Tobacco

Reader Input: Sugar dragging down the US

Sugar is the new heroin. Sugar, at one time in our early history as a country, was considered a banned substance and should be illegal. That obviously failed and failed badly. To ...

Newcastle residents aim to stomp out new tobacco shop

A collection of Newcastle residents and business owners gathered Monday night in Newcastle to stop a new smoke shop from occupying a store front downtown. The new store, a seconda ...

Reader Input: Let left-wingers just ‘get Glad’

I admire our clever conservative messengers. Like the writer who claimed pot leads to hard drugs because most hard drug addicts used pot (“Why glorify cannabis?” Reader ...

Reader Input: Legalize pot, the natural wonder

Marijuana. I have no doubt that it will be legalized in this country. Instead of focusing on the political reasons for its continued prohibition, or the scientific data demonstrati ...

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 ...

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 ...

Reader Input: Time to stop the killing

No, I don’t advocate taking away your guns. Seventy percent of the public want some changes in our gun laws. 1. Mandatory background checks for all gun sales. In California ...

Auburn, Placer tobacco efforts fail American Lung Association test

  AUBURN CA - The American Lung Association has given Auburn and Placer County failing grades in its annual report card on controlling tobacco use. Both the city and the cou ...

Joint investigation nets eight arrests in assault weapons conspiracy in Placer County

Eight men were arrested in an assault weapons sales conspiracy in a joint effort with the Placer County Regional Auto Theft Task Force, California Highway Patrol and Bureau of Alco ...