Golden Gate Xpress

Vape ban smokes out local businesses

David Mamaril Horowitz

September 20, 2019

San Francisco’s ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes forced one of its last vaping shops to close Sept. 9 after six years in the business. “They regulated me out of business,” said Chris Chin, who previously owned...

Vaping in the City

Jennifer Shields

May 15, 2018

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 tob...

“No Smoking on Campus”

Adelyna Tirado

March 15, 2018

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 participan...

San Francisco raises age to buy tobacco to 21

Jordan Vail

March 3, 2016

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...

New SF proposal would limit tobacco licenses in city

Guadalupe González

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...

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