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Navigating through the smoke: Details hazy on the Smoke & Tobacco-Free campus policy

Navigating through the smoke: Details hazy on the Smoke & Tobacco-Free campus policy

Amos Mak,
Contributor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, Metro

Since Sept. 1, smokers need to look elsewhere to take a break, because all California State Universities have enacted a “Smoke & Tobacco-Free” policy. This means the use of smoke-emanating and tobacco products are prohibited from the entire campus including classroom buildings, parking lots, and fo...

California to vote on $2 cigarette tax

California to vote on $2 cigarette tax

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor

July 20, 2016


Filed under Metro

A $2.87 tax on a pack of smokes could be in California’s near future. As of June 30, the “Healthcare, Research and Prevention Tobacco Tax Amendment,” officially became eligible for the November ballot, which aims to wean people off of smoking by almost tripling the tax on cigarette and tobacco...

California governor passes tobacco laws

California governor passes tobacco laws

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

May 11, 2016


Filed under Metro

The days of 18-year-olds legally buying cigarettes at gas stations and liquor stores around the state of California will soon be a thing of the past beginning June 9. On May 4, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed several tobacco-related bills into law that will raise the age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 2...

CSU’s, community colleges smoking bill passed

CSU’s, community colleges smoking bill passed

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2016


Filed under Campus, Metro

  The days of lighting up a cigarette and vaping could be a thing of the past at all 23 of the California State University system campuses, and 113 California community colleges. On Monday, the California State Legislature passed Assembly Bill 1594, 41-23, which would ban the use of tobacco, e-cigar...

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