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American Lung Association In California To Release 20th Annual ‘State Of Tobacco Control’ Report On January 26

American Lung Association In California To Release 20th Annual ‘State Of Tobacco Control’ Report On January 26

SACRAMENTO, CA (January 18, 2022) – On Wednesday, January 26, the American Lung Association in California will release the 20th annual “State of Tobacco Control” report. Access to the embargoed report and embargoed interviews are available upon request. WHAT: The American Lung Association’s 20th annual “State of Tobacco Control” report shows progress in reducing tobacco use over the past 20 years, reveals what factors […]

Camarillo Tobacco/Vape Undercover Compliance Checks

Camarillo Tobacco/Vape Undercover Compliance Checks

Nature of Incident: Camarillo Tobacco/Vape Undercover Compliance Checks Report Number: 0.0 Location: Camarillo, CA Date & Time: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Unit(s) Responsible: Camarillo Police, Community Resource Unit Narrative: On November 23rd, the Camarillo Police Department Community Resource Unit conducted a multiple location undercover Tobacco/Vape compliance check in the City of Camarillo in response to […]

For Christmas, How About An End To The War On Marijuana?

For Christmas, How About An End To The War On Marijuana?

  by Thomas L. Knapp You’ve seen the headlines. So, Have I. For example, a November 23 story in my local paper (the Gainesville, Florida Sun): “Gainesville man charged with murder for Sunday shooting in dispute over marijuana deal.” It wasn’t a huge marijuana deal. It was a $180 sale. The seller apparently shot a […]

American Lung Association Launches Vape-Free Schools Scholarship Fund

American Lung Association Launches Vape-Free Schools Scholarship Fund

SACRAMENTO, CA (August 5, 2021) –Currently, nearly 1 in 5 teens are vaping and close to 1 in 4 teens are using at least one tobacco product – becoming the next generation addicted to tobacco. In California, our high school tobacco use rates are 12.7%. We are proud to share that today, Thursday, August 5, 2021, the American […]

Scott Gottlieb’s Nicotine Nazism Will Kill Kids, Not Save Them

  By Thomas L. Knapp On November 15, US Food and Drug Administration commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced new measures regulating the sale of products that seem to reduce the negative health impacts of nicotine addiction — in the name of protecting children from those health impacts. Oddly, Gottlieb also announced a plan to dramatically increase […]

Treasurer Chiang Sends Letter to CalPERS Board Calling for Sale of All Investment in Tobacco Companies

Treasurer Chiang Sends Letter to CalPERS Board Calling for Sale of All Investment in Tobacco Companies

CalPERS Investment Committee Will Meet Dec. 19 to Discuss Tobacco Divestment Policy  State Treasurer John Chiang today sent a letter to a California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) board calling for the complete divestment of all indirect and direct investment in tobacco companies. “I continue to believe that investing in tobacco-related securities is a bad […]

Ventura County Teens to Join Forces Against Tobacco with Big Tobacco Whistle-Blower as Keynote Speaker

Ventura County Teens to Join Forces Against Tobacco with Big Tobacco Whistle-Blower as Keynote Speaker