smoking

Placer ranks No. 2 statewide in health

Access to health care, recreation and a variety of nutritious foods gave Placer County a leg up when it came to ranking among the healthiest counties in California. The 2014 repor ...

City bans smoking in Auburn School Park Preserve

The Auburn City Council has snuffed out smoking in the School Park Preserve. With a unanimous vote, council members passed the ban, which will result in no-smoking signs being ins ...

Reader Input: Boost state’s tobacco tax

Raising California’s tobacco tax would further reduce smoking rates (and) benefit lower-income people. The American Heart Association is a strong proponent of raising tobac ...

Reader Input: Smoking, park use don’t mix

So (Auburn Recreation District board member) Gordy Ainsleigh cited an “F” grade from the American Lung Association for not banning smoking in our parks. I wouldn’ ...

Recreation District board rejects smoking ban in Auburn parks

  Smokers will be able to keep lighting up in most Auburn parks following the Auburn Recreation District board’s rejection of an attempt to ban cigarette use. Director ...

Reader Input: Smokers’ litter is disgusting

The School Park Preserve near the bridge is literally carpeted with cigarette butts, unless city employee Andy cleans them up (“Smoke-free Auburn parks attempt suffers setbac ...

Smoke-free Auburn parks attempt suffers setback

  An Auburn Recreation District committee is recommending no change to regulations that currently allow cigarette smoking in parks. The district’s policy committee, co ...

All-park smoking ban getting closer look from Auburn Recreation District

  Smokers could be required to butt out at all Auburn Recreation District parks under a proposal now getting an early look. Acting on an American Lung Association survey tha ...

Reader Input: Auburn stroll yields 900 cigarette butts

I have read with interest the articles in the Auburn Journal about Auburn getting again a failing grade on controlling tobacco use (“Auburn, Placer tobacco efforts fail Ameri ...

Noon Hour Update: Fiscal surplus in Auburn; American Lung Association rates Auburn and school district meeting

  Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what w ...

Smoking ban looms at Auburn School Park Preserve

  Councilman Mike Holmes said year after year, the American Lung Association grades Auburn an “F” for not taking steps to encourage the reduction of smoking in th ...

‘Stupid’ smokers are so inconsiderate

I’ve been reading in various papers about Prop. 29 to raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes by one dollar. I have a suggestion for a change. How about charging $3 or $4 or $5 for ...

Clear the smoke on campuses

I believe it’s a good idea to put restraints on smoking and chewing tobacco on college campuses. Everyone may be of age to do it, but there are people who don’t like it when pe ...

Straight Talk: Teens consider smoking dope

Dear Straight Talk: I’m 14 and friends of mine (I’ll call them Janine and Claire), go to Mexico a lot with Janine’s family where they hook up with older people and get drunk. ...

Straight Talk: Dad's pot smoking concerns writer

Dear Straight Talk: My mom and dad got in a fight a few days ago and my mom ended it with, Just run upstairs and smoke your pot. Now I realize I can hear my dad smoking it in the ...