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Smokers may be using shisha pipe to take drugs

March 31st, 2011 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

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SMOKING shisha is becoming a norm among Malaysians, especially youngsters who get carried away in their quest for being hip.

However, not many know that the shisha device could be used to smoke drugs like weed or ice.

Shisha has become popular in not only Arabian restaurants but also local food outlets, including mamak stalls.
Before shisha was introduced in Malaysia, youngsters in foreign countries used weed as an ingredient when they smoked this device. Ream more »

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Cuban cigars come to central Newcastle

March 31st, 2011 Posted in Cigars Tags:

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A CIGAR shop is aiming to bring old-fashioned high street service back to the centre of Newcastle.

The Cuban Cigar Club, which opened in Grainger Street last week, is a branch of the Carlisle-based family business which has been running for around 100 years.

The shop, which sells 150-200 varieties of handmade cigars, pipes, lighters and gifts, has just opened after a long search for the right site. Ream more »

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Electronic Cigarette Ban For Minors Looming

March 31st, 2011 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

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A ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors goes into effect Thursday. eCigarette vendors will be fined if they’re caught selling to those 17 and under and minors will be fined if they’re caught smoking one.
The ban will be effective in the City of Spokane, Spokane Valley and unincorporated Spokane County. It came from the efforts of the Spokane Regional Heath District and local jurisdictions to protect youth from the harmful effects of nicotine. Ream more »

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Anti-smoking message driven home to teens

March 31st, 2011 Posted in Teens smoking Tags:

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Student smokers and chew-tobacco users will likely rethink their habits after a dramatic presentation Monday by a young man who bears the scars of mouth cancer on his face and in his heart.

That’s the opinion of Athens District High School Prime Minister Myranda Morrison and Speaker Taylor Spyk after the hour-long presentation by celebrated speaker Gruen von Behrens.
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Shisha pipe smoking among young ‘rising in Leicester’

March 31st, 2011 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

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GPs in a city say they are seeing an increase in teenagers with health problems linked to shisha pipe smoking.

Leicester’s Primary Care Trust said it had been surprised by the numbers visiting doctors with symptoms.

Qasim Chowdary, a PCT smoking cessation adviser, said the increase in pipe use, which involves burning fruit flavoured tobacco, was among 15 to 24-year-olds.
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Quit Smoking With Electronic Cigarettes

March 30th, 2011 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

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Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, that provide varying levels of nicotine without the use of a lighter appear to be an effective tool for people who want to stop smoking. The advantage of an e-cigarette is that it looks like a cigarette and simultaneously deals with nicotine withdrawal, psychological factors and behavioral cues, such as going out to smoke with your friends. Ream more »

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Katherine Heigl: Pasta, beer and electronic cigarettes

March 30th, 2011 Posted in Celebrities smoking Tags:

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Most diet-conscious Hollywood actresses stay well away from carbohydrates but Katherine Heigl was getting stuck into a hearty pasta dish over a lunch date.
She accompanied her spaghetti with a pint of beer and her trusty electronic cigarette, while dining with a friend at Little Dom’s in Los Feliz, California.
Her high-carb diet wasn’t doing the actress any harm though, as she looked stunning in a pair of casual grey trousers and loose knit jumper. Ream more »

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Johnson’s bid for presidency marred by marijuana issue?

March 30th, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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SANTA FE Will former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson’s stand for legalizing marijuana drown out his other messages if he runs for president?

Most certainly, especially in a field of fellow Republicans, said Arthur Sanders, a political science professor at Drake University in Iowa, an early caucus state.
“It’s a really hard sell politically,” Sanders said of advocating marijuana legalization. “You can make a good policy argument, but the evidence is that it’s not a good political case because politicians almost never do it. He’ll hear ‘soft on drugs, soft on crime’ and get bashed over the head with it.”
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Proposed Montana law would make medical marijuana illegal

March 30th, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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Montana legislators have reached a proposed deal concerning medical marijuana.

The Montana Senate last week endorsed a new measure that would repeal Montana’s existing medical marijuana law and replace it with a much stricter system serving far fewer patients.
The proposed bill would cut the number of medical marijuana cardholders from nearly 30,000 to less than 3,000.
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The Marlboro Man diversifies

March 30th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

Marlboro Man diversifies
Tobacco companies are among the most consistently profitable firms around. Philip Morris International, the world’s largest, churns out close to US$2 billion in profit every quarter. The industry has also been kind to investors over the years. The financial performance of big tobacco in the face of increasingly tough government regulations should give investors confidence — and anti-smoking advocates dismay — about the resiliency of the sector. But these gains could be masking long-term problems.
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