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University Of California Bans Smoking, Tobacco On All Campuses

The University of California has banned smoking and the use of chewing tobacco on all ten of its campuses.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/12/2012

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Bye Bye Booie: Cigarette-Smoking Candy-Addicted Chimp Dead At 44

A famous chimpanzee who could beg for sweets using sign language and was addicted to cigarettes has died.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–12/15/2011

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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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/09/2011

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Calif. Legislature Approves Ban On Rental-Unit Smoking

California landlords may soon be able to ban smoking on their properties, including rental units, if a new bill becomes law.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–08/16/2011

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FDA Issues New Graphic Cigarette Labels To Convey Dangers Of Smoking

Rotting teeth. Diseased lungs. A corpse of a smoker. Nine new warning labels that feature graphic images that convey the dangers of smoking will be required by the Food and Drug Administration to be on U.S. cigarette packs by 2012.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–06/21/2011

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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.

05/06/2011

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Bill Would Expand Calif. Smoking Ban At Work

California was a pioneer in prohibiting tobacco use in the workplace during the 1990s, but the ban left loopholes that a state lawmaker now wants to close.

04/10/2011

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Big Drop Seen In Kids’ Ear Infections

Health officials say there’s been a dramatic drop in the number of ear infections in young children.

03/04/2011

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Study: Teens Who Smoke Have Less Decision-Making Ability

According to a new UCLA study, teens who smoke have less activity in the part of their brains that control decision-making.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/03/2011

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New Ban On Smoking Near Eateries Set To Take Effect

Starting next week, city officials will start to enforce smoke-free outdoor dining with a campaign called “Fresh Air Dining LA”.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/03/2011

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West Hollywood Proposes Sweeping New Smoking Ban

The city of West Hollywood will consider a new ordinance banning smoking in public areas.

02/07/2011

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California Stays Mediocre In State Health Rankings

A new study says the people who live in Vermont are the healthiest, those in Mississippi rank as the unhealthiest, and Californians are somewhere in the middle.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–12/07/2010

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Black Lungs & Dead People: Anti-Smoking Pitch Gets Graphic

If you didn’t already know the health risks of smoking, the feds are set to use graphic imagery on cigarettes as a reminder.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–11/10/2010

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WeHo Residents Call For Smoking Ban

The city council will consider any potential fallout from the proposed ban on local businesses and tourism.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/07/2010

Our hidden camera caught a City of L.A. employee smoking what appeared to be a pipe, while on duty at the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Department on June 21. (CBS)

Video Captures City Worker Smoking Pipe On Duty

Our cameras caught a City of L.A. employee lighting up and smoking something out of a pipe while on duty and earning your tax dollars. What was he smoking? That is what we wanted to know.

07/27/2010

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