Police: Three Lodi Stores Selling Tobacco To Minors BustedA decoy operation in Lodi ends with three clerks cited and one behind bars.
Big Tobacco's Court-Ordered Ads Make Their DebutA wave of new tobacco ads debuted across prime-time television and published in newspapers this weekend, but they aren't promoting what you might expect.
San Francisco Voting On Whether To Raise Legal Smoking Age To 21Officials in San Francisco will vote Tuesday on whether to increase the minimum age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21, even as opponents argue that cities and counties cannot trump California law.
California To Big-League Ballplayers: Stop Chewing Tobacco California lawmakers have taken the first step toward accomplishing something Major League Baseball could never do: Stop players from stuffing those big wads of chewing tobacco into their mouths during games. With Gov. Jerry Brown signing a bill earlier this week banning the use of smokeless tobacco in all California ballparks, a practice dating to the days of Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb now seems headed toward the sport's endangered species list.
New Bill Would Treat Electronic Cigarettes Like Tobacco In Public PlacesCurrently, vaping is treated as a safe alternative to smoking, but some lawmakers want to ban it from the same places cigarettes aren’t allowed.
Opinion: Mitt Romney The Cigarette PeddlerIt turns out that Mitt Romney made millions and saved the company he was running by peddling cigarettes in the former Soviet Union and in the United States in the early 90s.