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Medical-marijuana advocates: Follow Arizona rules

December 14th, 2010 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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The national marijuana-policy group that largely bankrolled Arizona’s medical-marijuana initiative held an educational forum Monday to explain key parts of the law, federal marijuana statutes and how medical-marijuana programs were implemented in other states. About 150 prospective participants in the Arizona medical-marijuana program attended the forum.
Professionals urged the audience to be informed of the state health department’s rule-making process.
The Arizona Department of Health Services will release the first draft of its rules on medical marijuana Friday, kicking off a public-comment period.
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Battle Looms over Tobacco Advertising

December 14th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco marketing Tags:

Tobacco Advertising
The war continues on tobacco products sold in the City of Buffalo. A local lawmaker is crafting a proposal to crack down on the marketing of tobacco products in the city. It’s a tough measure that, if approved, would be one of the most rigorous laws of its kind in the United States. Buffalo Common Council member Demone Smith took verbal aim recently at ads that, he said, are so prominently displayed outside and inside stores that sell tobacco products. They are ads that, he contends, are aimed specifically at young people. Smith’s proposed legislation calls on the tobacco industry to provide funds so the city can hire inspectors to monitor the tobacco advertising. Read more

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Kids living in apartments at risk of passive tobacco smoking

December 14th, 2010 Posted in Teens smoking Tags:

passive tobacco smoking
Children living in multi-unit apartment buildings are at higher risk of passive tobacco smoking than those living in detached houses, a new study in the Jan 2011 issue of Pediatrics suggests.

The study led by Karen Wilson, MD, MPH, of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Golisano Children’s Hospital found children living in apartments had 45 percent higher exposure to passive smoking.
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Santa demonstrates danger of ‘sweetened’ tobacco products

December 14th, 2010 Posted in Cigarettes flavors Tags:

'sweetened' tobacco
Santa Claus took a break from his holiday duties Monday to teach children at the Sandy Club about the dangers of “sweetened” tobacco products.

To prove the point, representatives of the Utah Department of Health and the Salt Lake Valley Health Department staged a “smell test” to demonstrate how flavored cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products have been manufactured to smell like candy — and encourage youths to use them.
“The guys who sell cigarettes are sneaky, sneaky guys. They want to trick kids and teenagers into buying cigarettes,” Santa said.
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British American Tobacco To Cut Regional Structure To 4 From Jan

December 14th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

British American Tobacco
British American Tobacco PLC (BATS.LN), an international tobacco group that houses the cigarettespub.biz/pall-mall, Kent cigarette and cigarettespub.biz/dunhill, said Monday it is proposing to reduce the number of regions in its management structure from five to four with effect from Jan. 1, 2011.

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-A new region will be formed, Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa, or EEMEA.
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Quit Smoking by Using E-Cigarettes

December 13th, 2010 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

Using E-Cigarettes
Smoking tobacco is known as very addictive to a lot of people. People all over the world are trying their utmost to quit smoking cigarettes, but most often have trouble trying to get it done successfully. There are plenty of different choices now for folks to quit smoking, and they also all vary in effectiveness. The most effective items that anyone wanting to quit smoking really can try nowadays are e-cigarettes.
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Miley Cyrus Condemned for Smoking Bong

December 13th, 2010 Posted in Celebrities smoking Tags:

Miley Cyrus smoking
Miley Cyrus has come under fire from anti-drugs campaigners, who have criticized the teenage star after she was caught on camera allegedly smoking a hallucinogenic legal high. A video of the Hannah Montana singer/actress puffing on a bong emerged online on Friday, December 10, much to the dismay of her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, who insisted he was saddened by the footage.
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Cigarettes, cash taken in New Castle area gas station hold-up

December 13th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

Cigarettes cash
A man in a ski mask demanded cigarettes and cash during a hold-up of a New Castle area gas station on Tuesday night, police said today.
The robbery happened at the Exxon station at 308 S. DuPont Highway at about 10:30 p.m., when the man entered the station and approached the 18-year-old sales clerk, said state police spokesman Master Cpl. Jeffrey Hale.

The man asked for a carton of cigarettes, then demanded money from the cash register, he said.
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Judge: No class status in light cigarette lawsuit

December 13th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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A federal judge in Maine has declined to grant class status to smokers who’re suing Philip Morris and its parent company over light cigarettes.

U.S. District Judge John Woodcock ruled in a case brought on behalf of plaintiffs in Maine, Illinois, California and the District of Columbia. The ruling was issued the day before Thanksgiving.
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States spending just 2% of tobacco settlement funds on smoking prevention

December 13th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

smoking prevention
Despite receiving billions through a 1998 tobacco settlement, states are slashing budgets for tobacco prevention programs, dropping funding to its lowest level in more than a decade, a new study shows.

States are to receive $25.3 billion in tobacco taxes and revenue for fiscal 2011 from the multi-state tobacco settlement. But they are spending only 2% of that money on programs to prevent smoking or help smokers quit, according to a report released in November by the American Heart Assn., American Lung Assn. and others.
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