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November 26, 2020

Tag: tobacco

State warns of vaping health risks

State health officials issued a health alert Aug. 27 for lung injuries associated with vaping, with many of the issues involving use of vaping...

Debate over tobacco dealer license fee reignites

City Council is considering stepping up local enforcement of state law that prohibits the sale of tobacco to minors, but charging businesses an annual fee to fund sting operations to ensure compliance isn't the way to do it, Mayor Don Gage asserted.

Gilroy fails on tobacco report card

Gilroy might feel like torching its tobacco report card after receiving the lowest grade in the county for the second consecutive year.

City’s smokers could get snubbed

California voters and the Gilroy City Council could deliver a one-two punch to smokers this week.

Council to consider banning smoking in parks

During Monday night’s regular meeting at 6 p.m. City Council plans to vote on a proposed ordinance that will prohibit smoking in public parks except for in designated smoking areas.

Council OKs outdoor smoking ban

In a bizarre sequence of procedures, the city council banned smoking outdoors in public places Wednesday. Kind of. 

Council tables smoking ordinance to April 25

Lacking a majority for the highly anticipated vote Wednesday, the council decided to table a decision on an outdoor secondhand smoke ordinance until next week. 

Tobacco license idea snuffed out

Talk of a tobacco retailer's license that would levy an annual $150 to $400 fee on approximately 57 liquor, convenience and grocery stores in Gilroy has been snuffed out.

Outdoor smoking ordinance to be discussed at council meeting

As the city continues to pursue a ban on outdoor smoking in public places, the vast majority of respondents to an online survey say they support such a policy.

4 letters: Anti-smoking law case; Governor’s high-speed rail nonsense; GOP against...

Making the case for a new tobacco license fee and smoke-free parks law in Gilroy