| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:29 PM
They have the shape, feel and nicotine of tobacco cigarettes, but e-cigarettes should not be regulated like tobacco products, makers of the popular new product say.
The Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Assn., an industry group, is lobbying to avoid Food...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Forty state attorneys general sent a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration asking the agency to regulate electronic cigarettes to address their marketing, ingredients and sale to minors.
The FDA has set a deadline of Oct. 31 to issue proposals...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 2:07 PM
SACRAMENTO -- California lawmakers are packing their bags for their annual migration to the beaches of Maui starting Wednesday, where two conferences will be held sponsored by nonprofits backed by special interest groups.
A group called the Pacific...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 7:51 PM
SACRAMENTO — Even before the FBI raided state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon's Capitol office as part of a corruption investigation, some of his strongest supporters were already distancing themselves from the Montebello Democrat.
About six months before...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:50 PM
Over four years, Merrell Williams Jr. came up with a number of effective ways to smuggle documents from work.
A $9-an-hour paralegal at a tobacco company's law firm in Louisville, Ky., Williams tucked a few memos at a time into a slit he cut in the...
| Dec 5, 2013
Los Angeles may soon follow the lead of major cities, schools and universities across the nation in banning electronic cigarettes in certain public spaces.
Several City Council members, backed by City Atty. Mike Feuer, introduced a motion Wednesday to...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 6:31 PM
SACRAMENTO – California regulators recently gave a go-ahead for Lyft, Sidecar and other services to provide ride-sharing to smartphone users.
Now, it's up to the insurance industry to develop products to meet a requirement that drivers and...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 9:47 AM
Lorillard Inc., the third-largest U.S. tobacco company, continued its push into the fast-growing electronic cigarette business, acquiring a British e-cigarette maker for about $49 million.
Lorillard said Tuesday that it purchased SKYCIG to expand its...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:07 PM
Electronic cigarettes helped wean smokers off regular cigarettes in a clinical trial – though the quit rate was essentially the same as for nicotine patches.
The trial, conducted in New Zealand, was billed as the first head-to-head comparison of...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Four years after Congress granted it the power to regulate tobacco products to protect the nation's health, the Food and Drug Administration has issued a first slate of decisions affecting the market for tobacco products, approving two new products and...
| May 14, 2013
| 2:00 PM
After years of decline, the rate of smokeless tobacco use among young people has leveled off, new research shows.
In 2011, 5.2% of middle school and high school students in the U.S. reported using snuff, chewing tobacco or dipping tobacco at least...