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Oroville bans flavored tobacco products; students react

An outside picture of Dragon Tobacco

Courtney Collier

February 12, 2020

Oroville’s City Council met to confirm a ban taking place in less than a month that will prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco products.  Council members had two public meetings where each member supported the ordinance.  With the new ban, only tobacco products that are created from real tobacco leaf...

The Orion Newscast: Chico Bans Flavored Tobacco & Students Walk Out

Christian Solis

December 12, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4xPtsxoxwE This week on The Orion Newscast reporters cover Chico City Council's decision to ban all flavored tobacco sales in Chico, as well as a climate, walkout staged by Chico State students and Chico high schoolers. Christian Solis can be reached at the...

Community responds to incoming Oroville vape bans

The smoke shop Darkside sells multiple different vaping products. Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Jessie Imhoff

October 7, 2019

Chico State's campus is usually lined with students tabling for different reasons, such as recruitment for clubs or Greek life. Others go to campus and table to share their ideas about the world with students.That's what Nick Bowman and Gabe Trujillo set out to do by setting up a table in front of the St...

Vaping: Effective quitting technique or harmful trend?

Timothy Toavs, owner of Chico Vapor Lounge Shop, started using electronic cigarettes as a way to quit smoking. Photo credit: Nick Bragg

Nick Bragg

February 15, 2015

A thick white cloud of vapor rolled off of Timothy Toavs lips as he discussed the hobby that helped him quit smoking. Studies have shown that electronic cigarettes, also known as advanced personal vaporizers, can help individuals reduce the urge to smoke. However, the coping mechanism may be turni...

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