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Breathe Easy

Kendall George

August 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It might be time to break out the nicotine gum, because effective September 1st, the entire Chico State campus, as well as all other CSU campuses, will be smoke and tobacco free.That means no cigarettes, no vaping, no pipes, cigars or snuff products of any kind will be allowed in any area of campus. T...

Smoking Ban at CSU Chico

Smoking Ban at CSU Chico

Andrew Freeman

August 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Last Thursday, the grounds of Chico State officially became smoke and tobacco-free. This means the use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes or chewing tobacco is prohibited on any school grounds.According to Trisha Seastrom, the program director of the Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center (CADEC), there wil...

Gov. Brown signs bill raising smoking age to 21

Gov. Brown signs bill raising smoking age to 21

Amelia Storm

May 7, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

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 the use of electronic cigarettes in public places and expands the current no-smoking areas at pu...

California’s tobacco measure will have negative results

California’s tobacco measure will have negative results

Sean Daly

March 29, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

From 2011-2012 in California, adults aged 18-24formed the lowest demographic of cigarette smokers except for adults aged 65 and over. They also had lower rates of smoking than the national average, which have both been steadily dropping recently. So why is our California legislature trying to restrict...

Chico’s tobacco regulations don’t make the grade

Chico’s tobacco regulations don’t make the grade

Amelia Storm

February 12, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, News

Chico has failed to pass the criteria set for a healthy, tobacco free community. On February 3, The American Lung Association released its annual “State of Tobacco Control,” grades. California received an overall grade of “B,” while Chico received a “D.” “I'm not surprised that Chico received a low...

California Health Collaborative’s program launch to help struggling smokers

California Health Collaborative’s program launch to help struggling smokers

December 15, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Adult smokers in Butte County make up 22.8 percent of the population, one of the highest percentages out of all counties in California. Bruce Baldwin, California Health Collaborative cessation coordinator, hopes to lower that number with the launch of a new program, The Equity Project, designed to he...

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