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Lea Micheles clean-living life

October 4th, 2010 Posted in Celebrities smoking Tags:

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Glee star Lea Michele says she isn’t interested in painting the town red and steers clear of cocktails and cigarettes. ‘These days I have one glass of wine and I’m completely gone,” the actress said. “I’ve never been a ‘Let’s go out and have a cosmopolitan’ kind of girl. I don’t even think I’ve ever tasted a cosmopolitan before. I don’t smoke and I don’t do drugs.’ Ream more »

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Restraining order extended on taxing Indian cigarette sales

October 4th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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A federal judge extended Friday the Oneida Indian Nation’s temporary restraining order that is preventing the state from collecting taxes on cigarettes sold by Indian enterprises to non-Indians. U.S. District Court Judge David Hurd reserved decision on issues in the case and extended the restraining order to Friday, Oct. 15, Oneida Indian Nation spokesman Mark Emery said. Ream more »

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Japan’s Nicotine Rush

October 1st, 2010 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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Japanese retailers have experienced a bit of a rush recently—of the nicotine variety.
An increase in tobacco tax added around 100 yen ($1.20) to the price of a pack of 20 cigarettes at midnight on Thursday, sucking the nation’s smokers into stores earlier in the week to stock up on cartons of their favourite fix beforehand. Convenience store managers have aggressively advertised the price hike for weeks, hoping that nicotine-addicts will buy an extra box or two from their shops. Ream more »

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It’s Not Easy To Quit Smoking: Katherine Heigl

October 1st, 2010 Posted in Celebrities smoking Tags:

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It is pretty tough to quit smoking says the mother of one and a half year old baby girl Naleigh, Katherine Heigl. The actress told that she started with smoking when she was in her early 20s and it has become very difficult to quit the addiction.
In a chat show recently, Heigl said, “You start once a week, maybe with cocktails with friends at a bar, and then you buy your first pack during a really stressful breakup and then it’s downhill from there.” Katherine on Monday night appeared in the ‘Late Show with David Letterman’. Ream more »

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