| Sep 17, 2012
| 7:53 AM
Wedding Day: Aug. 11, 2012
Her story: Alexandra Heifetz-Jones, 29, grew up in Dayton. She lives in Davis, Calif., and is in her second year at the University of California-Davis School of Law. Her mother, Suzanne Heifetz, is a clinical social worker in...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 11:26 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Young smokers who have smoked more cigarettes have clear differences in their brains compared to lighter smokers, according to a new study.
"Earlier studies of older participants showed that the smokers had structural...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 4:47 PM
SACRAMENTO — California's egg-laying hens soon will come home to more comfy roosts.
Voters in 2008 approved a statewide initiative requiring that cages have plenty of room for the birds to lie down, stand up, turn around and fully extend their...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 7:12 PM
SACRAMENTO — If Assemblyman Mark Stone has his way, Californians who want to smoke might be forced to start puffing on Lucky Strikes, Camels or other old-school, unfiltered cigarettes.
Stone, a Democrat from Scotts Valley, near Santa Cruz, is...
| 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...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 11:27 AM
No one under 21 would be able to buy cigarettes in New York City, under a new proposal announced Monday that marks the latest in a decade of moves to crack down on smoking in the nation's largest city.
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 7:40 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Advocates for seniors say President Barack Obama is breaking his promise to protect Social Security, while conservatives say he is breaking his promise not to raise taxes on the middle class.
Obama's budget proposal includes a...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 12:23 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Anti-smoking advocates and health experts hailed proposals from Mayor Michael Bloomberg that would keep cigarettes out of sight in New York City stores, while tobacco companies and smokers called it an overreach.
The ban, which...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:51 AM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. government is abandoning a legal battle to require that cigarette packs carry a set of large and often macabre warning labels depicting the dangers of smoking and encouraging smokers to quit.
Instead, the Food and...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 4:41 PM
The parent companies of Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. reported nearly $9 million in contributions to the campaign against Proposition 29, the June ballot measure that would hike cigarette taxes by $1 per pack....
| May 7, 2012
| 9:39 PM
Tobacco companies are stepping up their efforts to defeat Proposition 29, the June ballot measure that would hike cigarette taxes by $1 per pack. On Friday, the parent companies of Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. reported giving......
| Aug 7, 2012
| 11:23 AM
California ballot measure campaigns raise $150 million...