When we last checked in nearly three weeks ago, supporters and opponents of Proposition 29, which would increase a cigarette tax by $1 per pack, were probably tempted to chain smoke away the nerves from too-close-to-call election results. Now you can dump those ash trays, because the ballot initia ... More >>
What can you get for $42 million? A penthouse apartment at the top of the St. Regis. Six years of Adonal Foyle. Roy Lichtenstein's peephole painting. Also, a 14 percent drop in support for Proposition 29, which would raise the cigarette tax and fund cancer research. In March, a poll by the Publi ... More >>
Phallic camels aren't welcome in this here town! Earlier this week, City Attorney Dennis Herrera and short-timer Department of Public Health Director Mitch Katz wrote a sternly worded letter to Joe Camel's corporate overlords. The two chided R.J. Reynolds for using the Haight -- as well as Brookl ... More >>
Even though they don't look like it, Xiu Xiu is fighting mad! Along with a plethora of other pissed-off indie bands, they've filed a class action lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds and Wenner Media, parent companies of Camel Cigarettes and Rolling Stone magazine, respectively. They contend that the magaz ... More >>
The Bum's Rush; A "Hot" Topic; Blowing Smoke; Bikes vs. Cars; Art and Censorship
The Fallout From "Fallout";Where There's Smoke ...;Charity Case
Your Sorry Ash; Sour Charity
Tobacco Firm Adds Insult to Injury; A Few Bike Lanes Away From Utopia; Music to Our Ears; Fish Story; Art and Censorship
Tobacco industry documents expose an R.J. Reynolds marketing plan targeting S.F. gays and homeless people. Its name: Project SCUM.
Once-secret documents reveal the tobacco industry's battle to gut anti-smoking education in California. Former Assembly Speaker Willie Brown and former Gov. Pete Wilson helped.
The Last Cigarette and Pretty Things
Against the odds, a new group fights for smokers' rights