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Letter to the editor


USC must ban all smoking  Though California boasts the second lowest rate of adult smokers in the nation and many American college campuses have banned smoking, USC is still bafflingly hesitant to issue an anti-smoking policy. USC should ban smoking on campus because it is unfair for non-smokers, who are the majority, to involuntarily breathe […]

Cigarette sales to California teens drop to record low


The results of the 2011 Youth Tobacco Purchase Survey released this Sept. 22 showed cigarette sales to minors have reached a new low in California. For the study, 15- and 16-year-old teens were hired to purchase cigarettes at a random sample of 800 tobacco retailers throughout the state. Only 5.6 percent of stores illegally sold […]