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Charleston Considers Smoking Ban at Haddad

August 18th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco ban Tags:

Smoking Ban at Haddad
Just when you thought the smoking ban battle was over, it strikes up again.

Charleston city leaders are now talking about banning smoking at Haddad Riverfront Park.
“I think maybe the city manager’s received a number of complaints,” says city council member Bobby Reishman (R). When rules were changed again a few years ago, the canopy wasn’t in place.
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Cigar and hookah bar bucks anti-smoking trend

August 18th, 2011 Posted in Cigars Tags: ,

Cigar and hookah
The menu at Dirty Ash’s Cigar Bar on 17th Street North features fine cigars, top shelf liquor and even hookah water pipes with flavored tobacco.

“There’s a lot of skepticism in the beginning, but when they do come in and try it, the experience, they like it, so you know they do come back,” said bartender LaRay Byrd.

The grand opening of the cigar bar coincided with a countywide push to crack down on smoking, but the owners say it hasn’t hurt business so far.
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Smoke Clears as Laws and Marketing Shift

August 18th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco marketing Tags:

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Smoke breaks in stairwells, between cars on commuter trains and just about everywhere else are a common sight all over Russia, which has more smokers per capita than any other country on the planet.

But this sight is becoming rarer, as laws get tougher and cigarette advertisements and places to smoke become scarcer.
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Tobacco marketing system in Pakistan

August 18th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco marketing Tags:

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The tobacco crop is of great economic significance for Pakistan although it occupies a relatively small area of 0.27 percent of total irrigated land in the country and about 3 percent in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

With suitable crop husbandry, it is capable of yielding very high income to the growers as compared to any other cash crop. Production and quality of agricultural commodities is regulated, primarily by their proper marketing and disposal and ensuring a fair return to the tiller. The same holds good in case of tobacco.
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Maryland’s marijuana program would be ‘conscientious’

August 18th, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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A program to legalize medical marijuana in Maryland would likely put distribution in the hands of academic-research programs and make the drug available to a limited number of select patients, state officials said Wednesday.

Members of a state-appointed work group to study and craft new medical marijuana legislation said they will likely pursue a plan that tightly regulates distribution and use of the drug, Ream more »

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Medicinal Marijuana Dispensaries in Calexico?

August 17th, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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Marijuana may be legal in some states, but it’s not allowed in every city.

In May 2010 Calexico city council approved a temporary ordinance prohibiting medical marijuana dispensaries to allow the city to investigate liability issues. Now, at Tuesday’s city council meeting Calexico Police Chief Jim Neujahr and the city attorney will be presenting a report to council and a decision will be made.
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Legislators listen to Michigan smoking-ban complaints

August 17th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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More than 100 bar owners, employees and vendors vented their frustrations to two state legislators Monday about how Michigan’s smoking ban has negatively affected their businesses.

They’ve seen drastic cuts in sales, were forced to lay off workers and are struggling to pay their bills. Those themes were repeated by those who attended the meeting at the All Around Bar in Taylor, where Rep. Douglas Geiss and Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood, both Taylor Democrats who voted for the ban, spoke and listened to their concerns.
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Pendleton leaders discuss proposed smoking law

August 17th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Council members wrestled Monday with the language they want to use to restrict smoking in the town.

The ordinance that is finally passed should forbid smoking in public buildings, town council members agreed.

But the four council members and Mayor Randy Hayes dug deep into the wording of a proposed ordinance and found several concerns with the language, which is based on a similar law in Clemson and draft legislation by Smoke Free S.C. Ream more »

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Dissolvable tobacco looks like breath mints

August 17th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco companies Tags:

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A relatively new brand of dissolvable tobacco has industry insiders on the defensive over critics claims that the Camel-brand product looks a lot like something you might pop in your mouth to freshen your breath.

“It’s an immense concern,” Bob Doyle, the head of the Colorado Tobacco Education and Prevention Alliance, said on Tuesday. “This product is about addicting a new generation.”
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Smoker calls e-cigarettes ‘a life-saver’

August 17th, 2011 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

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Retired factory worker J.R. Burgess sat on a bar stool at the downtown Heorot Pub last Saturday, puffing on a pipe and exhaling smoke in apparent defiance of the county’s new smoking ordinance.

But a closer view revealed it was just an illusion. The “pipe” was actually an electronic cigarette, and the “smoke” was really vapor from a coconut-flavored liquid nicotine formula. Burgess was literally blowing off steam. Ream more »

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