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  • The 50-year war on smoking

    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...
  • UC schools stamp out cigarettes and other tobacco products on campus

    UC schools stamp out cigarettes and other tobacco products on campus
    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....
  • State lawmaker seeks ban on most tobacco, e-cigarette online sales

    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...
  • Virginia's ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell, wife charged with corruption

    Virginia's ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell, wife charged with corruption
    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...
  • Letters: Smoking, at home and abroad

    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...
  • New concern about e-cigarettes: They make smoking seem 'normal' again

    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...
  • European media firms gear up for Netflix invasion. RIP Tom Sherak.

    European media firms gear up for Netflix invasion. RIP Tom Sherak.
    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...
  • Viacom and Fox Seek Share of Court-Mandated Anti-Smoking Spots

    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-...
  • Overreacting to e-cigarettes

    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...
  • E-Cigarettes Are a Major Challenge For Bars and Restaurants

    E-Cigarettes Are a Major Challenge For Bars and Restaurants
    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...
  • Donors began distancing themselves from Calderon before probe

    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...
  • California lawmakers head to Maui for annual retreats

    California lawmakers head to Maui for annual retreats
    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...