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Azusa Lawmaker Moves To Raise Legal Age To Buy Cigarettes To 21

An Azusa lawmaker is pushing to make California the first U.S. state to raise the minimum age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products up to 21 years old.


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CVS Plans To Stop Tobacco Products Sales

CVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide as it focuses more on providing health care.


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Marlboro Man Dies From Smoking-Related Disease

Eric Lawson, a working actor who portrayed the Marlboro Man in cigarette ads during the late 1970s, has died. He was 72.


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Councilman Wants LA To Raise Legal Age For Buying Cigarettes

A Los Angeles councilman wants the city to change the legal age for buying cigarettes from 18 to 21.

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UCLA To Go Tobacco-Free On Earth Day 2013

The University of California Los Angeles will go tobacco-free on Earth Day, April 22, 2013.

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LA County To Recount Prop. 29 Ballots After Single Voter Request

It’s been said that all that is needed to light a fire — or a cigarette — is a single match.


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Authorities Recover Nearly $2M In Counterfeit Cigarettes, Viagra Bust

Authorities have recovered nearly $2 million in counterfeit cigarettes and Viagra in a multi-city bust, it was announced Tuesday.

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Tax Hike On Cigarettes, Tobacco Products Headed For Defeat

Smokers can finally exhale after voters appear to have rejected a proposed tax increase on cigarettes and other tobacco products.


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Smoking To Blame For Mandeville Fire

Two men smoking are to blame for the Mandeville fire that burned earlier this week near Brentwood.

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Stop Smoking With Safe Cig

John Cameron of Safe Cig, an electronic cigarette company, visited the KCAL 9 studios Thursday.

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California Supreme Court Lifts Deadlines For Tobacco Suits

The California Supreme Court has lifted legal deadlines for smokers who later develop diseases like lung cancer.


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Millions Of Counterfeit Cigarettes Seized At LA Port

Customs officials say they have seized more than 22,000 cartons of counterfeit cigarettes valued at more than $1 million at a Southern California port.

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Glendale Men Get Prison For Cigarette Trafficking

ATF officials say a pair of Glendale men will serve one year and a day in federal prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy and trafficking charges.



FDA Seeks Input On New Cigarette Warning Labels

Feel strongly about the dangers of smoking cigarettes? Now’s your chance to help the FDA make the warning labels on cigarette packets much stronger.