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Two people walk past a Designated Smoking Area at City College of San Francisco's ocean campus. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF City College to ban on-campus smoking

Designated outdoor smoking areas will soon become a thing of the past…

 

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Newsom, Chiang implore CalPERS not to invest in tobacco industry

California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and State Treasurer John Chiang both released statements Tuesday…

 

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Teens who smoke more likely to use alcohol and other drugs

Ninety-six percent of young smokers in San Francisco have used at least two…

 

In this 2015 file photo, Bruce Schillin exhales vapor from an e-cigarette at the Vapor Spot in Sacramento.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

California raises legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21

SACRAMENTO — The governor of California on Wednesday approved raising the legal…

In this 2015 file photo, Bruce Schillin exhales vapor from an e-cigarette at the Vapor Spot in Sacramento.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
In this March 10, 2016 file photo, State Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-Azusa, urges lawmakers to approve his bill to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21 at the Capitol in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Deadline looms for Gov. Jerry Brown to act on tobacco age

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown faces a midnight deadline to act on…

In this March 10, 2016 file photo, State Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-Azusa, urges lawmakers to approve his bill to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21 at the Capitol in Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Some say raising the legal age to 21 in California is hypocritical and could have a negative effect on young Democrats in the state. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Outdated paternalism alienates Generation Y

The California Legislature this month finally passed Senate Bill 2X-7, which would…

Some say raising the legal age to 21 in California is hypocritical and could have a negative effect on young Democrats in the state. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
California could become the first state after Hawaii to raise its smoking age from 18 to 21. (Susan Walsh/2005 AP file photo)

California lawmakers approve raising smoking age to 21

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers voted Thursday to make the nation's most…

California could become the first state after Hawaii to raise its smoking age from 18 to 21. (Susan Walsh/2005 AP file photo)
An Academy of Art University graphic design student Shantih Cannon, 18, smokes a cigarette in front of his school on New Montgomery Street, Monday, February 29, 2016. “I feel like going to be a backlash, lot of people of my age will be upset,” Cannon said. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco raises tobacco purchase age to 21; voters to decide affordable housing requirements

San Francisco became the first major California city Tuesday to raise the…

An Academy of Art University graphic design student Shantih Cannon, 18, smokes a cigarette in front of his school on New Montgomery Street, Monday, February 29, 2016. “I feel like going to be a backlash, lot of people of my age will be upset,” Cannon said. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Amid legal threats, SF debates raising tobacco purchase age to 21

San Francisco’s evolving crackdown on tobacco use enters another stage with a…

UCSF study shows e-cigarettes may not help quit smoking after all

Electronic cigarettes may not actually help smokers quit smoking cigarettes after all,…

The World Health Organization's cancer agency said Monday that processed meats such as ham and sausage can lead to colon and other cancers, and red meat is probably cancer-causing as well. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

UN agency links hot dogs and other processed meat to cancer

PARIS — Bacon, hot dogs and cold cuts are under fire: The…

The World Health Organization's cancer agency said Monday that processed meats such as ham and sausage can lead to colon and other cancers, and red meat is probably cancer-causing as well. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Chief of Police Susan Manheimer officiates a Sept. 8 ceremony in the San Mateo City Council chambers, honoring the firefighters and police officers who lost their lives responding to the 9/11 terror attacks. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Mateo smoking rules get more stringent

San Mateo will likely become the latest Peninsula city to expand restrictions…

Chief of Police Susan Manheimer officiates a Sept. 8 ceremony in the San Mateo City Council chambers, honoring the firefighters and police officers who lost their lives responding to the 9/11 terror attacks. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)
An E-Cigarette and E-Liquid are displayed during an Assembly committee hearing on a measure to regulate E-Cigarettes at the Capitol Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Sacramento,Calif. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo)

California bills to regulate e-cigs, raise smoking age stall

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In a victory for Big Tobacco, two California bills…

An E-Cigarette and E-Liquid are displayed during an Assembly committee hearing on a measure to regulate E-Cigarettes at the Capitol Wednesday, July 8, 2015, in Sacramento,Calif. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo)
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BART closer to banning e-cigarettes

BART is set to ban the use of electronic cigarettes on its…

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Ed Andrieski/AP PhotoCalifornia health officials declared electronic cigarettes a health hazard on Wednesday.

California declares electronic cigarettes a health threat

California health officials on Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that…

Ed Andrieski/AP PhotoCalifornia health officials declared electronic cigarettes a health hazard on Wednesday.
Pat Wellenbach/2010 AP file photoA man was knocked out by another man who wanted cigarettes in the Tenderloin on Tuesday.

SF leaders working to limit tobacco sales permits as cigarette sales rise

A fee The City tacks on to sales of tobacco might not…

Pat Wellenbach/2010 AP file photoA man was knocked out by another man who wanted cigarettes in the Tenderloin on Tuesday.
Anna Latino/Special to the S.F. ExaminerThe Board of Supervisors passed two new smoking restrictions Tuesday

San Francisco expands smoking restrictions to include outdoor public events

San Francisco’s anti-smoking laws intensified Tuesday with the passage of a law…

Anna Latino/Special to the S.F. ExaminerThe Board of Supervisors passed two new smoking restrictions Tuesday
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerLight up: Chris Campbell smokes in his Mission apartment. A proposed law would require property owners to designate their apartments as smoking or nonsmoking.

Proposal would require landlords to designate non-smoking apartments

Although they often butt heads, landlords and tenant advocates have joined forces…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerLight up: Chris Campbell smokes in his Mission apartment. A proposed law would require property owners to designate their apartments as smoking or nonsmoking.

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