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Smoking has Immediate, Adverse Effects on the Body

March 9th, 2010 Posted in General tobacco Tags:

The World Health Organization calls tobacco the leading cause of preventable death in the world. In December, the WHO launched a campaign against cigarette smoking in Africa, saying a rapidly growing population is creating “larger and more accessible markets” on the continent for tobacco companies. Read more

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Push is on for hike in cigarette tax

March 4th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco prices Tags:

Tate Mikell, a young Charleston police officer, had just finished a long run on the beach with his dog in 2005 and was sitting down to lunch with his mom and dad when the symptoms set in.
The Citadel graduate felt dazed as a massive headache clouded his mind. It was a brain aneurysm, and it would leave him paralyzed on his left side and permanently wheelchair-bound. Read more

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Center Ice Cigars

March 1st, 2010 Posted in Cigars, Tobacco industry Tags:

It was smoke on the (frozen) water last night when the women of Canada’s Olympic hockey team defeated the Americans 2-0 in the gold medal contest. About an hour after the game, the victorious Canucks returned to the ice, lit up cigars, popped the corks on bottles of Champagne and opened cans of beer to celebrate the win. Read more

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