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

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...

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

Community responds to incoming Oroville vape bans

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...

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Smoking should be banned on campus

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....

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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