Martinez News-Gazette - March 8, 2014
... County sell non-cigarette tobacco products with youth-friendly flavors
like watermelon, ... The candy flavoring makes the tobacco more palatable
to a new smoker, and the ... Students also spoke about the overwhelming
effects of advertising of the ... The findings also show that electronic
cigarettes are widely available in ...
week for Chevron, bad week for e-cigarettes
San Francisco Chronicle March 8, 2014
San Francisco might soon follow suit with proposed restrictions that
treat e-cigs the same as tobacco.
Free Alternatives Trade Association Sponsors IMPROOF Movement Presentation
"Save Vape LA" Rally at Pershing Square in Los Angeles on
Saturday, March 8 at 1:30 PM Featuring Herbert Gilbert, Inventor of
the Electronic Cigarette
E-Cigarette Supporters and Civil Libertarians Rally to Preserve
the Right to Vape in Los Angeles
EIN News (press release) - March 8, 2014
In response to the Los Angeles City Council's decision to ban vaping
in public places, the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA)
will sponsor the Save Vape LA rally presented by the IMPROOF Movement.
The rally will provide an opportunity for the community to support the
right to use personal electronic vaporizing units (PEVUs) in public
places throughout the City of Los Angeles. The event will include free
t-shirts, keynote speakers and an opportunity to give a #IMPROOF testimonial
at the media wall. ...
That Vaping Has Been Banned, Some Aren't Too Happy
LA Weekly - March 7, 2014
Now I'm gonna have to go back to smoking bowls in the alley outside
the bar." ... He feels like the ban is a good idea, because he
gets the impression vaping is ...
LA's curbs on e-cigarettes
Los Angeles Times - March 7, 2014
It's good that the council voted to treat e-cigarettes just like tobacco,
but Los Angeles remains far behind other cities in protecting nonsmoking
apartment renters ...
Francisco Poised to Severely Restrict E-Cigarettes
KQED (blog) - March 7, 2014
The VA Medical Center recommended I try e-cigarettes to stop smoking,
Michael Barger said during public ... Long Beach then passed a stricter
ordinance, also banning shops and vaping lounges. Richmond
passed a ban in December. ...
staff proposes smoking ordinance in designated areas
Patterson Irrigator-by Nick Rappley - March 5, 2014
A heated eight month debate over how to regulate smoking in parks seemingly
reached an ... 26 at a Town Hall meeting on the proposed smoking ban
2014 Session Of The California Legislature
Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - March 7, 2014
Under state law, the sale of e-cigarettes to minors has been prohibited
since ... there are at least two bills addressing the statewide use
of e-cigarettes in the ...
begins to attract downtown businesses
The Record Gazette - March 7, 2014
...Banning, being a long ways from Fullerton, was a prime location for
the e-cigarette retailer, because From Palm Springs to Yucaipa,
there's no one else selling ...
faults marketing near schools
Fresno Business Journal - March 7, 2014
E-cigarettes are also of concern. Products ... Also in Fresno County,
86 percent of surveyed stores sell flavored tobacco products and are
located near schools.
LA Vape Rally
SFATA (Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association) - March 6, 2014
Advertising May Go Up in Smoke
Consumer Eagle - March 6, 2014
by a booming e-cigarette industry and its bold marketing practices,
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) last week proposed S. 2047, the Protecting
Children from Electronic Cigarette Advertising Act, a bill that
would curb advertising of the product, especially to teens and young
adults. ... That distinction has also allowed electronic cigarettes
not to be classified with tobacco cigarettes for regulatory purposes,
said Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans for Nonsmokers
Rights. ... Its creating a new generation addicted to nicotine,
because electronic cigarettes are designed to be appealing to youth
and young adults, Hallett said. The solution is to extend the
tobacco cigarette restrictions to electronic cigarettes, she said. Electronic
cigarettes contain nicotine, Hallett said. They look like
cigarettes and should be treated just like tobacco cigarettes. They
are electronic cigarettes....
NO. 26 / AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LONG BEACH
AMENDING THE LONG BEACH MUNICIPAL CODE BY AMENDING CHAPTERS 5.81 AND
8.68 RELATING TO ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES AND SIMILAR DEVICES
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF) - March
It is the intent of the City Council, in enacting this Chapter, to encourage
responsible tobacco retailing and to discourage violations of tobacco-related
laws, especially those which prohibit or discourage the sale or distribution
of tobacco and nicotine...
City Council showboats on e-cigarettes the wrong target ...
Los Angeles Daily News - March 6, 2014
The Food & Drug Administration has yet to determine whether e-cigarettes,
the smoking cessation devices, are effective, dangerous or a little
bit of each. But the ...
Angeles City Council Votes to Treat Much-Safer E-Cigarettes ...
Somewhat Reasonable - Heartland Institute (blog) - March 6, 2014
The science is very well developed on the dangers of smoking [tobacco
... This ban will be directly responsible for some former smokers
going back to smoking ...
Ban Means E-Cigarettes Should Go Up in Smoke in LA
Newswise (press release) - March 6, 2014
E-cigarettes have rapidly grown in popularity, yet there is much
left to learn about their potential health impact and potential utility
as a way to help smokers quit ...
Angeles Follows Trend, Bans E-Cigs
Counsel & Heal - March 6, 2014
Los Angeles' decision follows the popular nationwide trend of banning
e-cigarettes from ... So far, Boston and Chicago have also decided to
make smoking an ...
for smoke-free shopping
Chico News & Review - March 6, 2014
A recent survey of local businesses found that many grocery stores are
not in compliance with the city's smoke-free entryways law. In fall
of 2012, the Chico City ...
will face increased regulations
Daily Trojan Online - March 6, 2014
Former and non-smokers alike, however, have found solace in e-cigarettes,
... to treat e-cigarettes like regular cigarettes essentially
banning their use in parks, ... I don't see a good reason as to
why this would be banned from public areas ... five states already include
e-cigarettes in their anti-smoking bans, and New York ...
to LA's E-Cig Ban
CSPnet.com - March 5, 2014
Regarding banning the use of vapor products, R.J. Reynolds Vapor
Co. believes ... should be allowed to use the product in places where
smoking is banned. While Smith said Reynolds would support bans
in schools and childcare facilities, ...
Angeles To Restrict E-Cigarette Use
Here And Now - March 5, 2014
Main reason government doesn't like e-cigs is that they haven't figured
out ... I've been tobacco free since 1/10/14 and could not have done
it without my e-cigs.
sales higher in Lake County than state
Lake County Record-Bee - March 5, 2014
LAKEPORT -- New data reveals that Lake County ranks higher than the
state in percentage of stores that sell e-cigarettes. The finding is
part of new data ...
Marketing To Kids
MyMotherLode.com - March 5, 2014
Forty percent of stores in Tuolumne County reported sell e-cigarettes
and 90% of stores selling tobacco also sell chewing tobacco. The survey
found that in ...
health officials express alarm over the sale of tobacco, e ...
Merced Sun-Star - March 5, 2014
Also alarming public health officials is the finding that e-cigarettes
are widely available in Sacramento County retail outlets. More than
62 percent of the stores ...
Town Council: MLTC salaries, e-cigs, and crime trends
Sierra Wave - March 5, 2014
...The salary for a Mammoth Town Council member equals $300 per month
and has since the Town incorporated in 1984. In a report from the Town
Angeles Supports Ban on E-Cigarettes in Night Clubs ...
Franchise Herald - March 5, 2014
The Los Angeles City Council approved of a new ban on electronic cigarettes,
... Councilman Joe Buscaino spoke of a relative who, after years of
Bans E-Cigarette Use In Public Places, Following Nationwide ...
Huffington Post - March 5, 2014
The ban is expected to be signed into law by Mayor Eric Garcetti in
a few days ... The 62-year-old councilman admitted that he had started
smoking when he was ...
San Francisco's E-Cigarette Ban Extend To Marijuana Vaporizers?
San Francisco Weekly - March 5, 2014
With strict rules on cigarette smoking at ATMs and in front of bars,
San Francisco is not a tobacco town -- but marijuana is getting special
treatment at City Hall. San Francisco lawmakers are taking care to protect
the rights of cannabis consumers, so
of LA area stores market junk food, tobacco and alcohol, survey says
Los Angeles Times - March 5, 2014
Public health officials Wednesday called a new survey that found 70%
of stores in Los Angeles County market tobacco, alcohol and junk food
to consumers troubling, especially given that many neighborhoods lack
alternatives to make healthier choices. Mean
finds e-cigarettes, tobacco products easily available to kids in Yolo
Woodland (CA) Daily Democrat - March 5, 2014
Yolo County has more stores selling flavored tobacco products than other
areas in the state, and more of these stores are near schools. These
findings are part of a statewide survey on the availability and marketing
of tobacco, alcohol and both unhealthy...
City Council Votes To Ban Use Of E-Cigarettes In Public Places
The Consumerist - March 5, 2014
L.A.'s City Council voted yesterday to ban the use of e-cigarettes,
or vaping in public places like restaurants, bars, nightclubs and elsewhere,
after mulling over ...
Ban: Los Angeles Moves to Prohibit Vapor Device
Newsmax.com - March 5, 2014
E-cigarettes, or electronic cigarettes, are battery-powered, tobacco-free
devices that allow users to inhale vapor produced from a heated, flavored
nicotine juice ...
ban for Los Angeles
BBC News - March 5, 2014
Los Angeles City Council has voted to ban the use of electronic cigarettes
in the city's restaurants, bars, nightclubs and public spaces.
over new e-cigarette restrictions gets personal at LA City Hall [VIDEO]
Los Angeles Times - March 5, 2014
Frustrated by the lack of federal data on electronic cigarettes, the
debate among Los Angeles City Council members Tuesday over whether to
restrict their use quickly turned personal. Members of the council --
which ultimately voted to treat e-cigarettes just the same as regular
cigarettes, banning their use in parks, restaurants and most workplaces
-- recounted their own experiences and struggles with smoking, adding
to a passionate debate at the hearing. Councilman Mitch O'Farrell, who
pushed for the new restrictions, recalled his days breathing secondhand
smoke as a waiter in a downtown restaurant. Martinez, who sided with
O'Farrell, described her husband's unsuccessful battle to quit smoking.
Five states and the District of Columbia have already included e-cigarettes
in anti-smoking bans or moved to restrict where they can be used. Last
year, New York City passed an ordinance applying traditional anti-smoking
rules to e-cigarettes and Chicago recently moved to prohibit vaping
in bars, restaurants and most indoor public places.
Now Live: Discuss new e-cigarette restrictions enacted in LA
Los Angeles Times - March 5, 2014
Join Times staff writer David Zahniser for a L.A. Now Live discussion
at 1 p.m. today on the decision by city officials to treat e-cigarettes
the same as regular cigarettes and ban their use in parks, restaurants
and most workplaces.
Take The Lead In Regulating Electronic Cigarettes
WMKY - March 5, 2014
Count Los Angeles as the latest big city to say no to electronic cigarettes.
The City Council there voted unanimously on Tuesday to ban use of the
devices, which release vaporized nicotine, in almost all public places,
including bars, workplaces and beaches. If the mayor signs the ordinance,
L.A. will follow New York and Chicago in restricting use of e-cigs,
much as they do old-fashioned, smoke-producing cigarettes. San Francisco
is considering a ban, too.
Angeles bans e-cigarettes in most public places [VIDEO]
CBS News - March 5, 2014
The Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday to ban electronic cigarettes,
or "vaping," from most public areas, in line with the restrictions
already in place on other tobacco products. "Although we believe
the final decision was made in the absence of credible science, it was
a more reasonable and sensible approach than the original proposal,"
the company said. "NJOY remains concerned, however, that banning
e-cigarette use in public places could deter current tobacco smokers
from using the products and thus disserves public health."
Angeles Bans Public Use of E-Cigarettes
Convenience Store Decisions - March 5, 2014
The Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday, March 4, to ban the use
of electronic cigarettes from restaurants, bars, nightclubs and other
public, Reuters ...
banned in public places in Los Angeles
Fox 28 - March 5, 2014
The Los Angeles City Council has voted to ban electronic cigarettes
in some areas of the city. The unanimous vote made Tuesday changes city
code to include ...
Bans E-Cigarettes In Public Places
The Inquisitr - March 5, 2014
Electronic cigarettes are not regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration.
According to the FDA, potential health hazards have not been fully studied.
Angeles Oks workplace ban on e-cigarette use
KRNV My News 4 - March 5, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles City Council has moved to ban the
use of electronic cigarettes in workplaces and public areas. City News
Service says ...
E-Cigarette Ban in Bars, Clubs Burns Some
LA Weekly - March 5, 2014
Following the L.A. City Council's decision yesterday to ban e-cigarettes
at the same places where smoking is prohibited, including, clubs, bars
and restaurants (not to mention parks, beaches, markets and many office
buildings), some nightlife denizens are outraged.
the War Against E-Cigs About Loss of Tax Revenue?
Fox and Hounds Daily - March 5, 2014
Although electronic smoking devices are no more cigarettes than strollers
are bicycles, the City of Los Angeles is moving to reclassify vaporizers
as tobacco products that cannot be used indoors, at restaurants or in
public parks. Mayor Eric Garcetti now has ten days to decide whether
a product that contains no tobacco whatsoever should be regulated as
a tobacco product.
City Council Approves Ban to All But Snuff Out E-Cigarettes
Slate Magazine (blog) - March 5, 2014
If the Los Angeles City Council gets its way, e-cigarettes will be banned
from restaurants, bars, workplaces, parks, beaches and other public
spaces. If signed ...
Council extends smoking regulations to e-cigarettes
Santa Maria Times - March 5, 2014
The Santa Maria City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday to include
e-cigarettes, or vapes, in its public smoking ban. The vote was unanimous
and makes Santa Maria the second city between San Luis Obispo and Santa
Barbara to explicitly define e-cigarettes in the same way as regular
Angeles Extends Smoking Ban to E-Cigs
TIME (blog) - March 5, 2014
Los Angeles has become the the third major U.S. city, after New York
and Chicago, to ban e-cigarettes from public spaces.
City explores expanded smoking regulations
San Francisco Examiner - March 5, 2014
Foster City leaders are working to draft a new ordinance in the weeks
ahead to broaden the definition of smoking and further restrict the
places where lighting up is permitted. At a recent study session requested
by the City Council, Foster City residents voiced concerns ranging from
the negative effects of secondhand smoke to the impact legislation might
have on personal liberties and private businesses in the area. Under
the expanded initiative, all outdoor public places will likely be designated
nonsmoking, as will a number of quasi-public outdoor spaces such as
parking lots and sidewalks, including those in front of single-family
homes and within privately owned, multiunit residential complexes. Electronic
cigarettes and hookahs would be added to an expanded definition of smoking,
which currently includes "any lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, weed,
plant or other combustible substance."
Angeles City Council Votes to Treat Much-Safer E-Cigarettes Just Like
Dangerous Tobacco Cigarettes
National Center for Public Policy Research - March 5, 2014
Los Angeles, CA / Washington, D.C. - In a closer vote than expected,
the Los Angeles City Council today voted not to carve out an exception
for bars in that city's new ban on public vaping (the use of e-cigarettes,
which emit smokeless vapor). National Center for Public Policy Research
Risk Analysis Director Jeff Stier testified at the hearing, encouraging
the council members not to vote to ban all public vaping in Los Angeles,
including in bars, where children are banned.
e-cigarettes just like the real kind
San Francisco Chronicle - March 4, 2014
Outrageous as such a slogan may sound, today we may be facing a similar
situation with e-cigarettes, the latest incarnation of "nicotine
sticks" to hit the market.
bans e-cigarettes in parks, restaurants and workplaces
Los Angeles Times - March 4, 2014
E-cigarettes have been promoted as a safer alternative to cancer-causing
tobacco products that can wean heavy smokers off their habit. But on
Tuesday, Los Angeles officials joined a growing list of cities that
treat e-cigarettes just the same as regular cigarettes, banning their
use in parks, restaurants and most workplaces.
Banned in LA Bars and Restaurants [VIDEO]
MyFox Los Angeles - March 4, 2014
I can see how some feel there's something that smells about the Los
Angeles City Council going on the crusade against water vapor. Yes,
water vapor infused with nicotine but still, vapor that dissipates faster
than you can say "Second-hand smoke." That's just it; it's
not smoke. The vapor may be deceiving but it doesn't smell, doesn't
stay in the air and hasn't been proven to carry all of the carcinogens
that cigarettes do. That's because nothing is burning. Many of the toxins
that damage lungs come from the smoke. If nicotine was the issue, the
FDA last year would not have said that smokers who are trying to quit
can safely use over the counter nicotine gum.
Council Passes E-Cig Restrictions
Los Angeles Business Journal - March 4, 2014
The Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday to ban smoking of electronic
cigarettes at all public buildings and restaurants, as well as at parks,
City Council Unanimously Bans Vaping In Public Places
Forbes - March 4, 2014
As expected, the Los Angeles City Council today voted unanimously to
ban vaping everywhere that smoking is banned, including indoor workplaces
and outdoor locations such as parks, beaches, and restaurant patios.
Although one of the main rationales for the ban is that children might
confuse e-cigarettes with the real thing and mistakenly conclude that
smoking is not so bad after all, an amendment that would have exempted
bars and other establishments that are open only to adults was defeated
by a vote of 8 to 6. In a generous concession, the city will allow people
to vape in vaping lounges, in e-cigarette stores, and on stage for theatrical
LAKE: Council ponders hookah lounge ban
Press-Enterprise - March 4, 2014
There are no commercial smoking dens known as hookah lounges in Canyon
Lake and there wont be if the City Council passes a law Wednesday, March
5, prohibiting them. Council members are scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m.
at the Canyon Lake Municipal Building, 31516 Railroad Canyon Road in
the Canyon Lake Town Center. Bonner said that in addition to the threat
to the smokers themselves, secondhand smoke, including potential seepage
from a hookah lounge into neighboring businesses, threatens nonsmoking
City Council to vote on measure to restrict e-cigarette 'vaping'
Los Angeles Times March 4, 2014
The L.A. City Council is expected vote Tuesday on a proposal to treat
e-cigarettes like conventional cigarettes and prohibit them in nearly
every workplace and many outdoor spaces.
Lobbyists for the e-cigarette industry have been pushing back, and want
to secure exemptions for establishments where "vaping" --
taking a drag of flavored nicotine vapor from an e-cigarette -- is increasingly
Angeles City Council considers restrictions on e-cigarettes
Los Angeles Daily News - March 4, 2014
LOS ANGELES - E-cigarette use -- often called vaping -- would be banned
at bars, nightclubs, restaurants and some other public areas under an
ordinance to be taken up by the Los Angeles City Council today.
City Council To Consider E-Cigarette Restrictions In Public Areas
CBS Local - March 4, 2014
The Los Angeles City Council Tuesday morning will consider an ordinance
that would ban E-cigarette use at bars, nightclub, restaurants and other
public areas. The ordinance would also restrict the sale and use of
the device in smoking clubs to adults 18 and older. While some researchers
have found e-cigarettes to be less harmful to smokers' heart function
than regular tobacco cigarettes, studies have found the devices to ...
City Council to Vote on Public Use of E-Cigarettes
NBC Southern California - March 4, 2014
The City Council has already begun regulating e-cigarettes. In late
2013, the council unanimously approved a measure that regulated the
sale of e-cigarettes, ...
Poised to Limit $1.5 Billion E-Cigarette Industry
Businessweek - March 4, 2014
Los Angeles is poised to join New York and Chicago in banning the use
of electronic cigarettes in workplaces, restaurants and many public
areas, threatening the growth of an industry segment that reached $1.5
billion in sales last year.
Supervisor Eric Mar crafts plan to regulate e-cig use
San Francisco Chronicle - March 4, 2014
Thirty-one years ago, UCSF researcher Stanton Glantz helped push a San
Francisco law to curb smoking in the workplace, pioneering legislation
that set the stage for some of the strictest antitobacco laws in the
nation. Now, he's hoping to expand those laws to electronic cigarettes.
Maria City Council to consider electronic cigarette ban
KSBY San Luis Obispo News - March 4, 2014
The Santa Maria City Council will consider a proposal Tuesday night
that bans the use of electronic cigarettes in public spaces.
Angeles Looks To Join The Growing List Of Cities Banning Smoking E-Cigarettes
ThinkProgress - March 4, 2014
The Los Angeles City Council is expected to pass a sweeping electronic
cigarette regulation bill on Tuesday that would treat the increasingly
popular products like traditional tobacco, banning their use in bars,
restaurants, workplaces, and designated public areas.
they voted: Results from local government meetings
U-T San Diego - March 3, 2014
The Solana Beach City Council on Wednesday approved a conditional use
permit for a craft beer bottle shop and tap room at 437 S. Highway 101;
introduced an ordinance to include e-cigarettes in the definition of
cigarettes so the devices are banned in places where smoking already
is prohibited; and set a public hearing date for April 23 to consider
a sewer charge increase.
considering tough restrictions on E-cigarettes
KTVU San Francisco - March 3, 2014
This common sense ordinance, as proposed, would allow smoking e-cigarettes
in the same places that cigarettes are allowed, prohibit them where
Francisco Ready To Crack Down on E-Cigarettes
NBC Bay Area - March 3, 2014
San Francisco lawmakers want to crack down on e-cigarettes, and place
the near-ubiquitous tobacco vaporizers under the same set of laws that
Supervisor Wants E-Cigarettes Regulated Like Other Tobacco Products
CBS Local - March 3, 2014
San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar planned to introduce legislation Monday
to regulate the use and sale of electronic-cigarettes in the city. The
legislation would restrict the sale and use of e-cigarettes in the same
way as other tobacco products, such as where they can be smoked and
only sold to those 18 and over...
propose regulations on electronic cigarettes
San Francisco Examiner - March 3, 2014
San Francisco supervisors plan to announce legislation this morning
to regulate electronic cigarettes, increasingly popular particularly
among teenagers, in the same way that The City regulates tobacco. The
proposed ordinance, sponsored by Supervisor Eric Mar and co-authored
by Board of Supervisors President David Chiu and Supervisor John Avalos,
would amend The Citys health code to prohibit the use of e-cigarettes
where smoking is not allowed, require a tobacco permit for selling e-cigarettes
and prohibit the sale of the devices where the sale of tobacco is prohibited.
E-cigarettes deliver lower levels of toxins than conventional cigarettes,
but they still deliver some toxins, according to a report on e-cigarettes
by UC San Francisco in December. The proposed ordinance seeks measures
similar to those that have been instituted in Chicago, New York, Seattle,
Boston and the nearby city of Richmond. The three supervisors, along
with Tobacco Free Coalition members and UCSF researchers, will announce
the legislation at 11 a.m. today at City Hall.
Francisco Officials Propose Controversial Regulations On E-Cigarettes
The Inquisitr - March 3, 2014
Following in the footsteps of New Yorks former Mayor Bloomberg, San
Francisco Supervisors plan to announce Monday morning a proposal to
add e-cigarettes to restrictions already in place against tobacco smoking.
The measure is at least partially motivated by concerns that teens are
being targeted by companies, while the jury is out on the safety of
to discuss extending smoking bans to e-cigarettes
Devices are less harmful, but still pollute air, expert says
Santa Maria Times - March 3, 2014
The Santa Maria City Council will vote on an ordinance Tuesday to extend
the same bans it currently has on smoking to include e-cigarettes. The
ordinance, which includes several updates to the municipal code, would
mean that e-cigarettes couldnt be smoked in enclosed public spaces,
inside city buildings or within 20 feet of them. Some could argue no,
theyre not (cigarettes) and so they could do that in the library and
in the council chambers, and we prohibit smoking in those types of places,
City Manager Rick Haydon said. He said that the move is meant to clarify
the law in the face of developing technology and substances, including
Maria considering e-cigarette ban
Cal Coast News - March 3, 2014
The Central Coast may have a new trend-setting city in the implementation
of smoking restrictions. On Tuesday, the Santa Maria City Council will
consider adopting an e-cigarette ban. The city has already banned smoking
in most public places, but the restrictions do not apply to e-cigarettes.
Francisco supervisors to consider e-cigarette restrictions
abc7news.com - March 2, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A San Francisco supervisor is set to officially
unveil a measure Monday that would put restrictions on the use and sale
of e-cigarettes ...
View: E-cigarettes should not be marketed to kids
Modesto Bee - March 1, 2014
There is a growing debate about the health dangers of e-cigarettes,
and whether they help smokers kick the habit or lead to more nicotine
addiction. But it ought to be beyond dispute that the lookalike, feel-alike
devices should not be marketed to children. Wednesday, Sen. Barbara
Boxer of California and three other senators introduced a bill to ban
ads and other marketing that targets kids and teens.
Council approves smoking ban
Victorville Daily Press - February 28, 2014
APPLE VALLEY -Resident Tara Lloyd says her family will be able to breathe
easier after the Town Council approved a smoking ban at public parks.
On March ...
Council doesn't see e-cigarettes same as the real thing
Moorpark Acorn - February 28, 2014
Local entrepreneurs hoping to capitalize on the growing popularity of
e-cigarettes and open a store in Moorpark won't face the same hurdles
as traditional ...
View: E-cigarettes should not be marketed to kids
Merced Sun-Star - February 27, 2014
John Hartigan, right, proprietor of Vapeology LA, sits behind an array
of electronic cigarettes at his store in Los Angeles. REED SAXON
The Associated Press ...
marketing must be geared away from youth
Daily Trojan Online - February 27, 2014
Though electronic cigarettes are a hot trend, one thing is for sure:
They shouldn't be on the rise among youth. On Wednesday, five U.S. senators
Diego City Council moves forward with electronic cigarette ...
San Diego 6 - February 27, 2014
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Members of the City Council's Public Safety and Livable
Neighborhoods Committee Wednesday directed staff to develop regulations
Sacramento News & Review February 27, 2014
When the first cannabis clubs started appearing in California, they
were ... There's also this thing called a dram shop law,
which holds bar owners (and ...
woman pursuing a ban on indoor apartment smoking
Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat - February 26, 2014
Her plight has drawn support from from city and county officials, a
state lawmaker and American Lung Association advocates, who all see
California moving slowly and unevenly toward the protection Orozco wants.
Diego Looks To Propose E-Cigarette Ordinance In Next 90 Days
KPBS - February 26, 2014
Members of the City Council's Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods
Committee Wednesday directed staff to develop regulations for electronic
cigarettes in ...
should policy makers react to the e-cigarette boom?
Medical News Today - February 26, 2014
California was the state that, in 1998, pioneered a public smoking ban
that caught on not only in other states across the US, but also around
the world. Today, Californian policy makers have weighed in on what
is rapidly becoming the next great controversy in the tobacco industry:
Cigarettes In The Workplace
Mondaq News Alerts (registration) - February 26, 2014
This week, a Los Angeles City Council panel endorsed restrictions on
electronic cigarettes which would prohibit their use in a range of public
spaces and most ...
hookah lounge wins approval
Contra Costa Times - February 26, 2014
CONCORD -- A second hookah lounge is scheduled to open in the city next
month, despite concerns that it may encourage more young people to try
smoking. Planning commissioners voted 3-1 on Feb. 19 to approve a minor
use permit for Hookah Palace to operate at 1120 Contra Costa Blvd. The
space, formerly Metro Skateshop, is in a small strip mall south of Sunvalley
mall that sits on a sliver of Concord land surrounded on three sides
by Pleasant Hill.
Moves Forward On Proposal To Treat E-Cigs Like Regular Cigs
LAist - February 25, 2014
A Los Angeles City Council committee backed a proposed ordinance to
ban e-cigarettes from "no-smoking" public places like bars
and parks. The measure to ...
city council health committee votes to move forward on e ...
UPI.com - February 25, 2014
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Los Angeles City Council health committee
voted to advance a ban on electronic cigarettes that would put them
under the same ...
City Council Committee Supports E-Cigarette Ban [VIDEO]
Annenberg TV News - February 25, 2014
E-cigarettes may soon be banned in public venues where tobacco-smoking
is restricted if the Los Angeles City Council approves a new ordinance.
The Arts ...
Lounges Would be Legal Under LA E-Cigarette Ban
LA Weekly - February 25, 2014
L.A. City Hall this week took another step toward an e-cigarette ban
that would treat the devices like regular cigarettes, with vaping soon
to be outlawed at parks, beaches, outdoor dining areas, farmer's markets
and many offices. There will probably be one place where you can still
spark up, though: Vapor lounges...
LA council panel backs limits on e-cigarettes
Los Angeles Times - February 25, 2014
Angeles City Council panel on Monday endorsed an array of
restrictions on e-cigarettes that would prohibit the vapor-emitting
devices from being used in most workplaces and a number of public
spaces. The proposed restrictions were backed by anti-smoking
advocates, including the American Lung Assn. and Americans for
Nonsmokers' Rights. Opponents included bar owners, e-cigarette makers
and business leaders, who argued that there is insufficient research
to justify the ordinance.
Los Angeles panel wants same rules for e-cigarettes, tobacco
Los Angeles Daily News February 25, 2014
pressure from public-health officials and clean-air advocates, a city
panel on Monday embraced a plan that would apply regulations in place
for tobacco products to e-cigarettes. Jason Healy, president of blu
e-Cigs, questioned the goal of the city action. I think they are going
to end up selling more cigarettes, Healy said. If you have to get up
and go outside to smoke an e-cigarette, and they are joining others
who are smoking regular cigarettes, they might as well join with them.
This is a recipe for relapse for smokers. We arent sure the ban has
worked that well, so why support something like this?...
City Council Urges Regulation of E-Cigarettes
NACS Online - February 25, 2014
A Los Angeles city panel last week urged the FDA to regulate electronic
cigarettes, banning them in the same locations where cigarettes are
prohibited, the Los Angeles Daily News reports. The action is the latest
by the council to try to regulate e-cigarettes. Last year, it voted
to limit their sales to minors.
Angeles may be next to restrict e-cigs
ConsumerAffairs - February 25, 2014
There doesn't seem to be much middle ground on electronic cigarettes;
people either love them or hate them. And those who hate them tend to
be in positions of power. The Los Angeles city council is the latest
to consider outlawing the gadgets. A pending ordinance would basically
treat e-cigs as though they were traditional, tobacco-burning cigarettes,
outlawing them in public places.
Angeles' e-Cig Debate: Guilt by Association?
PublicCEO.com - February 25, 2014
In Hollywood movie scripts, a narrative based on guilt by association
might make a compelling story line. But it is a lousy way to make
policy and that is what the Los Angeles City Council is being asked
to do regarding electronic cigarettes. As a former president of the
American Lung Association, I have seen how e-cigarettes have become
the subject of much confusion and misinformation, which has led to a
classic case of guilt by association.
Considers Ban on E-Cigs in Bars, Nightclubs, Restaurants
North Hollywood-Toluca Lake Patch - February 25, 2014
The Arts, Parks, Health, Aging and River Committee unanimously advanced
a proposed ordinance that would restrict the use of e-cigarettes in
Hayward restrict e-cigarette sales, temporarily ban new vapor lounges
San Jose Mercury News - February 25, 2014
The opportunity for e-cigarette entrepreneurs to open new vapor bars
and hookah lounges in Fremont and Hayward has gone up in smoke -- for
now, anyway. Both East Bay cities temporarily banned new such businesses
earlier this month, while allowing existing retailers to stay open pending
further study of the trendy smoking products' health effects. Fremont's
City Council added e-cigarettes to its list of prohibited smoking products
on Feb. 11, Community Development Director Jeff Schwob said. It also
placed a 45-day moratorium on new retailers and vapor bars, where customers
use the smokeless devices.
Regulations Imposed, LA Could Wholly Ban Use of E-Cigarettes [VIDEO]
NBC Southern California - February 25, 2014
The proposal to ban e-cigarettes in public was passed unanimously in
committee Monday. Now, the controversial issue goes to a full city council
and smoking: Stanford University ends tobacco sales
Christian Science Monitor - February 24, 2014
This latest tobacco ban comes as electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes,
gain ... The rise in the use of e-cigarettes has sparked a debate between
whether or not ... According to recent report published by the American
Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, at least 1,182 college campuses around
the US have adopted a 100 percent smoke-free policies, nearly double
the rate of smoke-free campuses in 2011. Of those 1,182 smoke-free campuses,
811 are completely tobacco-free.
Council Panel Eyes Tougher Limits On E-Cigarette Use In Public
CBS Local - February 24, 2014
A City Council committee was expected to vote Monday on a proposal to
sharply restrict the use of electronic cigarettes known as e-cigarettes
in public areas in the city of Los Angeles. City Attorney Mike Feuer,
City Councilmembers Mitch OFarrell, Paul Koretz, and Bernard Parks proposed
the ordinance in December in response to the surging popularity of the
devices, which use battery-powered metal cartridges to simulate the
effect of smoking by heating nicotine-containing liquid into vapor.
Campus Named Southern California's Oldest LEED ...
Business Wire (press release) - February 24, 2014
All building outdoor areas, including patios and courtyards, and 25-feet
from all entrances, are entirely smoke-free. We are proud of the work
Executive Vice ...
won't get people to quit smoking: Letter
Los Angeles Daily News - February 24, 2014
There is no good alternative to smoking. As an ex-smoker, I can tell
you that e-cigarettes do not help in quitting. The best way to quit
is to never have started.
Angeles Looking to Regulate Electronic Cigarettes
KFBK - February 24, 2014
The proposed ordinance would make using e-cigarettes at restaurants,
parks, beaches, and elsewhere as illegal as smoking in those spots.
Supporters of the plan say the rising popularity of e-cigarettes has
led to teenagers using them even at school. Opponents of the ban say
using e-cigarettes actually helps people stop smoking. The city council
is expected to vote on the ordinance on March 4th.
Council Panel Recommends Limits On E-Cigarette Use In Public [VIDEO]
CBS Los Angeles February 24, 2014
A Los Angeles City Council committee approved a proposal Monday to sharply
restrict the use of electronic cigarettes known as e-cigarettes in no-smoking
e-cigarettes: Science or politics?
U-T San Diego - February 24, 2014
A San Diego City Council committee will consider initial steps this
week to regulate e-cigarettes, those glowing, battery-powered nicotine
sticks that many other local governments here and across the country
have already put in the same category of public health danger and general
nuisance as regular tobacco cigarettes. But the issues with e-cigs are
not nearly so simple or clear.
the agenda: City council, school board meetings
U-T San Diego - February 24, 2014
The Solana Beach City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Council
Chambers, 635 S. Highway 101. Agenda items include: a hearing on a conditional
use permit for San Diego BeerWorks, at 437 South Highway 101, for a
craft beer bottle shop and tap room; introduction of an ordinance to
include e-cigarettes in the definition of smoking so they would be prohibited
in areas where smoking is already banned; and review of proposed changes
to a tree removal ordinance.
from government meetings in North County
U-T San Diego - February 24, 2014
The Encinitas City Council on Wednesday directed staff to draft an ordinance
banning e-cigarettes in public places where cigarettes already are banned
on e-cigs gather steam
U-T San Diego - February 22, 2014
ENCINITAS A campaign to curb the use of electronic cigarettes is gaining
steam throughout the county, especially in North County, where several
cities have taken steps to extinguish the devices in public places.
Encinitas is the latest in the region to address the issue the City
Council asked its staff Wednesday to amend the citys anti-smoking ordinance
to include e-cigarettes.
Debate: Guilt by Association?
Fox and Hounds Daily - February 21, 2014
But it is a lousy way to make policy and that is what the Los
Angeles City Council is being asked to do regarding electronic cigarettes.
A proposed ordinance in ...
UCSD The Guardian -February 21, 2014
Cigarettes, ubiquitous and dangerously addicting, may no longer be found
at CVS ... Hoping for a chain reaction of other drugstores and pharmacies
following suit ... as it is the first among major drugstores to decide
on discontinuing tobacco sales. ... Euromonitor International reported
47.5 percent of the 290 billion cigarette ...
reactions from Peninsula residents on CVS cessation of ...
San Francisco Examiner - February 21, 2014
...recent announcement that it will stop selling tobacco products has
elicited a variety ... secondhand smoke restrictions that currently
apply to tobacco cigarettes.
slow to ban sale of cigarettes on campus
The Stanford Daily - February 20, 2014
...1,182 colleges and universities were 100 percent smoke-free, according
to a report by the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation...
A Dream Whose Time Is Coming
Lake Arrowhead Mountain News - February 20, 2014
...Fortunately governments at all levels have recognized the price in
human lives our country pays for in this addiction, and have taken action
to protect nonsmokers and discourage smoking. But there is more to do
before the dreams of Koop and visionaries ...
Put public health first in considering smoking ban for ...
Merced Sun-Star - February 20, 2014
The city is looking at banning smoking in outdoor dining areas. ...
If one restaurant bans smoking but the one next door doesn't, what's
to stop smoke from ...
Viejo delays hearing on second e-cig shop
The Orange County Register February 20, 2014
Electronic cigarettes come in various sizes, shapes and materials. ...
The City Council approved a conditional use permit for E-Cig Vault on
a 3-2 vote Jan. 8. ... The potential opening of another e-cigarette
business in Aliso Viejo is put off at ...
e-cigarette ban could hurt anti-smoking efforts: Guest commentary
Los Angeles Daily News - February 19, 2014
On the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General's Report linking
smoking and cancer, tobacco-caused death and disability persists, killing
more than ...
Hills makes move to regulate e-cigarettes the same as ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter - February 19, 2014
BEVERLY HILLS, California Beverly Hills has joined the list of
cities moving to regulate e-cigarettes in the same way as tobacco products.
The City Council on ...
Council Moves to Regulate E-Cigarettes
Patch.com - February 19, 2014
By treating e-cigarettes like regular tobacco products, they'll be banned
from city parks and recreational facilities and outdoor dining areas
and near tot lots and ...
on CSUF reduced since ban, but officials say more can be ...
The Daily Titan - February 19, 2014
Since the implementation of Cal State Fullerton's smoking ban last summer,
... their electronic cigarettes or vaporizer pens, which are also banned
by the policy.
closer to lifting smoking age
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - February 19, 2014
Healdsburg is headed toward becoming the first city in California to
raise the minimum age for buying tobacco from 18 to 21 years old. The
City Council on Tuesday voted 3-1 to have the city attorney prepare
an ordinance prohibiting the sale of tobacco to persons under 21, and
also establish a tobacco retailers licensing program to enforce it
to consider smoking ban for outdoor dining areas [VIDEO]
News10.net - February 19, 2014
Smoking could soon be banned in outdoor areas connected to restaurants
and ... in indoor dining areas, but there's a growing movement to expand
Smoking Ban is Getting Mixed Reviews from Businesses
KFBK - February 19, 2014
A city council committee listened to residents Tuesday speak out about
a potential ordinance that would limit or ban smoking on restaurant
and bar patios.
considers ban on smoking near restaurants, bars
KCRA Sacramento - February 18, 2014
Some downtown businesses say it will hurt, but others say it's about
time Sacramento makes everyone's health a top priority by banning smoking
at bars and ...
Ban For Sacramento Restaurant, Bar Patios?
Capital Public Radio News - February 18, 2014
Should Sacramento ban smoking on the patios of bars and restaurants?
... State law bans smoking inside bars and restaurants, but dozens of
cities around ...
actions from North County school boards, councils
U-T San Diego - February 18, 2014
The Solana Beach City Council on Wednesday approved a memorandum of
understanding for developing a Water Quality Improvement Plan for the
San Dieguito Watershed Management Area; and directed staff to rewrite
the citys smoking ordinance to include e-cigarettes.
Patio Smoking Ban for Sacramento
KFBK - February 18, 2014
An ordinance that would limit or ban smoking on restaurant and bar patios
isn't getting a warm reception from Midtown business owners who'd be
affected by the decision. The Sacramento City Council's Law and Legislation
Committee is meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss outlawing smoking
in outdoor patio areas of eateries and bars
MOVED: Beach Pedestrian Path Back Before Council
Gazette Newspapers - February 17, 2014
In other business, the council: Approved on first reading an ordinance
requiring merchants selling e-cigarettescomply with the same regulations
as those selling tobacco products.
Citizens can do better on smoking
Enterprise-Record - February 16, 2014
We found many cigarette butts inside the radius, meaning there is a
danger of secondhand smoke. The air around some entryways smelled like
law trending to non-smoking complexes
OCRegister (subscription) - February 15, 2014
The neighbor defended his right to smoke in his own home. ... said Liz
Williams of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, a national nonprofit ...
council issues moratorium
on e-cigarette stores for 45 days
Fremont Bulletin-by Aliyah Mohammed - February 14, 2014
Fremont City Council has joined cities across the Bay Area in taking
a stand on the use of e-cigarettes in public, by unanimously voting
Tuesday to issue a ...
Beach City Council prohibits e-cigarette use
Del Mar Times - February 13, 2014
In a 4-0 vote, the City Council on Feb. 12 amended the city's existing
smoking ordinance to include a ban on e-cigarettes wherever smoking
Councilman Proposes Regulations on E-Cigarettes
Patch.org - February 13, 2014
Kersey proposed that the city of San Diego implement regulations to
address the proliferation of electronic cigarettes, more commonly known
as e-cigarettes. In a memo to the City Council's Public Safety and Livable
Neighborhoods Committee, of which...
'anti-smoking' a growing trend in West Covina
San Gabriel Valley Tribune - February 13, 2014
Ultramist Vape Shop in West Covina isn't just blowing smoke. The store
offers a plethora of e-cigarettes, vape pens and 200 different
flavors of E-liquid.
A Rising Trend Among College Youth
COS The Campus - February 13, 2014
E-cigarette users may feel that they are different from traditional
smokers. The college doesn't feel the same way. The new trend is known
as vaping and by ...
native selected for national fellowship to study e-cigarettes ...
Milpitas Post-by Aliyah Mohammed - February 13, 2014
Ahmad graduated from San Jose State in December, and will spend the
next 18 months researching the use of hookah and e-cigarettes in and
around the ...
apartments catch on ($$)
The Orange County Register February 13, 2014
Business: No-smoking apartments catch on ... smoke, smoking, housing,
apartments, orange, non, unit, year, secondhand, one. ... Liz Williams...
Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights...
smoking highly potent 'dabs' or 'earwax' with e-cigarettes
KCRA Sacramento-by Claire Doan - February 13, 2014
A growing number of teenagers are smoking a highly potent form of marijuana
virtually undetected with no smell and no way for anyone
to know they're ...
crown of his own
Sacramento Business Journal February 14, 2014
to measures supporting gay rights and a ban on smoking indoors as difficult
accomplishments that didnt require executive powers. I think
its the job of the mayor to get consensus from the other eight
Beach bans e-cigarette 'vaping' in public spaces
Long Beach Press-Telegram - February 12, 2014
The City Council voted 5-1 on Tuesday to add electronic cigarettes to
the city tobacco ordinance, requiring sellers of the devices and derivatives
to comply with ...
West Hollywood Needs to Deal with Secondhand Smoke
WEHOville (West Hollywood, CA) - February 10, 2014
...start organizing to vote the current council members out of office
in favor of people who care. It is so bad that a potential candidate
for City Council (Larry Block) sells cigarettes in his clothing store
in the smoke zone. this is not a good sign for...
smoking ban back before public
Patterson Irrigator-by Nick Rappley - February 13, 2014
A smoking ban that has been debated and discussed repeatedly by the
Patterson City Council since July 2013 will be back for discussion in
a town hall meeting ...
Diego Councilman Mark Kersey
10News - February 13, 2014
The proposal, written by Councilman Mark Kersey, asks that e-cigarettes
be regulated the same way as traditional cigarettes and restrict the
use of e-cigarettes ...
Cigarettes U.S. Automated Filling, Assembly & Packaging
Sacramento Bee - February 13, 2014
Freedom Smokeless, a Southern California based producer of electronic
cigarettes, proudly unveiled ...
Area schools take on teens' e-cigarette use
San Jose Mercury News - February 13, 2014
As e-cigarettes become more popular with teens, Bay Area schools are
ramping up their battle against the small electronic devices that deliver
Dems want rules for e-cigarettes
Santa Monica Daily Press - February 12, 2014
William H. Sorrell urging them to classify electronic cigarettes as
cigarettes under the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) to prevent
should ban the on-campus smoking ban
Daily Aztec - February 11, 2014
San Diego States campus-wide smoking ban appears grounded in common
sense. After all, the dangers of smoking are well known. Nonetheless,
Im repulsed by the concept of a ban, and what it portends. That is,
in the U.S., bans tend to beget more bans.
Raising minimum wage, expanding smoking regulations ...
San Jose Mercury News - February 10, 2014
The main issues that will be explored in 2014 will include expanding
smoking regulations to prohibit smoking near doorways and outdoor areas
of retail and commercial businesses, consider adopting a local minimum
wage ordinance, increase notice and submittal requirements for taller
projects, and community choice aggregation.
ban to be socially enforced
Daily Aztec - February 12, 2014
On Jan. 1, San Diego State adopted a 100 percent smoke-free campus policy.
The ashtrays are gone and the designated smoking areas are blocked off,
but the details on how the ban will be enforced are still hazy. SDSU
Senate Chair Bill Eadie said that social enforcement is the only way
to enforce the smoking-ban.
Proposal to Include E-Cigarettes in Tobacco Ordinance ...
Long Beach Post - February 11, 2014
Tonight, Long Beach City Council will vote to approve the inclusion
of electronic cigarettes in the City's tobacco laws, but it's not the
idea of regulation that has ...
Lodge: Rising from the ashes
Lucernevalleyleader February 11, 2014
A year and a half after a devastating electrical fire nearly destroyed
the Moose Lodge, the facility has been restored to better-than-new status.
Initially expected to cost $400,00 [sic] to repair, the construction
ended up going to around $700,000. While it is now a non-smoking facility,
an outside smoking area has been provided for those who smoke.
Area school districts rewrite tobacco policies to counter teen e-cigarette
Contra Costa Times - February 10, 2014
The latest weapon in the tobacco wars is increasingly finding its way
into the pockets and backpacks of students across the nation. The e-cigarette
-- a James Bond-stealthy, technology-chic version of the traditional
cigarette -- is often mistaken for an ink pen, but it is a battery-operated
device that turns a liquid form of nicotine into an inhalable vapor.
Morain: A striking shift in accepting tobacco money
Sacramento (CA) Bee February 9, 2014
JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Californias 87-cent tax on a pack of cigarettes
ranks 33rd among other states, below Arizona, Texas and Oklahoma. Should
the state increase the tax on cigarettes? To write a letter, go to sacbee.com/sendletter.
Or comment on our Facebook page at facebook.com/sacramentobee.
changes would regulate e-cigarettes in Long Beach
Long Beach Press-Telegram - February 9, 2014
Electronic cigarettes may be folded into the embrace of city law this
week. The City Council will vote Tuesday on changes to the municipal
code requiring electronic cigarettes and vapor devices to comply with
Long Beachs tobacco ordinance, prohibiting their use in no-smoking areas.
CVS decision is one more reason to celebrate for ...
Contra Costa Times - February 9, 2014
No one was happier than Denice Dennis last week after the CVS drugstore
chain announced it will discontinue selling tobacco products. The manager
of the Contra Costa Tobacco Prevention Project has spent the last 16
years fighting to eliminate tobacco use.
pharmacies ending cigarette, tobacco sales despite potential $2 billion
Long Beach (CA) Press-Telegram - February 7, 2014
Susan Price, manager for the Long Beach Department of Health and Human
Services Bureau of Community Health, also applauded CVS
decision. This is a significant win for public health, said
Price, whose bureau oversees the Tobacco Education Program,...
City Council considers expanding smoking ban boundaries ...
Humboldt Beacon - February 7, 2014
The Arcata City Council will consider extending the western boundary
of the city's amended smoking ordinance to K Street at a future date
after hearing an ...
under fire by critics
KSHB - February 7, 2014
(KGTV) - Suddenly, e-cigarettes seem to be everywhere and so far, there
is no regulation - at the local, state or federal levels. There are
a growing number of ...
react to CVS going tobacco free
OCRegister (subscription) - February 6, 2014
Business. Smokers react to CVS going tobacco free. Tweet. Most Popular.
Why it cost a Huntington Beach couple $20K to get a cute Corgi off Orange
of tobacco, e-cigarettes remains cloudy
The Collegian - February 6, 2014
Although California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White and
the Academic Senate proposed a CSU-wide smoking ban last year, Fresno
State has yet ...
of the class' / Pasadena gets another 'A' in curbing tobacco use
Pasadena Weekly - February 6, 2014
For the second straight year, Pasadena, South Pasadena and Glendale
each received an "A" and were deemed as the "Top of the
Class" by the American Lung Association. "Pasadena received
a strong grade because of its newly adopted smoke-free law,"...
CVS pullout, new ads will lower tobaccos deadly toll
Sacramento (CA) Bee - February 6, 2014
Its worth noticing that in the ads, the teens are buying cigarettes
at a convenience store. That highlights the fact that only about 4 percent
of tobacco products are purchased at drugstores. While the CVS move
is limited in scope, Obama praised the ...
tobacco ban could smoke out other cigarette sellers
Bay Area BizTalk, San Francisco Business Times February 6, 2014
...is likely to be seen as a major turning point in the history of smoking
in America, which has already declined dramatically since its heydey
in the mid-20th century. Groups such as TobaccofreeRX, representing
health care professionals
Beach moving to ban smoking citywide in public spaces
Daily Breeze - February 5, 2014
Smoking also would be banned in the outdoor dining areas of private
businesses. ... Hermosa Beach have adopted comprehensive outdoor
doc's role in CVS decision to stop selling tobacco
Bay Area BizTalk, San Francisco Business Times February 5, 2014
...roughly 150 are listed on a company web site, including eight in
Oakland, 10 in San Francisco and 20 in San Jose. Smokers in California
wrack up an estimated $18.1 billion annually in economic costs, and
Outdoor dining ruined by secondhand smoke
Sacramento Bee - February 5, 2014
Exposure to secondhand smoke even while outside is dangerous. The surgeon
general has declared that there is no safe level of secondhand exposure.
or Pass? One month down for UCSCs new smoke- and tobacco-free policy
Good Times - February 4, 2014
UC Santa Cruz senior and literature major Thomas VanGilder enjoys a
cigarette now and again. But starting Jan. 1, the school became smoke-
and tobacco-freea change VanGilder believes is out of step with its
Diego receives failing grade on tobacco control
Daily Aztec - February 4, 2014
The city of San Diego and several other cities in San Diego County received
poor grades in the American Lung Associations 2014 State of Tobacco
Control report meant to control tobacco smoking boundaries. On Jan.
1, a campus-wide smoking ban went into effect at SDSU. While the school
recently took this step to control tobacco smoking within campus boundaries,
bans smoking, drinking at downtown park
Red Bluff Daily News - February 1, 2014
The City Council on Tuesday adopted an ordinance, effective immediately,
that bans smoking and open containers of alcohol at Martini Plaza at
Debuts in San Diego
NBC 7 San Diego - February 1, 2014
The "next generation of e-cigarettes" has just hit the online
market and is now being featured at a downtown San Diego business. The
company, BLOW, known ...
County earns straight 'F's' on tobacco
Red Bluff (CA) Daily News - January 30, 2014
"Despite making great strides in reducing smoking rates in America,
there is still much work to be done here in Northern California,"
said Anita Lee, interim CEO of the American Lung Association in California,
in a press release. "Tobacco use remains th
targeted in Poway
U-T San Diego - January 30, 2014
POWAY Poway could become the latest city in the region to ban
electronic cigarettes in public places where conventional smoking is
already prohibited, ...
Creek's secondhand-smoking ban now in effect
Contra Costa (CA) Times - January 30, 2014
WALNUT CREEK -- As of Wednesday, downtown -- and much of the rest of
the city -- is officially smoke-free. While there are still a few places
in Walnut Creek where one can light up, a controversial ordinance adopted
in October prohibiting smoking throughout the city is now in effect.
The law bans smoking in and around multiunit residences, in the downtown
area, in all recreational areas and at all commercially zoned properties.
Perhaps easier to remember are places the ban does not apply -- single-family
homes, some public sidewalks outside downtown, as well as public and
private golf courses...
Ordinance Requires Smoke-Free Units in All Apartment ...
California Healthline - January 29, 2014
Oakland Ordinance Requires Smoke-Free Units in All Apartment Buildings,
Bans ... to ensure smoking is banned in some units and calls for a smoking
ban at all ...
Coronado Eagle and Journal January 29, 2014
Coronado's new No Smoking Ordinance creates yet another new law for
our law enforcement officers to administer. We already have ordinances
that go ...
under fire by critics, Team 10 tests the vapor
10News - January 30, 2014
Suddenly, e-cigarettes seem to be everywhere and so far, there is no
regulation - at the local, state or federal levels. There are a growing
number of bans, but the ...
found with e-cigarettes could face suspension under ...
Greenfield Daily Reporter - January 29, 2014
The Orange County Register reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/L9EOUw )
that the district board has tentatively approved a ban on e-cigarettes
and similar devices.
snuffs out smoking for some apartment dwellers
Contra Costa Times - January 29, 2014
OAKLEY -- Apartment dwellers here will have to find other places in
their complex to smoke.
In response to repeated complaints from some renters about exposure
to second-hand smoke, the City Council on Tuesday adopted a no-smoking
ordinance that requires landlords to make at least some units off-limits
to smokers and calls for all apartment complexes built in the future
to be entirely smoke-free
regulations get initial OK in Seal Beach ($$)
OCRegister (subscription) - January 28, 2014
SEAL BEACH The five-month moratorium on e-cigarette sales could soon
be lifted now that the City Council has given tentative approval to
regulations on the sale and consumption of the popular devices. The
ordinance which would make Seal Beach the first Orange County city to
regulate e-cigarettes legalizes the selling and smoking of e-cigarettes
in the same situations as other tobacco products
schools snuffing out e-cigarettes ($$)
OCRegister (subscription) - January 28, 2014
Orange Unified School District is amending a policy that prohibits tobacco
use in schools to include electronic smoking devices
bring lively discussion in La Mesa
U-T San Diego - January 28, 2014
LA MESA Electronic cigarettes and hookah pens continue to be on the
hot seat at city councils across East County. On Tuesday, La Mesa joined
El Cajon and ...
to go smoke-free
Sonoma State Star - January 28, 2014
Discussions have resurfaced regarding Sonoma State University shifting
toward a smoke-free campus. This issue was re-ignited after Timothy
P. White, Chancellor of the California State University system, announced
it would bestow the responsibility of smoking policies on individual
tobacco-free policy stirs controversy
StateHornet.com - January 28, 2014
Serving as the voice for students who wanted a tobacco-free campus,
Hornets for a Healthy Hive launched a campaign on campus and through
social media in ...
cigarette butts out of California is aim of bill
San Francisco Chronicle - January 28, 2014
Walk along any beach or through any park and chances are they'll be
there by the dozens: the tan, discarded remains of a cigarette. Under
the proposed regulation, introduced this month by Assemblyman Mark Stone,
D-Monterey Bay, the state would ban all cigarettes with filters designed
to be discarded after a single use. A person or store caught selling
or giving them away would be fined $500 per violation.
to consider banning e-cigarettes
Pomerado Newspaper Group - January 28, 2014
Poway may soon join the growing list of cities around the state banning
the use of electronic cigarettes in public areas.
Mesa to Consider E-Cigarette Ban Tuesday
Patch.com - January 28, 2014
We are now faced with the rampant growth and use of e-cigarettes, Madrid
wrote in an introduction to a report for the Jan. 28 council session.
The same initial ...
smoking was acceptable in San Francisco
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) - January 28, 2014
The proposition required all workplaces to have policies on smoking
that addressed the needs of both smokers and nonsmokers. Since that
initial ban, the city ...
No smoking signals
Santa Monica Daily Press - January 27, 2014
At low tide there always seems to be someone lighting up right next
to the water. So please, remove the beach from your non-smoking story
(there may be a non-smoking warning on those green enjoy your beach
signs, you know, the ones that absolutely nobody reads)
board to discuss meeting minutes, ban on e-cigarettes
San Ramon Express - January 27, 2014
In other business, board members will discuss changing policies to add
e-cigarettes, e-hookahs and other similar products to the list of items
prohibited on ...
Connection Won't Evaporate
Daily Nexus - January 27, 2014
Vapor bar and e-cigarette lounge Vapor Connection officially joined
the Isla Vista community on Saturday with a Grand Opening event that
featured a live DJ and the stores selection of over 80 different flavors
of smokeless water vapor.
released by school shows many students support smoke-free campus
Daily Sundial - January 26, 2014
More than 75 percent of respondents answered yes to a question of whether
or not CSUN should be smoke-free in a campus-wide survey issued last
semester. There are about 1,182 smoke-free colleges and universities
nationwide, according to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights (ANR). If CSUN
does implement a campus-wide smoking ban, it would join the entire University
of California (UC) system, Cal State Fullerton (CSUF) and San Diego
State University (SDSU).
View: Blowing smoke about e-cigarettes
Sacramento Bee - January 26, 2014
Misguided anti-tobacco advocates are trying to rally Californians against
an important new weapon in the war against smoking: smokeless e-cigarettes
and vaporizers. Despite compelling evidence that e-cigs present no public
health hazard and greatly reduce the risk of smoking-related disease,
advocates have been lobbying legislators across the state to prohibit
e-cig use in nonsmoking areas.
Mesa to mull e-cigarette ban
ScoopSanDiego.com - January 26, 2014
Sales of e-cigarettes would be banned under a proposal by La Mesa Mayor
Art Madrid that goes before the City Council Tuesday night. We are now
faced with the rampant growth and use of e-cigarettes, Madrid wrote
in an introduction to a report for the Jan. 28 council session. The
same initial ...
antismoking rules get high marks from American Lung Assn.
Los Angeles Times January 26, 2014
Glendale got an A on the American Lung Assn.s annual report card grading
local governments' antismoking rules. Glendale is one of 18 California
cities and counties 3% of those surveyed that received the top score
on the State of Tobacco Control 2014 report released last week. Glendale
also moved up in a subcategory smoke-free housing from B to A due to
new legislation the City Council passed last year, banning smoking in
all new apartment and condominium units...
View: Smoking decreases locally and globally
Imperial Valley Press - January 24, 2014
It's long been a known fact that smoking is a leading factor for lung
cancer, but many of us are in the dark about other types of tobacco-related
cancers, until one ...
Beach receives highest marks in county for overall tobacco ...
Del Mar Times - January 23, 2014
Most cities in San Diego County received poor grades Jan. 22 in the
American Lung Associations 2014 report on tobacco control policies.
Gets 'D' in Ranking of Civic Efforts to Curb Smoking
WEHOville - January 24, 2014
The American Lung Association has given West Hollywood a grade of D
in its 2014 State of Tobacco Control report.
Smoking Ordinance Addresses Outdoor, Public Areas in ...
Coronado Eagle and Journal - January 23, 2014
It would be fair to say that the new No Smoking Ordinance passed by
the Coronado City Council, which went into effect January 1, 2014, has
caused some confusion around town. This article will cover some of the
reasons behind the enactment of the new ordinance and supply a brief
history relating to its implementation.
Alexander Gonzalez announces more new faculty ...
StateHornet.com - January 23, 2014
"I'm looking forward to the campus being tobacco-free prior to
2015," Downey said. "I know some of the other schools did
it a lot quicker and (Gonzalez) said ...
secondhand smoke rules lauded; mixed grades for rest ...
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - January 23, 2014
Petaluma's ban on smoking in apartments and other multi-unit housing
won ... Lung Association's latest statewide report on efforts to restrict
ban: Valid or Infringement?
Daily Sundial - January 23, 2014
According to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, at least 1,182
campuses in the U.S. have a smoke-free campus policy
retail licensing ordinance earns top tobacco control grade ...
Enterprise-Record - January 23, 2014
OROVILLE -- Oroville topped other communities in Butte County, and many
throughout Northern California, in making strong efforts to curb tobacco
County's stance on smoking parallels national, global trend of decreasing
Imperial Valley Press - January 23, 2014
This reduction can be attributed to anti-smoking measures such as the
growth of laws regulating smoking in public locations, exposure of dangers
caused by secondhand smoke and the increasingly less favorable public
image of smoking, according to the report. Locally, the fight against
tobacco has taken a turn for the better in recent years with Imperial
Valley College officially becoming a tobacco-free campus in 2009 and
Pioneers Memorial Hospital following suit in 2012. Although it takes
a lot of work to implement a smoke-free policy, the county saw a positive
turning point last year, when five different apartment complexes in
El Centro and Calexico adopted voluntary smoke-free policies, said Maria
Peinado, public health information officer with the Imperial County
Public Health Department.
semester starts at San Diego State University: Campus is ...
10News - January 23, 2014
A new semester got underway at San Diego State University and with it
are some new rules to live by, like no smoking anywhere.
readers chime in on banning smoking, the pro-Sacramento ...
Sacramento News & Review - January 23, 2014
SN&R gets it right so often, it's disappointing to see the blockheaded
editorial opposing Councilman Steve Hansen's efforts to ban smoking
on restaurant and bar patios extending into public space. Business owners'
fears of lost revenue are cited, but such concerns are always raised
about every proposed anti-smoking measure and have always proven unfounded.
Monica tops smoke-free list
Santa Monica Daily Press - January 22, 2014
City Hall's smoke-free housing policy, which is just over a year old,
contributed greatly to Santa Monica's high scores this year, said Lung
Francisco's Anti-Smoking Laws Are Working, Study Confirms
SF Weekly (blog) - January 22, 2014
Graded on its efforts in reducing tobacco sales and promoting smoke-free
environments, the report suggests that the new smoke-free outdoor spaces
Gatos Earns 'D' For Tobacco Control
Patch.com - January 22, 2014
Town earns poor grades from American Lung Association annual report
in areas of smoke-free housing and reducing sales of tobacco products;
earns 'C' grade ...
copes with zero tolerance smoking ban
PCC Courier - January 23, 2014
Since January 2014, Pasadena City College (PCC) has enforced a new 100
percent smoke free policy which does not allow students to smoke tobacco
in cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. Even smokeless devices like vapes are
banned since they are non-regulated.
contest to celebrate smoking ban on Fisherman's Wharf to be ...
Contra Costa Times - January 22, 2014
The city of Monterey is holding a sign contest to celebrate the new
smoking ban on Fisherman's Wharf. The city plans on installing a sign
at the wharf entrance ...
CANCER: The medical truth about e-cigs and hookahs
La Jolla (CA) Light - January 22, 2014
The number of Americans who puff cigarettes is steadily shrinking, from
a high of 45 percent in the mid-1950s to just 18 percent of adults in
2012. Its a big reason why the overall cancer mortality rate is also
in decline. Thats the good news. The bad news is the rising popularity
of two alternatives electronic cigarettes and hookahs both of which
may be just as bad for users health, and ultimately lead to smoking
Open drug use disguised by e-cigs
Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat - January 22, 2014
Those e-cigarettes that some people use as an alternative to regular
cigarettes in some cases disguise illicit drug use, as well. That's
the kind of tip Sebastopol ...
Sonoma State Star - January 21, 2014
The CSU would be right to ban smoking on campus, and we really hope
that they do. ... A campus-wide ban on smoking would hopefully reduce
the number of ...
Rose Herrera Wants to Ban Pot Clubs from ...
San Jose Inside (blog) - January 22, 2014
Rose Herrera wants to bar medical marijuana collectives from contributing
money to local political campaigns. As city leaders continue to ponder
how to regulate ...
begins school-wide tobacco ban
Daily Californian - January 21, 2014
Members of the UC Berkeley community returning for the spring semester
will notice signs across campus informing them of the tobacco-free policy
that went into effect Jan.1.
hearing to review housing, outdoor marijuana cultivation
Martinez News-Gazette - January 21, 2014
MARTINEZ, Calif. The Planning Commission will meet this evening to review
proposed zoning text amendments regarding emergency homeless shelters
and outdoor growing of medical marijuana.
Beach Cannabis Taxes May Remain Dormant Without Council ...
Long Beach Business Journal - Long Beach News - January 21, 2014
Without lifting the citys ban on dispensaries, the medical marijuana
tax initiative headed for the April 2014 General Election ballot may
end up like the citys recreational marijuana tax moot.
The Long Beach City Council approved adding a measure to the upcoming
general election that, if passed, would impose a 6 percent business
license tax on collectives that sell medical marijuana within city limits.
The tax would increase annually based on the consumer price index with
a cap of 10 percent. It also includes a $15 per square foot tax on cultivation
sites that would supply medical cannabis dispensaries
fair may ban e-cigarettes
U-T San Diego - January 19, 2014
The fair board, which banned conventional smoking at the fair last year,
... California law bans the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18
but officials say use ...
the e-cig experience
U-T San Diego - January 18, 2014
You don't need a match to light up an electronic cigarette, or to spark
some major e-cigarette controversy. Carlsbad and Vista recently joined
cities nationwide in ...
of the Day: Secondhand pot smoke
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - January 19, 2014
The coalition is concerned about secondhand smoke, which includes both
tobacco and marijuana. Our member agencies have been working on the
issue of ...
Wants Cigarette Butts Banned In California
CBS 13 / KOVR - January 14, 2014
...because of the environmental risk they pose to the states
wildlife and fish. Assemblyman Mark Stone (D) says hes not only
trying to be a trailblazer in California, but would also like to see
butts banned across the country. ...
breath of fresh air
Highlander Newspaper - January 14, 2014
...R'side joined over 1,100 colleges and universities in the nationwide
smoke and tobacco-free campus policy: Clearing the Air. UCR threw a
CAJON COUNCIL ASKS STAFF TO REPORT ON E-CIGARETTE ...
East County Magazine - January 15, 2014
...Councilman Gary Kendrick introduced the issue, stating that a friend
told him her middle school son said that use of electronic cigarettes
was rampant at his ...
hotel chains increasing
San Diego News - January 14, 2014
A decision was made late last year by Westin Hotels and Resorts to
go smoke-free in all of their North American locations, an initiative
aptly called "Breathe ...
breath of fresh air
Highlander Newspaper January 14, 2014
...2, 2014, R'side joined over 1,100 colleges and universities in the
nationwide smoke and tobacco-free campus policy: Clearing the Air. UCR
threw a celebration ...
Would Bar Online Cigarette Sales
KMJ Now - January 14, 2014
...The ban would apply to cigarettes, as well as electronic cigarettes.
Dickinson says minors looking to light up can easily bypass age requirements,
by turning to ...
CAJON COUNCIL TO CONSIDER REGULATING HOOKAHS ...
East County Magazine - January 14, 2014
El Cajon's City Council's agenda this Tuesday includes a proposal by
Councilman Kendrick to regulate electronic cigarettes and hookahs. Both
products contain ...
Irvine reversing course on e-cigarette use
OCRegister (subscription) - January 14, 2014
IRVINE Just two weeks after taking effect, a UC Irvine campuswide
ban on smoking is being revised to include a prohibition on electronic
cigarettes and ...
University of California campus finally bans e-cigarettes, too
Bay Area Biz Talk January 14, 2014
...on its website. Medical campus UC San Francisco, meanwhile, had
eliminated its designated smoking areas back in 2008 as part of its
own independent ban. So-called e-cigarettes are battery powered vaporizers
lawmaker seeks ban on most tobacco, e-cigarette online sales
Los Angeles Times - January 13, 2014
SACRAMENTO In an effort to clamp down on youth smoking, Assemblyman
Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) announced Monday that he was introducing
e-cigarette stores open as health debate rages on
Bakersfield Californian - January 11, 2014
Called e-cigarettes or e-cigs for short, they are battery-powered,
tubular devices that deliver vaporized nicotine for inhalation. The
liquid that is vaporized, ...
Copyright Claim Goes Up in Smoke
National Law Journal - January 10, 2014
Although available in various designs and colors, the shape of a hookahs
water container is not copyrightable, according to a federal appeals
court. In a case between two suppliers of hookahs, or water pipes, the
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth ...
Cigarette Lounges to Be Further Analyzed in South San Francisco
SBWire (press release) - January 10, 2014
In what has been the latest in the in the electronic cigarette battle
has been in the city of South San Francisco that has issued a 45-day
temporary ban on the construction of new vaping, however this ban halt
on new permits and licenses does not apply to retailers. This moratorium
will enable the city to be able to study and evaluate the effects of
e cigarettes and determine whether if there is need for changing the
zoning laws to limit the use of the smoking devices. Yet many analysts
note that South San Francisco council does not appear aiming to ban
"vaping", but rather they are adopting a modified wait and
see policy as their council members want to know more about the health
effects of which have not been fully researched. This moratorium was
based on a vote on Wednesday night, which makes the South San Francisco
City to be the latest city to join a growing list of cities that are
implementing their own regulations on electronic cigarettes as well
as inquiring on the health impacts of the smoking devices. Recently
Union City voted last month to ban electric cigarette lounges and also
so did New York vote to ban the use of the smoking devices in public
areas. Yet Councilman Pradeep Gupta of South San Francisco City was
quoted as saying "I don't know enough about it. I would like to
look at the study as a way of getting myself more informed."
San Francisco enacts moratorium on e-cigarette lounges
San Jose Mercury News January 9, 2014
The city of South San Francisco has stepped into the debate over electronic
cigarettes, issuing a 45-day moratorium on new lounges where e-cigarettes
lounge approved for Aliso Viejo center
OCRegister (subscription) - January 9, 2014
After debate about the products health risks and whether nicotine could
end up in the hands of kids, the Aliso Viejo City Council voted 3-2
to approve an application for a new electronic-cigarette lounge at the
citys Target shopping center at La Paz Road and Pacific Park Drive.
Concerns or Hypocrisy? On a Smoke-Free UCSB
Daily Nexus - January 8, 2014
The question of priorities is a hard one for university administration
to answer, and Chancellor Yang's recent email announcement of UCSB's
smoking ban ...
should consider a smoking ban
The Poly Post - January 7, 2014
Walking to and from classes on any given day students consistently walk
through clouds of cigarette smoke. Students congregate and smoke in
front of the University Library, Bronco Bookstore and Marketplace, making
it impossible for non-smoking students to enjoy the unique outdoor spaces
Cal Poly Pomona has to offer. CPP should ban all smoking on-campus so
students who do not smoke do not have to be exposed to toxic secondhand
UCI Says OK to E-Cigs
New University Online - January 7, 2014
UC Irvine continues to allow the use of electronic cigarettes and chewing
tobacco on campus despite the University of California's new smoke-free
policy as of ...
UC Acts To Cease The Smoke
New University Newspaper - January 7, 2014
UCI, like all schools, is a learning institution. It is a place for
study, for engaging in intellectual discourse, and for meeting others
who share the same academic and recreational interests and goals. It
is not a place for recreational drug use. ...
Bans Smoking on Campus
Daily Nexus January 6, 2014
Today marks the first school day that UCSB students will not be allowed
to light up on campus. According to a UC Office of the President report,
roughly eight percent of UC students smoke. At UCSB, roughly 33 percent
of students smoke cigarettes, half of which reported smoking within
a month of taking the survey, according to an assessment conducted in
2011 by the American College Health Association. This is slightly higher
than the national average for college students, which is roughly 28
percent according to Americans for Non-smokers Rights.
should take smoking ban seriously
Daily Aztec - January 6, 2014
They are small: about three inches long, rolled with white paper and
generally come 20 to a pack. Depending on who you are, they may be considered
either a ... Secondhand smoke is the biggest driver of initiatives to
regulate smoking. Not only can secondhand smoke be unpleasant and irritating
to others, it can actually kill them. It may sound dramatic, but its
not. According to the CDC, secondhand smoke contains more than 7000
chemicals. Hundreds are toxic and about 70 can cause cancer.
Bans Smoking on Campus
Daily Nexus - January 6, 2014
Today marks the first school day that UCSB students will not be allowed
to light up on campus. According to a UC Office of the President report,
roughly eight percent of UC students smoke. At UCSB, roughly 33 percent
of students smoke cigarettes, half of which reported smoking within
a month of taking the survey, according to an assessment conducted in
2011 by the American College Health Association. This is slightly higher
than the national average for college students, which is roughly 28
percent according to Americans for Non-smokers Rights.
MOVED: Council Takes On Housing Plan, Ballot Issues In First Meeting
Gazette Newspapers - January 6, 2014
Long Beachs City Council will start the new year off with a bang a heavy
agenda next Tuesday that includes the public hearing on the next Housing
Element of the citys General Plan and a proposal to give residents a
chance to vote on allowing fireworks and whether to tax medical marijuana.
Defies UC Ban on Smoking, Allows E-Cigarettes on Campus
OC Weekly (blog)-by LP Hastings - January 3, 2014
January 1 marked the University of California school system's kickoff
of smoke-free campuses. From Santa Barbara to Berkley, students are
no longer allowed to light-up on campus, in parking lots, and even in
their cars. But what about e-cigarettes or chewing tobacco? Those nicotine-delivering
products aren't allowed either! (Just kidding about chewing tobacco;
nobody does that anymore). However, UC Irvine has decided to take a
less totalitarian approach, and is the only campus to allow e-cigs.
ban to be a campus-by-campus decision, officials say
Vallejo Times-Herald - January 3, 2014
California Maritime Academy students can't smoke in classrooms, inside
buildings or spots along the waterfront. But there are pockets in the
campus where they can light up without getting caught.
Makes Coronado Look Biased
Coronado Eagle and Journal - January 2, 2014
In reference to the Coronado Clearing the Air article in the Dec. 26th
issue of the U.T. and the Coronado Eagle & Journal article Public
Smoking Ban Into Effect With the New Year article of the same date we
must comment as residents of Coronado for over 30 years. What is lawful
or thoughtful about restricting smoking in such a way? Why are the Coronado
Golf Course and the Hotel Del Coronado exempt? Is this discriminatory
to other large, small and boutique hotels, etc?
only campus in UC system allowing e-cigs amid ban
Orange County Register - January 2, 2014
UC Irvine will continue to allow the use of electronic cigarettes on
campus even as the university begins enforcing a smoke-free environment
today, a policy that contradicts a University of California edict to
ban the nicotine-vapor product. 1,182: Number of U.S. colleges that
have gone smoke-free, according to the Berkeley-based American Nonsmokers'
Rights Foundation ...
there's smoke, there's controversy
Sacramento News & Review - January 2, 2014
Last month, a coterie of Sacramentos most influential restaurant and
bar magnates sat down with Councilman Steve Hansen and other local business
leaders to sip coffee and debate cigarettes. The closed-to-the-press
meeting at a Midtown cafe centered around one divisive question: Should
the city outlaw smoking on restaurant patios and outdoor areas that
extend into the public space?
Support for banning cig smoke at SDSU: Letter to the editor
U-T San Diego - January 2, 2014
I applaud the smoking ban at SDSU (SDSU joins ranks of smoke-free campuses,
Dec. 30), and also that people are being encouraged to be kind and polite
if they ask someone to put out a cigarette.
Diego State University Joins College Bans On Butts
KPBS - January 2, 2014
Previously, San Diego State University had allowed smoking in 12 areas
on campus, including a number of parking lots.
Voice: Big ban on campus
The Desert Sun - January 1, 2014
But just in case, the University of California and California State
University systems are taking steps to stamp out smoking. The UC system
announced its ban in 2012, but left implementation up to individual
campuses. Timothy P. White, chancellor of the Cal State system, says
he supports a systemwide ban on the sale and use of tobacco products
but also left it up to each campus. ...
ban takes effect on UC,CSU campuses
Daily Democrat - January 1, 2014
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Schools in California's public university systems
are stamping out smoking in hopes that it will help improve the health
of students, faculty ...
No-Smoking Ordinance Effective January 1
Coronado (CA) Patch.com - December 30, 2013
Beginning New Year's Day, smoking will no longer be permitted outdoors
on public property in Coronado. The sweeping no-smoking ban includes
public streets, highways, alleys, rights of way, parkways, sidewalks,
parking lots and pathways.
City College to become entirely smoke-free on New ...
Pasadena Star-News - December 30, 2013
The new year at Pasadena City College will kick off with a resolution
to keep campus healthier and cleaner by eliminating tobacco use.
smoking smackdown's win for PC crowd
Times-Standard - December 29, 2013
Put down the torches and pitchforks. The witch hunt is over. Cigarette
smokers are officially lepers and social pariahs in Arcata. The asphyxiatingly
self-righteous little hippie enclave is working to criminalize cigarette
smoking within a large portion of the city limits. The Arcata City Council
(Big Brother) is considering expanding an existing smoking ban beyond
the streets surrounding the Plaza into residential areas of town.
Springs council sets marijuana dispensary tax at 10 percent
The Desert Sun - December 19, 2013
The three legal medical marijuana dispensaries will now be required
to pay the city 10 percent of their proceeds starting Jan. 1 while the
illegal operations will ...
Mar Fairgrounds board to consider e-cigarette ban
Del Mar Times - December 18, 2013
The board heard a report about the newly instituted smoking ban at
its meeting on ... also addressed the board, urging it to consider banning
to discuss keeping e-cigs from minors
U-T San Diego - December 17, 2013
OCEANSIDE - The Oceanside City Council will talk this week about ways
to keep electronic cigarettes out of the hands of teens. In California,
it is already ...
Council Takes On E-Cigarette Use A Burning Question: Should Local Government
Regulate E-Cigarette Use?
Long Beach Business Journal - December 17, 2013
The Long Beach City Council voted December 3 on an item requesting the
city attorney draft an ordinance to include e-cigarettes and nicotine
vapor devices in ...
Bucklin: E-cigarettes an effort to hook new generation of ...
Modesto Bee - December 16, 2013
About a year ago, I was surprised to find out from my daughter that
hookah pens were all the rage among the high school crowd. E-cigarettes/hookah
pens are kind of a half-full/half-empty sort of thing. The industry
likes to take the high road. It wants you to believe that if you are
a two- or ... If the trend continues with hookah pens, next year there
will be 2 million, and before long, a new generation of smokers. Does
the expression gateway drug come to mind?
Are hookah pens the latest version of Joe Camel? Are they wrapped in
purple paper and sold at head shops to attract adult smokers or teens?
Interestingly, when one of the largest university systems in the world
the University of California decided to ban smoking on all its campuses
effective Jan. 1, it included e-cigarettes in the ban. The California
State University system is considering a similar ban.
Beach ballot measure would tax medical marijuana businesses
Long Beach Press-Telegram - December 15, 2013
Any dispensaries created by a City Council effort to allow medical marijuana
in Long Beach could be subject to a new tax that might be placed on
the April ballot.
The tobacco threat returns
Fresno Bee - December 14, 2013
The first involves Assembly Member Richard Pan, a Sacramento physician
who probably didn't think his legislation would threaten one of California's
true public health success stories a dramatic decline in smoking by
state residents. The second is electronic cigarettes. As described in
a Nov. 26 story by Sarah Sexton, a Bee Washington Bureau reporter, e-cigs
"look like traditional cigarettes but are battery-operated products
that heat tobacco-derived nicotine and other chemicals into a vapor
that the user inhales." Meanwhile, the California Department of
Public Health has read the letter of Pan's law, Assembly Bill 906. Advocated
by public employee unions including the American Federation of State,
County and Municipal Employees, Pan's bill seeks to force state departments
to use state workers whenever possible. Citing that measure, state health
officers are contemplating ending contracts with nongovernmental organizations
that have spent years fighting the tobacco industry, and have succeeded.
A board that oversees California's tobacco-control program was so alarmed
by the department's review that it convened an emergency meeting last
State to be first tobacco-free CSU campus
StateHornet.com - December 13, 2013
President Alexander Gonzalez signed a policy Thursday that will make
Sacramento State the first California State University tobacco-free
campus, effective fall ...
campus to be tobacco free
USD Vista - December 12, 2013
For some it is a nuisance and for others an addictive habit, USD is
looking at possibly becoming tobacco free. Students convened Thurs.
Dec. 5 for a campus ...
Campus-wide smoking ban a smoldering mess
The Daily Titan - December 12, 2013
Passing a campus-wide smoking ban and eliminating smoking on campus
are two entirely different things. While one is an aspiration, the other
is a challenge in ...
Owner Challenges E-Cigarette Ban: Carlbad passed a ban earlier this
NBC 7 San Diego - December 10, 2013
The co-owner of an e-cigarette and vape bar in Carlsbad will challenge
a recent city ban on e-cigarettes. Dan Daniel with Mix Vapes will be
speaking at a city council meeting at 10 on Tuesday.
council to consider new commercial development fee for ...
Long Beach Press-Telegram - December 9, 2013
Also on the agenda, the council will hold a public hearing on an ordinance
that would create zoning regulations for tobacco and nicotine products,
including electronic cigarettes. The proposed ordinance would only apply
to new retail locations that have more than 50 percent of their display
area or gross sales generated from tobacco or nicotine products, including
paraphernalia. Last month, the council approved an ordinance regulating
e-cigs the same as cigarettes and other tobacco products in the city
and subject to all state laws. That means people wont be able to use
e-cigs, also known as vapor devices, in restaurants, government buildings
or public places. Minors are also prohibited from their purchase and
use. Under that ordinance, which goes into effect Thursday, an e-cigarette
store will continue to be allowed to offer samples of vapors, which
come in various flavored liquids. Smoking lounges, however, are not
allowed in Lakewood under zoning rules.
health concerns just blowing smoke?
San Francisco Chronicle - December 9, 2013
Designed as an alternative for smokers in public spaces where cigarettes
are banned, the battery-powered devices are increasingly getting the
cold shoulder from city governments. Lawmakers around the country have
adopted a flurry of measures approving bans on the use of the devices
in public places where smoking is already prohibited. City councils
in Richmond and Los Angeles last week approved bans on e-cigs in most
ban effective on Jan 1.
Daily Aztec - December 6, 2013
Last Tuesday, the San Diego State University Senate heard an update
announcing that the new campus-wide smoking ban will go into effect
on Jan. 1., 2014.
Satterlund, T.D.; Treiber, J.; Haun, S.; Cassady, D., "Evaluating
local policy adoption campaigns in California: tobacco retail license
(TRL) adoption," Journal of Community Health [Epub ahead
of print], December 6, 2013.
City Council Votes to Regulate E-Cigarettes
TIME - December 5, 2013
The Los Angeles city council voted Wednesday to regulate the sale of
e-cigarettes, moving forward with regulations that are being considered
by the federal government and cities across the country.
bans in LA, Long Beach, San Bernardino are premature ...
Los Angeles Daily News - December 5, 2013
City and county leaders all over Southern California are caught up in
a frenzy of restricting the use of electronic cigarettes, with Los Angeles,
Long Beach and San Bernardino officials taking steps this week to regulate
them like tobacco products. A frenzy is just what this is, not reasoned
bans tobacco smoking in condos, apartments
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) - December 5, 2013
BERKELEYSIDE: Smoking cigarettes is slated to be prohibited inside the
units of multi-family housing in Berkeley, effective May 2014, after
a unanimous vote by ...
Safe Alternative To Smoking Or Gateway To Nicotine Addiction?
KPBS - December 5, 2013
E-cigarettes offer the sensation of smoking, without burning tobacco.
These battery-operated devices heat up liquid nicotine and turn it into
vapor. Users say theyre a lot safer than smoking cigarettes. But public
health experts arent so sure.
Smoke-Free Apartments Will Be the Law in Berkeley on May 1
Berkeley Daily Planet December 4, 2013
The Berkeley City Council unanimously supported an ordinance making
100% of all multi-unit housing smokefree at its Tuesday, December 3rd,
2013 council meeting. Serena Chen of the American Lung Association and
Liz Williams of Americans for Nonsmokers' rights were among the supportive
moves forward with ordinance to ban smoking in multiunit housing
Daily Californian - December 4, 2013
As soon as next May, smokers living in the city of Berkeley may have
one fewer place to light up their cigarettes. Im so thrilled that finally
its come to fruition, said Berkeley resident Carol Denney, a cancer
patient who has been working with the city on this issue for about six
years. I live next to chain-smokers, but I cant afford to move. A lot
of people are in similar circumstances. There are 32 other counties
and cities in California that have adopted either partial or complete
ordinances banning smoking in multiunit housing, according to Liz Williams,
project manager for Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, a national lobbying
organization housed in Berkeley. A smoke-free ordinance isnt just about
telling people what they can and cannot do, said Valerie Yerger, an
associate professor in health policy at UC San Francisco. Its about
protecting people, especially vulnerable children and families. Even
when the smoke clears, theres still toxic tobacco residue.
cities make moves against e-cigarettes
Ventura County Star - December 4, 2013
Vials of flavored liquid are seen at Vapeology LA, a store selling electronic
... and are healthier because they don't create cigarette tars or secondhand
Crack Down on E-Cigarettes
Los Angeles Business Journal - December 4, 2013
City councils in both Los Angeles and Long Beach have voted to restrict
sales and use of electronic cigarettes.
Carlsbad ban e-cigarettes
Manteca Bulletin - December 4, 2013
RICHMOND (AP) Two California cities have voted to ban electronic cigarettes
while a motion will be introduced Wednesday in Los Angeles to limit
banned at all San Bernardino County facilities
San Bernardino Sun - December 4, 2013
On Tuesday, the city of Richmond in the Bay Area unanimously approved
an ordinance prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes, also known
as e-cigarettes, ...
Unanimously Supports Possible Amendment to Regulate E-Cigarettes
Long Beach Post - December 4, 2013
The Long Beach City Council unanimously supported a request that the
City Attorney look into amending the Municipal Code regarding tobacco
include e-cigarettes and vapor devices, as well as products which contain
biologically active amounts of nicotine.
City votes to ban e-cigarettes in public spaces, impose $1,000 fines
KSWT-TV - December 4, 2013
The Contra Costa Times reports (http://bit.ly/1bI8JyN)
the Richmond City Council voted Tuesday to adopt a new ordinance that
would prohibit e-cigarettes.
rental units will soon be smoke-free
Inside Bay Area - December 4, 2013
BERKELEY -- The city's apartment and condominium complex dwellers will
soon be free from neighbors' cigarette smoke wafting through air vents
or curling up ...
Cities Ban E-Cigs
AP - Associated Press - December 4, 2013
Both the cities of Richmond and Carlsbad voted to prohibit the battery-powered
devices ... In Los Angeles, city councilmembers will consider two motions
dealing with e-cigarettes -- one that seeks to regulate sales to kids
and another that directs the ci
Richmond officials approve E-cigarette ban in public spaces
KTVU San Francisco - December 3, 2013
Richmond city officials took the first step Tuesday night toward banning
... fact alone is reason enough to include e-cigarettes in the city's
normal smoking ban.
City Council votes to ban use of e-cigarettes in public ...
10News - December 4, 2013
Health advocates say the secondhand smoke risks are just as bad. The
American Lung Association has come down on the side of banning the electronic
Council may snuff out e-cigarettes
Orange County (CA) Register - December 4, 2013
On Tuesday night, the council voted 8-0 to have City Attorney Charles
Parkin find ways to amend the City Code to regulate the trendy electronic
cigarettes just like traditional tobacco products.
smoking ban gains fans
Coast Report - December 4, 2013
In response to the smoking ban petition, another advocating for smokers'
... wish to decide either way whether smoking should be banned on the
Beach Joins Other Cities in Proposing E-Cigarette Regulation
Long Beach (CA) Post - December 4, 2013
Councilmembers Dee Andrews and Suja Lowenthal are proposing that the
City Attorney amend the Municipal Code to require vaporizing devices,
including e-cigarettes, to be included within the City's tobacco ordinance.
This would put e-cigarettes on the same
Angeles expected to regulate e-cigarettes
Torrance (CA) Daily Breeze - December 4, 2013
City Council is expected to begin the process Wednesday to regulate
the sales and use of e-cigarettes. Several public officials will attend
a news conference at 9 a.m. Wednesday at City Hall to announce their
plans. The council will consider two ...
Smoking Could be Banned at L.A. Restaurants, Beaches
... soon be banned in the same places that prohibit lighting up regular
smokes. ... electronic devices the same way that cigarette smoking is
regulated in town.
Smoke-free campus is better overall
Glendale Community College recently became a 100% smoke-free campus.
... Now the campus is much cleaner and the area has become more enjoyable
Gardens smoking ban expanded
Atascadero News- November 27, 2013
In 2009, Atascadero banned smoking in our city parks, Atascadero
Police ... The unintended consequences, as a result of that smoking
ban, it migrated other ...
Questions on the City's New Smoking Ordinance? We Have ...
Patch.com November 27, 2013
Public Property: Besides the City's current prohibition on smoking in
parks and beaches, the new ordinance prohibits smoking on all public
property, including ...
City Council bans e-cigarette use in public places
Pasadena Star-News - November 27, 2013
ALHAMBRA >> The City Council laid the smackdown on electronic
cigarette ... e-cigarette smokers could now be fined for using vaporizers
in city-owned or ...
revisits smoking ban
Stockton Record - November 22, 2013
University of the Pacific is not smoke-free, but smoking is banned inside
of ... And trustees on Tuesday sounded agreeable to banning smoking
campaign targets smoking in LGBT community
Los Angeles Times - November 22, 2013
Gay, lesbian and bisexual adults in Los Angeles smoke at a rate more
than 50% higher than their straight counterparts and suffer disproportionately
from the ill effects of tobacco use, health officials reported Thursday
at the introduction of a new count
smoking ban said to be most stringent in US
UPI.com - November 22, 2013
California smoking ban said to be most stringent in U.S. ... The U.S.
Congress passed an anti-smoking bill that gives the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration a ...
ordinance goes into effect
Marinscope Community Newspapers November 21, 2013
The latest ban is part of an ordinance that was passed by San Rafael
City Council in ... It banned smoking in all park and recreation areas,
sidewalks, pedestrian ...
apartment complex goes smoke-free
10News - November 21, 2013
Local apartment complex goes smoke-free ... which has 300 units, is
the first complex under a new county program called Healthy Works to
Town Bans Smoking in Condos and Apartments That ...
ABC News - November 21, 2013
The town of San Rafael, Calif., has passed a ban on smoking that city
officials have called the most ... New York City bans tobacco sales
to anyone under 21.
looks to spread smoking ban downtown
Palo Alto Online - November 19, 2013
Palo Alto's ever expanding ban on smoking is now drifting toward downtown
and ... banning outdoor smoking in the city's two primary business thoroughfares.
... The council discussion followed a familiar pattern when it comes
to smoking bans, ... he is not convinced that it should also be banned
on public thoroughfares.
Teeth Needed in Berkeley Smoking Ban in Multi-unit Housing ...
Patch.com-by Charles Burress - November 18, 2013
The council has already approved the drafting of a smoking ban in multi-unit
housing, ... Berkeley has smoking bans in place for most public places
in the city, ...
would ban smoking in homes, exempt pot
Record-Searchlight (blog) - November 18, 2013
Berkeley would ban smoking in homes, exempt pot ... his fellow councilmembers
to expand smoking bans to include single-family ... The ban would exempt
e-cigarettes and in true Berkeley fashion, the use of ... Violators
may be banned.
to Consider Ban on Smoking in Single-Family Homes
PublicCEO.com - November 18, 2013
The Golden State was the first in the nation to institute a statewide
ban on smoking ... his fellow councilmembers to expand smoking bans
to include single-family ...
the ban on e-cigarettes
Daily Californian - November 15, 2013
For decades, American society has been moving toward a complete ban
on smoking tobacco. Since about the mid-20th century, when scientific
studies revealing the drugs devastating effects on the human body were
made public, public policy and social attitudes have shifted more and
more against tobacco. This is a good thing. But in executing its well-intentioned
ban on consuming tobacco products on University of California campuses,
the university administrations prohibition of e-cigarettes is a step
ponders more restrictions on smoking
Daily Breeze - November 14, 2013
Its been nearly two decades since California banned smoking in bars,
restaurants and other workplaces, but the city of Hawthorne is looking
to impose further restrictions in areas still not regulated. On Tuesday
night, City Council members agreed that smoking should be restricted
at all outdoor dining areas, but they werent sure about banning it outside
tattoo shops, as Lawndale has done, and parking lots a place where smokers
cant light up in Hermosa Beach.
next smoking ban may hit home
San Francisco Chronicle - November 14, 2013
Berkeley, where residents take pride in exercising their personal freedoms
and resisting government intrusion, is the site these days of a much
different kind of movement - one to ban cigarette smoking from single-family
homes. In general, smoking bans in multiunit dwellings have been very
effective in prompting some smokers to quit, as well as protecting nonsmokers
from the dangers of secondhand smoke, said Cynthia Hallett, executive
director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, a Berkeley nonprofit.
"Laws like these help change the social norm," she said. "Really,
we shouldn't be smoking indoors at all."
Rafael's tough anti-tobacco ordinance goes into effect, bans smoking
in apartment units
Marin Independent Journal - November 14, 2013
Smokers in San Rafael are no longer allowed to light up in apartments,
condominiums and any other residential units that share a common wall
per a city ordinance that took effect Thursday.
Alto to consider extending outdoor smoking ban
San Jose Mercury News - November 14, 2013
Four members of the Palo Alto City Council want to extend the city's
outdoor smoking ban to the downtown and California Avenue business districts.
The proposal by Mayor Greg Scharff, Vice Mayor Nancy Shepherd and council
members Karen Holman and Gail Price would build on the city council's
decision earlier this year to outlaw smoking in parks and increase the
no-smoking buffer around public building entrances to 25 feet.
Alto eyes smoking ban downtown
Palo Alto Online - November 14, 2013
Having snuffed out smoking at local parks earlier this year, Palo Alto
officials are now proposing to extend the cigarette ban to the city's
two most prominent business districts.
Don't ban smoking at Coast
The Coast Report November 13, 2013
Secondhand smoke is of no harm to anyone when its outdoors, because
it dissipates so quickly and is never concentrated. Most people take
in many more toxins on a daily basis then they may be led to believe
ones much worse than any outdoor secondhand ...
Vapor Vs. Smoke: A Look At The E-Cigarette Craze In San Diego
KPBS TV/FM (San Diego, CA) - November 13, 2013
GUEST: Dr. Thomas Novotny ... many health advocates are wary of the
new devices. They say they are largely untested, and claim they are
being marketed to teenagers.
cigarette store proposed downtown
Ukiah Daily Journal - November 13, 2013
The Ukiah Planning Commission tonight will review a proposal to open
a store selling electronic cigarettes, or E-Cigarettes, downtown. According
to the ...
clears the air about smoke-free policy
Highlander Newspaper - November 12, 2013
Beginning Jan. 2, 2014, UCR will implement the campus-wide policy of
maintaining a nicotine-free environment, which will apply to all students,
faculty members, staff, contractors and visitors. The new policy bans
the use of cigarettes, tobacco, electronic-cigarettes, unregulated nicotine
and other smokeless tobacco products such as chewing tobacco on campus.
Partial exemptions to the policy will be granted for research, educational
or clinical purposes and traditional ceremonies of cultural and religious
groups. It will be regulated upon all university-controlled property,
including land, buildings, parking lots and private residential space
owned by the UC.
picking up steam
Visalia Times-Delta - November 12, 2013
You probably haven't smelled them, but perhaps you've seen them: Electronic
cigarettes are gaining popularity in Tulare County. Local smoke shops
report that ...
trend a form of tobacco-free smoking concerns health industry
The Advocate - November 9, 2013
OAKLAND, Calif. Brandon Lockridge and his electrician-school classmate
stopped into The Vape Bar in San Jose, Calif., bellied up to the shiny
wooden bar and ordered the usual.
may extend smoking ban boundaries: Police chief recommends council to
Times-Standard - November 8, 2013
Arcata may consider expanding the boundaries of its smoking ban beyond
the streets surrounding the Plaza after hearing complaints from nearby
residents. Since the amended ordinance -- which created 30-foot no-smoking
zones in front of businesses and common areas of apartment buildings,
excluding designated smoking areas -- went into effect in July, smokers
have moved over to the residential areas of J Street, Councilwoman Susan
Ornelas said. People have called me and made the suggestion that we
could move it over to K Street, because at least that's commercial,
Ornelas said. That make some sense to me because I feel like we should
work with our community members. I don't think we should frustrate the
residents over on J Street. That wasn't our intent.
banned on Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey
Monterey County Herald - November 7, 2013
Monterey prohibits smoking in several public places, including the Recreation
Trail, city beaches and covered public parking lots. In December, Fisherman's
Wharf will join the list of city spots where lighting up is illegal.
The City Council this week, at the request of the wharf business association,
voted 5-0 to ban smoking on the tourist-oriented wharf.
district may ban smoking on campus
Daily Pilot - November 7, 2013
The Coast Community College District is seeking feedback from students
and faculty at its three campuses before considering a districtwide
Vapers Called to Action to Oppose E-Cig Usage Ban
DigitalJournal.com - November 7, 2013
TUSTIN, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 7, 2013) - The Consumer Advocates for
Smoke-Free Alternatives Association (CASAA) has issued a "Call
to Action" for e-cigarette users in the Berkeley City Council (San
Francisco) area to oppose the unjustifiable proposal to ban "vaping"
in existing "No Smoking" areas. The council will meet on the
12th of November at 7 pm, and although the legislation is unlikely to
be discussed, the meeting provides users a valuable opportunity to speak
before the council. E-cigarettes have the potential to save countless
lives across California, and this legislation will only limit their
appeal and effectiveness.
ordinance goes into effect Nov. 14
Marinscope Community Newspapers - November 7, 2013
In October 2012, the San Rafael City Council passed an ordinance strengthening
the citys municipal code to further protect the community from secondhand
smoke. As of November 14, 2013, smoking is prohibited in all duplex
and multi-family residential units that share a common wall.
Board of Directors talks smoking ban, new appointments
Daily Aztec - November 7, 2013
Plans for a campus-wide smoking ban have been approved by a university-employee
union, allowing it to move forward, Nancy Demich, assistant to the vice
president of business and financial affairs, told the Associated Students
Board of Directors at its Nov. 4 meeting.
Beach voters reject bar restrictions, oust Kit Bobko in favor of women
Daily Breeze - November 6, 2013
Hermosa Beach voters resoundingly rejected a measure that would have
forced downtown hot spots to close early, and also denied Mayor Kit
Bobko a third term while handing a second term to Councilman Jeff Duclos
in a narrow race on Tuesday night. Petty, Bobko and Bowler campaigned
on similar fiscally conservative, pro-business platforms. While all
candidates emphasized the importance of the environment largely because
of the proposed oil-drilling project Bowler derided City Council policies
that ban outdoor smoking, single-use plastic bags and polystyrene foam
City amending rules on chickens, cats, pool slides and more
Press-Enterprise (blog) - November 6, 2013
On smoking, the definition of smoking will be broadened to include e-cigarettes,
which the city defines as a device that emits liquid vapor containing
Renegade Rip - November 6, 2013
Student Government Association President Travis Tillis has confirmed
that the discussion regarding whether to proceed with a full tobacco
ban on the Bakersfield College campus or implement designated smoking
areas will continue during the Kern Community College District Consultation
Councils meeting on Nov. 26. Tillis said that designated smoking areas,
which KCCD is pushing for, could cost the district almost $100,000
Ban smoking in apartments next
Enterprise-Record - November 6, 2013
Letter: Ban smoking in apartments next. Chico Enterprise-Record. Posted:
11/06/2013 12:02:35 AM PST. Regarding the Oct. 30 story "Smoking
bans in Chico ...
Smoking Regulations Ready for Prime Time
Lamorindaweekly - November 6, 2013
The new ordinance will support extending the smoking ban to include
outdoor public areas like plazas and public events, for example the
farmers' market, along with outdoor dining areas, new multi-family residences,
and existing multi-family units that are newly leased or rented after
the ordinance takes effect. In addition, smoking will be banned within
25 feet of building entries and windows.
Michael of Willows is leading a campaign to make Sac State ...
Willows Journal - November 6, 2013
A Willows native is leading a student-run campaign to make California
State University, Sacramento the first tobacco-free campus in the California
measures aim to boost tobacco-free policy
EIN News (press release ) November 6, 2013
As part of UCLA's Healthy Campus Initiative, the university enacted
its tobacco-free policy six months ago on April 22, making it the first
UC campus to do so and ...
City Council Denies Ban on E-Cigarettes
The Beverly Hills Courier - November 6, 2013
The Beverly Hills City Council heard dozens of comments Tuesday from
people who say they have kicked smoking and use e-cigarettes in their
place without ...
Approves New Rules on E-Cigs, Vaporizers
Los Cerritos News - November 5, 2013
English: Two electronic cigarette models. Self-taken photograph by Equazcion.
From top down: 1. RN4072 (full size pen style), fully assembled
2. RN4072 ...
Wide E Cig Ban at University of California Reviews ...
SBWire (press release) - November 5, 2013
UC will see a system wide smoking ban effective January 2 and e cigarette
is also ... In addition to the smoking ban, the UC system committee
is highlighting ...
included in University of California smoking ban
Honolulu Star-Advertiser - November 5, 2013
University of California officials are reminding students and faculty
that the system wide smoking ban going into effect next year includes
pulls plug on electronic cigarettes in systemwide smoking ban
San Jose Mercury News - November 5, 2013
BERKELEY -- A systemwide smoking ban at University of California campuses
includes the controversial electronic cigarette, a tobacco smoking device
whose backers claim is safer than traditional smokes.
Diego County Board of Supervisors considers a policy on e-cigarettes
10News - November 5, 2013
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday will consider
whether to have staff develop a policy on electronic cigarettes. The
so-called ... Supervisors Dave Roberts and Ron Roberts will ask their
colleagues to direct staff to review how e-cigarettes fit into the board's
policy on smoking and tobacco use.
Diego County Mulls E-Cigs Oversight
NBC 7 San Diego - November 5, 2013
San Diego County may soon join the cities and counties regulating electronic
cigarettes. When the Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday, they will consider
Creek councilman works to repeal smoking rules, prevent ...
Vallejo Times-Herald - November 1, 2013
WALNUT CREEK -- Citing his oath to uphold the Constitution, Councilman
Justin Wedel says Walnut Creek voters, not elected leaders, should decide
where people can smoke and whether shoppers can choose paper or plastic.
Councilman Starts Petition Drive Against Smoking Regulations ...
Patch.com - October 31, 2013
Councilman Justin Wedel says the latest smoking rules and a proposed
bag ban are both intrusions into the private sector Walnut Creek City
Councilman Justin Wedel has unleashed two petition campaigns to overturn
part of the city's new smoking regulations as well as prevent it from
banning plastic bags without approval from voters.
extends freeze on shops selling e-cigarettes
Los Angeles Wave Newspapers - October 31, 2013
Neighboring Norwalk has placed a moratorium on any new tobacco shops
that might sell the product but Bellflower's moratorium is only on e-cigarettes.
Beach City Council candidates debate oil, money, alcohol
Daily Breeze - October 30, 2013
Bowler opposes the council's recent bans on outdoor smoking, polystyrene
food ... If elected, he said he would oppose restrictions on businesses
but wants ...
Resort & Casino: Rohnert Park facility opening
San Francisco Chronicle - October 30, 2013
In one way the casino will be too much like Vegas for many visitors:
Smoking will be allowed on most of the gaming floor. Some areas, such
as the poker room and all restaurants, will be nonsmoking. And some
gaming tables will be nonsmoking as well. Lori Nelson, a spokeswoman
for Station Casinos, which has contracted with the Graton tribe to build
and manage the casino, said ventilation systems will refresh the casino
with outdoor air and keep smoke from migrating into restaurant areas.
a trend for tobacco's end
Elk Grove (CA) Citizen - October 30, 2013
Elk Grove students have joined a mission to make California State University
Sacramento (CSUS) the first tobacco-free CSU campus. The universitys
student-run campaign, Hornets for a Healthy Hive is working to "Set
a Trend for Tobacco's End," as its...
bans in Chico have mixed results
Enterprise-Record - October 30, 2013
CHICO -- It's been one year since a smoking ban was approved in Chico,
... open spaces and greenways, where regulations banning smoking took
effect six ...
Criticize UC Berkeley's Ban on E-Cigs
East Bay Express - October 30, 2013
As a result, scientists who support bans on smoking cigarettes and other
... And when asked why e-cigarettes are banned even as a smoking-cessation
tool at Cal, ... not justify banning e-cigs in public places
especially not in outdoor areas.
City Council Approves Tougher Smoking Restrictions
Patch.com - October 28, 2013
The Lafayette City Council has added more restrictions to the anti-smoking
laws ... The new ordinance prohibits smoking in more areas of the city,
including multi-family housing projects, outdoor public areas, public
events and outdoor dining areas.
Young Teens Puffing On Electronic Cigarettes
KCOY.com - October 28, 2013
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif.- A new addiction is butting its way into
the hands of young teens. While one local organization is fired up about
electronic cigarettes, others say the cigarettes are the new and healthy
alternative to smoking.
cigarettes booming but face regulation
Register Pajaronian - October 28, 2013
Enter electronic cigarettes, a new and largely unregulated smoking method
that allows smokers to take in nicotine without emitting smoke.
the agenda: Alhambra Beautiful Awards, restrictions on e ...
Alhambra Source - October 28, 2013
Council will also consider for the second time the regulation of the
use of electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes and prohibition of the
issuance of more permits to e-cigarette retailers around the city. E-cigarettes
are metal tubes implanted with heating devices that vaporize a liquid
solution, simulating the smoking of cigarettes or tobaccos. Some liquid
Proposed rule on e-cigs to be reviewed by OMB
Press-Enterprise (blog) - October 28, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent its proposed rule on
e-cigarettes to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs for
review, a big milestone for a document that is anxiously awaited by
the owners of smoke and vaping shops here in town.
give rise to 'vaping' bars for breathing sweet air
Contra Costa Times - October 28, 2013
Ken Miguel of San Jose exhales e-cigarette vapor on Oct. 18, 2013 at
The Vape ... kick, from zero (flavor only) up to 24 mg, but no tobacco
smoke is produced.
E-cigarettes and the art of vaping
San Jose Mercury News media center - October 27, 2013
E-cigarettes, which produce a lot of smoke just like the real thing
but are healthier than tobacco products, are gaining popularity in the
Development, Smoking Prohibition Being Discussed By Two Lafayette Agencies
on Monday Night
Patch.com - October 27, 2013
The Lafayette City Council will be considering stricter restrictions
on smoking in the city while in another part of the building the city's
Design Review Commission will hold a public hearing on The Terraces
student government gathering student input on e-cigarettes
Santa Clarita Valley Signal - October 26, 2013
Facing an industry that is rapidly rising in popularity nationwide and
locally, the student government at College of the Canyons is examining
whether to subject battery-powered electronic cigarettes to the same
rules on campus as conventional ones. Electronic cigarettes, commonly
referred to as e-cigarettes, are devices that provide doses of nicotine
or other additives to the user in aerosol form, typically as a ...
Council to consider moratorium on new e-cigarette ...
Long Beach Press-Telegram - October 23, 2013
Cerritos has one electronic cigarette retailer and hasnt received any
complaints about it, but the city wants to place a 45-day moratorium
on any new retailers that would sell e-cigarettes or vapors. We've had
about 10 inquiries in the past six months from people asking about possible
retail locations for e-cigarettes in the city, said Ryan Carey, advance
bans indoor e-cigarette smoking
fox5sandiego.com - October 23, 2013
VISTA, Calif. A smoking method considered a cleaner alternative to lighting
up a cigarette is still not acceptable enough for the City of Vista.
The City Council voted 4 to 1 Tuesday evening to ban e-cigarettes from
being used indoors at restaurants and most public places. They said
the main reason is for enforcement, claiming it would cause some confusion
between e-cigarettes and regular ones.
council moves to regulate e-cigarettes
Long Beach Press-Telegram - October 23, 2013
The City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday setting the stage for
regulating electronic cigarette use the same as tobacco products in
the city. The city, for example, doesnt allow smoking in public places
or restaurants, and that would apply to e-cigarettes.
to the Walnut Creek Journal -- Praising the secondhand ...
Contra Costa Times - October 23, 2013
Council members 'heroes' to us
Four members of Walnut City Council are heroes to us. My husband and
I lived comfortably in Rossmoor until a smoker moved into the unit below
us. Suddenly, our home, our clothing and our hair reeked of tobacco
pushes for tobacco-free campuses
Ceres Courier- October 23, 2013
Ceres native Astrid Mazariegos aims to improve campus health in Sacramento
in helping to run "Hornets for a Healthy Hive," a student
campaign to make ...
will treat e-cigs just like regular cigarettes
U-T San Diego - October 23, 2013
...will soon be banned in Vista restaurants and other public places
where smoking is already prohibited. The Vista City Council by a 4-1
vote Tuesday approved a proposal to treat the smokeless devices like
regular cigarettes. City Councilwoman Amanda Rigby...
Town Bans E-Cigs
KMJ Now - October 23, 2013
...Critics of the ban say there's no danger of secondhand smoke with
e-cigarettes and no smell. Proponents of the ban say e-cigarettes are
not proven to be safe ...
CC: Obamacare, cabarets, e-cigs, and a pledge to an unseen ...
Examiner.com - October 23, 2013
So surreal: we pledged allegiance to an unseen flag tonight. On Mayor
Ritter's word that the American flag was beyond the council wall, we
saluted a wall.
Hill council rejects proposal to expand city's smoking ban
Contra Costa (CA) Times - October 22, 2013
City leaders on Monday rejected a proposal to extend the ban on smoking
to the downtown and other shopping centers. Mayor Michael Harris, who
has pushed for rules prohibiting smoking in public spaces in Pleasant
Hill, suggested the new restrictions. ...
in a Haze Over Smoking Ban
The Bottom Line - October 23, 2013
...banning the use of cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and electronic ...
This committee isn't here to discuss the policy of smoking bans
ban proposed at Saddleback College
OCRegister - October 22, 2013
The Academic Senate at Saddleback College is recommending a campuswide
smoking ban to protect students and employees from health hazards
posed by ...
smoking ban under consideration
The Collegian- October 22, 2013
Students, faculty and staff who look for designated smoking areas on
campus may soon find only smoke-free areas with pamphlets to help promote
CURBS ARE CONSIDERED IN VISTA
U-T San Diego - October 22, 2013
Their proposal would prohibit the use of e-cigarettes or similar
smoking ... Councilman Cody Campbell proposed such a ban in June, but
it was voted down 3-2. But even cities that have adopted those bans
including Carlsbad, Del Mar and El ... regulations including
prohibiting sales to minors and banning their use in ...
e-cigs be treated like regular cigarettes?
U-T San Diego - October 21, 2013
Their proposal would prohibit the use of e-cigarettes or similar
smoking ... Councilman Cody Campbell proposed such a ban in June, but
it was voted down 3-2. But even cities that have adopted those bans
including Carlsbad, Del Mar and El ... regulations including
prohibiting sales to minors and banning their use in ...
City Council to consider new regulations for e-cigarettes ...
Long Beach Press-Telegram - October 21, 2013
Electronic cigarettes are on their way to being regulated the same ...
regulate e-cigarette use the same as tobacco products at its meeting
Cigarette Store RAD Vapor Brings Smoking Alternative to ...
Patch.com - October 18, 2013
Electronic cigarettes offer an alternative to traditional tobacco cigarettes.
Their products mimic the experience of smoking, though what one inhales
is actually ...
Department Ups Enforcement on Tobacco Sales to Minors ...
Monterey County Weekly - October 17, 2013
Health Department Ups Enforcement on Tobacco Sales to Minors, Urges
Cities ... two begins: Teenagers will go into stores undercover and
try to buy cigarettes.
Marin Voice: A smoke-free Graton casino could be an advantage for the
Marin Independent Journal - October 17, 2013
The majority of potential North Bay patrons are nonsmokers ... A smoke-free
gaming policy will increase the health of tribal community members,
increase the number of people spending money in tribal enterprises,
and benefit the community as a whole.
Campus to Host
Several Tobacco-free Events During November
UC Riverside - October 16, 2013
Campus to Host Several Tobacco-free Events During November. Highlights
include Clear Air Expo on Nov. 6th and Great American Smokeout Mock
Funeral on ...
City Council places moratoriums on e-cigarettes and tattoos
Pasadena (CA) Star-News - October 16, 2013
On a 3-1 vote, the council also passed the first reading of an ordinance
that would place vape in the same category as old-school
tobacco, meaning the city may eventually restrict smoking in public
places, restaurants and parks. The people who want t
a right or an annoyance?
USD Vista - October 15, 2013
USD allows smoking on its campus, despite the recent ban by the University
of ... should this campus follow the UC system in banning smoking on
smoking ban considered; favored by Academic Senate
Lariat Saddleback College - October 15, 2013
In the policy, cigars, cigarettes and pipes would be banned from campus,
along ... by the recent smoking ban that took effect at California State
University, Fullerton, ... Iowa is the only state to have passed legislation
banning smoking on both ...
Cigarettes and life
Napa Valley (CA) Register - October 13, 2013
I was the executive director of the Napa Chamber of Commerce in 1991
when the chamber board voted in favor of a proposed city ordinance banning
smoking in businesses that served food.
Campuses To Become Smoke, Tobacco-Free as of January 2014
Daily Nexus - October 15, 2013
UCSB is currently making the shift to going totally smoke-and-tobacco-free,
as all universities in the 10-campus UC system will be officially designated
Cigarillos Could Be Banned From Castro Valley, San ...
Patch.com - October 14, 2013
Little cigars with fruity or chocolate flavors, also known as flavored
cigarillos, could be ... But they are still smoking tobacco because
of the tobacco leaf in the ...
County considers banning flavored cigarillos
Contra Costa Times - October 12, 2013
ALAMEDA COUNTY -- Flavored cigarillos, little cigars with the taste
of fruit or ... "People were really surprised at all the types
of tobacco products that are now ...
City Council Approves Public Smoking Ban; Receives ...
Coronado Eagle and Journal - October 10, 2013
Specifically the ordinance bans smoking within 25 feet of enclosed areas
that ... Exempted from the smoking ban are the Coronado Municipal Golf
Course and ...
of Walnut Creek groundbreaking secondhand smoke law takes effect Oct.
San Jose Mercury News - October 9, 2013
Walnut Creek is about to be largely smoke-free, even though smokers
and others continue to rail against the new secondhand smoke ordinance.
"It's not OK with the residents of Rossmoor," said Debra Freeman
a resident of the gated community at a City Council meeting last week.
She said she and her neighbors had no idea that this law was even proposed.
"We see this as a violation of our constitutional rights and freedom
and liberty." The City Council passed the strict secondhand-smoking
ordinance in September, after months of public hearings and meetings
on the issue. The council had a final reading of that law last week.
It bans smoking in all multiunit residences, all of downtown, all recreational
areas and all commercially zoned properties, and in all public places.
The council made an exemption, however, that does not require public
or private golf courses to be smoke-free. And it doesn't outlaw smoke
from medical marijuana. ...
City Council looks to restrict use, sale of e-cigarettes
Long Beach Press-Telegram - October 9, 2013
In response to the growing use of electronic cigarettes and their health
impacts, the City Council may regulate their use as they do tobacco
products and may create new zoning laws for where they can be sold.
proposes non-smoking ordinance for apartment buildings
Contra Costa Times - October 9, 2013
OAKLEY -- The city presented a proposed no-smoking ordinance Tuesday
that, although it would affect most Oakley apartment buildings, is aimed
at one high-rise complex in particular.
rising: New trend gives students an alternative to smoking
Diablo Valley College Inquirer - October 8, 2013
In order to afford his new health insurance plan, DVC student Josh Yotter
needed to quit smoking cigarettesor at least find a healthier alternative.
To battle his four year smoking habit he first tried rolling tobacco,
then chewing tobacco, and just as he slapped on his first Nicoderm CQ
patch, he discovered Blu e-cigarettes.
Council Approves Smoking Ban
Patch.com - October 3, 2013
The Coronado City Council voted, 3-2, Tuesday to ban smoking in all
public spaces in ... Del Mar and El Cajon, in the county in banning
smoking in public places. ... The ordinance also bans smoking on all
outdoors public events, regardless of ...
North Bay Casino to Open Nov. 5
Graton Casino in Rohnert Park will be 340,000 square feet
Patch.com - October 3, 2013
The casino and resort is managed by Station Casinos of Las Vegas. ...
tables for blackjack, baccarat and poker and an 18-table non-smoking
Boots Smoke Out of Multi-Unit Housing
Berkeley Daily Planet - October 2, 2013
The Berkeley City Council mustered five votes to protect tenants in
multi-unit housing from their neighbors secondhand smoke at the October
1, 2013 city council meeting. The ordinance would go into effect in
City Council votes to amend proposed smoking ban
Daily Californian - October 2, 2013
The policies would have added nonsmoking clauses to leases and allowed
... Liz Williams, project manager for the nonprofit Americans for Nonsmokers'
Gives Final Approval To Anti-Smoking Ordinance
Patch.com - October 2, 2013
The new law bans smoking throughout downtown as well as in apartments,
condominiums, all public places and within 25 feet of doors and windows.
The initial ...
cracks down on parties
New restrictions placed on events Woman's Club hosts to fund philanthropy
U-T San Diego - October 2, 2013
Residents living near the Carlsbad Womans Club will be getting a bit
more peace and quiet after the city cracked down Wednesday on rowdy
parties at the clubs Monroe Street headquarters. So the Carlsbad Planning
Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved a much stricter operating
permit for the club. The commission also decided to ban smoking on club
property, require the club to hire a security guard for each event and
establish a complaint hotline.
votes to ban smoking on nearly all public property
10News - October 2, 2013
If you are looking to light up in the city of Coronado, think again.
There are only a few places left in the city where that will be allowed.
The city of Coronado has voted to ban smoking on nearly all public property.
Coast Report - October 2, 2013
Cigarettes are an increasingly controversial subject and it seems as
though whether you are a smoker or a non-smoker, you are stepping on
someones toes. BP 3550 deals with the Drug and Smoke-Free Environment
and Drug Prevention Program. This policy, in the past, has underlined
a completely alcohol and drug free campus. However, it is now revised
to also restrict the use of any tobacco product on campus, including
but not limited to: cigarettes, pipes, cigars or smokeless/chewing tobacco.
BP 3550 states a handful of reasons for this new potential ban, like
the dangers of second-hand smoke or maintaining an educational and healthy
environment. If this policy goes into effect, information about smoking-cessation
programs would be provided to students as needed.
may become smoke free
Coast Report - October 2, 2013
A change in Coast Community College District board policy may have Orange
Coast College students looking for off-campus places for their smoke
as a smoker at APU
The Clause - October 1, 2013
Contrary to the presumption that with a non-smoking campus comes non-smoking
students, APU houses a smoking culture that is unseen to many. This
is largely due to the negative connotation that smoking has throughout
campus. Some students agree that APU should continue being a non-smoking
campus due to the health risks and discomfort level of other students.
ordinance could ban secondhand smoke in Coronado
KFMB - October 1, 2013
SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A new proposed ordinance could clear the air in
Coronado. The city council is meeting Tuesday to consider a secondhand
smoke ordinance. It seeks to eliminate smoking on almost all public
Approval Of Smoking Ban Scheduled For Tuesday Evening
Walnut Creek (CA) Patch - October 1, 2013
The Walnut Creek City Council is scheduled to give final approval to
a anti-smoking ordinance at its meeting on Tuesday night. The new law
will ban smoking throughout downtown as well as in apartments, condominiums,
public places and within 25 feet of doors and windows.
Week Ahead: Smoking Ordinance, Broadway Gala, Mount ...
Patch.com - September 30, 2013
On Tuesday evening, the Walnut Creek City Council will holds its regularly
On the agenda is the second reading of an ordinance to furthur restrict
smoking in public areas and the release of the results from a community
survey to determine the public's opinion on city services and finances...
should not ban sales of e-cigarettes
Daily Trojan Online - September 29, 2013
E-cigarettes serve as a great option for smokers looking to kick the
habit and do less harm to the environment. The Food and Drug Administration
should not ban ...
"Substantial" Rock That Could Shipwreck Smokefree Housing
Berkeley Daily Planet - September 27, 2013
Rent Board Attorney Matt Brown's passionate I got nothing
statement to the Open Government Commission last week confirmed publicly
that the Rent Board ...
in the Park, Ignoring City Ordinance - Around Town
Patch.org - September 27, 2013
It's not clear whether people are forbidden to smoke within 20 feet
of a public space such as the South Pasadena Public Library and Community
Center park. What seems clear is that smoking is not allowed in the
parkand certainly not within 20 feet of a ...
College Academic Senate votes in approval of district ...
Lariat Saddleback College - September 27, 2013
Saddleback College Academic Senate votes in approval of district-wide
smoking ban ... use of electronic cigarettes and chewing tobacco will
also be banned.
Non-Smoker Supports the Right to Light Up
Daily Nexus - September 26, 2013
Instead of full-out banning cigarettes, the university should consider
having clearly defined areas of campus where smoking is allowed, little
corners of the outdoors where the smoke wont impede other passersby.
In some countries like Japan, there...
Good e-cigs are powerful anti-smoking tool
Coastline Pilot - September 26, 2013
I am a Laguna Beach resident and the owner of E-Cig City in Laguna Beach.
I have read David Hansen's column for years and was in complete shock
when I ...
Beat: Smoking ban and financial report
Daily Aztec - September 26, 2013
San Diego State will be implementing a new campus-wide smoking ban after
getting the green light from university President Elliot Hirshman. The
smoking ban ...
unhappy about ramifications of CSUF smoking ban
The Daily Titan - September 26, 2013
Rob Delisle said he began smoking ten years ago. He said it started
as a social thing that he would only do at parties. Now, however, Delisle
said when he can't ...
issue at BC not forgotten as new semester underway
Renegade Rip - September 26, 2013
Initially intended to go into effect this semester, Bakersfield College's
smoking ban has been delayed due to administrative conflict between
the Student ...
Hopes to Ban on E Cigarette Sale to Minors' in LA ...
SBWire (press release) - September 25, 2013
Apparently Paul is hopeful that electronic cigarette sale to minors
and ... e cig in a way that the sale of vapor cigarettes to minors can
be restricted and controlled. ... to e cig to go back to tobacco a move
which is likely not good for public health.
Beach extends ban on e-cigarette sales
OCRegister (subscription) - September 25, 2013
Seal Beach extends ban on e-cigarette sales. Devices can't be ... Electronic
cigarettes look much like traditional ones but do not burn tobacco.
Instead, they're ...
Cruz council finalizes downtown display, smoking restrictions
Santa Cruz Sentinel - September 24, 2013
Santa Cruz council finalizes downtown display, smoking restrictions
... Tuesday finalized new rules restricting artists, musicians, petitioners
and smokers downtown, ... of making a decision to restrict something
that is quite precious," she said.
Creek passes toughest secondhand smoking law in the Contra Costa County
Contra Costa Times - September 19, 2013
WALNUT CREEK -- Finding a place to smoke in this city is about to get
a whole lot tougher.
By February, those who live in apartments, condos and townhomes will
no longer be allowed to smoke tobacco inside or outside of their homes.
And there will be no place to smoke downtown by Christmas. The City
Council passed a strict secondhand-smoking ordinance Tuesday night that
bans smoking in all multiunit residences, all of downtown, all recreational
areas and all commercially zoned properties where there are outdoor
dining areas or outdoor service areas, anyplace within 25 feet of entryways
and operable windows, and in all public places. The council made an
exemption, however, that does not require public or private golf courses
to be smoke-free. And it doesn't outlaw smoke from medical marijuana.
council snuffs out e-cigarettes after further discussion
Vallejo Times-Herald - September 19, 2013
BENICIA -- Following more discussion about the health and safety of
e-cigarettes, the City Council on Tuesday upheld adding the unregulated
products to the city's anti-smoking ordinance. By a 3-2 vote, the council
amended the municipal code to prohibit the use of electronic cigarette
vaporizers in indoor public places, including stores, hotels, offices
and most restaurants. The ordinance does not ban the use of e-cigarettes
cessation workshops held at CSUF or Students try to kick ...
The Daily Titan - September 19, 2013
With the smoking ban recently put into effect, Cal State Fullerton has
expanded its programs to include workshops to help smokers quit. The
first two workshops ...
React to New Smoking Ban
El Vaquero - September 18, 2013
Students React to New Smoking Ban ... Smoking was officially banned
on campus earlier this year in April, much to the disdain of smokers,
a GCC press release ...
Creek Set To Ban Smoking At Outdoor Public Places
CBS Local - September 18, 2013
WALNUT CREEK (CBS SF) - Walnut Creek city leaders have taken the first
official step toward a ban on smoking in most of the city's downtown
and in and ...
policy should remain the same
PCC Courier - September 13, 2013
Recently The Board of Trustees approved a proposal by the Health and
Safety Committee that will make Pasadena City College smoke-free beginning
OKs 1st Amendment complaint against Najarian
Glendale News Press - September 12, 2013
A federal judge this week green-lighted an anti-smoking advocate's latest
1st Amendment complaint against Councilman Ara Najarian, whom the advocate
claims got him fired from Glendale Adventist Medical Center because
he spoke out against Najarian's proposal to loosen smoking rules at
restaurants. Although the city, representing Najarian, had asked U.S.
District Court Judge Dolly Gee to throw out the complaint, in an order
published Tuesday she denied the city's request due to new facts outlined
by Steven Gallegos, the anti-smoking advocate.
UCSD is second UC school to prohibit all tobacco, even outdoors
Utsandiego.com - September 12, 2013
A strict new policy at UC San Diego bans tobacco use everywhere on
campus - even outdoors. That means smoking is prohibited on the university's
more than 2,100 acres, and Chancellor Pradeep Khosla, a smoker, won't
be allowed to light up at his soon-to-be official residence - a blufftop
mansion in La Jolla that's undergoing renovations.
The UC ban
is welcomed by anti-smoking advocates, who said many college students
are already accustomed to smoking restrictions at bars and restaurants,
in parks and on airplanes. "Many of our youths are growing up in
smoke-free cities and states. Now they are going to campuses that are
smoke-free," said Cynthia Hallett, executive director of Americans
for Nonsmokers' Rights. "This is one of the ways to provide a healthy
campus for the employees who work there as well as the students who
are learning there."
Councilman Hopes to Ban E-Cigarette Sales to Minors
Patch.com - September 12, 2013
The number of high school students who said they used e-cigarettes ...
In August, Seal Beach's City Council set a 45-day moratorium on e- cigarette
sales in new ...
My turn: No Ifs, Ands or Butts
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News - September 11, 2013
So, why do they think nothing about dropping a cigarette butt and grinding
it out with their shoe and leaving it on the ground? Studies have been
done on this by environmental groups as well as tobacco companies. Some
of the findings: Because cigarette
City Council discusses smoking ban
Colusa County Sun Herald - September 11, 2013
The issue of enforcement was the only question raised in regards to
a ban on smoking in city parks discussed at the Colusa City Council
meeting on Sept. 3.
Cruz Further Bans Smoking and Cuts Spaces for Street Vendors
Patch.com - September 11, 2013
The Santa Cruz City Council Tuesday banned smoking along downtown side
streets ... The council unanimously banned smoking on side streets one
block from ...
Council to Consider Cutting More Smoking Downtown and ...
Patch.com - September 10, 2013
Smoking was banned on Pacific Avenue in 2009 and now businesses on the
side ... "Further, there are no restrictions if vendors sell art
by holding it in their ...
Cruz to consider extending downtown smoking ban
Santa Cruz Sentinel - September 8, 2013
The Santa Cruz City Council will vote Tuesday on extending a downtown
smoking ban to streets perpendicular to Pacific Avenue.
State Fullerton becomes the first CSU campus to implement ...
Daily Sundial - September 5, 2013
Cal State University Fullerton (CSUF) implemented a campus-wide smoke-free
policy this semester, making it the first CSU campus to ban all tobacco
products. This may be a path CSUN could soon take. About 1,182 schools
nationwide have applied smoking bans. Of those schools, 800 have banned
all forms of tobacco, including chewing tobacco, according to the Americans
for Nonsmokers Rights (ANR), the leading national lobbying organization
for nonsmokers rights.
to become smoke free
PCC Courier - September 4, 2013
The Board of Trustees has approved a proposal by the Health and Safety
Committee that will make the campus smoke free beginning on January
1 of next year. Buzcko says among the things now banned are cigarettes,
cigars, pipes, bongs, and smokeless devices like the electronic cigarette;
chewing tobacco, however, is still permitted on campus.
Beach Council Says "NO" to Banning E-Cigarettes
SBWire (press release) - September 5, 2013
Great River, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/05/2013 -- On Tuesday August 6th,
Laguna Beach City Council voted no to banning electronic cigarettes.
Like many other ...
System Bans Smoke, Tobacco From Campuses
NBC 7 San Diego - September 1, 2013
Up until now, smoking was allowed on the UCSD campus in certain areas
and under certain restrictions. The new ban also extends to properties
owned and ...
Updated: 1 day ago
10News - September 1, 2013
SAN DIEGO - Starting Sunday, those at UC San Diego who wish to smoke
will have to go off-campus as a smoke- and tobacco-free policy went
into effect in all campus areas.
sought on Burbank's smoking rules
Council seeks stronger regulation of secondhand smoke near residential
Glendale News Press - August 30, 2013
The Burbank City Council on Tuesday directed city officials to draft
stricter restrictions for businesses with designated outdoor smoking
areas next to multifamily complexes following secondhand smoke complaints
by neighboring residents.
outdoor smoking ban begins Thursday in La Canada Flintridge
Pasadena Star-News - August 30, 2013
A new ordinance banning smoking in outdoor public areas of La Canada
Flintridge ... city governments already have banned smoking at outdoor
ordinance splits council
Patterson Irrigator - August 28, 2013
An ordinance that would ban smoking and chewing tobacco in public parks
and recreation areas throughout the city passed its first test 3-1,
Tuesday Aug. 20 at the regular City Council meeting in the City Council
Chambers at 1 Plaza, Patterson, but not without a healthy debate on
the subject. Councilwoman Deborah Novelli was absent. Councilwoman Sheree
Lustgarten was the lone dissenter. The ordinance will be back before
the council for a second and final vote Tuesday, Sept. 2.
Beach Approves Moratorium on E-Cigarette Vendors
KTLA - August 27, 2013
SEAL BEACH, Calif. (KTLA) The Seal Beach City Council on Monday unanimously
approved a 45-day ban on e-cigarette vendors.
Beach considers restricting e-cigarettes
Los Angeles Times - August 26, 2013
Fearing a proliferation of electronic cigarettes, Seal Beach is on the
brink of being one of the first cities to place restrictions on the
smoking devices. The City ...
State Fullerton becomes the CSU systems first smoke-free campus
The Daily Titan - August 26, 2013
Ashtrays and designated smoking areas have been replaced with no smoking
signs as Cal State Fullerton became the first 100 percent smoke-free
campus in ...
underway to raise California's cigarette tax
KGET 17 (Bakersfield, CA) August 24, 2013
SACRAMENTO - Health groups and some lawmakers are pushing to raise California's
cigarette tax to help boost Medi-cal revenue and reduce teen smoking.
OKs public ban on e-cigarettes
Vallejo Times-Herald - August 23, 2013
With little public discussion, a split City Council this week has approved
adding smokeless electronic cigarettes to the city's anti-smoking ordinance.
The amended law, which will require a second council vote before taking
effect, would prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in enclosed public places,
including retail stores, hotels and motels, pharmacies, banks, offices
and most restaurants. The ordinance does not address whether such products
may be used in bars, and currently there are no state or federal restrictions
on the use of e-cigarettes in public places.
research needed, but e-cigs seem a good compromise
Simi Valley Acorn - August 23, 2013
More research needed, but e-cigs seem a good compromise. To date, secondhand
cigarette smoke has been banned in most public places. Those who don't
Beach balances the side effects of its smoking ban
Beach Reporter - August 22, 2013
Its been nearly 18 months since the Hermosa Beach City Councils ban
on smoking in public places took place, and city officials admit there
have been a few unintended side effects and consequences to work through.
Initially residents and businesses complained of increased cigarette
butt litter along the perimeter of the ban while others said that enforcement
had been too haphazard to make a difference. The latest side effect
to address has been the impact of about a dozen cigarette butt disposals
installed in the downtown area. The disposals were a donation from the
Surfrider Foundation, meant to keep the butts off the street. Though
the ban took effect on March 1, 2012, the ashtrays were not installed
until June 2013, so its been a process to get smokers to adapt and ensure
smoke was not unintentionally concentrated near businesses. The placement
of the disposals brought on some business complaints as smokers congregated
around disposals. However, City Manager Tom Bakaly said he and the public
works department are trying to be responsive to residents and businesses
affected and work together to find the best solution.
legislation goes adrift
Law that would have regulated smokeless devices put off until 2014
Thousand Oaks Acorn - August 22, 2013
Electronic cigarette users are breathing a sigh of relief this week
after a proposed state law that would regulate the smokeless devices
the same as tobacco cigarettes was tabled until 2014. Senate Bill 648
seeks to define e-cigarettes as a tobacco product and ban vaping in
places where smoking is prohibited by state law. It passed the state
Senate in May. But last week, the California Assembly Committee on Government
Organization postponed its Aug. 14 hearing on SB 648 after Senate Majority
Leader Ellen Corbett (D-Fremont), the bills author, decided it needed
e-cigarettes just a pipe dream?
Agoura Hills Acorn - August 22, 2013
To date, secondhand cigarette smoke has been banned in most public places.
Those who don't smoke are glad to be rid of the noxious fumes. Those
who do ...
Cerrito ponders stricter smoking regulations
Contra Costa Times - August 21, 2013
EL CERRITO -- The city is exploring the idea of matching Contra Costa
County and other East Bay communities in enacting an ordinance regulating
smoking in multifamily housing and outdoor areas.
Parks May Become Smoke-Free
Capital Public Radio News - August 19, 2013
Public parks in Manteca might soon be off limits to smokers, as the
Manteca City Council will consider a smoking ban at its Tuesday night
Considers Banning Smoking At Its 60 Parks
CBS Local - August 18, 2013
Even though state law bans smoking within 25 feet of playground equipment,
we spotted ... The city council is expected to decide on the ban next
Laguna Beach council uses common sense, refuses to ban e-cigarettes
Consumer Advocates for Smoke-Free Alternatives Association (CASAA)
- August 9, 2013
As noted by Councilman Steven Dicterow, "I am not convinced that
e-cigarettes are dangerous." It is rare these days to see such
a reasonable and cautious approach to e-cigarette regulation, especially
in California, where several communities have
Headed For a Smoking Ban
LA Weekly (blog)-by Dennis Romero - August 9, 2013
E-cigarettes, of course, are popular in restaurants, clubs and bars
because, ... SB 648 limits the use of e-cigarettes as they pose unknown
health risks in a public ...
Groups Working to Defeat CA. Vaporizer Ban
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) - August 9, 2013
California NORML and other medical marijuana advocacy groups are working
to defeat a California bill that would ban vaporizer use throughout
much of the state.
Considering Legislation To Restrict Use Of Vaporizers
THE Weed Blog (blog) - August 8, 2013
The California legislature is considering a bill that would ban the
use of e-cigarettes and similar smokeless vaporizers in areas where
tobacco smoking is banned (SB 648 Sen. Corbett).
ordinance training workshop
Marinscope Community Newspapers - August 7, 2013
A training workshop for landlords and property managers on how to enforce
the citys new smoking ordinance will be held Wednesday, Aug. 14. The
new ordinance prohibits smoking in all duplex and multi-family residential
units that share a common wall in San Rafael.
Beach nixes regulations on e-cigarettes
OCRegister (subscription) August 7, 2013
For the time being, it's OK to "vape" in Laguna Beach. The
City Council voted 4-0 on Tuesday night not to include electronic cigarettes
in the city's smoking regulations.
won't ban e-cigarettes
Coastline Pilot - August 7, 2013
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 proposed amendment is consistent with
the council's long-standing desire to protect the public from secondhand
smoke and to discourage the unhealthy habit of smoking, according to
Pietig's summary. "The secondhand vapor from an e-cig is no more
harmful than the water vapor rising out of a cup of coffee," said
Laguna Beach resident Peter French, regional vice president of Life
LLC. "We sell health and wellness products. One of those products
happens to be the electronic cigarette."
now tobacco free
KSBY San Luis Obispo News - August 5, 2013
As of Monday, Santa Barbara Community College is a tobacco-free and
smoke free campus. For the past nine years, the campus had designated
smoking areas ...
Ordinance Lacks Enforcement
Alameda Sun - August 2, 2013
Alameda may be home to some of the toughest no-smoking rules in the
country, but some are saying that the rules which are supposed to protect
the public from secondhand smoke are failing to safeguard the public's
health as intended because they aren't being enforced.
Rent Board is Only Opposition to State Law Protecting Tenants from Secondhand
Berkeley Daily Planet - August 1, 2013
Im sending [the editor, by U.S. Mail] the last page of the analysis
of SB 332 because it illustrates that there was no opposition to protecting
tenants from involuntary exposure to secondhand smoke. Except from Berkeleys
Rent Stabilization Board.
Rivera council advances e-cigarette ban
Whittier Daily News - August 1, 2013
PICO RIVERA - Electronic cigarettes may soon join their tobacco kin
on the not-welcome list in the city's public places. The City Council
has approved the first ...
No Smoking at School
MyFox Los Angeles - August 1, 2013
A new ban on smoking at Cal State Fullerton makes the school the first
in the Cal State system to prohibit lighting up.
Pollution: Is It Too Dangerous To Deal With?
Huffington Post - August 1, 2013
As in many rural counties in California, marijuana farms are becoming
more and more plentiful. They proliferate in the high Sierra, where
armed Mexican cartel operatives clear wilderness areas, divert creeks
and poison wildlife. Other smaller gardens are planted by people operating
as collectives by pooling dozens of permits under the state's medical
marijuana laws, though many of those are traffickers attempting to skirt
the law. State law allows a person with a medical permit to grow roughly
a dozen plants. Butte County Supervisor Chairman Bill Connelly frustrated
that even photos of illegally scraped and terraced hillsides in sensitive
watersheds didn't convince the water quality board to act accused the
board of not applying the law equally.
and more smokers turning to e-cigs
Moorpark Acorn - July 26, 2013
Sandra Tovar, community services coordinator for the tobacco policy
unit at the Ventura County Health Care Agency, asserts that e-cigarettes
pose a serious ...
smoking ban taking hold
Moorpark Acorn - July 26, 2013
Simi Valley Hospital officials said theyve received positive feedback
on the July 1 total ban on smoking at the facility.
technology is ahead of the laws
Coastline Pilot - July 25, 2013
Laguna Beach restaurant owners are coping with customers who choose
to boot up battery-powered, vapor-emanating electronic cigarettes in
the absence of rules governing use of the devices. Some restaurant managers
see customers "vaping," a term connected with the e-cigarettes,
which vaporize a liquid solution of propylene glycol and/or vegetable
glycerin that contains nicotine and flavorings. "Is it legal or
illegal? No one knows," said Fouad Ziady, general manager of Las
Brisas restaurant, which overlooks the ocean. "We don't have a
problem [with customers using e-cigarettes], but there's a no-smoking
ordinance in the city." Laguna Beach does not have any laws pertaining
to e-cigarette use, according to John Montgomery, the city's community
development director. But e-cigarette regulation could be on the way
if state legislators adopt a bill put forward by Senate Majority Leader
Ellen Corbett (D-East Bay).
tells smokers to not light up in downtown
WDAM-TV - July 20, 2013
ARCATA, CA (KIEM/CNN) - People were still smoking downtown today, despite
the new ordinance in effect that bans it.
E-Cigarette Bill Would Restrict Use of Medical Marijuana Vaporizers
The Daily Chronic - July 20, 2013
SACRAMENTO, CA The California Assembly is considering a bill that would
ban the use of e-cigarettes and similar smokeless vaporizers in areas
where tobacco smoking is banned.
smoking ban taking hold
Simi Valley Acorn - July 19, 2013
Simi Valley Hospital officials said theyve received positive feedback
on the July 1 total ban on smoking at the facility. The ban, which the
hospital calls Compassionate Air, requires staff as well as patients
to refrain from smoking on all hospital property, including outdoor
areas. The only designated smoking area for employees before the ban
were in the hospital parking lots. The indoor ban now also includes
Do You Think of Proposed Smoking Restrictions in La Cañada?
Patch.com - July 19, 2013
As the La Cañada Flintridge City Council waits for the Aug. 5
meeting that could determine whether proposed smoking restrictions will
be passed, residents have ...
Set For Smoking Ban In Most Parts Of Coronado
KPBS - July 18, 2013
Smoking in outdoor patio areas at restaurants may have been the biggest
issue of contention at the meeting Tuesday. A lack of public places
to smoke may force people into alleys if designated smoking areas are
not established, city staff said.
City considering zoning restrictions for e-cig shops
Pasadena Star-News - July 17, 2013
TEMPLE CITY - City staff Tuesday urged the City Council to pass an ordinance
that would place zoning restrictions on smoke and e-cigarette shops.
Set for Smoking Ban in Coronado
Patch.com - July 17, 2013
In response to complaints first shared with the city in January, City
Council asked staff Tuesday to begin drafting a change to city law that
bans smoking including ...
Rules on Smoking
Lamorindaweekly - July 17, 2013
Some items on the menu, like banning smoking at outdoor dining establishments,
were an easy "yes" vote. Ditto the new rule that creates a
buffer zone for ...
Meeting on Smoking Restrictions in La Cañada Postponed
Patch.com - July 17, 2013
According to the La Cañada Flintridge City Council, the agenda
for the special meeting was not posted soon enough; under state laws
a city council special ...
new smoking ordinance takes effect this week
Times-Standard - July 15, 2013
Arcata residents may soon no longer see or smell quite as many people
lighting up -- cigarettes, at least -- while shopping or dining downtown.
A new city ordinance that further restricts smoking within city limits
is slated to take effect Friday after the Arcata City Council unanimously
adopted it during a June meeting.
Smoking laws need to be enforced
Glendale (CA) News-Press - July 13, 2013
The Fresh Air Ordinance for the city of Glendale is a joke because I
have been imploring Neighborhood Services to enforce the ordinance against
my violating neighbors for nearly three years. The key is enforcement
since smokers obviously know that the ordinance is all bark and no bite.
Free Coalition gives Campbell an A grade on annual report ...
San Jose Mercury News - July 11, 2013
The report card from the Tobacco Free Coalition of SCC and the county's
public health department grades cities on a 120-point scale: 15 points
for advertising, ...
Outdoor smoking bans: Thanks, we'll keep 'em
Los Angeles Times - July 9, 2013
California has led the way in banning smoking from many parks and beaches.
Cities in all 50 states have followed suit. Was it because of health
concerns? Sure, in part. But I think the bans were mostly about the
fact that it is just plain gross to turn a ...
Council bans alcohol, tobacco use in parks
Tehachapi News - July 9, 2013
Only those with special use permits would be allowed to smoke or drink
in the ... with their 40s, and their tobacco, and urinating on the fence,
versus folks just ...
city tries humor to keep butts out of parks
Bismarck Tribune - July 9, 2013
It's not the kind of sign you usually see at a park: ""Our
deer don't smoke in your backyard. Please don't smoke in theirs."
But the Los Angeles foothill suburb of Glendale hopes such jokes will
do a serious job and keep smokers from trashing local parks and trails.
The Los Angeles Times ( http://lat.ms/12yElO8) says 18 humorous signs
were put up in April throughout the Verdugo and San Rafael mountains,
at the Glendale Sports Complex and Deukmejian Wilderness Park.
tired of butts: 'Smokers will be fed to the bears'
Los Angeles Times - July 9, 2013
"Do not throw cigarette butts on the ground. Our squirrels are
getting cancer," reads one sign on
the north end of the Catalina Verdugo Trail in Glendale. Yes, it's a
real sign installed by the city. ...
Pension board takes heat for tobacco investments
Marin Independent Journal - July 8, 2013
Meanwhile, the county has invested millions in getting its residents
to stop smoking, including restrictions on second-hand smoke. But when
it comes to making ...
Getting Much Harder for Teens to Buy Cigarettes in San ...
SF Weekly (blog) - July 8, 2013
San Francisco is making it harder for angsty rebellious teens to be
angsty rebellious teens. According to the latest report from the city's
Health Department, tobacco sales to minors in San Francisco are down
about 2 percent in as many years.
techology smoking hot while cities struggle with regulations
Pasadena Star-News - July 7, 2013
Cities across the state are grappling with how to regulate the use and
sale of electronic cigarettes, a relatively new technology that is exploding
Cañada Flintridge considers tightening smoking restrictions
Los Angeles Times - July 6, 2013
Four council members were in favor of tightening the restrictions on
smoking. Councilman Dave Spence was not in attendance. "It's not
restricting an individual's ...
County health officials want to establish smoke-free environment
Visalia Times-Delta - July 6, 2013
The Tulare County Tobacco Awareness and Education Program, the countys
main program against tobacco, was formed in 1989. The program is coordinated
by the Public Health and Tobacco Coalition, which seeks to create healthier
spaces for families and children. Through the program, six apartment
complexes in Visalia and Lindsay have adopted smoke-free policies.
and cigarettes lead litter in Glendale
Glendale (CA) News-Press - July 6, 2013
Although there is a sign that says "No Smoking" on the premises,
these cigarette butts were found within a 50-foot radius on the lawn
next to the parking lot of the Glendale Central Library on Friday, July
5, 2013. Cigarette butts continue to be major ...
Fire Yet in Hookah Tobacconist's Lawsuit
Courthouse News - July 5, 2013
SAN DIEGO (CN) - A manufacturer of hookah tobacco cannot block certain
e-liquid products that it says infringe on its products, a federal judge
ruled. Starbuzz Tobacco is suing Wisam Namou and Sukrat Namou over e-liquid
products that have labe
smoking-free fair work?
U-T San Diego [San Diego Union Tribune] - July 4, 2013
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
WEIGHS SUCCESS OF BAN ON SMOKING
U-T San Diego [San Diego Union Tribune] - July 4, 2013
...the fairs first year as a nonsmoking event has been well received
by most, but its not without its critics. This year, smoking was
restricted to designated areas in the parking lots. No Smoking
signs were posted on the grounds, employees wore Thanks
Couple sues over exploding e-cigarette battery
Riverside (CA) Press-Enterprise - July 4, 2013
A Corona couple has sued an electronic cigarette manufacturer, claiming
the rechargeable battery that came with the vaporized smoke product
exploded as they were traveling in their car in the commuter lane of
a freeway, setting the womans dress and the
Brotman: The Downtown Smoking Ban Is Wrong On So Many ...
Arcata Eye - July 5, 2013
I am distressed to learn about the Arcata City's Council decision to
ban smoking in downtown Arcata. Actually, my initial reaction was phone-book-throwing,
College Bans Smoking
Santa Barbara Independent - July 4, 2013
According to an American Lung Association tally, only 10 other colleges
or universities in the state have completely banned smoking on campus.
Not counted is ...
aparments adopt smoke-free policy
Fresno Business Journal - July 1, 2013
Fresnos Sequoia Gardens, Villas Margaritas and Tower Court apartment
complexes have voluntarily adopted a no-smoke policy recommended by
the Fresno County Department of Public Health. Concern is not just based
on smokers, but on the health risk of secondhand smoke. The department
described the apartment managers adopting the policy as public health
champions. Policies that restrict smoking in apartment complexes are
of Coronado Survey: Where do you want to be smokefree?
eCoronado.com (blog) - June 27, 2013
The City of Coronado hopes to get the community's input as it considers
adopting a second-hand smoking ordinance that would prohibit smoking
TO MOVE TO TOBACCO-FREE, SMOKE-FREE CAMPUS
Santa Barbara Edhat - June 27, 2013
The Santa Barbara Community College District Board of Trustees voted
on June 27 to change Santa Barbara City College to a tobacco-free, smoke-free
BACKS AWAY FROM BAN ON SMOKING
U-T San Diego [San Diego Union Tribune] - June 27, 2013
The Oceanside City Council on Wednesday dropped its proposed ban on
smoking at sidewalk cafes, a day after Vista rejected a similar ban.
In Oceanside, the council had voted June 5 to craft an ordinance that
would ban smoking at outdoor eateries where ...
NIXED ON SMOKING AT OUTDOOR RESTAURANTS
U-T San Diego - June 26, 2013
Vista A divided Vista City Council on Tuesday rejected a ban
on smoking at ... However, some business owners say smoking bans infringe
on their right to ...
MyMotherLode.com - June 23, 2013
Sonora, CA -- Sonora Regional Medical Center (SRMC) is now a tobacco-free
campus. The beginning of this month, the hospital initiated a new policy
want change in smoking policy
PCC Courier - June 21, 2013
A smoke free campus would ban only cigarettes and other devices that
exude ... of the survey and recommend a 100% Smoke Free campus,
said Jo Buczko, ...
Policing smoking offenders
Each time you observe people smoking where it is prohibited, send an
email to Armine Jimenez at ArJimenez@ci.glendale.ca.us. Include the
name of the business and its address, along with the details of your
observation. This will allow the city to take ac
Need an environmental justice movement on tobacco
Oakland (CA) Tribune - June 20, 2013
Environmental justice is a social movement based on the belief that
everyone, no matter their race, income, gender, religion has the right
to a clean and healthy environment no matter where they live, work,
study, play and pray. The focus is on the fair d
SOON TO BE A SMOKE-FREE ZONE
KIEM - June 20, 2013
On July 19th downtown Arcata will become smoke-free. The city plaza
is already a smoke-free zone, but the surrounding areas around the plaza
will also have ...
Sacramento ban outdoor smoking at bars?
Sacramento News & Review - June 20, 2013
But it wasn't until this past week, when a Sacramento council member
hinted that he was working on an ordinance to ban smoking in some public
spaces, that I ...
Creek council supports smoking ban, to vote in July
Inside Bay Area - June 19, 2013
WALNUT CREEK -- The City Council is poised to ban smoking in most areas
in ... the majority of council members said they think smoking should
be banned in ...
HOMEFRONT : Reader questions presidential authority ...
Press-Enterprise - June 19, 2013
Although boards have the legal power to ban smoking in common areas,
that is not the end of the question. The question of can we?
should be followed by ...
Najarian sends city up in smoke
Glendale (CA) News-Press - June 15, 2013
Glendale a smoke-free city? What a joke! Everywhere I look in Glendale
people are smoking. On the street, in front of the market, in their
cars, at the Americana -- everywhere. Don't even get me started on all
the cigarette trash and butts that litter ou
councilman working on patio smoking ban
Sacramento (CA) Bee - June 15, 2013
Steve Hansen, a council member who represents Sacramento's downtown
and midtown neighborhoods, is working with the American Cancer Society
to come up with an ordinance that would ban smoking on patios that extend
into public space. The ordinance, first
to Consider Tougher Smoking Ban Tuesday
Walnut Creek (CA) Patch.com - June 17, 2013
The proposed ordinance would also ban smoking from new apartments and
condos, and ... in line with other nearby cities, which have far tougher
City Councilman Floating Outdoor Smoking Ban
CBS Local - June 13, 2013
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) A Sacramento City Councilman is considering
an ordinance to make smoking illegal in outdoor public areas. While
it's not against ...
crackdowns target e-cigarettes, despite their lack of ...
San Francisco Bay Guardian - June 12, 2013
San Francisco officials are attempting to ban the public use of e-cigarettes
under the same laws that restrict smoking cigarettes, which are banned
in most public places ... San Francisco's continually expanding smoke-free
ordinance bans cigarette ... In 1998, the public smoking ban elevated
to the state level, specifically ...
POSTPONES SMOKING BAN VOTE
U-T San Diego - June 11, 2013
Vista A growing campaign to ban smoking at outdoor eateries is
pitting public ... Some business owners say the smoking bans infringe
on their right to offer ...
cities look to ban smoking at outdoor eateries
U-T San Diego - June 12, 2013
VISTA A growing campaign to ban smoking at outdoor eateries is
pitting public ... Some business owners say the smoking bans infringe
on their right to offer ...
DIEGO HOUSING COMMISSION GETS APPROVAL TO ...
RealEstateRama (press release) - June 12, 2013
SAN DIEGO HOUSING COMMISSION GETS APPROVAL TO ADOPT A SMOKE-FREE POLICY
FOR ITS RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES FROM THE SAN DIEGO ...
anti-tobacco advocates urge FDA to ban menthol in ...
San Francisco Bay View-Jun 9, 2013
California anti-tobacco advocates urge FDA to ban menthol in cigarettes
as part ... It's shameful for our government to ban all cigarette flavorings,
while it has yet ...
Daily Californian - June 10, 2013
At its May 28 meeting, Berkeley City Council discussed a smoke-free
ordinance that could become an infringement on residents rights. The
council must tread carefully in the future if it chooses to follow through
on it. The proposed ordinance, which would ban tobacco smoking in leased
multiunit housing such as apartments, fraternities, single occupancy
hotel rooms and senior living facilities aims to protect Berkeley residents
from exposure to secondhand smoke. The ordinance has an important goal
but brings up some serious concerns. For one thing, the council must
recognize that there is a difference between student multiunit housing,
like cooperatives and fraternities, and regular apartment buildings.
In communal living situations like student cooperatives, residents enter
with the understanding that they could be exposed to secondhand smoke
or that by living in a communal space, they might have to relinquish
their right to smoke.
of Oceanside mulls ban on smoking near outdoor restaurants, cafes
10News - June 6, 2013
Another city in San Diego County could soon be banning smoking at outdoor
restaurants. The Oceanside City Council is set to vote Wednesday on
whether to make it illegal to light up within 25 feet of any sidewalk
cafe or restaurant patio. At Mary's Family Restaurant on North Coast
Highway, the fear is a ban would hurt ... Oceanside already bans smoking
in public places including City Hall, parks ...
on smoking at outdoor eateries splits council
U-T San Diego - June 5, 2013
The council was divided over an original version of the ordinance that
would have banned smoking at any outdoor restaurant patio or sidewalk
cafe and within ...
rules to change in Glendale
Glendale News Press - June 5, 2013
The City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to give final approval
to an ordinance that will increase the distance between smoking and
non-smoking sections in outdoor dining patios from 10 to 15 feet. Just
last week, the council banned smoking in all new apartment buildings
and created a rule that would allow private citizens to sue smokers
they catch violating the city's rules. Smoking is already restricted
in common areas and patios of multi-unit buildings, within certain distances
of public facilities and in other spaces. In October, the council loosened
the restrictions, allowing restaurants with larger patios to increase
their smoking zones a change that was supported by businesses that offer
hookah. Smokers can now sit in 25% of outdoor dining areas that are
less than 2,000 square feet, 50% of spaces between 2,000 and 5,000 square
feet and 66% of any larger open-air dining spots. Before the switch,
smokers could only sit in 25% of any outdoor dining space.
BAN WEIGHED FOR OUTDOOR EATERIES
U-T San Diego - June 5, 2013
Oceanside Oceanside could soon join a growing list of San Diego County
cities that have banned smoking at outdoor eating areas. The Oceanside
City Council is set to vote today on an ordinance that would prohibit
anyone from lighting up within 25 feet of any restaurant patio or sidewalk
cafe. A public hearing on the item starts at 5 p.m. at City Hall, 300
N. Coast Highway.
implements a smoke-free policy
Times-Standard - June 2, 2013
KLAMATH -- The Resighini Rancheria, located just south of Klamath, has
passed a Tobacco Free policy that prohibits smoking in all areas of
the work place, tribal/community events, and playgrounds. United Indian
Health Services' Native Tobacco Project lauded Resighini for passing
this smoke-free policy.
Alto's park smoking ban could be modified
1590 KLIV Silicon Valley News - May 30, 2013
Palo Alto's smoking ban in parks may be modified to allow so-called
"smoking havens" in some areas. The Parks and Recreation Commission
is recommending allowing designated smoking areas in three of the city's
largest parks: Rinconada, Mitchell and Greer,
Council considers law prohibiting smoking in all Berkeley apartments
Daily Californian (UC Berkeley) - May 30, 2013
The ordinance, drafted with input from the citys Rent Stabilization
Board and Community Health Commission, would change the Berkeley Municipal
Code by banning smoking tobacco in leased multiunit housing, which includes
apartments, fraternities and senior ...
Free, The Way It Should Be
Laguna Beach Independent - May 29, 2013
The city earned a 'D' grade with its ability to regulate smoke-free
outdoor environments, and received an 'F' grade in smoke-free housing
and how the city ...
Palo Alto parks may get 'smoking havens'
Palo Alto Online-May 29, 2013
Two weeks after the passage of the Palo Alto's landmark law to ban
smoking at all ... such as the putting green or driving range -- might
be considered for bans.
approves new smoking restrictions
Glendale News Press-by Brittany Levine-May 29, 2013
Since 2008, Glendale has implemented a variety of smoking rules as part
of what's known as the Fresh Air Ordinance, restricting
smoking in many public areas, ...
e-cigarettes be treated like the real thing?
89.3 KPCC-May 29, 2013
On Friday, the California State Senate approved a plan to add e-cigarettes
to the state's smoke-free laws, banning them from the workplace, schools,
Senate OKs Bill To Limit E-Cigarette Use ($$)
Law360 - May 28, 2013
Opponents argue that public smoking bans are intended to protect bystanders
from secondhand smoke, but e-cigarettes ... Use of e-cigarettes actually
improves public health, because people have used them to quit smoking,
Smoke-Free Effective Immediately
El Vaquero May 28, 2013
GCC became the 1160th campus in the US to go smoke-free, according to
the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. Glendale follows UCLA as
they became smoke ...
Legislatures Oppose E Cigarettes with SB 648 Bill ...
SBWire (press release)-May 28, 2013
Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/28/2013 -- California Legislature
has recently proposed SB 648, a bill to oppose E Cigarettes on behalf
of non smoker's ...
Treatment for Cigarettes?
MyMotherLode.com - May 26, 2013
Sacramento, CA - A new bill would subject electronic cigarettes to the
same state bans ... The bill would treat electronic cigarettes like
any other tobacco product.
Would Treat E-cigarettes Like Other Tobacco
KPBS - May 25, 2013
(AP) -- California would treat electronic cigarettes like any other
tobacco product by restricting where people can use them in public under
a bill approved by the ...
Alhambra Community Meeting on 5/30/13, 3:30pm
Alhambra Source - May 24, 2013
Now that smoking is no longer allowed inside workplaces, restaurants
and bars, how do we protect our health and the health of our family
members from the harmful health effects associated with breathing tobacco
smoke in outdoor settings? Recent public opinion survey data of more
than 500 Alhambra residents revealed that 94.2% have been exposed to
secondhand smoke in outdoor areas and 98% of all respondents believe
it is harmful to their health.
to Live Tobacco-Free, One Day at a Time
UC Riverside - May 23, 2013
With the entire University of California system going smoke and tobacco
free on January 2, 2014, Slater is one of many UCR staff, students and
faculty who are ...
Prepares to Ramp Up Homeless Services, Consider ...
Monterey County Weekly (blog) - May 23, 2013
Council voted 5-0 to pass on the controversial sit-lie ordinance possibility.
They also voted 4-1 to examine a smoking ban on Fisherman's Wharf, and
also in all of downtown.
Air Award For Casino
MyMotherLode.com - May 21, 2013
Tuolumne, CA - Black Oak Casino Resort has received the California
Clean Air Award. The Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians were presented
the award in recognition of their new smoke-free Hotel.
Beach's Thriving E-Cigarette Businesses Turn Smokers Into Vapers
Long Beach Post - May 20, 2013
The vapers now aren't going to go back to normal cigarettes and
smokers are going to ... cigarettes as a tobacco product and hold them
to the same restrictions.
Stanislaus Might Consider On-Campus Smoking Ban
TurlockCityNews.com - May 18, 2013
As universities at both the University of California and California
State University levels consider banning on-campus smoking, CSU Stanislaus
recently held a vote to gauge student opinion on going smoke-free.
ponders tougher laws against smoking
Contra Costa Times - May 16, 2013
LAFAYETTE -- Smokers will have fewer places to light up in Lafayette
if city leaders adopt new regulations banning smoking in apartments
and other locations -- including throughout downtown. Council members
asked city staff this week to draft an update to Lafayette's smoking
ordinance to prohibit the activity in outdoor dining areas, at public
events and in multifamily housing common areas, including balconies,
carports and exteriors.
moves to ban smoking in new apartments, condos
Los Angeles Times - May 15, 2013
Many wide-sweeping prohibitions have taken effect, but there have also
been tweaks to the rules, making smoking restrictions a recurring topic
of discussion at ...
Banned in Palo Alto City Parks
Palo Alto (CA) Patch.com - May 14, 2013
With an overwhelming majority, the Palo Alto City Council banned smoking
in all city parks Monday night, the Mercury News reports. The 7-1 vote
expanded the city staff original recommendation to approve a ban in
24 parks, all under 5 acres, and not all 38 citywide. Councilman Pat
Burt dissented and Councilwoman Karen Holman was not in attendance.
Alto City Council bans smoking in all parks
San Jose Mercury News - May 14, 2013
Big or small, all of Palo Alto's public parks will soon be smoke-free.
The city council voted 7-1 late Monday night to ban smoking in the city's
38 parks and open spaces. Council Member Pat Burt cast the dissenting
vote and Council Member Karen Holman was absent.
looks to ban restaurant patio smoking
Coast News - May 10, 2013
OCEANSIDE City Council took the first step to ban bar and restaurant
patio smoking by directing the city attorney to draft a no smoking ordinance
on May 1, which will be brought back to council for a final vote. Councilwoman
Esther Sanchez proposed the ordinance because of the health and safety
issues of secondhand smoke. Summer is coming and every single restaurant
in town wants to have the opportunity to have outdoor dining, Sanchez
said. Families do not want to be sitting outside enjoying dinner with
Change needed in Glendale apartment smoking laws
Glendale (CA) News-Press - May 10, 2013
Would the members of the Glendale City Council wake up on May 14 and
recognize the need for a multi-unit residential amendment to Glendale's
Fresh Air Ordinance -- one that will protect the city's nonsmoking apartment/condo
tenants from ...
UCLA instates campus smoking ban
USA Today - May 7, 2013
Last week, UCLA became the first school in the University of system
to instate a smoking ban; UC is looking to make all campuses smoke-free
the air: Hookah lounges, pens and the dangers of secondhand smoke
Southwest Riverside News Network - May 6, 2013
The recent news of some Temecula Middle School students being found
with and selling hookah pens on campus will have many parents asking
just what this new fad is and whether or not its a healthy pastime for
City College may ban smoking
Pasadena Sun-May May 6, 2013
But banning smoking on campus "is just a matter of time, as far
as I'm concerned ... A number of California colleges have instituted
similar bans, and University of ...
BAN: butts into personal choice
The Signal - May 2, 2013
College students, faculty and staff should be provided freedom of choice.
The proposed ban on smoking would allow the governing bodies of the
California Community Colleges (CCC), the California State University
(CSU) and the University of California (UC) to set enforcement standards
for their local campuses [and] impose a fine for a first, second, and
third offense and for each subsequent offence. In an argument made by
the Americans for Nonsmokers Rights, under Why are campuses going smoke-free
and/or tobacco-free? the association states as its first point, the
majority of Americans do not smoke (no-smoke.org). The United States
should not accustom laws only to accommodate majorities.
Lawmakers Moving to Regulate E-Cigarettes
San Diego 6 - May 1, 2013
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday moved to send SB 648 to the
state senate. The proposed legislation would ban using electronic cigarettes
or e-cigarettes, the same places regular cigarettes are banned. Lawmakers
say its necessary because e-cigarettes have not been proven to be safe.
But those who use them say vaping as its called, is safer and healthier
and has helped them kick the smoking habit.
right to smoke versus right to clean air
The Orion - May 1, 2013
I dislike smoking just as much as the next gal, but I don't think we
should completely ban it from campus. After all, any measure restrictive
toward students' rights ...
Bill Would Ban "E-Cigarettes" Where Tobacco Is Already ...
NBC Southern California - April 30, 2013
California lawmakers are scheduled to consider SB 648 Tuesday which
would ban the increasingly popular "electronic cigarettes"
in the same areas where actual cigarettes are banned. Some 100 e-cigarette
users in Southern California are planning to take a bus to Sacramento
Monday night to testify in front of lawyers about the benefits of "vaping."
"There is nicotine in it, and there are other impurities,"
said Dr. Eknath Deo, an oncologist at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.
"You do get second-hand or third-hand smoke." The bill is
scheduled for discussion in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee
at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
fair promotes smoke-free housing in Vallejo
Vallejo Times-Herald - April 28, 2013
As an effort to encourage smoke-free housing, Fighting Back Partnership
and Marina Vista Apartments organized the complex's first Health Fair
and Kids' Carnival on Saturday. ...
rentals drive continues
U-T San Diego-by Lily Leung - April 26, 2013
Cases like Kays were the focus of a bill that would have banned Californians
from smoking inside their homes. The measure died last week, but long-standing
talks to regulate smoking at multi-family units in the city of San Diego
are still alive. In San Diego, anti-smoking activists have met with
landlords for two years, trying to craft an ordinance that would make
both sides happy.
committee to look at smoking policies
Daily Trojan (University of Southern California) - April 26, 2013
Undergraduate Student Government passed a resolution Tuesday calling
for the formation of a student-run Campus Smoking Policy Committee to
investigate alternatives to the current campus smoking policy. ...
plan eases restrictions on sidewalk cafes
KFMB News 8 - April 24, 2013
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A proposal aimed at making it easier for restaurants
in San Diego to open sidewalk cafes was unanimously passed Wednesday
by the City Council's Land Use and Housing Committee. The plan is part
of a series of zoning amendments that were considered by the committee.
Smoking and outdoor music would be banned.
Psychiatric Health Facility To Be Smoke-Free
Santa Barbara Independent - April 24, 2013
Beginning May 1, 2013, the Santa Barbara Psychiatric Health Facility
operated by Santa Barbara County Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Services
will no longer permit smoking on the premises.
at center of legislative debate
San Mateo Daily Journal - April 24, 2013
California lawmakers are working to strengthen the states stringent
smoking regulations by classifying the increasingly popular electronic
cigarette as a tobacco product under the proposed Senate Bill 648. E-cigarettes
are battery operated devices that contain cartridges filled with liquid
nicotine instead of tobacco and create a vapor inhaled by the user.
They are touted as an alternative to cigarettes without the broader
health risks associated with smoke. However, with the increasing use
of e-cigarettes in public, work places and in homes, legislators are
questioning the effects on both users and the general public. State
Sen. Ellen Corbett, D-San Leandro, authored the bill relating to the
restriction of use and advertising of e-cigarettes. SB 648 passed its
first hurdle in the Senate Health Committee Wednesday with a 6-2 vote
in favor. Opponents are concerned by what they call the inaccuracies
of the bills classification of e-cigarettes and its infringement
on personal and privacy rights. SB 648 amends civil, education, government,
health and safety, labor, public utilities and vehicle codes. Smoking
of e-cigarettes would be banned in residential dwellings, school campuses,
public buildings and places of employment, among others. The bill categorizes
e-cigarettes in the same manner as tobacco leaf products such as cigarettes,
cigars, loose tobacco, snuff and chewing tobacco.
Senate Talks Smoke-Free Campus
Annenberg TV News-April 24, 2013
UCLA recently became a smoke-free campus, and according to UC Health,
... that 54 USC should become a smoke-free campus. - percent of undergraduates
Matt, G.E.; Fortmann, A.L.; Quintana, P.J.E.; Zakarian, J.M.; Romero,
R.A.; Chatfield, D.A.; Hoh, E.; Hovell, M.F., "Towards
smoke-free rental cars: an evaluation of voluntary smoking restrictions
in California," Tobacco Control 22(3): 201-207, May
Introduction Some car rental companies in California and other
states in the USA have established non-smoking policies for their vehicles.
This study examined the effectiveness of these policies in maintaining
smoke-free rental cars.
Methods A stratified random sample of 250 cars (non-smoker,
smoker and unknown designation) was examined in San Diego County, California,
USA. Dust, surfaces and the air of each vehicle cabin were sampled and
analysed for residual tobacco smoke pollutants (also known as thirdhand
smoke (THS)), and each car was inspected for visual and olfactory signs
of tobacco use. Customer service representatives were informally interviewed
about smoking policies.
Findings A majority of putative non-smoker cars had nicotine
in dust, on surfaces, in air and other signs of tobacco use. Independent
of a car's smoking status, older and higher mileage cars had higher
levels of THS pollution in dust and on surfaces (p<0.05), indicating
that pollutants accumulated over time. Compared with smoker cars, non-smoker
cars had lower levels of nicotine on surfaces (p<0.01) and in dust
(p<0.05) and lower levels of nicotine (p<0.05) and 3-ethynylpyridine
(p<0.05) in the air. Non-smoking signage in cars was associated with
lower levels of THS pollutants in dust and air (p<0.05).
Conclusions Existing policies and practices were successful
in lowering THS pollution levels in non-smoker cars compared with smoker
cars. However, policies failed in providing smoke-free rental cars;
THS levels were not as low as those found in private cars of non-smokers
with in-car smoking bans. Major obstacles include inconsistent communication
with customers and the lack of routine monitoring and enforcement strategies.
Strengthening policies and their implementation would allow car rental
companies to reduce costs, better serve their customers and make a constructive
contribution to tobacco control efforts.
Campus Goes Tobacco-Free
Westwood-Century City (CA) Patch.com - April 23, 2013
The UCLA campus is officially a smoke- and tobacco-free zone. Taking
effect Monday, on Earth Day, the policy bans the use of all tobacco
products, along with ...
Tobacco-Free As Of Earth Day 2013
CBS Local - April 22, 2013
Beginning Monday, tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, chewing
tobacco, and electronic cigarettes, will be banned from the school's
Exactly Is The Smoking Ban Downtown?
Concord (CA) Patch.com - April 22, 2013
Concordians and regulars to the Todos Santos Plaza area may be familiar
with the downtown smoking ban, but it can still be confusing as to where
it starts and ...
Chancellor responds to system-wide smoking ban resolution
Daily 49er - April 22, 2013
Cal State University Chancellor Timothy P. White plans to implement
a system-wide smoking ban, which would prohibit smoking throughout the
23-campus system by the end of 2013. In February, the chancellor responded
to a resolution from the CSU Academic Senate to ban the use and sale
of tobacco products and initiate smoking cessation programs, according
to a letter written by CSU Associate Vice Chancellor Ronald E. Vogel.
White will create a special taskforce that will put together a plan
on how to ban smoking and the sale of tobacco on campuses and report
by the end of this year, according to CSU Spokesman Erik Fallis.
Community College campus goes smoke-free
Valley Sun April 20, 2013
When Glendale Community College students return from spring break on
Monday, they will be greeted with a new warning: It's official, the
campus is going smoke-free. "You'll be joining nearly 1,200 colleges
nationwide and a growing number in the state of California," he
told the trustees after they cast their vote. About 10 community colleges
in California most of them in San Diego County have adopted no-smoking
policies, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation. ...
Committee Rejects Apartment Smoking Ban
California Healthline - April 19, 2013
On Wednesday, the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee
voted 5-2 against a bill (AB 746) that would have banned smoking in
apartment buildings and other multi-family housing facilities.
to fine tune new smoking bans: Questions raised about APD's ability
to enforce stricter rules
Times-Standard - April 19, 2013
Creating a smoke-free Arcata continues to be the topic of conversation
as council members pushed the issue into another round of discussions.
During its meeting on Wednesday, the Arcata City Council decided to
drop two of the seven proposed revisions to the city's current smoking
prohibitions -- smoking within private areas in multi-units housing
and options for tobacco-free educational programs. It's getting to the
point where we are trying to get people to stop smoking, which I think
is not our business, Councilman Michael Winkler said. The business we
should be in is to make it so people are not inadvertently exposed to
other people smoking.
prepare to quit or cut back as UCLA goes tobacco-free
UC Los Angeles - April 18, 2013
More than 1,000 colleges and universities nationwide have gone smoke
or tobacco-free. Next week, UCLA joins the crowd.
leaders to consider smoking ban in multifamily buildings
San Jose Mercury News - April 18, 2013
Lafayette officials are eyeing changes to the city's municipal code
to address the effects of secondhand smoke in apartment buildings and
other multiple dwelling units. On May 13, the city council will hear
options ranging from a total smoking ban in existing and proposed multifamily
projects to a phased-in program. The new rules will "address and
mitigate the effects of secondhand smoke in multifamily buildings and
other areas," according to a city notice.
could say no to lighting up in public places
Beach Reporter - April 18, 2013
The city is mulling over the expansion of its outdoor smoking ban,
which could ... favor a law banning smoking in services areas (like
bus stops), public parks, ... long a staunch supporter of smoking bans,
said his city's ordinance has been ...
to ban smoking in condos, apartments defeated
San Diego 6 - April 18, 2013
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) A proposal that sought to ban smoking
in apartments and condominiums has failed in an Assembly committee.
The bill from ...
City Council in talks to expand smoking bans, increase in ...
Times-Standard - April 17, 2013
Revisions to the city's existing prohibitions, include banning smokers
from Seventh to ... Smoking would also be banned at special events and
outdoor areas, including the ... The existing ban on smoking within
20 feet of businesses would be ...
Alert: Bill to bar apartment smoking goes down in flames at ...
Sacramento Bee - April 17, 2013
Legislation to bar millions of Californians from smoking inside their
own homes ... ceilings, floors or ventilation systems with neighboring
units are not subject to ...
Beach Considers Comprehensive Smoking Ban
NBC Southern California - April 15, 2013
Manhattan Beach could soon join a growing list of California cities
that have strictly banned cigarette smoking in public areas. The South
Bay city already bans smoking in parks, beaches and workplaces. But
city officials, citing second-hand smoke health risks and cigarette-butt
litter, have called a town hall meeting Monday night to discuss going
further and forbidding smoking on sidewalks, at all public events and
APARTMENTS AND CONDOS SMOKE-FREE
U-T San Diego - April 13, 2013
Drifting secondhand smoke poses health concerns for even the healthiest
... the ER or stay in the hospital just because someone in an adjacent
unit is smoking.
Francisco youth group targets tobacco retailers
KGO-TV - April 8, 2013
San Francisco could become the first city in the nation to limit the
number of retailers selling tobacco.
A smoking rights group called
Citizen's Freedom Alliance says the attempt to limit permits amounts
to bullying, but the youth group says it's not targeting smokers ...
wishful thinking for giving up smokes, says US critic
New Zealand Herald - April 8, 2013
A hardline opponent of electronic cigarettes fears that rather than
helping people to quit ordinary cigarettes, they may keep them hooked
on a daily dose of tobacco smoke. Professor Stanton Glantz, of the University
of California at San Francisco, will speak in New Zealand next week
at seminars organised by researchers trying to find ways to help the
country become virtually smoke-free within 12 years.
Glantz asserts e-cigarettes, now marketed in his country as "hip,
sexy and modern", as tobacco once was, "are a triumph of wishful
thinking over evidence". "There is no scientific evidence
that electronic cigarettes help people to quit smoking. There's a lot
of people saying they do, but the world is filled with people who think
treatments work when they didn't. "There's a couple of population-based
studies looking at dual use. This is the real problem. Very few people
switch from conventional cigarettes to electronic cigarettes; they keep
using both. "While the people who use electronic cigarettes seem
to smoke fewer conventional cigarettes than the people who don't use
electronic cigarettes, it's not enough difference to matter, particularly
for the heart-disease effects of smoking," said Professor Glantz.
But he added that for lung cancer, the more someone smoked, the greater
the risk. He supports a bill before the California legislature which
would ban vaping within indoor workplaces and many other places.
Measures Will Best Reduce Smoking Rates
The UCSD Guardian Online - April 4, 2013
Bans have never bent behaviors on any significant scale, and they
wont work again next January, when Mark Yudofs UC-wide smoking
ban takes effect. Enforcement at public universities, which are largely
outdoors and span multiple buildings, is either a nightmarish challenge
for police or a non-priority. The final word isnt in yet, but
preliminary data suggest that the national movement to ban smoking at
colleges (774 have done it already) has been ineffective. Although the
number of college campuses that have banned smoking is up a full 4 percent
from last year, the number of 18- to 24-year-olds who smoke has increased
by half a percent, according to researchers at the Harvard School of
approves tobacco shop ban
Santa Ynez Valley News - April 4, 2013
To permanently ban cigarette, tobacco and head shops within
the city limits, the Buellton City Council moved forward last week on
the first ordinance in the county to specifically forbid that type of
The council unanimously approved the ordinance Thursday
and formal adoption is expected at the April 11 meeting scheduled for
6 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 140 W. Highway 246. The vote was 4-0
with Councilwoman Holly Sierra absent.
Students Vote For Smoke-Free Referendum
Gazette Newspapers - April 3, 2013
California State University, Long Beach, students are leading the charge
for a smoke-free campus after student election results came in last
Barbara City College considers smoking ban
KEYT - April 3, 2013
One idea being considered is to only allow students to smoke in their
cars. Some college officials are concerned about how they could enforce
an all-out ban.
Creek: Proposed smoking restrictions subject of meeting
Contra Costa Times - April 3, 2013
Walnut Creek: Proposed smoking restrictions subject of meeting ... rules
to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke by restricting smoking in multifamily
Monica Housing Discrimination Complaints Surge
Santa Monica (CA) Mirror - April 2, 2013
Did Zelda's request for a smoke-free apartment qualify as a reasonable
accommodation to G & K's wait-list rules? There are two basic legal
requirements for a reasonable accommodation. First, the accommodation
must be needed in response to the nature of ...
Smoke Leads Santa Monica Woman to File Fair Housing Complaint
Santa Monica (CA) Lookout - April 2, 2013
Santa Monica's Consumer Protection Unit (CPU) helped a woman with a
severe respiratory disability relocate to get away from the second-hand
smoke wafting in from her neighbors' apartments, according to City staff.
Zelda Alvarado (whose name has been chan
lawmakers consider banning smoking inside people's homes
Bakersfield Now - April 2, 2013
What you do in the privacy of your own home might not be just your business
anymore. That's if California Assemblyman Marc Levine pushes his smoking
ban through into law.
But the ban wouldn't be in every home.
It would only apply to apartment complexes, condos, duplexes and any
place that is a multifamily living area. The rationale behind the bill
is that when a neighbor lights up, everyone in the building lights up
through secondhand smoke, including children. People whom Eyewitness
News talked with unanimously agreed that the bill is too "big brother."
Out the Smoke
New University Online - April 2, 2013
The recently signed federal legislation hopes to reshape policies and
programs on campuses. Beginning the transition as the first tobacco-free
University of California campus, UCLA will begin enstating their policies
against smoking and chewing tobacco on April 22 Earth Day.
Ramon Smoking Restrictions, I-680 Roadwork, County Spelling Bee Winner
San Ramon (CA) Patch.com - March 31, 2013
New San Ramon Smoking Restrictions
The smoking restirction ordiance the San Ramon City Council passed last
month will go into effect Thursday. The ordinance states the purpose
is to "protect those who live, work and play in San Ramon from
the risks of secondhand smoke. Click the link to find out where smoking
is still allowed.
San Diego To Go Smoke Free
KPBS - March 26, 2013
Its illegal in San Diego to smoke in a public park, on the beach,
or even at a Padres game. But people can still light up on the campuses
of the citys two largest universities: San Diego State, and UC
San Diego. Thats about to change.
Thats all going
to end on September 1st, when UC San Diego will go completely smoke
It Time to Ban Smoking in Marin's Apartments and Condos?
San Rafael (CA) Patch.com - March 25, 2013
Several California cities and counties have already passed local
restrictions on smoking in multi-unit housing. In Marin, that includes
San Rafael, Larkspur and ...
Assemblyman Levine draws attention with bill cracking down ...
MENAFN.COM - March 24, 2013
March 24, 2013 (Menafn - The Marin Independent Journal - McClatchy-Tribune
Information Services via COMTEX) --LEGISLATION THAT would ban smoking
in California apartment, condominium and townhouse complexes has garnered
freshman Assemblyman Marc Levine plenty of attention, most positive;
but not all. When Fox News reporter Gretchen Carlson interviewed the
newly elected San Rafael Democrat this month she cast a skeptical eye
on the idea, describing California as the "so-called nanny state,"
noting the state has also prohibited clothing donation drop-off boxes,
tanning beds for minors, foie gras and entering animal enclosures at
zoos. But while Carlson and others may regard the threat of secondhand
smoke in apartment buildings a joke, medical experts do not, said Kimberly
Amazeen, vice president of programs and advocacy for the American Lung
Association in California. The association sponsored Levine's bill.
Community College ponders going smoke-free
Glendale News Press March 23, 2013
Officials at Glendale Community College this week proposed that the
college join a small handful of smoke-free campuses statewide.
According to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation, about
10 California community colleges have adopted campus-wide non-smoking
policies, most of them in San Diego County. ...
Marin again ranked healthiest county in California, but ...
Marin Independent Journal - March 21, 2013
For the fourth consecutive year, Marin has been ranked the healthiest
county in California in an annual survey conducted by the University
of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson
Meredith said, "Marin's success in tobacco control
is the result of many years of community-wide effort to change social
norms around tobacco use. Policies such as San Rafael's 100 percent
smoke-free multiunit housing ordinance greatly contribute to healthy
outcomes for current and future Marin residents."
recommends banning smoking in all of Palo Alto's small
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News - March 21, 2013
Smoking should be outlawed in all of Palo Alto's small parks to protect
public health, according to some city council members. The Policy and
Services Committee voted unanimously Tuesday night to recommend that
the full city council pass an ordinance prohibiting smoking in any park
that is less than five acres. The ban would apply to as many as 22 of
the city's 38 parks and open space reserves.
the market ban smoking in apartments
Modesto Bee - March 20, 2013
Not every good idea needs be to enacted [sic] into state law. That's
our view on legislation that would impose a statewide ban on smoking
in apartments and condos that have two or more units and share walls,
floors, ceilings or ventilation systems. It was introduced as Assembly
Bill 746 by Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-San Rafael.
restrictions nothing new
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) - by Lois Kazakoff - March 20, 2013
The proposed law to restrict smoking in apartments and condos statewide
has generated predictably cries of nanny state
and first-you-tax-and-then-you-restrict a legal product. Chronicle columnist
Debra J. Saunders weighed in with her own screed on Smoke gets
in your rights.
Bans E-Cigarettes A Move Too Far in the War on Smoking?
Martinez (CA) Patch.com - March 20, 2013
Electronic cigarettes will be prohibited in no-smoking areas of unincorporated
Contra Costa County after a unanimous vote by the Board of Supervisors.
What do you think of the decision?
residents push for stricter smoking ban
Contra Costa Times - March 20, 2013
CONCORD -- Calling it an assault on their health, residents are pushing
the City Council to extend its downtown ban on smoking to more city
blocks and multiunit buildings.
Last month, the Walnut Creek
City Council asked its staff to study an ordinance to restrict smoking
in downtown and in apartment buildings and other multifamily ...
board hopes to make school system smoke-free
Daily Sundial - March 20, 2013
LONG BEACH The CSU Academic Senates resolution to ban tobacco
products on all CSU campuses is one step closer to being implemented
as an executive order. At Wednesdays meeting, the senates
chair, Dr. Diana Guerin, thanked Chancellor Timothy White for responding
to the senates plan to make the CSU smoke-free. He wants
to plan the process to ban all tobacco products in the CSU and cessation
programs, Guerin said. We would be pleased to participate
in this (and) provided solutions electronically to the board.
Currently the only CSU campus with a tobacco policy is San Francisco
State University, which bans tobacco use outside of designated smoking
areas. Cal State Fullerton is the first CSU campus that will become
100 percent smoke-free as of August 2013.
Alto looks to ban smoking at all small parks
Palo Alto Online-March 19, 2013
Within minutes, the conversation turned to banning smoking at all parks
... than singling out specific parks to be banned, the city should create
a broader ban and ...
tobacco taskforce wants smoke-free campus in 2014
StateHornet.com-March 19, 2013
"For our campus, going tobacco-free and smoke-free (would promote)
a cleaner environment and is pro-health," Kenoyer said. "It's
not only healthy for the ...
the e-smokes: Contra Costa may ban e-cigarettes in public ...
Inside Bay Area-by Lisa Vorderbrueggen-March 19, 2013
Contra Costans could hear that phrase under an ordinance introduced
Tuesday banning the use of battery operated e-cigarettes everywhere
traditional tobacco ...
SF Chronicle March 19, 2013
As I am typing this letter, I am sitting in the living room of my apartment,
breathing in the secondhand smoke from my next-door neighbor's cigarettesâ€¦Don't
tell me I can always move. This is just as much my home as it is hers.
I have lived here longer, and I can't afford to move.
to consider outlawing smoking at three Palo Alto parks
San Jose Mercury News - March 19, 2013
New smoking restrictions being floated in Palo Alto would make it illegal
to light up in three of the city's small urban parks. Tonight, the city
council's Policy and Services Committee is scheduled to review a city
staff recommendation to prohibit smoking at Lytton and Cogswell plazas
in downtown and at Sarah Wallis Park in the California Avenue area business
battle over secondhand smoke hits home
Orange County Register March 15, 2013
The battle over secondhand smoke is intensifying in California, as the
focus shifts from public spaces to the most private of places: Lighting
up at home.
Liz Williams, project manager for the nonprofit Americans
for Nonsmokers' Rights, applauds the trend toward quashing secondhand
smoke. "People, especially in California, are very used to breathing
smoke-free air," she said, "and people are very upset that
their home environment is often the last place they are exposed to smoke."
Renters deserve relief from smoking
Sacramento (CA) Bee - March 17, 2013
Fewer than 14 percent of Californians smoke cigarettes or other tobacco
products. While they have the right to choose the risks of smoking for
themselves, they do not have the right to impose their smoke involuntarily
on others. That is why California has statewide laws that ban smoking
in workplaces, restaurants and bars. Now legislators are considering
taking the next step apartments and condominiums. With shared
walls, floors, ceilings or ventilation systems, the drift of smoke is
palpable in neighboring units. A child with asthma or an elderly person
with multiple health issues or any nonsmoker who doesn't want
the health hazard of secondhand smoke
battle over secondhand smoke hits home
Orange County Register - March 15, 2013
The battle over secondhand smoke is intensifying in California, as
the focus shifts from public spaces to the most private of places: Lighting
up at home.
Liz Williams, project manager for the nonprofit Americans
for Nonsmokers' Rights, applauds the trend toward quashing secondhand
smoke. "People, especially in California, are very used to breathing
smoke-free air," she said, "and people are very upset that
their home environment is often the last place they are exposed to smoke."
Guide to California's Proposed Ban on Smoking in Apartments
KQED (blog) - March 14, 2013
It would be one of the toughest smoking laws in the country, and affect
some 12 ... that restrict playing loud music late at night, or smoking
in a car with a baby, ...
proposes sweeping anti-smoking legislation
Mother Nature Network (blog) - March 13, 2013
If it passes, California's new state-wide anti-smoking ban would be
the most ... have implemented their own legislation banning smoking
in multiunit buildings. ...
Creek Journal News Briefs: Ideas for celebrating WC ...
San Jose Mercury News - March 13, 2013
City studying second-hand-smoke ordinance - The City Council has asked
staff to study a prospective ordinance imposing restrictions on smoking
downtown and in apartment buildings and other multifamily homes, along
with other ways to cut secondhand smoke exposure dramatically.
owners win secondhand smoke case
Orange County Register - March 12, 2013
An Orange County jury has found a homeowners association negligent for
failing to resolve a secondhand smoke dispute between neighbors at a
Yap, P.; Gilbreath, S.; Garcia, C., Jareen, N., Goodrich, B., "The
influence of socioeconomic markers on the association between fine
particulate matter and hospital admissions for respiratory conditions
among children," American Journal of Public Health 103(4):
695-702, April 2013.
smoking ban sought in housing
San Francisco Chronicle - March 11, 2013
People living in townhouses, condominiums and other attached units would
be prohibited from smoking indoors under a ban proposed by a state lawmaker
- the most sweeping antismoking legislative proposal in the country.
Single-family detached homes are not included as they don't share
walls or ventilation system. Marijuana smoking is not addressed either.
Outdoor smoking ...
City Ordinance Prohibits Smoking in Some Outdoor Areas
San Ramon (CA) Patch.com - March 5, 2013
The City of San Ramon has adopted new stringent secondhand smoking protections,
while two other Central County cities are discussing similar measures.
Backs New Smoking Policy
El Vaquero - March 7, 2013
The battle over whether or not to make Glendale Community College a
non-smoking campus has been brewing since 2010; now Interim Superintendent/President
Jim Riggs is urging not only the campus, but also the district, to become
Ramon is 6th city to adopt comprehensive smoking laws, 2 others follow
San Ramon (CA) Express - Mar 6, 2013
San Ramon's City Council adopted stringent secondhand smoking protections
on February . 26 in an effort to protect residents from exposure outdoors.
Two other area cities are discussing similar measures in a move that
has the county Tobacco Prevention Coalition
City Ordinance Prohibits Smoking in Some Outdoor Areas
Patch.com-March 5, 2013
Pinole) to adopt a comprehensive community-wide secondhand smoke protections
ordinance. The new law prohibits smoking in many outdoor areas including
ban OK'd for Bidwell Park, AS proposal seeks student input
The Orion (Calif. State U. Chico) - March 6, 2013
Students on campus were asked what they thought about a potential smoking
ban being enforced throughout the California State University system.
Interest in Secondhand Smoke Policies Heating Up in ...
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) - March 5, 2013
The following press release is from the Contra Costa Tobacco Prevention
Coalition (CCTPC): The city of San Ramon has adopted new stringent secondhand
smoking protections, while two other Central County cities are discussing
similar measures. On February 26th, San Ramon became the sixth community
in Contra Costa (following unincorporated Contra Costa, Martinez, Richmond,
Pleasant Hill and Pinole) to adopt a comprehensive community-wide secondhand
smoke protections ordinance. The new law prohibits smoking in many outdoor
areas including doorways of buildings open to the public, parks and
recreations areas (except golf courses) and certain areas of multi-unit
Big Tobacco's Unlikely Allies in the Effort to Keep the Poor Hooked
Berkeley Daily Planet March 3, 2013
Imagine a committee meeting where California legislators gather to consider
AB746, Congressional Representative Marc Levines proposal to protect
people in multi-unit housing from secondhand smoke. Picture the table,
the chairs, the people milling about shaking hands and making introductions.
Smoking Ban Would Prohibit People From Smoking Inside Their Own Homes
Huffington Post - March 1, 2013
In the mid-1990s, California became the first state to ban smoking tobacco
in bars, clubs and restaurants. Now, if a bill introduced last month
by one Golden State Democrat becomes law, California would likely become
the first state to prohibit millions of its citizens from smoking in
their own homes.
ban impact on Modesto-area rentals is uneven
Modesto Bee - March 1, 2013
MODESTO -- Modesto-area property and apartment managers are split on
the merits of proposed legislation that would ban smoking in all of
the state's multiunit dwellings. "It's tough to make a decision
that says we require every smoker to stop smoking immediately in their
home," said VIP Management property manager Chad Brown, whose company
operates three large complexes with more than 750 units total in Modesto.
"Personally, there's nothing I want more in properties than to
have them stop smoking. I'd love to do that, but it doesn't seem practical."
Last week, Assemblyman March c Levine, D-San Rafael, introduced Assembly
Bill 746, which would restrict smoking in owner-occupied residences
and rental units ...
Alto Mayor Greg Scharff lays out agenda in State of the City ...
1590 KLIV Silicon Valley News February 28, 2013
Scharff also said he'd like to see Palo Alto bolster its smoking restrictions,
noting a recent "D" rating for the city from the American
Lung Association. The mayor ...
moves closer to tobacco shop ban
Santa Ynez Valley News - February 28, 2013
A unanimous Buellton Planning Commission has recommended City Council
approval of a proposed ordinance to permanently ban cigarette, tobacco
and head shops within the city limits. Commissioners adopted
a resolution Thursday in favor of the proposal, which would replace
an interim ordinance approved two years ago and set to expire in late
bill would ban smoking in multi-unit housing
The San Luis Obispo Tribune - February 28, 2013
Millions of Californians would not be able to smoke tobacco inside their
own homes under new legislation that would raise the bar nationwide
for fighting secondhand smoke. No state ever has ventured into personal
bedrooms and living rooms with its smoking restrictions, but California
is going even further than that by targeting owner-occupied residences
as well as rental units. Specifically, the measure would prohibit lighting
up a cigarette, cigar or pipe in condominiums, duplexes and apartment
CA AB746: Bill Title: Smoking: prohibition in multifamily dwellings.
May be heard in committee March 24.
LegiScan - February 28, 2013
Alto Mayor Scharff calls 2013 'year of the future'
San Jose Mercury News - February 28, 2013
Calling 2013 the "year of the future," Palo Alto Mayor Greg
Scharff laid out a broad and ambitious agenda in his state of the city
address Wednesday night that includes reviving plans for citywide ultra-high-speed
Internet, setting aside more money for public art and banning smoking
Similarly, Scharff said the city needs to beef up its
smoking restrictions. He noted that it recently ... "Palo Alto
has fallen behind other cities in restricting smoking.
Jason Eberhart-Phillips: What you don't breathe won't kill you
Marin Independent Journal - February 25, 2013
IF YOU'RE OLDER than 50 and you don't suffer from a heart attack this
year, one good reason may be the protection from secondhand smoke you
now receive in most Marin County communities. Two new studies published
in late 2012 offer the strongest evidence yet that laws and ordinances
restricting exposure to tobacco smoke really work to cut the risk of
heart attacks and other smoking-related illnesses wherever they are
introduced. Another study, published in January, suggests that such
laws can significantly reduce serious asthma attacks in children.
consider smoking ban
The Orion-February 20, 2013
A recently proposed California State University-wide smoking ban has
sparked discussion among student leaders and CSU administrators. The
CSU Academic ...
Want to Ban Sale of Menthol Cigarettes in San Jose
San Jose Inside (blog)-February 20, 2013
"Tobacco industries purposely market their attractive tobacco products
to young ... Take a look at menthol cigarette ads and you'll find most
of them target black ...
restructuring, park smoking ban lead council agenda tonight
Enterprise-Record - February 19, 2013
CHICO The Chico City Council will have a hefty agenda to wade
through tonight as it tackles the finer details of the city's restructuring,
a proposed smoking ban and a lease agreement for space in the Municipal
Tobacco Control Program Generates Huge Health Care Savings
UCSF Today - February 14, 2013
Over a span of nearly 20 years, Californias tobacco control program
cost $2.4 billion and reduced health care costs by $134 billion, according
to a new study by UC San Francisco (UCSF).
5 Sierra Madre-Area Stories: Smoking Ban, Construction Site ...
Patch.com-February 17, 2013
A multi-family apartment building smoking ban has been a oft-discussed
issue the last year or two in Sierra Madre and it appears the idea of
a ban will get its first ...
Hillard and Charlotte Whitney: Going smoke-free has benefits
The Salinas Californian-February 16, 2013
After one year of being smoke-free your lung function increases by 30
percent, the cilia (cleaning agents in your lungs) are able to re-grow,
thereby reducing ...
Anti-smoking 'investment' pays a serious return
Redding (CA) Record-Searchlight - February 15, 2013
A UC San Francisco study published Wednesday found that, in the 20 years
after California voters passed a quarter-a-pack tobacco tax devoted
to urging smokers to quit, the state collected and spent $2.4 billion.
The benefit? A more than 50-fold return, w
smoking ban could worsen issue
Daily Trojan Online-February 15, 2013
It will also be banned from workplaces, playgrounds, beaches and entrances
to ... On June 1, 2014, the policy will go one step further, banning
smoking from ... a better plan, one that implements individual bans
over time instead of all at once.
council won't enact tobacco retailers licensing program
Santa Ynez Valley News - February 14, 2013
After a spirited debate at their Monday night meeting, the members of
the Solvang City Council decided against enacting a city-wide tobacco
retailers licensing ...
Health going tobacco-free at its Chico, Gridley, Oroville sites
Enterprise-Record - February 14, 2013
Starting today, Ampla Health is changing its polices to institute a
tobacco- and smoke-free environment on all of its properties, including
parking lots, rented ...
Should the campus be entirely smoke-free?
PCC Courier - February 13, 2013
The campus should not be made smoke free. Calvin Chacon, undecided.
3. Stricter rules should be applied because there are people who
don't want to have ...
from smoking ban
Renegade Rip-February 13, 2013
As a student who dislikes smoking, when I heard about the vote on whether
they will make the Bakersfield College a smoking free or smoking designated
Ban Proposal to be Heard at March 12 City Council Meeting
Sierra Madre (CA) Patch.com-February 12, 2013
A proposed ban in Santa Monica failed a City Council vote last summer,
according to the article. Pasadena also has a ban that prohibits people
from smoking ...
Medical Center to go tobacco-free at all locations
Enterprise-Record - February 12, 2013
CHICO Starting Thursday, tobacco will no longer be allowed on
any Enloe Medical Center property, whether the main campus, specialized
treatment centers ...
UC Irvine Go Smoke Free?
New University Online - February 12, 2013
A couple of months ago, the UC Office of the President made an official
statement about a policy proposal for every UC to go smoke-free by 2014.
A committee ...
hearing set for citywide smoking ordinance
San Ramon Express - February 11, 2013
Residents will have an opportunity to give their two cents on proposed
changes to the city's smoking ordinance Tuesday night. The existing
ordinance, written in 1999, could be updated to include outdoor second
City Council talks smoking bans, Measure H and public transit
Times-Standard - February 8, 2013
The Arcata City Council may soon ban smokers from lighting up near downtown,
or in their own homes. ...
the grade on smoking
Lompoc Record - February 7, 2013
Some city officials also complained that the report failed to grade
the Chumash Casino, where smoking is allowed in a majority of the floor
campus being considered
Pasadena City College Courier - February 6, 2013
The Health and Safety committee is working toward a proposal to have
the college become a smoke free campus.
works to make SoCal smoke free
PRWeek - February 6, 2013
LOS ANGELES: MWW is working with the Los Angeles Department of Public
Health to establish smoke-free areas in several counties in Southern
TO BAN SMOKING IN APARTMENTS AND ON TAVERN ROW: CITY COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT
goes tobacco-free in 2013
KIEM-TV News Channel 3 (Eureka, CA) - February 6, 2013
The City of Arcata is looking to ban smoking in areas surrounding the
plaza and apartment buildings. The City Council is talking about it
at tonight's meeting; they want to expand on the smoking laws already
Atascadero News-February 6, 2013
SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY All of Housing Authority of SSan Luis Obispo's
public housing units are tobacco-free as of Jan. 1. The mission of HASLO
is to ...
Vallejo Times-Herald - February 1, 2013
I had to respond to your article about Solano County's poor grades regarding
secondhand smoke. ... I took to calling it the Solano County Smoking
Banned on Campus (Includes interview and first-hand ...
DigitalJournal.com - February 1, 2013
The start of a new year may be the start of a new resolution for Marymount
College students. As of Jan. 1, 2013, Marymount College in Rancho Palos
Verdes, Calif., has been declared a smoke-free campus.
Livermore Independent - February 1, 2013
Congratulations to the City of Dublin. It was one of only three cities
in Alameda County to receive an A on an American Lung Association
(ALA) report card grading cities efforts to control tobacco use.
Dublin earned an "A" in all three categories where cities
were graded: regulation of smoke-free outdoor air, requirements for
landlords to create and permanently maintain non-smoking housing units,
and ordinances that would reduce the sales of tobacco products.
tobacco opponents aim at secondhand smoke
Bay Area Reporter 43(5) - January 31, 2013
Seeking to curb exposure to secondhand smoke in San Francisco's gay
bars that have outside patios where smoking is allowed, the Freedom
from Tobacco group unveiled a new study last week that showed four bars
they surveyed had "unhealthy" air quality measurements. The
study, conducted with UCSF in December 2011, found that the two bars
had air quality measurements ranging from "unhealthy" to "very
unhealthy" on the Environmental Protection Agency scale; one bar
ranged from "unhealthy for sensitive groups" to "unhealthy;"
and one bar ranged from "moderate" to "unhealthy."
Data was collected using a TSI SidePak AM 510 device.
ban acknowledged by national group
Marinscope Community Newspapers - January 31, 2013
Residents of San Rafael can breathe a little easier now that the citys
smoking regulations have caught the eye of one of the nations
leading anti-tobacco organizations. The American Lung Association released
its annual report, State of Tobacco Control 2013, earlier
this month, and the City of San Rafael received an A in
overall tobacco control.
card flunks area cities
Santa Ynez Valley News - January 31, 2013
Kunkel noted the Chumash Casino Resort, one of the major employers in
the Santa Ynez Valley, not only allows smoking in over 90 percent of
it floor space, but ...
Smoking Ban vote passed
(Bakersfield College) Renegade Rip - January 30, 2013
According to Nick Acosta, the preliminary numbers for the vote on the
smoking ban is favoring toward a 100 percent tobacco free campus. These
are not final numbers, the final numbers will be updated as soon as
they are recieved.
Gatos shorts: Smoking banned in parks
San Jose Mercury News - January 28, 2013
The American Cancer Society's annual report card is out and Los Gatos
has received an "F." The ACS grade is based on town policies
regarding smoke-free outdoor environments, smoke-free housing and reducing
sales of tobacco products.
The ACS estimates that in California, 34,400 kids start smoking every
year, while tobacco use causes an estimated 37,000 deaths. The nonprofit
watchdog group says smoking-related illnesses cost the state more than
$18 billion in health care costs and lost productivity.
grade could improve
The Los Gatos Town Council voted unanimously
on Jan. 22 to ban smoking in all town parks. The ban applies to cigarettes
and cigars, as well as what the ordinance refers to as weeds and plants.
Cliff Benes: Secondhand smoke is it really so bad?
Redding (CA) Record-Searchlight - January 28, 2013
So what happened? Were we just supermen then? I'm positive my mother
smoked all the way through my pregnancy. Maybe a doctor can give me
and answer. ...
make effort to protect tenants from second-hand smoke
KFSN ABC-30 (Fresno, CA) - January 26, 2013
You don't have to inhale "second-hand smoke" to be affected
by the potential cancer-causing fumes. "I never smoked in my life,"
said Beatrice, a person affected by second-hand smoke. "I never
even touched a cigarette." But Beatrice Has COPD and nodules on
her lungs from inhaling someone else's cigarette smoke while she lived
in an apartment. Research Scientist Doctor Andrew Hyland said, "You're
looking at an estimate of anywhere between 40 and 60,000 deaths per
year attributable to second-hand smoke." That's more than all fatal
car crashes each year. 28 states banned smoking in public places but
smoking in apartments is still legal. Now some property owners are adopting
California Tobacco Tax Hike: Revisiting the Tobacco Debate
Independent Voter Network (IVN) - Jan 23, 2013
A group of California state officials, which includes Lieutenant Governor
Gavin Newsom and Democratic strategist Jason Kinney, are currently backing
a $1 per pack increase on tobacco products. The funds driven from this
tobacco tax hike will, in turn, be
National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) - Jan 23, 2013
California is likely to propose a ballot initiative in 2014 that would
boost the state's cigarette tax by $1 per pack.
Anti-smoking laws need more teeth
Glendale (CA) News-Press - Jan 23, 2013
Within half a mile of my residence, there are six businesses whose customers
and owner/employees frequently smoke on the sidewalk right in front
of the buildings. Two of these businesses are eating establishments
that have taken sidewalk space for seating ...
Helena council honored for smoking ban
Napa Valley Register- January 20, 2013
The Tobacco Advisory Board and the Tobacco Education Program will present
a plaque to the St. Helena City Council on Tuesday to honor its commitment
report card flunks local cities
Lompoc Record - January 17, 2013
Santa Maria, Guadalupe, Solvang, Lompoc and Goleta received failing
grades on the American Lung Associations State of Tobacco
Control 2013 report card released Wednesday. The national report
gauges tobacco-control policies at both the federal and state levels,
assigning grades on whether the laws protect residents from tobacco
smoke. The study also looks at local smoking regulations.
Gives California Low Grades for Smoking Cessation Efforts
California Healthline - January 17, 2013
An American Lung Association report has given California low grades
for its smoking cessation efforts, Payers & Providers reports (Shinkman,
Payers & Providers, 1/17). California Findings The report praised
California for its efforts to persuade residents to stop smoking, but
it criticized the state for not raising cigarette taxes from the current
87 cents per pack. ALA found that California is one of only three states
that has not increased cigarette taxes since 1999.
Francisco Street Festivals To Be Smoke Free
The Epoch Times - January 16, 2013
SAN FRANCISCOAs a smoker, going to outdoor events like the Chinese
New Year Parade in February will soon require a few extra breaths of
Air Goes Up in Smoke Again
Berkeley Daily Planet-January 15, 2013
The group of citizens who beseeched the Ad Hoc Committee on Smokefree
Housing to protect their health walked away thinking that smokefree
housing was ...
Vote To Ban Smoking At Street Fairs
The San Francisco Appeal-January 16, 2013
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors today gave unanimous initial
approval to two pieces of legislation addressing smoking in the city.
Francisco expands smoking restrictions to include outdoor ...
San Francisco Examiner-January 15, 2013
The Board of Supervisors passed two new smoking restrictions Tuesday,
joining ... a law banning smoking at outdoor public events and another
requiring landlords to ... banned smoking altogether in apartments,
and a similar ban was passed last year ... Mar said he crafted the smoking
ban for public events with the help of ...
anti-tobacco ads for African American market unveiled
San Francisco Bay View - January 12, 2013
California Department of Public Health director and state health officer
Dr. Ron Chapman has unveiled new ethnic-market advertisements that will
continue to educate Californians on the harmful effects of tobacco use.
Fremont bans smoking in public places
Mercurcy News - January 12, 2013
The City Council has toughened Fremont's smoking restrictions, voting
to ban smoking in outdoor areas within 25 feet of building entrances
and windows. Other changes to the city's smoking ordinance include banning
tobacco-product vending machines and ...
council toughens smoking restrictions
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - January 7, 2013
The Petaluma City Council unanimously voted Monday to broaden citywide
restrictions on smoking to include private living spaces, medical marijuana
and electronic cigarettes. Most restrictions will take effect in a month
in public places, such as bus stops, outdoor dining areas, city parking
lots and commercial sidewalks.
starts 2013 with trash, smoking ordinances
Petaluma Argus Courier - January 6, 2013
The Petaluma City Council will seat its newest member Monday and formally
vote on new garbage-hauling and smoking ordinances tentatively approved
last year by the previous council.
apartment complex goes smoke-free
Visalia Times-Delta - January 3, 2013
If you have an interest in living in a smoke-free apartment or are a
property owner with an interest in starting a non-smoking policy, please
contact Danette Franz ...
Tighter smoking rules a good idea
Petaluma (CA) Argus-Courier - January 3, 2013
Most of those responding to this weeks online poll about Petalumas
pending new smoking ordinance , which would implement stricter rules
on where people can smoke in public places, thought that the changes
were a good idea. About 56 percent agreed ...
advocate claims Glendale City Council members pressured hospital to
Glendale News Press - January 3, 2013
A longtime anti-smoking advocate has filed a multimillion-dollar wrongful
termination lawsuit against Glendale Adventist Medical Center, as well
as three City Council members who he alleges used their political influence
to get him fired. Steven Gallegos was terminated from his job as a tobacco
outreach worker in October after he spoke out publicly against the City
Council in fall 2012 for loosening smoking restrictions for restaurants
with large outdoor seating areas.
Costa County celebrates Casino San Pablo for contributions to cardiac
Contra Costa Times - December 19, 2012
SAN PABLO -- San Pablo Lytton Casino, arguably the only workplace in
Contra Costa County that still allows indoor smoking, was decorated
by county health officials Wednesday for a stellar record of saving
lives. Employees resuscitated five of six people who suffered sudden
cardiac arrest at the casino over the past four years, according to
the Contra Costa Health Services Department. That is five times the
overall survival rate of cardiac arrest countywide, said Pam Dodson,
who coordinates public outreach for the county's Emergency Medical Services.
ban again before Bidwell Park commissioners
Enterprise-Record - December 17, 2012
CHICO The issue of a comprehensive smoking ban in city-owned parks
will again be in front of Bidwell Park and Playground commissioners.
The meeting will be 6:30 p.m. today in the City Council Chambers, 421
Main St. moved up in time because of the holidays.
State Long Beach students to vote on campus smoking ban
Long Beach Press-Telegram - December 15, 2012
Cal State Long Beach's Associated Students Inc. Senate this month approved
a referendum for the March ballot asking students to vote on whether
to change the university's policy to prohibit all smoking on campus.
President F. King Alexander must give final approval for any changes
to the policy, but a student vote in favor of banning smoking would
send a strong message to the university.
As of October, at least
826 colleges in the nation had adopted smoke-free campus policies that
eliminate smoking in indoor and outdoor areas, according to the nonprofit
group Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. The number has nearly doubled
from 420 in 2010.
State Health Officer New Tobacco Report States 34000 Deaths from Tobacco-Related
Illnesses Occur Each Year
Sierra Sun Times - December 14, 2012
During a news briefing today, California Department of Public Health
(CDPH) director and state health officer Dr. Ron Chapman released the
states first State Health Officers Report on Tobacco
Use and Promotion providing new data related to cigarette consumption
declines, and the millions of dollars and lives saved. The report also
includes new data on illegal sales to minors, the disproportionate number
of tobacco retailers and advertising in minority and low-income neighborhoods,
the effect of tobacco advertising in retail stores, and troubling tobacco-use
tobacco sales up sharply in California, officials warn
Los Angeles Times - December 13, 2012
Nearly $211 million in non-cigarette tobacco and nicotine products were
sold in ... are snuff and chewing tobacco, which have similar health
risks for users as cigarettes. ... There are also fewer restrictions
on their advertising and marketing.
Of Public Health Fighting To Make California Cigarette and Tobacco-Free
The San Francisco Appeal - December 14, 2012
The California Department of Public Health today announced steps to
continue towards its goal of making the state not only cigarette-free,
Survey Will Help UCR Clear the Air About Tobacco Use
HealthCanal.com - December 12, 2012
Beginning Jan. 2, 2014, UCR will be a smoke-free campus. All UC property
will be designated as smoke/tobacco-free as of Jan. 2, 2014, part of
a systemwide effort to make campuses safer and healthier.
Man Arrested For Breaking Smoking Laws At Santa Monica Bus Stop
Santa Monica (CA) Mirror - December 12, 2012
This homeless man was charged with smoking at a bus stop and his bail
was set at $500....
Considers Smoking, Non-Smoking Labels For All Apartments
CBS Local - December 10, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) San Francisco supervisors on Monday planned
to consider an ordinance that would inform would-be renters who is smoking
in the building.
City targeting downtown
San Mateo Daily Journal - December 11, 2012
Promoting community events to rejuvenate South San Franciscos
downtown while deterring negative behavior by possibly restricting smoking,
adding cameras and asking the court to keep certain people away are
quality of life provisions the City Council will consider, it was determined
at a meeting last night.
your cigarettes at home smoking ban considered for street ...
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) - December 10, 2012
The full Board of Supervisors next year will vote on a measure that
would bar smoking at street fairs and other outdoor events on city-owned
property. Sponsored ...
have mixed feelings about campus-wide smoking ban
Daily 49er - December 9, 2012
The fate of smoking on Cal State Long Beach's campus is now in the hands
of the student body after the Associated Students Inc. Senate passed
a resolution to ...
City Council expands smoking law
Petaluma Argus Courier - December 7, 2012
Supporters of the smoking ban showed up in droves to the council chambers
and ... originally called for smoking bans in publicly shared spaces,
like sidewalks, ... Councilmember Chris Albertson pointed out that banning
smoking inside ...
Editorial: The haze of second-hand smoke
Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat - December 6, 2012
San Francisco recently strengthened its no-smoking rules as well, but
it made sure that they did not apply to the use of medical marijuana.
The ordinance in Petaluma makes no such exemption....There should be
no distinction. Second-hand smoke is
tweak tobacco licensing fee
Santa Ynez Valley Journal - December 6, 2012
In light of progress made curbing sales of tobacco to minors, the Board
of Supervisors on Tuesday lowered the fee that businesses will pay next
year for their annual licenses to sell tobacco. In November 2010, the
board put the tobacco ordinance on the books, barring new businesses
from selling tobacco products within 1,000 feet of a school.
Report: California Ranks 22nd in Protecting Kids from ...
MarketWatch (press release) - December 6, 2012
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- California ranks
22nd in the nation in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking
and help smokers quit, according to a national report released today
by a coalition of public health organizations.
Dublin Approves New Smoking Restrictions
KGO-AM - December 5, 2012
The Petaluma City Council on Monday night unanimously passed an ordinance
that bans smoking in apartments and other units of multi-family dwellings,
as well as in hotels and motels.
The city of Dublin has enacted
on of the East Bay's strictest tobacco ordinances as the City Council
gave final approval to rules that bar new tobacco sellers from opening
near schools, parks or day care centers.
Expanding the 'non-smoking section'
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - December 4, 2012
I once could light up a Camel inside the sealed passenger cabin of an
airplane, and tough luck for the guy sitting in the non-smoking
section which might just happen to be the seat in front
of me. But then the government took my freedom away. I used to plant
myself in the middle of the newsroom, a typewriter in front of me, a
paper cup full of coffee to my right and a burning cigarette in an ashtray
to my left, without a worry in world for the reporter at the next desk
gasping for fresh air. But then my employer stripped me of my rights.
If that were really the case that our homes were castles
protected by moats that kept cigarette smoke confined to the premises
then I would agree that government has no business telling us
what we can or cannot do inside the gates. Smoking, after all, is still
legal. But no moat can contain tobacco smoke. In an apartment complex
or a condo or a motel, if the guy next door lights up, it's likely that
you're breathing what he's smoking. Sure, you can shut your windows
if you don't like it. But then whose rights are being squeezed? Shouldn't
we all have the freedom to breathe fresh air?
to Vote on Smoking Ordinance Revisions
Fremont (CA) Patch.org - December 4, 2012
Fremonts smoking regulations may soon see many revisions in an
effort to reduce secondhand smoke. City councilmembers will review proposed
amendments to the citys smoking ordinance at its Tuesday meeting,
which begins at 7 p.m. at city hall, 3300 Capitol Ave.
City Council OKs tough smoking restrictions
Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat - Dec 3, 2012
Petaluma smokers soon will have fewer places to light up. The City Council
late Monday night unanimously approved broad new smoking restrictions,
including banning smoking in multi-family housing units, such as apartments
and condos, and from certain outdoor spaces, including private balconies,
decks, courtyards and bus stops
draws on reserves for tobacco debt payments
Reuters - Dec 3, 2012
California officials have tapped reserves for payments on two series
of state tobacco bonds due to insufficient tobacco settlement revenue,
according to notices filed with Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board
on Monday. ...
to be levied at Boulder Creek Parks for smoking, drinking, loud music,
Santa Cruz County (CA) Sentinel - December 1, 2012
Starting next month, anyone caught smoking, drinking, camping, blasting
music or engaging in any other illegal activities at Boulder Creek parks
won't just get a little slap ...
Council will consider tobacco ordinance update
San Ramon Express - November 30, 2012
Smoking regulations may change throughout San Ramon after the City Council
directed that the existing ordinance, written in 1999, be reviewed and
updated to include outdoor second hand smoke. Residents have the chance
to make their voices heard on the proposal using Open San Ramon. The
existing tobacco ordinance does not adequately address exposure to second
hand smoke, the new ordinance states. While the proposal doesn't eliminate
or reduce any of the current regulations, it expands coverage to include
second hand smoke from outdoor sources. Should the ordinance pass, smoking
would not be allowed in any city park.
E-cigarette Store Faces Resistance from West End Business Owners
San Rafael (CA) Patch.org - November 20, 2012
The recent opening of electronic cigarette store Digital Ciggz in the
West End has many people questioning if the new business is a good fit
for the neighborhood. The store, which totes colorful merchandise for
the electronic oral device at 1560 Fourth ...
would require landlords to designate non-smoking apartments
San Francisco Examiner (CA)- November 15, 2012
Although they often butt heads, landlords and tenant advocates have
joined forces in support of a proposed new ordinance that apartment
owners believe could increase the supply of smoke-free rental housing
in The City. ...
To Become First Tobacco-Free UC
NBC Southern California - November 1, 2012
UCLA To Become First Tobacco-Free UC. Students and faculty will be forced
to kick the habit, if only while they're on campus.
UCLA goes smoke-free, some ask if USC will do the same
Daily Trojan Online October 31, 2012
A new smoke-free ban at UCLA, which was announced Tuesday, has re-energized
the debate surrounding the implementation of a smoke-free ban on campus
Ban Coming to UCSB
KEYT-TV (Santa Barbara, CA) - October 31, 2012
Cigarettes, cigars and even chewing tobacco will soon be banned at all
UC campuses. Starting in April of 2014, all 10 campuses will prohibit
tobacco use. Now at UCSB, you can smoke away from entrances to buildings.
The UCSB community is divided
Ban on UCLA Campus Coming This Spring
KTLA - October 31, 2012
Chancellor Gene D. Block said in a letter that all tobacco products
-- including cigarettes, cigars, oral tobacco and electronic cigarettes
-- will be banned as of ...
Will Go Tobacco-Free on Earth Day 2013
LAist - October 30, 2012
Shepherded by UCLA's Tobacco-Free Steering Committee, the breath of
fresh air will ban the use of any and all tobacco products, including
electronic cigarettes ...
You Need to Know About Santa Monica's New Smoking Law
Santa Monica (CA) Patch.com - October 25, 2012
Tenants who move into apartments and condos in Santa Monica after Nov.
22 will find it's illegal to smoke inside their units. A new law banning
tobacco and marijuana smoke in multi-unit housing was adopted with a
second vote by the Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday night and takes
effect Nov. 23.
Monica Adopts New Smoking Law For All Multi-Unit Housing ...
Santa Monica Mirror - October 25, 2012
Santa Monica on Tuesday adopted a law with new smoking rules that affect
all multi-unit housing in the City. The law includes the following:
-- All new occupancies after Nov. 22, 2012 are non-smoking: Starting
on this date, all newly occupied units in multi-unit residential properties
in Santa Monica are declared non-smoking. This includes all apartments
and condominiums. So, anyone moving into an apartment or condo in Santa
Monica after November 22 can't smoke in the unit. -- Owners must start
smoking survey by January 21, 2013: Before this date, all landlords
and condo homeowners' associations are required to begin a survey of
current occupants, who must then designate their units either "smoking"
or "non-smoking." For other deadlines and details about this
process, see the attached designation process sheet or go
to smconsumer.org. -- Current occupants grandfathered: Existing occupants
can continue to smoke inside their units if they designate the units
Santa Monica Smoking Ban to Take Effect Next Month
The Lookout News - October 25, 2012
After a year of debate, the Santa Monica City Council gave final approval
Tuesday to a law that bans smoking in all apartment and condo units
occupied after November 22.
City Council passes downtown smoking ban to avoid secondhand smoke
The Orion - October 25, 2012
Chico City Council voted to prohibit smoking within 20 feet of business
doorways Oct. 16, with an exception for people passing through to another
destination. The exception would allow people who are walking
by to be smoking while they are walking past. They will not be able
to stand there and smoke. The ban was ...
Ban Proposal to Be Heard at Future City Council Meeting
Sierra Madre (CA) Patch.com - October 25, 2012
Could Sierra Madre be the next in a line of L.A. County cities to enact
tougher bans on smoking? That's what a group of Sierra Madre residents
and the Clean Air ...
Cruz council OKs tobacco retail fee
Monterey County Herald - October 24, 2012
SANTA CRUZ -- The City Council on Tuesday approved a new tobacco licensing
fee aimed at funding a police decoy program and other activities aimed
at reducing sales to minors. The council set the annual fee on 57 retailers
at $425 -- down from the $559 originally proposed -- and voted to exempt
three bars approved by the state to sell tobacco. Santa Cruz is the
first California city to make such an exemption, using the rationale
that no one younger than 21 is supposed to be in a bar and therefore
those 18 or younger wouldn't be able to buy tobacco products there.
Smoking laws should be challenged
Mercury-Register - October 24, 2012
Vigilantism lives. The American Lung Association is still determined
to hang a minority, urging our City Council to prepare another noose
for Chico smokers. If butts are the problem, enforce littering laws.
In Chico around 1997, frenzied nonsmokers made their morality
come true by condemning the morality of smokers, passing nonsmoking
laws before the state ...
Social to be Held at Hennessey's on Eve of Carlsbad's Smoking Ban
Carlsbad (CA) Patch.com - October 24, 2012
Cigar smokers will gather for a three course cigar dinner on the eve
of the outdoor smoking ban Thursday Nov. 1st starting at 6:30 p.m. at
the Carlsbad Hennesseys.
Cities Ban Smoking In Apartment Buildings
Here And Now - October 23, 2012
Last week, the city council decided to follow nine other cities in California
and vote unanimously to ban smoking in multi-family homes. The ordinance
to be Stopped on Library Walk
The UCSD Guardian Online - October 22, 2012
The UCSD event will be especially eye-catching this year, volunteers
for the Smokeout say, because of the University of California system-wide
smoking ban ...
on the Street for Oct. 21
Chico (CA) Enterprise-Record - October 21, 2012
Is it fair to ban smoking within 20 feet of doors and windows of businesses
in downtown Chico?
ban foes to get in last puff
North County Times - October 20, 2012
The Cigar Grotto is planning a cigar send-off for Nov. 1 at Hennesseys
Tavern in Carlsbad. In September, the City Council unanimously approved
a ban on smoking at the outdoor patios of all Carlsbad restaurants,
and the ban takes effect Nov. 2. A state law passed in 1988 prohibits
smoking inside bars and restaurants, but many cities still allow it
outdoors. Encinitas, Solana Beach and Del Mar have also prohibited smoking
in outdoor dining areas. Its a trend some people would like to
Tell Your Rent Board This Friday You Need to Breathe Clean Air
Berkeley Daily Planet - October 17, 2012
Tired of breathing your neighbors secondhand smoke? Come to the
Ad Hoc Committee on Smokefree Housing on Friday, October 19, 1:00 pm
(2001 Center Street, Law Library, 2nd Floor) and tell the Rent Board.
City Council Moves Forward with Anti-Smoking Ordinance
Businesses that sell tobacco will be required to pay an additional
South Gate-Lynwood (CA) Patch.com - October 18, 2012
The Lynwood City Council voted 4 to 1 in favor of moving forward with
an ordinance that would force local tobacco sellers to pay a $250 license
E-cigarettes be Regulated in San Rafael?
San Rafael (CA) Patch.com - October 16, 2012
The San Rafael City Council passed a tough smoking ordinance on Oct.
1. But many believe that the city should regulate electronic cigarettes
The San Rafael City Council's new smoking ban, approved
on Oct. 1, has many wondering if the city should regulate electronic
cigarettes, or e-cigarettes.
KHSL - October 16, 2012
Chico city council members have approved a new smoking ban that prohibits
smoking within 20 feet of a building. Council members voted in favor
of the ban five to two, but before they approved the ordinance a public
hearing was held so they could hear from the community on the matter
and everyone who spoke tonight was very much in favor of the ban.
Bans Smoking in Parks
KHSL - October 17, 2012
A new Redding ordinance passed Tuesday night, will make smoking illegal
in public parks. The City says the ban will create healthier recreation
areas, but ...
city bans smoking in duplexes and other multi-family homes
NBCNews.com (blog) - October 16, 2012
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - A San Francisco suburb on Monday banned smoking
in duplexes, condominiums and other multi-family homes, with city leaders
saying they hoped to lead a wave of such regulations across California
and ultimately the country.
"We are happy to blaze a trail,"
Mayor Gary Phillips said before the vote. "We're most happy to
be in the forefront of the issue because we think it will greatly benefit
our residents and those visiting San Rafael, and we think it will set
the tone for other cities as well."
Rafael Smoking Ban: California City Bars Smoking In Duplexes, Condominiums,
and Other Multi-Family Homes
Huffington Post - October 16, 2012
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., October 15 (Reuters) - A San Francisco suburb on
Monday banned smoking in duplexes, condominiums and other multi-family
homes, with city leaders saying they hoped to lead a wave of such regulations
across California and ultimately the country.
Ban to Be Discussed at Chico City Council Meeting
KRCRTV.COM - October 15, 2012
A ban to prevent smoking within a certain distance of private businesses
in Chico will be up for discussion on Tuesday during the City Council
meeting. Smoking ...
City Council to consider 20-foot smoking rule for businesses
Enterprise-Record - October 15, 2012
CHICO A smoking ban within a specified distance of private entryways
will be up for discussion at Tuesday's City Council meeting. Smoking
is already prohibited in front of entryways to public buildings but
not privately-owned businesses. The ordinance before the council would
prohibit smoking within 20 feet of doors, windows and other openings
to businesses. Two ordinance options are being considered, with one
adding an exception for people passing by. It's not clear what kind
of enforcement will be used or the penalty for violations.
smoking ban still cloudy
Laney Tower (Laney College - Oakland, CA) - October 13, 2012
Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate bill AB 795 on Oct. 10, 2011, and
while it was supposed to move California college students forward into
cleaner air, Laney College students have seemed to stand still in a
cloud of smoke and confusion. ...
council will revisit smoking rule
Glendale News Press - October 10, 2012
The Glendale City Council on Tuesday agreed to revisit the citys
smoking ordinance after getting blowback from anti-smoking advocates
regarding the recent decision to ease restrictions for restaurants with
large patio areas.
Monica Council Revives Smoking Ban in Apartments
The Lookout News - October 4, 2012
October 4, 2012 -- The Santa Monica City Council banned smoking in all
new ... 5-to-2 vote Tuesday finally approved a smoking ban after over
a year of debate. ... has maintained that though he agrees with banning
smoking in apartments, the ...
Strapped in for Secondhand Smoke
Patch.com - October 3, 2012
In addition, the CDC reports that an estimated 443,000 or 1 in
5 deaths each year are caused by cigarette smoking and exposure to secondhand
ban brings cleaner air, more litter
Beach Reporter - October 3, 2012
After six months of pushing people to the outskirts of a smoke-free
boundary, Hermosa Beach is experiencing mostly positive impacts from
the historic ban, but there is one problem: litter. ...
Monica Smoking Ban
KFI (CA) - October 3, 2012
The ordinance also forces landlords to ask existing tenants to designate
their apartments smoking, non-smoking or decline to disclose. They lose
the right to ...
smoking areas listed
Orland Press Register (CA) - October 3, 2012
This comes after the council approved a smoking ban in the parks in
February with the provision designated smoking areas be allowed. Cigarette
parks policies catching on
Colusa County Sun Herald (CA) - October 2, 2012
The Arbuckle Parks and Recreation District is coming up on an unusual
anniversary. Since Oct. 8 of last year, the parks within the district
have been tobacco-free ...
Rafael officials approve tough new smoking rules
Marin (CA) Independent Journal - October 2, 2012
San Rafael officials approved the county's toughest anti-tobacco ordinance
to date on Monday, banning smoking from all apartments and condominiums,
in addition to parks, bus stops, restaurant patios and many other outdoor
Approves Smoking Ban
San Rafael (CA) Patch.com - October 2, 2012
In a unanimous vote, the San Rafael City Council approved a smoking
ban that will prohibit smokers from lighting up in parks, multi-family
residences and downtown sidewalks.
Rafael officials approve tough new smoking rules
MENAFN.COM - October 2, 2012
Oct 02, 2012 (Menafn - The Marin Independent Journal - McClatchy-Tribune
Information Services via COMTEX) --San Rafael officials approved the
county's toughest anti-tobacco ordinance to date on Monday, banning
smoking from all apartments and condominiums, in addition to parks,
bus stops, restaurant patios and many other outdoor spaces. The measure
is aimed at protecting people from secondhand smoke, officials said.
"What we are really considering is the impact of others,"
Mayor Gary Phillips said Monday before voting with his four city council
colleagues to approve the ordinance. The ordinance includes special
restrictions for the downtown area, banning smoking from sidewalks and
plazas except while smokers are "actively passing on the way to
council weighs smoking ban, hears efforts to recruit airlines
Record-Searchlight - October 2, 2012
The Redding City Council will consider tonight a resolution that supports
a smoking ban at city parks. Additionally, the council will consider
two other resolutions ...
Vetoes Long-Term Care Facility Smoking Ban
California Healthline - October 1, 2012
On Thursday, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) vetoed a bill ( AB 217) that would
have banned smoking in long-term care facilities by eliminating exceptions
to the state's indoor workplace smoking ban. The bill also would have
banned some outdoor smoking at nursing homes.
Rafael Weighs Ban on Smoking in Apartments
KQED - October 1, 2012
San Rafael City Council will consider passing one of the strictest smoking
bans in the state Monday. The ban would prohibit smoking in private
living rooms in multi-family buildings, apartments and condos. If the
apartment shares a wall, smoking would not be allowed.
Rafel Weighs Tough Smoking Ban
NBC Bay Area - October 1, 2012
The San Rafael City Council will decide today whether to ban smoking
in more than 40 percent of the city's private residences or while sitting
or standing on any ...
County city weighs tough smoking ban
California Watch - October 1, 2012
Ardian Totolaku, an unemployed restaurant worker, believes in his God-given
right to smoke cigarettes. He likes to smoke while he is hanging out
on the streets of downtown San Rafael and in the comfort of his three-bedroom
condo on a tree-lined street not far from Highway 101.
Rafael officials to consider strict smoking rules
Marin Independent-Journal - September 29, 2012
In the latest effort to reduce secondhand smoke in Marin, officials
in San Rafael on Monday will consider the county's most strict anti-smoking
ordinance to date. The ordinance would ban smoking from all apartments
and condominiums, in addition to many outdoor spaces such as parks,
bus stops and restaurant patios.
considers smoking ban at city parks, trails
Waste Management World - September 29, 2012
A proposal to prohibit smoking at Redding parks makes its way to the
Redding City Council on Tuesday. The council is expected to vote on
a resolution, the ...
smoking out of Glendale
Glendale News Press - September 28, 2012
I read with much interest in the News-Press that the Glendale City Council
is considering lifting/easing up the bans on smoking in restaurants
in Glendale (Smoking restrictions back to dais, Sept. 25)
The newspaper reported that the council was asking a series of questions
such as, Should strict smoking restrictions at outdoor restaurants
be loosened? While I appreciate the reflection and believe that
asking questions is always a good idea, really the only question our
City Council should be asking is the following: Should citizens
of Glendale be forced to breathe in the cigarette smoke of others?
Second-hand smoke is sickening literally and figuratively.
and mirrors on the dais
Glendale News Press - September 28, 2012
It was a council session about smoking restrictions (Proposed
updates to smoking ban heat up, Sept. 27), but it was more like
a staged session with smoke and mirrors. There is a tell-tale sign that
regular council watchers use to identify an ordinance designed to do
the opposite of what the council claims it does. Council members become
extremely verbose. It is as if someone turned on the blabber switch
as they aim to misdirect and confuse the public with all kinds of stories
and personal experiences that only serve to give the appearance that
they are emotionally in tune with the public.
JACINTO: Smoke shop applicant files legal claim
Riverside (CA) Press-Enterprise - September 28, 2012
He says his licensing was complete and his check cashed a week before
a moratorium was imposed...
tobacco ban at fair fails
Daily Pilot - September 28, 2012
Discussion of a proposed ban on the sale of tobacco and smoking products
at the Orange County Fairgrounds took a philosophical turn Thursday
at the Fair Board's monthly meeting, where the idea was voted down.
Speakers and, later, board members questioned the logic behind banning
cigars and hookahs at a place where visitors can drink beer and eat
vetoes bill seeking nursing home smoking ban
Daily Democrat - September 28, 2012
Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have banned smoking in
long-term health care facilities. The Democratic governor said Thursday
in his veto statement that the bill's aim was admirable. But he said
it would be better to "rely on the locals, in this case the facility
and its residents and employees" to devise policies.
Smoke (Still) Gets in Your Eyes
Alameda Sun - September 28, 2012
Nine months after Alameda's Secondhand Smoke Ordinance took effect on
Jan. 2, nonsmokers (90 percent of the population) and people with asthma
or lung disease should find the Park and Webster Street commercial districts
and our shopping centers smoke-free and safe for working lungs, right?
Not yet. The ordinance still unimplemented is invisible.
future for SVDH explored
Porterville Recorder - September 27, 2012
A No Smoking campus might take three years to implement,
but Sierra View Local Health Care District Board of Directors is looking
ahead at beginning the process of implementing such an initiative in
the new future.
taking next step to smoke-free campus
Telescope - September 27, 2012
Campus police have been directed to step up enforcement for the campus
smoking ban, according to administrators. A no-smoking policy was put
in place by the Associated Student Government ASG last year, adding
Palomar to a list of schools that officially condemn public smoking.
While students are not allowed to smoke on campus, the policy has not
been regularly enforced by authorities, leaving some uncertain if police
or faculty even have the power to do so.
Ban on Smoking in Apartments Could Be Resurrected by ...
The Lookout News - September 28, 2012
September 28, 2012 -- A controversial ordinance that would ban smoking
-- including smoking marijuana for medical purposes -- in all new apartments
and condos throughout Santa Monica will go before the Council again
Tuesday after a similar one failed in July.
Could Have New Smoking Ordinance
Montrose-La Crescenta (CA) Patch.com - September 26, 2012
Whether you light up a cigarette inside a Glendale apartment or try
to avoid inhaling, there could be a new smoking ordinance impacting
Montrose and La Crescenta residents.
Valley extends smoking ban in downtown area
The Union of Grass Valley - September 27, 2012
Law enforcement matters took center stage at Tuesdays Grass Valley
City Council meeting as the municipality voted to expand its ban smoking
on smoking downtown as well as voting to support abolishing the police
departments dispatch center to join a regional county dispatch
center. The 4-1 vote to join the towns of Truckee and Nevada City police
departments and the Nevada County Sheriffs Office in a regional
dispatch center at the sheriffs Nevada City headquarters.
Board to consider tobacco, bong ban
Costa Mesa (CA) Daily Pilot - September 27, 2012
Board member says certain products are not appropriate. Vendor claims
move is retaliation....
Council backs restaurant patio smoking ban
North County Times - September 26, 2012
Property manager Lisa Snyder said the owners of the Village Faire banned
smoking on most of the property about a half-dozen years ago, but there
are two ...
to review possible changes to citywide smoking laws
Glendale News Press - September 24, 2012
For the third time, the Glendale City Council on Tuesday is slated to
review a slew of options that could further restrict smoking in the
city. The council was scheduled to consider changing rules that limit
smoking inside apartment buildings and at restaurants in early August,
but delayed the matter.
Carlsbad Ban Smoking in Outdoor Dining Areas?
Carlsbad (CA) Patch.com - September 21, 2012
The State of California enacted the State Workplace Smoking Law in 1988,
which bans smoking in enclosed places of employment, including restaurants.
gives OK to hookah lounge
Merced Sun - September 19, 2012
... open a hookah lounge and dance club, after the Planning Commission
declined to approve a conditional-use permit. ... "I'm not going
to say tobacco's good, I just don't," he said. "But two blocks
away we have a drive-through cigarette store.
ban at Redding parks moves forward
Record-Searchlight - September 13, 2012
The Redding Community Services Advisory Commission on Wednesday unanimously
approved a plan to make the city's parks smoke-free. The commission's
5-0 recommendation heads to the City Council for a public hearing, which
might be scheduled Oct. 16.
council votes to ban smoking in parks
Whittier Daily News - September 13, 2012
WHITTIER - This city was one of the first to ban smoking in restaurants
before it became a statewide requirement and now, it's prepared to do
the same thing for parks. After a 3-2 vote Tuesday, city staff is expected
to bring an ordinance to the council banning smoking in parks at its
Oct. 9 meeting.
In this case, Henderson said he believes the
state will follow Whittier's action. Already, 174 California municipalities
have banned smoking as of Jan. 2, according to a survey by American
Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.
parks in Anderson? Sort of
Record-Searchlight (blog) - Sep 10, 2012
Smoke-free parks in Anderson? Sort of ... More recently, the Redding
City Council has adopted smoke-free zones for the Redding Library and
City Hall campus.
Multi-Unit Housings in San Bernardino County Go Smoke ...
Highland Community News (subscription) - September 7, 2012
Apartment and townhome complexes in the cities of San Bernardino, Loma
Linda, Redlands, Colton, Rancho Cucamonga, Alta Loma, and Rialto have
implemented regulations to protect residents in multi-unit housing from
environmental exposure to secondhand smoke.
to re-examine smoking ordinance
Fremont Bulletin - September 6, 2012
Fremont City Councilwoman Sue Chan would like to place more regulations
to protect non-smokers and improve the city's grade from the American
Lung Association. Chan asked fellow leaders Tuesday to approve a referral
to authorize city staffers to re-examine the smoking ordinance.
Flaut [Sic] City Ordinance
Alameda Sun - September 7, 2012
"I don't think these smokers are primarily folks who are
ignoring or flouting the ordinance, but people who just do not know
the smoking ban exists." ...
what do you think about the proposed smoking ban?
Record-Searchlight (blog) - September 6, 2012
Our totally unscientific Redding.com poll was pretty close to 50-50,
with a narrow majority of 600-odd voters saying yes, the city should
ban smoking in parks.
don't want to mix tax dollars with movie smoking
Los Angeles Times blogs - Sep 7, 2012
The American Lung Assn. in California says the bill shouldn't become
law until it prevents the state from subsidizing movies that showcase
considers tightening smoking regulations
Marinscope Community Newspapers - September 5, 2012
Up for consideration was a ban on smoking in any place where food or
drink are sold, including outdoor areas of restaurants and bars; a ban
on smoking at a ...
professor is co-author of largest tabacco [sic] use study
Daily Trojan (University of Southern California) - September 6, 2012
The worlds largest study of tobacco use to date was published
last month in the medical journal The Lancet and included Keck School
of Medicine professor Jonathan Samet as an author. ...
Allen: It's Time for Santa Barbara to Ban Smoking
Noozhawk - September 2, 2012
The time for a smoking ban inside Santa Barbara city limits is now!
Palomar's anti-smoking policy
North County Times - August 27, 2012
In response to, "Roses and raspberries: A 'snuffing out liberty'
raspberry," Aug. 20: As a recent college graduate, I am mortified
that the North County Times would bash Palomar College for taking a
stance against smoking. I am all for preserving the right to do as you
please when others aren't affected. However, the simple fact is that
secondhand smoke is detrimental to the health of smokers and non-smokers
alike. Nothing bugged me more as a student than the times I would come
in contact with a smoker while going from class to class.
to become a smoke-free campus
The Daily Titan - August 27, 2012
No more designated smoking areas. No more smoking on campus at all
not twenty feet away from a building, not in the parking lot, not even
in your own car.
Methodist Hospital campus to go tobacco-free next year
San Gabriel Valley Tribune - August 27, 2012
Methodist Hospital of Southern California will join other hospitals
across the San Gabriel Valley when it implements a new tobacco-free
policy on its entire campus starting Jan. 1.
Smoking ban would clean up Redding's parks
Record-Searchlight - August 24, 2012
Editorial: Smoking ban would clean up Redding's parks ... i cant stand
the smell of sea food it makes my stomach turn , does that mean i should
push for banning all sea food places near my home ? or near my job?
... Violators may be banned.
ban on the way: Will Prohibit Smoking in Business Doorways
Chico News & Review - August 23, 2012
Smoke was the burning issue at the Tuesday (Aug. 21) meeting of the
Chico City Councilnot the smoke from forest fires in the air lately,
but the smoke from cigarettes. The council was responding to a request
from the American Lung Association for a comprehensive smoking policy
that included a ban on smoking in city parks and a ban on smoking within
20 feet of a business entryway.
Redding's parks going smoke free?
Record-Searchlight (blog) - August 23, 2012
Proponent Susan Hinz called prohibiting smoking in parks "a no-brainer,"
but other commission members thought the ordinance -- a straightforward
all-out ban on smoking parks -- went too far and suggested ... Violators
may be banned.
adopts ban on smoking medical pot in public
Merced Sun-Star - August 23, 2012
The city of Chowchilla recently adopted an ordinance outlawing smoking
medical marijuana in public.
policy will take effect in 2013
Solano Tempest - August 22, 2012
Until the policy takes effect, smoking is permitted only in designated
areas. SCC will be joining over 30 California community colleges in
the smoke-free policy.
to consider more smoking restrictions for apartment buildings
Glendale News Press - August 20, 2012
The City Council on Tuesday is set to review several options that could
restrict smoking in individual apartment units, bolstering Glendale's
current ban on ...
manager, smoking ban on Chico City Council agenda
Enterprise-Record - August 20, 2012
CHICO -- The City of Chico plans to hire Brian Nakamura as its new city
manager, with plans for Mayor Ann Schwab to sign the employment agreement
to have ...
in state's rural areas still too high
Woodland (CA) Daily Democrat - August 17, 2012
The American Lung Association's latest health disparity report, Cutting
Tobacco's Rural Roots: Tobacco Use in Rural Communities, examines tobacco
addiction and exposure to secondhand smoke in rural communities nationwide,
particularly among rural youth. ...
California can't give up on higher tobacco taxes
Sacramento (CA) Bee - August 17, 2012
The reason is to push down smoking rates, particularly among young people,
saving tens of thousands of lives and untold millions of dollars in
health care costs. In addition, the revenue from a $1 per pack increase
could put a dent in the state deficit an ..
ordinance needs protection
Glendale News Press (CA) - August 15, 2012
Smoking ordinance needs protection ... 21, the Glendale City Council
will be reviewing all of the current tobacco control ordinances and
opening them up for ...
considers restricting smoking in apartment buildings
Glendale News Press (CA) - August 13, 2012
Pasadena's ban on smoking in apartment units is set to begin next year,
but Santa ... night, he'd like to explore the possibility of banning
smoking in apartment units over time, ... Glendale bans smoking in general,
including hookah, inside most ...
MARCOS: Palomar College starts enforcing smoking ban
North County (CA) Times - Aug 13, 2012
The Palomar College governing board banned tobacco from its properties
Tuesday, after years of student efforts to make the campus a smoke-free
Community College campuses aim to be smoke free
Vacaville (CA) Reporter - Aug 12, 2012
After fielding complaints about smokers near the child care center,
the Solano Community College is moving toward making its campuses smoke-free,
the school announced Friday. Solano College on Aug. 1 implemented its
new smoke-free campus policy which al...
KXRM (CA) - August 10, 2012
After so many states banned smoking in public places, cities around
the U.S. are ... A number of cities in California have implemented a
non-smoking ban in ...
to mull park smoking ban
Tahoe Daily Tribune - August 8, 2012
The South Lake Tahoe City Council is expected to consider a ban on smoking
in city parks following concerns about the prevalence of marijuana smoking
Hospital Campus to Become Tobacco-Free
Arcadia (CA) Patch.com - August 3, 2012
A ban on the use of tobacco products anywhere on the Methodist Hospital
campus takes effect Jan. 1. This includes parking lots, hospital vehicles
and employees personal vehicles parked on the premises.
Santa Monica Daily Press - August 3, 2012
Concerned about the dangers of drifting second-hand smoke in apartments
and condos, the council was debating a smoking ban ordinance (which
was only for ...
Valley proposes new anti-smoking law
Marin Independent-Journal - August 2, 2012
The city of Mill Valley will host an information session on a proposed
new anti-smoking regulation that includes a ban on smoking in public
parks, outdoor areas of bars and restaurants and within 20 feet of bus
stops, ATM machines and children's play areas.
Beach parks poised to go smokeless
San Luis Obispo Tribune - July 30, 2012
Visitors to parks in Grover Beach may no longer be able to light up,
if a tentative City Council decision is affirmed. The council unanimously
voted last week to ban smoking at all city parks, including ... affairs;
consider banning smoking from public parks and surrounding sidewalks.
... Smoking would be banned at county mini-parks and neighborhood parks,
Smokers Migrate From Mercy Hospital To Sacramento Womans Front
CBS Local - July 27, 2012
It's an artfully crafted argument. Joanie Pope-Ferry has a message
for Mercy Hospital. I didnt want to be too mean about it
and too negative, but I wanted to get my point across, said Pope-Ferry.
Now shes had her message made into a mural on her fence. The
smell of smoke comes in my windows, said Pope-Ferry. Its
aimed at hospital visitors who smoke. It reads Mercy have mercy,
no smoking please and dont make an ash of yourself.
pot patients may doom strict smoking ban
San Jose Mercury News - July 26, 2012
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Medical marijuana users appear to be partly
responsible for Santa Monica's decision to shelve a strict residential
smoking ban aimed at ...
Hills anti-smoking activist declared a nuisance, will be evicted
Los Angeles Daily News - July 25, 2012
A jury decided Tuesday that the Oakwood Apartments complex in Woodland
Hills has the right to evict a resident who was found guilty of harassing
smokers. The jury at the Van Nuys Superior Courthouse found that John
Birke, who has lived with his wife and daughter at the Oakwood Apartments
for nearly 20 years, had become a nuisance to residents who smoke near
the pool area of the complex. Residents complained Birke splashed smokers
with water and took their photographs.
Ban In Santa Monica Apartments, Condos Stalls In Second ...
Santa Monica Mirror - July 25, 2012
An ordinance banning smoking in multi-unit residences failed to muster
... Smoking Ban In Santa Monica Apartments, Condos Stalls In Second
... Two weeks ago, council members approved a proposed ordinance that
would have banned new ...
residential smoking ban in Santa Monica fails
Los Angeles Times - July 25, 2012
Santa Monica city leaders tabled a ban on residential smoking, citing
... Weiss said he supported the city's bans on smoking on the Promenade
and the Santa Monica ... In Santa Monica, smoking is banned at public
parks, beaches, libraries, ...
ban may gasp final breath
Santa Monica Daily Press - July 24, 2012
CITY HALL A controversial decision to ban smoking for new tenants
and condominium owners in Santa Monica looks likely to be reversed today
with two of its former supporters signaling a change of heart.
'em smoke, Santa Monica
A plan to bar new renters from smoking inside their apartments and
condos goes too far. The City Council should vote no.
Los Angeles Times - Jul July 23, 2012
For years, Santa Monica has banned smoking on city beaches, in parks
and near public buildings. Now it's considering expanding the prohibition.
On Tuesday, the City Council is scheduled to vote on a plan to bar new
renters from smoking inside their apartments and condos. The council
should demonstrate restraint and vote no. ...
Monica trailer park community threatened
U-T San Diego - July 22, 2012
... Chula Vista approves vacancy decontrol at mobile home parks ·
Mobile park upset by rent-control law · Santa Monica tightening
smoking restrictions ...
moves to ban smoking in city parks
Santa Maria Times - July 23, 2012
Smokers won't be able to light up in Grover Beach parks or on adjacent
sidewalks if a proposed ordinance is adopted at the next City Council
Cruz allows disabled woman to be smoked out then publishes ...
Bay Area Indymedia - July 22, 2012
Using HUD Community Development and Block Grant (CDBG) funds, the City
of Santa Cruz published a guide to Fair Housing which is available,
as per the link below, on the Santa Cruz city website. Yet a little
more than a year ago, between May and June 2011, the City of Santa Cruz
discriminated against my sister Patricia Colby at the Mission Gardens
Apartments by denying her a reasonable accommodation for the effects
of secondhand tobacco smoke used by recalcitrant smokers at the Mission
Gardens Apartments to kill her based upon her disabilities. ...
Eric Mar, Happy Meal Crusader, Adds Smokers to the ...
SF Weekly (blog) - July 20, 2012
Supervisor Eric Mar, the unhappy french fry guy, has taken on some
rather dubious causes: Banning Happy Meals and stripper mobiles. But
since 86ing cheap meat and strippers isn't going to totally protect
your children from this terrible place called Earth, Mar has decided
to go ahead and ban smoking at local street fairs, too.
San Francisco Smoking Ban Would Prohibit Smoking In Public ...
Huffington Post - July 19, 2012
A San Francisco Supervisor is looking to crack down on the smoking
in public with a proposed bill that would ban tobacco use at outdoor
events such as street fairs and concerts. Dont worry, smoking
pot is still cool--this is San Francisco, after all.
smoking outdoors (except for pot!)
Las Vegas Review-Journal (blog) - July 20, 2012
Only in San Francisco. Elected officials there are considering a law
that would extend the city's smoking ban to any outdoor events held
on city pro...
ban smoking in many public spots
Adobe Press - July 20, 2012
San Luis Obispo County supervisors approved an ordinance Tuesday that
prohibits smoking in or near county-owned buildings and facilities,
community parks ...
Loretta Keller: Condo smoking ban goes too far
Pasadena Star-News - July 20, 2012
WITH a new secondhand smoke law pending, Santa Monica s apartment houses
and condominiums should display signs saying either "CAUTION! SMOKERS
could be banned
Times Press Recorder July 20, 2012
A staff report prepared by City Attorney Martin Koczanowicz and Police
Chief Jim Copsey said a ban on smoking in that area would be hard to
enforce and ...
could be banned in city parks
TimesPressRecorder.com July 20, 2012
Smokers wont be able to light up in Grover Beach parks or on adjacent
sidewalks if a proposed ordinance is adopted at the next City Council
meeting. The council on Tuesday approved the first reading of the proposed
ordinance after revising it to eliminate a proposed exempt zone at Ramona
When or if the smoke clears
Santa Monica (CA) Daily Press - Jul 20, 2012
Living in an apartment, I can attest that when your neighbor smokes
you smoke, or at a minimum, your place smells like an ash tray. It's
uncanny how the insidious smoke sneaks through vents and electrical
outlets and seeps through walls. (It all sounds
moratorium on new tobacco retailers fizzles
San Jose Mercury News - July 18, 2012
DUBLIN -- An attempt to stem a possible influx of new tobacco sellers,
hoping to locate here before the city can adopt tough new tobacco rules,
fizzled at the City Council meeting Tuesday. ...
New Times SLO - July 19, 2012
San Luis Obispo County supervisors split 3-2 on a decision to ban smoking
at county facilities. On July 17, Supervisors Frank Mecham and Paul
County Supervisors Approve Changes to Smoking Ban
KCOY.com (CA) - July 18, 2012
San Luis Obispo- The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voted
3-2 to approve an ordinance to ban smoking outdoors in parts of San
Luis Obispo ...Smoking will be restricted outside all 19 Licking County
government properties, but just how restrictive has not been determined.
a copy for the library Supervisors vote to snuff smoking at county sites
San Luis Obispo Tribune (CA) - July 18, 2012
State parks would not be included in the ban. ... He said smoking bans
elsewhere have reduced the number of people smoking and that it is government's
responsibility to protect the health of its ... Flagrant or repeat violators
will be banned.
SLO County smoking ban: Good idea, or Draconian violation of ...
Examiner.com - July 18, 2012
Many non-smokers are in favor of this ban, while smokers and non-smokers
who are ... be a hefty weight when considering whether or not these
bans are wise.
Banned Inside Santa Monica Residences
NBC Los Angeles July 11, 2012
Smoking is already banned at beaches, parks, restaurants and near ...
council sought to expand that prohibition and voted 4-2 to ban smoking
for all new tenants. ... The coastal city's smoking bans date back almost
two decades and Radinsky ...
council passes resolution adopting smoke free environment
Inland Valley (CA) Daily Bulletin - Jul 11, 2012
The Claremont City Council on Tuesday night passed a resolution against
second-hand smoke in outdoor areas. There is no enforcement for the
resolution but there will be $2,000 worth of signage and marketing ...
to consider eliminating second-hand smoke in outdoor ...
San Gabriel Valley Tribune - July 9, 2012
City leaders are considering a new stand against second-hand smoke.
The City Council on Tuesday will vote on a resolution against smoking
that will also include funding ... In April 2010, the city voted 4-1
against a previous ordinance to ban smoking in areas such as ... Smoking
bans are nothing new in the Inland Valley.
Council Approves City Budget and FEMA in Cerritos
Cerritos-Artesia (CA) Patch.com - July 9, 2012
The city's budget along with other topics such as secondhand smoke
and CALEMA/FEMA in Cerritos were on the agenda.
Will others follow Del Mar Fair lead?
North County Times - Jul 8, 2012
As sovereign nations, Indian casino resorts are not required to comply
with California's smoke-free workplace laws. Two Indian casinos in Northern
can ban smoking but not by just posting a sign
Los Angeles Times - July 8, 2012
California landlords can forbid smoking in common areas and individual
units. But the smoking ban must be included in each tenant's rental
Money in California Politics (PDF)
Center for Tobacco Policy & Organizing (ALA of California) - Jul
This report details spending by tobacco interests on lobbying expenditures
and campaign contributions for the first year of the 2011-2012 election
cycle. This report is one in a series of regular updates produced by
the Center for Tobacco Policy & Organizing, a project of the American
Lung Association in California.
officially snuffed out in county housing
KGET 17 - July 2, 2012
Smoking is banned in the county's Housing Authority apartments. ...
for five years, so he feels banning smoking inside the building is outrageous.
... HACK's Deputy Director Patricia Norris says the ban should not come
as a surprise to tenants.
Tobacco companies keep winning
Oroville (CA) Mercury-Register - Jul 1, 2012
Incredible! You doubt in an editorial that "big tobacco" was
behind the loss of California's Proposition 29. . . . Once again, a
proposition that would have done immense public good has been defeated
by the tobacco industry. When are we going to wake up
ban smoking on property
Tahoe Daily Tribune - Jul 2, 2012
Local resorts have banned smoking on their mountains for the summer.Due
to the high threat of forest fire at Lake Tahoe, Northstar California
Resort (read more)
Analysis: The Establishment Killed Cig Tax Prop. 29
CityWatch LA - Jun 29, 2012
The Establishments push now is for Gov. Jerry Browns $8.5
billion tax increase on the November ballot. Had Prop. 29 passed, voters
might consider that they already had performed their socialist duty
for 2012 in June, and didnt need to do so again in No
Stop smoking on campuses
Santa Maria (CA) Times - Jun 29, 2012
This policy would benefit students and faculty by eliminating exposure
to secondhand smoke, and promote the healthy higher learning atmosphere
of Allan Hancock College.
Smoking ordinance a good idea
Petaluma (CA) Argus-Courier - Jun 28, 2012
The majority of those responding to this weeks Argus-Courier online
poll said that Petaluma should pass an ordinance banning smoking within
20 feet of a bus stop. More than 61 percent said Petaluma should pass
applaud smoke-free policies
Hanford Sentinel - June 28, 2012
Editor: The effort of the Kings County Tobacco-Free Partnership in
working with multi-unit housing complexes on the adoption of voluntary
smoke-free policies should be commended.
Kearney Hub - June 25, 2012
We find ourselves in a quandary. On one hand, we applaud the Fremont
City Councils approval of a resolution that prohibits tobacco
use in city parks and trails except in designated areas. But we also
cant help being concerned about another governmental intrusion
into our lives.
Beach May Ban Smoking on Pier: So Where Can You Still ...
LA Weekly (blog) - June 25, 2012
The Department of Beaches and Harbors banned smoking on any beach within
... the only piers remaining that don't fall under a smoking ban are
the Belmont ...
County considers new smoking ban
Santa Maria Times - Jun 25, 2012
San Luis Obispo County supervisors have introduced an ordinance that
would prohibit smoking in county-owned buildings, community parks and
all properties ...
Voters say not to tobacco tax
Chico (CA) Enterprise-Record - Jun 24, 2012
Our view: Proposition crafters need to do a better job of spreading
the pain, rather than picking on one sector.
smoke told to 'butt' out at Vallejo public parks
Vallejo Times-Herald - Jun 23, 2012
Vallejo is the first Solano County city to approve a smoking ban in
all of its city parks, ... initiative, said Vallejo joins 120 other
California cities with similar bans.
29 cigarette tax backers concede defeat
San Francisco Chronicle - Jun 23, 2012
Glantz does not believe the substance of the initiative was the problem.
He blamed media
coverage, including a high-profile "no" endorsement by the
Los Angeles Times. In Los Angeles County, the measure lost by half of
a percentage point; in San Francisco,
voters narrowly reject new tobacco tax
Lexington Herald-Leader - June 22, 2012
A California initiative to increase the tax on tobacco to pay for cancer
research has failed by less than a percentage point after remaining
too close to call for more than two weeks.
may ban smoking on public property
Adobe Press - June 22, 2012
San Luis Obispo County supervisors introduced an ordinance Tuesday
that would prohibit smoking in county-owned buildings, community parks
and all properties that surround county facilities, including walkways
and parking lots.
Ban Smoking on the Pier
Patch.com - June 22, 2012
The city may soon ban smoking on the Redondo Beach Pier if Councilman
Pat Aust gets his way.
Santa Maria Sun - June 21, 2012
Smokers in two apartment complexes in Northern Santa Barbara County
will have to find someplace else to light up, if they're to comply with
a smoking ban ...
Beach Councilman Aust proposes smoking ban on pier
Daily Breeze - June 21, 2012
Redondo Beach Councilman Pat Aust has proposed banning smoking on the
city s pier. Under the city s Municipal Code, smoking is currently outlawed
in parks, ... a comprehensive smoking ordinance that bans lighting up
in nearly all public ...
The right to breathe
Petaluma (CA) Argus-Courier JUN 18, 2012
public transit districts are allied with the Americans with Disabilities
Act and have instituted the policy prohibiting smoking within 20 feet
of their transit stops for just this reason. When I emailed Petaluma
Transit Division Manager Joe Rye about my
cigarette tax initiative picking up votes in late tally
Los Angeles Times - Jun 17, 2012
Proposition 29, the $1-per-pack tax on cigarettes in California, is
narrowing the gap with the 'no' vote as mail-in ballots are counted.
on smoking in county parks considered
San Luis Obispo (CA) Tribune - Jun 15, 2012
Smoking would be banned at county mini-parks and neighborhood parks,
in parking lots near county buildings and in other outdoor locales under
an ordinance being considered by the county Board of Supervisors. ...
center takes healthy step
Catalina Island News (CA) June 14, 2012
The decision to become a completely non-smoking facility was made by
a hospital committee composed of smoking and non-smoking employees as
well as ...
imposes smoking ban on 2000 California apartments
Los Angeles Times - Jun 10, 2012
The Towbes Group Inc. of Santa Barbara said it has become the largest
apartment portfolio in California to impose a no-smoking policy on individual
units and common areas.
tax back from the dead
CNN - June 8, 2012
Despite headlines saying that it lost Tuesday's vote, the fate of California's
proposed $1-a-pack tax hike on cigarettes is still in limbo, and state
officials said late Thursday that a final result is likely weeks away.
Unanimously Approves Park Smoking Ban
Arcadia (CA) Patch.com - June 7, 2012
The Arcadia City Council has unanimously passed a ban on smoking in
parks and recreation areas, with the exception of the Par-3 Golf Course.
The ordinance follows a report by the American Lung Association that
gave Arcadia an F grade in air quality.
In Long-Term Care Facilities Debated
California Healthline - Jun 7, 2012
California already prohibits smoking inside hospital buildings, so Assembly
member Wilmer Amina Carter (D-Rialto) thought it made good sense to
extend that ban to long-term nursing facilities.
a health sciences professor at Cal State Sacramento who spoke at yesterday's
hearing on AB 217, had a catchier way to put it: "Smoking is optional,"
Levy said, "whereas breathing is not."
29 Loses In Tight Vote Count
KSRO - June 7, 2012
California's Proposition 29, the ballot measure to raise the state's
sales tax on tobacco products, has failed by a very slight margin. ...
Ballots Could Swing Prop 29 Vote
NBC Bay Area - June 7, 2012
Prop 29 supporters won't concede defeat until absentee votes are counted.
Money again decides fate of ballot initiatives
Sacramento Bee - June 7, 2012
29 has gone up in smoke, there is no doubt an onslaught of negative
advertising by Big Tobacco left it wheezing and close to collapse. The
cigarette industry ...
money contributed to likely defeat of California tobacco tax
Winston-Salem Journal - June 6, 2012
... largest U.S. tobacco manufacturers has helped defeat a cigarette
excise-tax ... Passage of the proposition would raise the state's excise
tax on cigarettes by $1, ... of State office, Reynolds and its affiliates
spent $14.1 million on advertising, ...
owners ban smoking at 3 Ventura complexes
Ventura County Star - June 6, 2012
The Santa Barbara-based Towbes Group Inc. said its new smoke-free policy
will affect 480 units at Cypress Meadows, Cypress Point and Ralston
showdown as Californians vote on tax
CNN - June 5, 2012
The new law would raise taxes on every pack of cigarettes by $1, yielding
an ... here in California and on tobacco prevention and cessation programs
to protect kids ... About $47 million has been raised in efforts --
including TV advertising -- to ...
companies, Lance Armstrong clash in Prop 29 battle
News10.net - June 5, 2012
But tobacco companies and their allies say that voter approval of an
extra tax in the nation's largest cigarette market would crush owners
of small businesses ... Smokers in the state bought about 970 million
packs of cigarettes - spending ... Medical Association, were too poor
to mount an early advertising campaign, he said.
firms blitz airwaves to block cigarette tax
Democratic Underground - June 5, 2012
AN ADVERTISING blitz funded by tobacco companies has eroded Californians'
support for a ballot measure to be voted on today to raise taxes on
implore council to save pool, smoking ban passes
Gilroy Dispatch - June 5, 2012
On a 4-1 vote, Council approved an ordinance that will ban smoking
in public parks except in designated areas. ...
smokers could get snubbed
Gilroy Dispatch - June 4, 2012
Gilroy's smoking ban would subject those caught smoking where it is
prohibited to ... Since the county enforced smoking bans, several cities
have followed suit. ... to consider banning smoking in parks ·
How to spend $1.3M of the city's money ...
Smoke-free patio program hits 100 restaurants
Press-Enterprise - June 4, 2012
The Riverside County Department of Public Health program that targets
second-hand smoke reaches a milestone.
Jerry Brown aide hobbled by 'vestige of the smoking tent'
Sacramento (CA) Bee - Jun 4, 2012
McFadden broke her left foot May 10 - hobbled, she said, by "a
vestige of the smoking tent." The tent, in the courtyard in which
former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger famously smoked cigars, was folded
up when Schwarzenegger left office, but steel stakes that fastened it
to the ground remained. McFadden, who turned her foot on one, was back
to work right after the accident, fitted with a boot and cast. Welders
removed the stakes from the ground the next day.
non-smoking rules in west county
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - June 4, 2012
If smokers think they can go to incorporated areas such as Sebastopol
or Santa Rosa to light up, sorry. The same ordinance has already been
adopted by those ...
money can erase big deficits in California ballot initiative races
San Gabriel Valley Tribune - June 4, 2012
This year, Proposition 29 is facing long odds to overcome Big Tobacco
s vast ... Courtesy Californians For A Cure -- Screen grab of the 15
second video ad ... fund research to cure cancer caused by cigarette
smoking and other kinds of cancer. ... Proposition 29, the ballot measure
that would raise taxes on cigarettes by $1 a ...
companies blitz airwaves to block California tax on cigarettes
The Guardian - June 4, 2012
An advertising blitz funded by tobacco companies has eroded Californians'
support for a ballot measure to raise taxes on cigarettes, putting the
vote's outcome ...
29 is facing long odds to overcome Big Tobacco's vast money advantage
Alameda Times-Star - June 4, 2012
Dr. La Donna Porter as she appears in a political television ad, urging
voters to ... raise the current 87 cents-a-pack tobacco tax to a $1
a pack on cigarettes, with the .... 86 Increase cigarette taxes by $2.60
a pack 2006 general $16.5 million ...
Armstrong takes on Big Tobacco in Calif.
CBS News - June 4, 2012
California hasn't raised cigarette taxes in a decade, and the tobacco
industry will ... slap an additional $1-per-pack tax on cigarettes and
other tobacco products to ... Medical Association, were too poor to
mount an early advertising campaign, ...
29 Fight Draws Business Leaders
San Diego Business Journal - June 4, 2012
... leaders have weighed in regarding Proposition 29, the cigarette
tax measure on ... 5 California ballot which has generated a good deal
of television advertising. ... Money raised by Proposition 29's additional
tax on tobacco products would ...
29 - Most in California unaware State has one of nation's ...
Sacramento Bee - June 4, 2012
He says voters who know that cigarettes are cheaper in California are
more likely to ... As Reynolds speaks in the spot, a list of 32 State
tobacco taxes all higher than California's scrolls up. ...
29 - Most in California unaware State has one of nation's lowest tobacco
taxes, says TobaccoFree.org
CBS MarketWatch - Jun 3, 2012
Grandson of RJ Reynolds appears in 11th hour TV spot informing voters
that 32 States have higher tobacco taxes than CA
Boyns: Employees smoking outside of the workplace
Monterey County Herald May 31, 2012
Local ordinances may also help employers in controlling the smoking
habits of employees. Salinas prohibits smoking in common work areas
occupied by ...
ban begins at Sonoma County outdoor restaurant areas
Petaluma Argus Courier - June 1, 2012
Beginning today, smoking is prohibited in outdoor restaurant and bar
areas that fall within the jurisdiction of Sonoma County.
rule bans smoking in outdoor dining areas such as patios at restaurants,
bars ... its existing no-smoking ordinance by banning smoking in multi-unit
housing, ... In December, smoking was banned on all county-owned property,
County Snuffs Out Patio Smoking
NBC Bay Area - June 1, 2012
Outdoor areas at restaurants and bars off-limits for Sonoma County
smokers. ... Restaurants, bars forced to ban smoking in outdoor areas
... Smoking is already banned in common areas of apartment complexes,
county-owned properties, and ...
smoke measure in the works
Santa Ynez Valley Journal - May 31, 2012
The Buellton City Council gave first approval to a law that snuffs
out smoking in most public places. By a 4-1 vote, the council on May
24 voted to ban smoking within 20 feet of businesses and at bus stops
and transit centers, in retail and service lines, in 75% of outdoor
dining areas and other places. The ban would not apply to outdoor seating
sections of bars.
She also urged the board to include electronic
cigarettes under the ban. Introduced in the United States five years
ago, electronic cigarettes do not burn tobacco ...
County gets $253000 to fight chronic disease
Merced Sun-Star - May 31, 2012
For example, for the tobacco-free living objective, the department
will work to increase the number of multi-unit housing complexes that
protect tenants from ...
seeks social change through smoking ban
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) - May 31, 2012
New rules implemented at the beginning of this year ban smoking in
Alamedas commercial corridors and shopping centers, at public
events like farmers markets and fairs, on beaches and at bus stops.
They will also prohibit smoking in all of Alamedas multi-unit
housing as of January 1, 2013. ...
yes for Prop. 29
Monterey County Herald - May 30, 2012
A tax of $1 per pack of cigarettes is reasonableand timelyespecially
... is one of only three states that have not raised its cigarette tax
in more than a decade. ... Big tobacco spends more than $1 million an
hour nationally on advertising and ...
American tobacco control experts unanimously support Prop ...
San Francisco Bay View - May 29, 2012
Tobacco-related diseases kill more Blacks than AIDS, violence and other
... African American high school students, the price of menthol cigarettes
goes down ...
questionnaire: Richard Bloom
Santa Monica Daily Press - May 30, 2012
Should smoking tobacco be banned within multi-unit apartment
Big Tobacco blows smoke in its campaign to deceive voters
San Bernadino County (CA) Sun - May 28, 2012
... increasing the state tax on cigarettes means more money for California
and less money shipped to them in Virginia and North Carolina.
Tobacco Tax Pits Lance Armstrong Versus Altria
Bloomberg News - May 27, 2012
"If California voters do not sign off on an increase of cigarette
taxes in a very nonsmoking state, and punishing tobacco companies that
nobody likes, courtesy of ads featuring a cancer victim and Lance Armstrong,
I'm not sure what tax increase can pass.
Tobacco has no shame; show them a loss on Proposition 29
Vallejo Times-Herald - May 25, 2012
The shameful, deceitful, irresponsible ad campaign by Big Tobacco on
... to defeat a $1 per pack tax on cigarettes that could save hundreds
of thousands of lives ... help keep the state from dipping into previously
adopted cigarette tax revenue.
Tobacco leads in spending race for June election
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News - May 25, 2012
Bankrolled largely by Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds, the campaign
to defeat Proposition 29 raised nearly $41 million through May 19
smokeless at Hancock
Santa Maria Times - May 24, 2012
Smoking on campus can harm students, employees, professors and children
in the ... Secondhand smoke will surely harm everyone, especially people
butts are toxic waste
Modesto Bee - May 24, 2012
I hear on television about how bad secondhand smoking is, and the toxic
waste caused by this problem. Think about the animal and wildlife dangers.
Monterey County Herald - May 24, 2012
Proposition 29 on the June 5 ballot has brought smoking back to the
fore in California.
In the workplace, California's smokers have
experienced a relative lull in critical focus since the landmark smoke-free
workplace legislation was passed in the ...
money swaying California voters
Central Valley Business Times (Stockton, CA) - May 24, 2012
Prop 29 support erodes as dollars pile up • 'Speaks loudly
about how a well-funded opposition is able to raise voters' doubts and
for Calif. tobacco tax hike falls off
Reuters AlertNet - May 24, 2012
The measure would increase California's tax on a pack of cigarettes
to $1.87 to fund ... for the measure with advertising that claims it
would establish an unaccountable ... Asked a general question about
views on increasing taxes on cigarette ...
smoke dangers are real
Santa Ynez Valley News (CA) - May 24, 2012
The ordinance would spell out areas that would be off limits to smokers,
including local parks. It would also require retailers to buy a permit
from the city to sell ...
New satirical ad: Californians "supporting" Big Tobacco
San Francisco Chronicle blog - May 24, 2012
Portal A, the much-lauded ad creators who gave California the "Ed
Lee's 2 Legit 2 Quit" video is now taking on Big Tobacco . . .