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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.

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Business / Economy

San Juan Bautista looks to ban smoking in outdoor dining areas

City Council aims to update existing ordinance at future meeting.

Hosts answer questions about opioids and tobacco during Jan. 22 event put on by San Benito County Behavioral Health. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Children and Youth

County Behavioral Health educates public on opioids and tobacco

Prevention task force highlights safe drug disposal, dangers of vaping.

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Children and Youth

New Campaign Targets Tobacco Industry’s Deceptive Marketing to Youth

In an effort to combat the tobacco industry’s latest marketing strategies aimed at getting youth hooked on nicotine, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently launched a new “Flavors Hook Kids” campaign.

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Business / Economy

San Juan Bautista moves to regulate tobacco sales

Council members pass a motion to introduce an ordinance requiring licensing of tobacco retailers and add penalties for sale to minors

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Tobacco sales ban in pharmacies formally approved

Hollister City Council votes 4-1 to cease the issuance or re-issuance of tobacco retail licenses, which eventually will snuff out tobacco products in Hollister pharmacies

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Business / Economy

UPDATED: Hollister to ban tobacco sales in pharmacies

Out of seven pharmacies in San Benito County, three do not sell tobacco and one is reviewing the issue at the corporate level

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Business / Economy

City council aims to snuff out tobacco sales in pharmacies

Council will consider enacting ban at request of health officials

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Health

San Benito County Stores Asked to Think of Kids’ Health First

The Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community campaign is a statewide collaboration between tobacco use prevention, nutrition and alcohol prevention partners.