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Electronic Cigarettes: how do they work and are they safe?

July 1st, 2011 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

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It looks like a cigarette and tastes like a cigarette- even gives a “nicotine rush” like a cigarette, but it’s not one. It’s a way “smokers” are getting a nicotine fix anywhere they want– from bars and restaurants to the mall.

John Sawyer’s been smoking since he was in the Navy. “Cigarettes were ten cents a pack. Everybody smoked,” Sawyer said.
Sawyer used to smoke 2 packs a day. Now he’s cut that in half, because he now smokes electronic cigarettes as well.
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Roll-your-own cigarette machines illegally avoid taxes

July 1st, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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The state Supreme Court has ruled against the store Tobacco Haven, putting into question the future of the roll-your-own cigarette machines that the state said might imperil some $50 million in annual tobacco payments to the state.
In a unanimous ruling released Thursday, the court agreed with an earlier Superior Court decision that said the store must either shut down the machines or ensure the state gets per-cigarette tax payments established as part of a 1998 settlement about health costs related to smoking. Ream more »

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New law means tougher regs for medical marijuana caregivers

July 1st, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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It could be make or break time for many operators of medical marijuana dispensaries on the first of July, when nearly 80 pages of new marijuana regulations become law.

The Denver Relief Medical Marijuana Dispensary has spent a lot of money getting ready for the new law, and for those businesses that are not ready, it is going to be too late to come into compliance with the new state rules—by design. Ream more »

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Long Branch beaches made smoke-free

July 1st, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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The city’s public beaches are now smoke-free after the council on Tuesday unanimously agreed to prohibit the use of cigarettes, tobacco and chewing tobacco along the oceanfront.

That means the only public beachfront in the city where smoking still is permitted is Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park, which is owned and operated by Monmouth County.
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