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Health

Vaping linked to higher risk of COVID-19 in teens and young adults

A young person who has vaped and smoked cigarettes is seven times more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19, according to a recently published study. Someone who only vaped is five times as likely to get diagnosed.

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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Business / Economy

San Juan Bautista looks to ban smoking in outdoor dining areas

City Council aims to update existing ordinance at future meeting.