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Gov. Brown signs bill raising smoking age to 21

Amelia Storm // May 7, 2016

Gov. Brown has signed legislation that raises the smoking age from 18 to 21 for Californians. There is a stipulation that maintains the current age of 18 for active military personnel. The bill also restricts...

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

Vaping: Effective quitting technique or harmful trend?

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...

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