The Orion

With all these vaping-related deaths, some still believe in its safety

Photo credit: Julian Mendoza

Jack Lewis

October 21, 2019

For years, big tobacco has used shady tactics to get Americans hooked on nicotine. In fact, smoking cigarettes is the number one cause of preventable death in the nation, responsible for over 480,000 deaths every year according to the CDC. Now, the nation is experiencing a new form of nicotine addiction...

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...

Smoking should be banned on campus

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

Carson Predovich and Dongyoung Won

September 18, 2016

When walking through the gorgeous Chico State campus, there are a few things to expect. You should be prepared to see a seemingly endless variety of trees, hear the birds chirping and the creek babbling. What you shouldn’t have to be prepared for is inhaling a cloud of someone else's secondhand sm...

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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