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The case for public smoking bans in Pakistan

August 30th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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The Sindh Assembly recently introduced legislation banning the use of shisha in public places. Most experts would agree, this is a good thing. Unfortunately, in the current political climate, our governments seem to be chided even for making the right decisions. Sceptics see smoking bans as an infringement on personal freedoms. In reality, this is a step towards addressing a major, hidden public health burden. Ream more »

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Electronic Cigarettes Help Chain Smokers Quit Smoking

August 30th, 2011 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

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Clinical researches have come to a common conclusion that electronic cigarettes help chain smokers quit smoking tobacco permanently. As per Camponneto, et al, it was found that people who started smoking e cigs instead of tobacco cigarettes actually abstained from smoking tobacco for several years.

The author went on to say that most chain smokers who wished to quit smoking and had tried several clinically proven methods to quit smoking in the recent past, Ream more »

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Cigar of the Day—Tatuaje Lancero (Brown Label)

August 30th, 2011 Posted in Cigars Tags:

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Exiting out of my comfort zone, I went to a place I never thought I would find myself — with a Lancero. A Lancero is, traditionally, a 38 x 7.5″ cigar — long and thin and all together not looking anything like a cigar at all. It’s a skinny Churchill. It’s far too European. Interestingly enough, the Lancero size is one of the most popular sizes in Europe. In America, we think it’s effeminate…in Europe, it’s dignified.
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N.W.T. now able to sue tobacco companies

August 30th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco companies Tags:

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The Northwest Territories government can now launch lawsuits again tobacco companies to try to recoup health care costs.

Last week, MLAs passed legislation allowing the government to sue for tobacco-related diseases. Yukon is the only area in the country that does not have similar legislation.
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How Do You Feel About Tobacco Stores?

August 30th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Do you feel the more exposure your children have to tobacco the more it might negatively impact them? Or do you feel it’s the parent’s responsibility to teach children about the risks of tobacco and the stores should be treated like any other business?
How do you feel about tobacco stores in Northfield? Do you feel the more exposure your children have to tobacco the more it might negatively impact them? Ream more »

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E-Cigarettes Increase Workplace Productivity

August 29th, 2011 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

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First, smokers were banned from lighting up in theatres, restaurants, and pubs. That was bad enough. But when smoking bans began to encroach into every public place smokers found it more and more difficult to peacefully coexist with their non-smoking neighbours. Nowhere was this more evident than the workplace.Since most workers spend 8 to 10 hours every day on the job, being unable to smoke at a workstation left individuals only two alternatives: quit smoking or interrupt your workday and go elsewhere for a cigarette.
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Better enforcement is teen smoking ‘vaccine’

August 29th, 2011 Posted in Teens smoking Tags:

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Peter Korn’s article, “State turns blind eye as stores break law” (Aug. 4), underscores Oregon’s need for better enforcement of laws meant to eliminate the sale of tobacco products to minors.

Sadly, better enforcement alone is just part of the solution, and more attention to the bigger issue is critical.

Suppose there was a disease ravaging Oregon that killed almost 7,000 people every year and threatened 74,000 Oregon youth under 18 with premature death. Would this get your attention?
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Future looks cloudy for Ann Arbor medical marijuana dispensaries

August 29th, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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Things change quickly in the uncharted territory of Michigan’s medical marijuana dispensaries.
But never more abruptly than in the past week — leaving patients, government officials, law enforcement and the owners of some 20 dispensaries in Washtenaw County with many questions and few answers.
First came a Michigan Court of Appeals ruling that made the sale of marijuana at dispensaries illegal in the eyes of the state. The establishments can be shut down under a state public nuisance law, according to state Attorney General Bill Schuette Ream more »

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Police identify man sought in fatal hookah lounge stabbing

August 29th, 2011 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

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An arrest warrant has been issued for 36-year-old Eddy Rodriguez in connection with a fatal stabbing at a hookah lounge earlier this month.

Metro Police said Rodriguez should be considered armed and dangerous. He has been known to carry a four-inch pocket knife, according to an arrest warrant. Rodriguez allegedly stabbed to death 49-year-old Frank Almenares, who also went by the name Francisco Rodriguez, Aug. 13 at the Layalina Hookah Lounge in the 6800 block of West Spring Mountain Road. Ream more »

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Tobacco laws to be strengthened as young smokers on rise

August 29th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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The Public Health Ministry plans to strengthen two anti-smoking laws in a bid to curb smoking.

Public Health Minister Wittaya Buranasiri said the government will amend the 1992 Tobacco Control Act and the 1992 Non-smokers’ Health Protection Act in a bid to catch up with modern forms of tobacco trade, marketing and advertising, such as online commercials and public events which are sponsored by multinational tobacco companies.
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