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Federal law trumps state in minimum tobacco age

Federal law trumps state in minimum tobacco age

J. Michael Bertsch, News and Lifestyles Editor February 6, 2020

Federal law and South Dakota state law are on a crash course for the legality of nicotine among those who are 18 and older. On Dec. 20, 2019, President Donald J. Trump signed United States House Resolution...

New tobacco law limits freedom of adults

New tobacco law limits freedom of adults

Kendal Schreier, Reporter February 4, 2020

Recently, the legal age to purchase tobacco increased from 18 to 21. I was not disheartened to hear this news at first, but the more I thought about my rights as an adult, I began to question the age increase. Ever...

Editorial: Criminalization will push teens towards illicit products

Editorial: Criminalization will push teens towards illicit products

Collegian Editorial Board February 4, 2020

Throughout the summer of 2019, the United States endured a sudden outbreak of what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now calls e-cigarette or vaping associated lung injury (EVALI). The mysterious...

Smoke-free SDSU: tobacco ban stagnant in first 60 days

Hunter Dunteman March 21, 2018

South Dakota State is the last of all public South Dakota Board of Regents universities to implement a ban on smoking. Implemented Jan. 1, the ban has faced scrutiny from students, student organizations...

SDSU goes through with tobacco-free campus policy

SDSU goes through with tobacco-free campus policy

Makenzie Huber October 18, 2017

The South Dakota State University campus will become smoke-free by the beginning of 2018, according to President Barry Dunn, in an Oct. 17 email to the student body. The policy includes cigarettes, chewing...

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