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Health

State ban on selling flavored tobacco products goes into effect Jan. 1, 2021

Violators will face a $250 fine.

Supporters of a ban on flavored tobacco products tried to appeal to Hollister City Council at an Aug. 5 meeting. Photos by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

Hollister City Council continues wrestling with flavored tobacco sales

Members vote down a proposed amendment as insufficient; ad hoc committee will go back to the drawing board.

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Children and Youth

Residents discuss how Hollister should handle flavored tobacco

At town hall, parent says youth aren’t just buying it in local stores; they’re also buying it online.

Physician Marni Friedman was asked to speak on the dangers flavored tobacco products at the Feb. 19 Hollister City Council meeting. She said the tobacco industry targets youth to make them lifelong addicts. Photo by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

High school students speak out about flavored tobacco

Two Hollister City Council members will sit on ad hoc committee to gain consensus for an ordinance.

Hollister City Council members during the Dec. 17 regular meeting. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

New Hollister City Council members cautioned on Brown Act

City manager says ‘perception is everything.’