| Jan 10, 2014
The 1964 U.S. Surgeon General's report on smoking — the first official acknowledgment by the federal government that smoking kills — was an extraordinarily progressive document for its time. It swiftly led to a federal law that restricted...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Starting this year, UC Riverside and all other University of California campuses will be tobacco-free, part of a nationwide trend.
The campuses are following the lead of UCLA, which barred cigarettes and other tobacco products from campus last year....
| Jan 13, 2014
| 11:32 AM
SACRAMENTO — In an effort to clamp down on youth smoking, Assemblyman Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) announced Monday that he was introducing a bill that would block the sale of cigarettes, tobacco products and electronic cigarettes to individuals...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:53 PM
WASHINGTON — Federal prosecutors Tuesday charged former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, with taking $120,000 in undocumented loans and numerous gifts from the owner of a dietary supplements business and helping the company promote...
| Jan 23, 2014
Re "Smoking's global grip," Opinion, Jan. 21
Thomas J. Bollyky writes the following:
"Step by step, the government cracked down on tobacco. Warning labels were added to cigarette packages (1965), cigarette advertising was banned on television and...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 3:47 PM
E-cigarettes, those battery-powered nicotine vapor delivery systems that are infiltrating the airwaves, schoolyards, and public spaces, are threatening to undo a decades-long campaign to stigmatize smoking.
That's according to an article in the latest...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:34 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out who has my Super Bowl tickets.
The Skinny: How funny would it have been if right before he delivered the State of the Union address, President Obama barked out, "Omaha! Omaha!" and the entire Cabinet got up and...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Viacom and Fox Broadcasting are seeking to be part of tobacco companies' court-mandated plans for anti-smoking ads, arguing that the rollout on the three traditional broadcast networks won't reach the intended audiences of young people and African-...
| Dec 5, 2013
Los Angeles may soon follow the lead of major cities, schools and universities across the nation in banning electronic cigarettes in certain public spaces.
Several City Council members, backed by City Atty. Mike Feuer, introduced a motion Wednesday to...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Restaurants don't know what to do about them. Critics claim they're “peddling addiction” to kids. Defenders say they're anti-cancer. Lawmakers in this state can't decide if they're good, or bad, or both, while officials in 40 states (including...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 7:51 PM
SACRAMENTO — Even before the FBI raided state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon's Capitol office as part of a corruption investigation, some of his strongest supporters were already distancing themselves from the Montebello Democrat.
About six months before...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 2:07 PM
SACRAMENTO -- California lawmakers are packing their bags for their annual migration to the beaches of Maui starting Wednesday, where two conferences will be held sponsored by nonprofits backed by special interest groups.
A group called the Pacific...