Tobacco Control

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May 15, 2014
Californians are fortunate to be protected from exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke in many of the places where they work, eat, and play. However, many Californians are still exposed to secondhand smoke in the most important place: where they live. Secondhand smoke in multi-unit housing presents a serious health issue: the smoke drifts out of...
May 1, 2014
Last week, the FDA proposed a new rule that would regulate the production and sale of electronic cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products. Many cities and counties throughout the United States have already adopted laws regulating the sale and use of these tobacco products, or are planning to do so, and have questions about whether the...

The Smokescreen of Misinformation

Groups opposing local tobacco retailer licensing ordinances have become more active throughout California. The Center for Tobacco Policy and Organizing, a project of the American Lung Association in California and ChangeLab Solutions (formerly known as TALC), discussed these opposition groups, their tactics, and their connection to the tobacco industry.