Articles Tagged With ‘smoking’

Paso Robles council adopts smoking ban

The Paso Robles City Council adopted an ordinance this week banning smoking in public places. Paso Robles’ ordinance bans smoking in all public buildings, parks and enclosed areas that are open to the general public. The ordinance also prohibits smoking... (Continue reading)

California Senate votes to ban smoking at the beach

California state senators voted Tuesday to ban smoking at beaches and parks. The bill would also prohibit disposing of tobacco waste at state parks and state beaches. [LA Times] Supporters of SB 1333 say the bill is necessary, not only... (Continue reading)

California raises smoking age to 21

The legal smoking age in California is increasing from 18 to 21 following Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to sign a package of bills into law on Wednesday. The same goes for the legal vaping age, as e-cigarettes will now be... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles residents displaced by apartment fire

Improperly discarded smoking materials caused a fire in Paso Robles Saturday that displaced the residents of eight apartment units, according to the city’s department of emergency services. Around 2:22 p.m., Paso Robles firefighters responded to a blaze at an eight-unit... (Continue reading)

Californians may vote on cigarette tax hike

A coalition of health groups and California lawmakers is proposing an initiative to raise the state tobacco tax by $2 a pack. [LA Times] Democratic Senator Richard Pan has introduced a bill that would send the initiative to California voters.... (Continue reading)

Atascadero woman survives plunge, climbs to survival

A 57-year-old Atascadero woman survived a crash that sent her truck plunging down a cliff near Ragged Point, and then spent three days on the hillside before climbing to safety. [KSBY] The crash happened late Saturday afternoon when Debbie Lopez... (Continue reading)

Assembly bill would ban smoking in many California homes

A California Democratic assemblyman introduced a bill last month that would ban tobacco smoking in all multi-unit residences in the sate. [Huffington Post] Assembly Bill 746, authored by Marc Levine of San Rafael, would prohibit smoking in all condominiums and... (Continue reading)