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San Francisco bans flavored tobacco in hopes of discouraging teen smokers

San Francisco bans flavored tobacco in hopes of discouraging teen smokers

Phoebe Grandi, Visuals Editor

October 25, 2018

With the approval of Proposition E, San Francisco leads the United States in a fight against Big Tobacco by halting flavored tobacco sales throughout the entire city. On June 5, 2018, San Francisco voted in favor of Prop. E, banning the sale of flavored tobacco. It went into effect on July 20, but will...

New anti-smoking campaigns use shock value to target teens’ tobacco use

Olive Lopez, Staff Writer

May 8, 2014

A woman looks at the camera, rasping through a prominent hole in her throat. She takes the viewer through her morning routine: Putting in her teeth, putting on a wig, and placing a walnut sized hands-free device in her throat so that she can speak clearly. Then she ties a scarf around her neck to cover...

Allure of e-cigarettes at odds with rising hospitalization rates, other health concerns, experts say

Ariane Goldsmith, Staff Writer

May 8, 2014

Electronic cigarettes are trendy, but their impact may be more serious than their sweet and innocuous flavors imply. E-cigarettes are being marketed as a tool to quit smoking and a safer alternative to regular cigarettes, but the lack of research and regulations has caused controversy. “E-cigarettes...

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