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Respect the smoking ban, it’s good for you

With our campus being the size that it is, it seems impossible to catch every single student or faculty member violating the recently installed smoking ban. And while a task force has been established at Fresno State to keep students ...

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No punishment for tobacco ban violation

Although tobacco is now banned at Fresno State and the entire California State University system, there are currently no specific punishment for those who may violate the rule. The ban came as an executive order announced by CSU chancellor Timothy ...

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State legislature moves forward with measure raising legal smoking age to 21

Buying lottery tickets, voting and buying cigarettes have for years been privileges California residents received when they turned 18. However, a package of tobacco bills awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature may send one of those options up in smoke.   ...

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Puff, Puff, Prohibition: Understanding the ethos behind a CSU anti-smoking campaign

Imagine for a moment, that you are addicted to caffeine. A seemingly harmless drug that increases heart rate in its attempt to awaken us. (You may not actually have to imagine this scenario)

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Controversy over safety of using e-cigarettes as alternative to conventional cigarettes

After smoking conventional cigarettes for three years, Qian Hao, a Fresno State international student, switched to smoking e-cigarettes to increase his stamina while he practiced jiujitsu.

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Supporters of Prop. 29 encourage students to aid in finding cancer cure

A message was delivered to students on Wednesday of a proposition that, if passed, will generate $600 million every year toward research on cancer, emphysema, stroke and heart disease prevention.

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Smoking policies becoming more stringent on college campuses

Numerous controversies have surrounded smoking policies on the Fresno State campus.  A group known as Project IMPACT has attempted to make the Fresno State campus smoke-free in the past, as well as attempting to pass legislation to require retailers obtain licensure for tobacco products, similar to the licensing requirements to sell alcohol.

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ASI presents tobacco ban resolution to Welty

Just before Thanksgiving, ASI senators passed a bill that urges Fresno State President John Welty to create a tobacco-free campus. The resolution came with a bit of controversy, though, as ASI president Selena Farnesi did not sign or endorse the bill.

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Letters to the Editor, 11-28-11

Letters to the Editor include the topics of smoking on campus and the continuing increases in student tuition.

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Letters to the Editor, 11/18/11

Letters to the Editor for November 18, 2011 including topics such as Dog Days, smoking policy, and the Three Strikes Law.

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Letters to the Editor, 11-14-11

Letters to the Editor for November 14th, 2011, including topics such as thoughts on the tobacco-free campus resolution by ASI President Selena Farnesi, the Occupy Movement, bias in the media, and more.

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Letter to the Editor, 11-9-11

Dear editor: This letter is for ASI president Selena Farnesi, but first I must disclose some things. I have never smoked a cigarette and no one on our executive board smokes. Additionally, I have never received any money or gifts from “big tobacco” and for that matter I don’t even know anyone or have met anyone who works in the tobacco industry, big or small.

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Committee in charge to enforce smoking policy

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety at Fresno State is working with a group of marketing students to help improve awareness of the smoking policy on campus.

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Smoking policy gets cleared up

While Fresno State policy limits the smoking population to designated smoking areas, not all students are aware they exist.

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Farewell cloves, we hardly knew thee

Last week, a federal ban on flavored cigarettes took effect.

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Students address campus’ tobacco policy

Nearly 53,000 premature deaths occur each year in America because of secondhand smoke, according to The National Cancer Institute.

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No sweets before veggies

The truth is, there is considerable evidence that we really do need saving from ourselves.

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Smoke shop hop

Hookah pipes and tobacco in a dizzying array of flavors take up the whole left-hand wall, as glass cases house blown glass hand pipes in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Reggae music sets the mood.

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