Ban on flavored tobacco sales is approved by California Assembly

Los Angeles Times  


Sacramento - The California Assembly on Monday approved a ban on the retail sale of flavored tobacco products in the state, with supporters saying it is needed to reduce smoking and vaping by minors and others attracted by flavors that include fruit and menthol.

August 24, 2020

Social Distancing Gives Working Parents Insight into Kids’ Vaping

With schools closed and stay-at-home orders in full swing due to COVID-19, youth who vape have fewer places to hide their vaping behavior from their parents.


For many parents now working remotely, the distracting smell of menthol or other flavors from their child vaping in or around the house may catch them off-guard. They may also notice mood swings, agitation, impulsivity, and an inability to concentrate from their child using nicotine or dealing with cravings or withdrawal.

April, 8, 2020

California Community Colleges Resources

Novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

Our college communities are working tirelessly to help students and their families get through this crisis and they will play a critical role in our state's recovery. With all of us working together and following safety guidelines and procedures we can help keep Californians healthy.

The situation is continuing to evolve and we will update our information and resources daily.

March 26, 2020

California Smoker's Helpline Resources

Coronavirus COVID-19

In response to this global pandemic, we have all been reminded that we should practice healthy habits … for ourselves, our families, and our communities. If you smoke or vape, quitting is a smart step toward that goal.

March 25, 2020

Tobacco Free CA article by Dr. Elisa Tong

Protect yourself from COVID-19: Stop smoking and vaping now.

Doctors like me and many other health professionals are working to treat sick patients for the COVID-19 virus. The best ways for you to help are to stay home, wash your hands, and not smoke or vape.

Here are three good reasons why you should stop smoking and vaping now:

March 25, 2020

NIH - National Institute of Drug Abuse Article

COVID-19: Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders

As people across the U.S. and the rest of the world contend with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the research community should be alert to the possibility that it could hit some populations with substance use disorders (SUDs) particularly hard. Because it attacks the lungs, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could be an especially serious threat to those who smoke tobacco or marijuana or who vape. 

March 24, 2020

Does vaping make you more susceptible to coronavirus?

On Monday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reiterated its guidance that older Americans and people with medical conditions like cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and chronic lung disease are most susceptible to coronavirus. People who are immunosuppressed because they have cancer or they're on a type of medication that weakens their immune system are also more at risk. 

March 10, 2020

Río Hondo College Shifts to Online Instruction

Río Hondo College continues to closely monitor the coronavirus situation following the direction of the Department of Public Health and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.  After detailed and thoughtful discussion, planning and preparation, all lectures and labs have transitioned to online from March 16 – April 4.

March 18, 2020

Mt. SAC Canceling Classes March 17 to March 28

Mt. San Antonio College is canceling ALL classes (both in person and online) from Tuesday, March 17 through Saturday, March 28, after executive action by the Board of Trustees.

March 16, 2020

Cerritos College District - Students: COVID-19 Campus Update

Dear Cerritos College Students,


As you are aware, President Fierro has issued a communication regarding the College's response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to reassure you at this time, there are no known cases of COVID-19 among any District students and employees. To reduce the community transmission rates of Coronavirus, the College is implementing strategies to minimize the physical presence of students on campus.

March 12, 2020

Los Angeles Community College District - News Release


LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Chancellor Francisco C. Rodriguez, Ph.D., today announced that as many classes as possible will be moved into an online education platform for all nine colleges, including Los Angeles City College, East Los Angeles College, Los Angeles Harbor College, Los Angeles Mission College, Los Angeles Pierce College, Los Angeles Southwest College, Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, Los Angeles Valley College and West Los Angeles College.

March 11, 2020

UCSF Issues Article About How Quitting Smoking & Vaping Can Reduce Your Risk of Corona Virus

Reduce your risk of serious lung disease caused by corona virus by quitting smoking and vaping

When someone’s lungs are exposed to flu or other infections the adverse effects of smoking or vaping are much more serious than among people who do not smoke or vape

March 6, 2020

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