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Obese Teens Involve in Smoking, Drinking and Drug’s Use: Study

April 29th, 2011 Posted in Teens smoking Tags:

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According to a new study conducted by the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, it was revealed that may be obese teens are more intense with risky behaviors such as smoking, drinking and use of drugs; they also have risky sexual and suicidal behaviors.

The study, which was conducted by Zeller and colleagues, involved almost 9,000 teens.
The study is unexpected of the thoughts that social seclusion and shame does not let them involve in such stuff. Even, the study revealed that girls are more likely to have sex while they are drunk and high.
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Charlie Sheen smokes electronic cigarette on stage before later dutifully going outside for his nicotine fix

April 29th, 2011 Posted in Celebrities smoking Tags:

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He’s made headlines around the world with his controversial antics and wild man behaviour.

But last night Charlie Sheen showed he isn’t as much of a rebel as people think by smoking an electronic cigarette during his first Canadian show on his Violent Torpedo Of Truth tour.

The actor then conformed to the rules further by going outside to get his nicotine fix outside The Massey Hall in Toronto. Ream more »

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Downtown cigar bar has classy feel, many scotches

April 29th, 2011 Posted in Cigars Tags:

Downtown cigar bar
I don’t smoke cigars, and I don’t drink scotch. But there’s something about being around people who do that instantly makes me feel more sophisticated — classiness by proximity, if you will.
At Charles P. Stanley Cigar Co. and Lounge, get ready to feel classy.
The new Washington Avenue bar encourages smoking and sells cigars from a walk-in humidor. Ream more »

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China bans smoking in public venues — in theory

April 29th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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China launches a ban on smoking in indoor public spaces Sunday but the effort is widely viewed as vague and half-hearted and few expect it to have much of an impact in the tobacco-addicted country.
The nationwide prohibition is designed to bring China — which has more than 300 million smokers, roughly equal to the entire population of the United States — more in line with health regulations in developed countries. Ream more »

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Smoking-ban implementors don’t understand withdrawals

April 29th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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Ah, the smoking ban … most certainly implemented by nonsmokers, for if any of them had any idea at all how difficult it is to quit smoking, they just may quit complaining about smokers’ inability to submit to the ban.

While I appreciate that the ban has helped me to cut down on my smoking, I just want the nonsmokers to know that they will never have a 100 percent ban as long as withdrawals exist.
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Cigarette tax increase proposed by Alabama state Rep. Patricia Todd

April 28th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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State Rep. Patricia Todd, D-Birmingham, said that, despite long odds at the State House, she’s pushing to raise the state tax on cigarettes by $1 a pack for two reasons.
She said the increase would raise an estimated $230 million a year for the state, mainly for two programs: Medicaid, which provides health care for lower-income and disabled people, and the Children First Trust Fund, which supports the departments of human resources, youth services and other areas. Ream more »

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Province unveils new plan to reduce smoking

April 28th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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Amending the Smoke Free Places Act and encouraging smoke-free housing are just some of the components of the province’s five-year tobacco strategy announced yesterday.

Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald said the province will reduce the smoking rate among 20- to 24-year- olds by 20 per cent in 2016 and aims to reduce the number of teens smoking from 15 per cent to 10 per cent.
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Gregoire considering partial veto of medical marijuana bill

April 28th, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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Gov. Chris Gregoire appears to be weighing either a partial veto or a full veto of a medical marijuana bill passed by the Legislature last week.

The governor at a news conference on Wednesday said “I’m looking at it only with what I can save. Not whether I will sign it.”

The measure would create a system for licensing storefront dispensaries and grow operations, and protect some patients from arrest.
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Cigar smokers seeking right to smoke in public

April 28th, 2011 Posted in Cigars Tags:

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As quests for freedom go, it’s not exactly the fight against apartheid in South Africa. But cigar smokers around the country are fed up with smoking bans that prevent them from enjoying stogies in cigar bars with friends.
A rising number of states have moved to exempt cigars from indoor smoking bans, often by establishing cigar bars or smoking lounges inside cigar stores. Pro-cigar groups have sprung up nationally and in most states, spreading a message that their product is fundamentally different from cigarettes.
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Zimbabwe: Tobacco Sales Top Last Year’s Figure

April 28th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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THIRTY-EIGHT million kilogrammes of flue-cured tobacco worth US$112 million has been sold since the tobacco marketing season began in February.

This is about seven million kilogrammes more than the 31 million kg worth US$94,7 million sold during the same period last year.
According to the latest statistics from the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board, 511 306 bales have been laid so far. Of these 471 129 went under the hammer while 40 177 were rejected. Ream more »

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