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Smoke-free zones planned in schools and colleges

July 30th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday launched a drive to create awareness of smoke free zones in educational institutions. As part of the campaign government officials launched a crackdown on shops selling cigarettes to consumers below 18 years and vowed to take action against those trading tobacco products within 100 yards of the campus. Ream more »

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Queensland motorists fined $200 for smoking in cars with children

July 30th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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Queensland Health said research suggested more than 30 per cent of smokers with children aged under 14 continued to smoke in their cars. Latest figures show 158 people have ignored new state laws, introduced on January 1, banning smoking in cars carrying children under 16, and have been fined. There are an estimated 276,000 Queensland smokers with children aged under 16 in the household. Ream more »

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Indoor medical marijuana growing in Oakland

July 29th, 2010 Posted in Marijuana news

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OAKLAND — It’s official: Oakland is set to become the first city to allow large-scale pot growing for medical use — and the standard-setter for the lucrative and largely uncharted territory of industrial-scale medical marijuana businesses. Support this morning among the City Council, which met to finalize the proposal, was not unanimous. Council members Nancy Nadel and Jane Brunner abstained despite weeks of drawn-out discussion about the plan.
But support among the eight-member council was unanimous for laying the groundwork for labor, environmental and product safety standards. Ream more »

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Cigar Toy: Elegance in Rose Gold

July 29th, 2010 Posted in Cigars

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The first thing you need to know about rose gold is that it doesn’t really exist. Not naturally anyway. It’s simply an alloy of gold and copper, the higher the copper content, the redder the tint. Save for period jewelry, this blushed metal had also been out of vogue for 100 years. But like many things in the fickle fashion world, what was once reviled is now revered, and winston brand of Geneva has brought the trend to the cigar world by elegantly gilding rose gold onto the surfaces of two of its signature cutters and a mini lighter sleeve. Ream more »

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Smoking on beach is illegal and dangerous

July 28th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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Working as a lifeguard at a public park, it is important to enforce a smoke-free environment for an inviting atmosphere and the health of young children and adults. The issue is that too many people come to the beach expecting the right to smoke because they are outside. Not only is it hazardous to the lifeguard staff but it is extremely hazardous to the high amount of young children who are around playing on the beach. Ream more »

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Russell Crowe Quit Smoking For His Children

July 28th, 2010 Posted in Celebrities smoking Tags:

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A lifelong smoker, Aussie actor Russell Crowe says he finally kicked the habit after his son caught him sneaking a cigarette.
“[I was] smoking 40 on an easy day, but on a day when I would be up at 4am and still up at midnight, then it was 60-plus and it just got to the point where my body was telling me I had to stop,” the Gladiator star says.

He somehow managed to hide his bad habit from his boys Charlie, 7, and Tennyson, 4, for years. But when Charlie caught him with a smoke in hand, Russell says it provided the motivation he needed to quit. Ream more »

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Cigars and snuff boost Swedish Match Q2

July 27th, 2010 Posted in Cigars

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Record sales of cheaper cigars in the United States helped tobacco group Swedish Match (SWMA.ST) beat second-quarter earnings expectations on Wednesday, and it forecast strong growth for that product.

The company, which has benefited from demand for smokeless products as cigarette sales have fallen due to health fears, also said sales of its key snus and snuff products improved in key Scandinavian markets Norway and Sweden, but fell in the U.S. Ream more »

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Menthol Restrictions from FDA

July 19th, 2010 Posted in Cigarettes flavors Tags:

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The tobacco advisory panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will consider next week the health impacts of menthol cigarettes, which could possibly open the doors for limitations, regulations or a ban on the flavoring, according to a Dow Jones Newswires report.
The FDA panel will hear testimony July 15 and 16, on menthol’s health risks, including whether or not the addititive masks the taste of cigarettes or makes them more addictive. Ream more »

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Katherine Heigl smoke electronic cigarettes

July 19th, 2010 Posted in Celebrities smoking Tags:

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Hollywood beauty Katherine Heigl is a self-confessed “slave” to her smoking habit and is now banking on technology to control her addiction.
The Grey’s Anatomy star is using an electronic cigarette to calm her cravings, reported Contactmusic.
The blonde beauty has battled with her addiction to tobacco since she was 24 years old, but vowed to quit last year after admitting she had become “a slave” to her habit. Ream more »

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Hookah and cigarettes: which is worse?

July 16th, 2010 Posted in General tobacco Tags:

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Two lighters are lit. One is held to the end of a cigarette while the other is held to a piece of charcoal on top of a hookah. Both items are being lit to produce tobacco smoke.
We know tobacco causes multiple health problems, but is one method of smoking it safer than the other?
In an anonymous poll of FGCU students, cigarettes were deemed worse. Out of 35 students polled, 63.2 percent said they believed smoking a cigarette is safer than a 45-minute hookah session. Ream more »

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