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Megan Fox fashion and smoke

June 22nd, 2010 Posted in Celebrities smoking Tags:

Megan Fox smoking in the carMegan Fox was smoking-hot last night on the red carpet of the ‘Jonah Hex’ movie premiere. Giving the movie some star power, she and the cast Julia Jones, Wes Bentley, and Josh Brolin were all ready to promote the movie, but she looked specially fine. Megan Fox looked especially sexy in her outfit on the red carpet, she realy smoking hot.
The perfect fitting fashion, it had the precise low cut front, and fairly short with a cute flower ribbon right at her waist. Leaving nothing to worry about, her shoes and purse matched perfectly.
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Smoking bans and economics hit famed Cuban cigars

June 22nd, 2010 Posted in Cigars Tags:

legal cuban cigars* Cigar production, export earnings off sharply

* Industry draws on inventory
HAVANA, June 21 (Reuters) – Global economic woes and the worldwide spread of smoking bans are taking their toll on Cuba’s famous cigar industry, with the just-completed harvest of the country’s finest tobacco down 14 percent over 2009, local media said on Monday.

In westernmost Pinar del Rio, home of Cuba’s most famous tobacco, the harvest came in at 22.4 million leaves, down from 26 million in 2009, according to Guerrillero, the province’s Communist party weekly.

The area’s tobacco is used as wrapper leaf and part of the filling in Cuba’s prized cigar brands, including Cohiba, Montecristo, Trinidad and Partagas.
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Neeson blames movie role for renewed smoking habit

June 22nd, 2010 Posted in Celebrities smoking Tags:

Liam NeesonSchindler’s List star Liam Neeson’s has blamed his role as cigar-puffing Hannibal Smith in The A Team movie remake for forcing him to begin smoking again after quitting 16 years ago.

The 58-year-old actor believes that smoking on camera has caused him to resurrect his old nicotine habit, reported Contactmusic. “I stopped smoking 16 years ago so it was a real issue for this movie. The props guys got me these amazing fake Cuban cigars but then I was given real ones. I said, ‘I can’t do this I’m an addict’,” said Neeson.
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Actor Dennis Hopper Dies From Cancer

June 22nd, 2010 Posted in Celebrities smoking Tags:

dennis hopper die from smokingHollywood actor Dennis Hopper has died at his home in California at the age of 74 after battling prostate cancer.
The star passed away at his house in the coastal Los Angeles suburb of Venice surrounded by family and friends.
In a career spanning more than 50 years, Hopper appeared alongside his mentor James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause and Giant.
He was best known for starring in the 1969 cult classic Easy Rider, for which he received an Oscar for the movie’s original screenplay.
The film is regarded as one of the greatest films of American cinema.
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Online stores fall foul of tobacco law

June 22nd, 2010 Posted in Tobacco industry

Online stores fall foulThe Foodtown and Woolworths supermarket chains will remove the words “light” and “mild” from cigarette adverts on their online shopping websites, after the Herald told them of an official warning against using the “potentially misleading” terms.

The Commerce Commission in 2008 issued a public warning to New Zealand’s three main tobacco companies over “light” and “mild” on tobacco packaging, saying the terms may mislead consumers and therefore risked breaching the Fair Trading Act.

The commission said consumers may believe they were exposing themselves to less harm by smoking those cigarettes, but there was “no such thing as a safe, or safer, cigarette”.
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Asia tobacco growers fight flavoured cigarette ban call

June 22nd, 2010 Posted in Cigarettes flavors Tags:

tobacco growersAsian tobacco growers are meeting in Indonesia for a two-day summit on the challenges facing the industry.

It comes after a recent recommendation by the World Health Organization (WHO) to ban ingredients such as clove and other flavours in tobacco products.

Asian tobacco growers say if the WHO ruling is enforced it could threaten millions of tobacco farmers’ jobs.

Indonesia is the world’s largest producer of clove cigarettes and is particularly concerned about the move.

Tobacco growers from India, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia are taking part in the summit in Jakarta.
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Healis opposes global summit on tobacco

June 21st, 2010 Posted in Tobacco marketing Tags:

man smoke in IndiaHealis Sekhsaria Institute of Public Health, an anti-tobacco advocacy group, vehemently opposed the upcoming four-day industrial Global Tobacco Networking Forum (GTNF) summit, which is scheduled to be held between October 4 and October 9 in Bangalore’s ITC Royal Gardenia, stating that the event is in violation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control to which India is a signatory nation.

Dr P C Gupta, Director of Healis Sekhsaria Institute of Public Health pointed out that the FCTC policy that India had signed includes a restriction on tobacco advertising, trade, sponsorship and promotion. The FCTC has stringent restrictions to protect people from exposure to smoking and consumption of other tobacco products. He said by being one of the official sponsors of the event, Tobacco Board of India has clearly violated the FCTC framework and demanded that the board immediately withdraw its sponsorship and cancel the event forthwith.
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Albany to Raise Taxes on Cigarettes

June 21st, 2010 Posted in Tobacco prices Tags:

Taxes on CigarettesGov. David Paterson announced over the weekend that he plans to raise cigarette tax statewide. The proposal will be included in his next budget-extending legislation.

The new tax is slated to place $1.60 tax on the cost of a pack of cigarettes, raising it from $2.75 to $4.35—higher than the previous proposal to add $1 per pack. The taxes are projected to raise $290 million in extra revenue to help close a budget gap of $9.2 billion, reported Business Week.
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100kg of black market tobacco discovered

June 21st, 2010 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

black market cigarettesSECRET stashes of exotic tobacco products have been found in a series of raids.
The swoops have uncovered a booming black market in so-called shisha, also known as hookah, on Tyneside.

HM Revenue & Customs officers seized more than 100 kilos of the tobacco, which is either chewed or smoked through water pipes, during a special operation codenamed Fairground.

The strikes happened at two ethnic food stores in Newcastle’s West End and another in Gateshead town centre.
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Hookah bars are new source of diseases

June 21st, 2010 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

Hookah barsEVEN AS the world celebrates No-Smoking Day. Do you really think this day has any significance in our lives or is it just a gimmick. The ban on smoking at public places which was brought into effect by the former Union Health Minister A Ramdoss is nothing but a sham.
Rural India continues to be plagued by serious health problems due to lack of proper health facilities. We need to shift our focus to that area rather than chase people who are adults and are well aware about the harmful effects of smoking. As banning smoking has given rise to another fad that is hookah bars which are as lethal as smoking cigarettes.
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