smoking

Vaping in the City

May 15, 2018 News 1 Comment

Vaping has become an epidemic among high school students according to Tobacco Free CA but is it may also an epidemic among college students. Last year, SF tried to ban flavored tobacco including many vaping oils, but a tobacco industry campaign has but that ban on the June ballot to let the public decide and ...

“No Smoking on Campus”

March 15, 2018 Multimedia 1 Comment

Although a new “No Smoking on Campus” policy has been put in place for all Cal State Universities, students at SF State continue to smoke without the fear of getting caught. Students explain why they still smoke on campus and a participant of the Smoke/Tobacco Free Task Force clarifies why the policy was even set ...

SF State introduces cigarette litter recycling

March 29, 2016 News

SF State is the first place in San Francisco to collect and recycle cigarette butts at one dollar per pound. Beginning March 16, Sustainable SF State has partnered with the local chapter of the Surfrider Foundation to provide containers to collect cigarette butts. Filters will be collected by students, then sent to be recycled at ...

San Francisco raises age to buy tobacco to 21

March 3, 2016 News 3 Comments

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a measure raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products within San Francisco from 18 to 21 years old. The ordinance is scheduled to go into effect on June 1. Tobacco sellers would be given a one-year grace period during which they will be reminded of the law via ...

FDA proposal could limit the sale of e-cigarettes

May 6, 2014 News 1 Comment

The Food and Drug Administration released a new proposal April 24 to regulate e-cigarettes, which could be a significant step toward helping college students breathe more easily. The proposal would ban the sale of e-cigarettes, battery-powered devices that turn nicotine and other chemicals into a vapor that can be inhaled,  from vending machines, require disclosure ...

New SF proposal would limit tobacco licenses in city

April 18, 2013

Cigarettes might be more difficult to buy in some neighborhoods if a youth influence organization gets their way. Youth Leadership Institute, an organization in the field of youth development which works to build communities that invest in youth, has presented their initiative to several city supervisors that would put a limit on the number of ...