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The Worldwide Cigar of the Month Club Announces Unique Subscription-Gift Solution Just in Time for the Holidays

November 30th, 2010 Posted in Cigars Tags:

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It’s that time of year again; the season that has you stressing to find the perfect gift for the variety of folks in your life. From nephews to uncles, everyone is into different things; therefore, the answer is never clear. Knowing this, the Cigar of the Month Club from Clubs of America is excited to announce a unique gift solution, just in time for the holidays, for the tobacco enthusiast on your list, the world’s finest cigars shipped directly to your door each month. Ream more »

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Help available to quit smoking

November 30th, 2010 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

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Sitting in a wheelchair after receiving radiation treatment for cancer, Shirley Gregg had said she wished she had given up the habit that had most likely put her there.

Her family did, too.

Three years after her mother’s death, Sue Fochler of Altoona is reaching out to help raise awareness about the harmful effects of smoking.
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Sheriff’s office partners with Iowa ABD to curb tobacco

November 30th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office has taken a pledge to keep tobacco out of the hands of Jasper County youth. The Iowa Pledge is a partnership with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division to educate local retailers and to enforce Iowa’s tobacco laws. The Iowa Pledge Program has helped increase statewide tobacco compliance to a rate of 93 percent since it began in 2000. Ream more »

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Tobacco Free Hall County announces art contest winners

November 30th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Tobacco Free Hall County has announced the winners of the 2010 “Be Smart, Don’t Start” Art Contest.

The contest spotlights young people not starting to use tobacco, which has been a focus of Tobacco Free Hall County for five years.

Kathleen Sebelius, federal secretary of health and human services, recently announced that youths not starting tobacco use is now one of the federal government’s primary objectives in the national fight against tobacco. Ream more »

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Tobacco: Out of sight may be out of mind

November 30th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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British researchers say putting tobacco out of sight in shops could help change attitudes toward smoking.

Researchers at the University of Nottingham in England have linked removal of tobacco displays in the Republic of Ireland to fewer young people believing smoking was widespread in their age-group — 46 percent after removal versus 62 percent before. Ream more »

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State tobacco trust fund violated

November 29th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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Mississippi lawmakers, past and present, should be ashamed of the way they have violated what was supposed to be an “inviolate” trust fund. Gov. Haley Barbour and, to a lesser extent, his predecessor Ronnie Musgrove can share some of the shame, too. We are referring to the tobacco suit settlement money won for the state in the late 1990s by then-Attorney General Mike Moore and a cadre of private attorneys led by the now imprisoned Dick Scruggs.
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Utah falling short in tobacco-cessation funding

November 29th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco prices Tags: ,

A new report published by the American Lung Association indicates that Utah is falling short when it comes to helping smokers quit. According to the study, the recently passed federal health care reform plan will help many Americans have access to comprehensive cessation coverage, but there is still a need for states to enact legislation that ensures all Americans have access to the coverage.
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Woman files lawsuit against big tobacco

November 29th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco companies Tags: ,

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A woman is suing some of the nation’s largest tobacco companies in Manatee County Circuit Court for monetary damages after she developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after smoking, according to a lawsuit filed this month. Rebecca A. Ireland is suing several tobacco companies, including Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Ream more »

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Lindsay Lohan craves coffee and cigarettes

November 29th, 2010 Posted in Celebrities smoking

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Lindsay Lohan may be in rehabilitation for alcohol and drugs, but that doesn’t seem to be stopping her from consuming coffee and cigarettes. While the actress got out of Betty Ford Center for a bit, she seems to have made a stop at Starbucks with friends for some caffeine and had her cigarettes on hand, states Lindsay’s father, Michael Lohan, has reportedly hoped she would quit smoking, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Ream more »

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GCH a tobacco-free campus

November 29th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco treaty Tags:

Most are familiar with the health risks involved in smoking, or being around second hand smoke. Smoking has a negative impact on one’s overall health status and more specifically on the lungs and heart. Individuals that smoke may be affected from head to toe, but several disease processes are attributed to smoking. The more familiar diseases include Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD), emphysema, and lung cancer. Ream more »

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