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Lafayette Elementary school grounds are tobacco free

August 3rd, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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When you arrive at Lafayette County Elementary School you may notice a bright new sign welcoming visitors to the tobacco free campus.

On Thursday, July 28 Lafayette County Elementary School had their “Tobacco Free School Grounds” sign installed. Tobacco Free Lafayette Partnership which was sponsored by Lafayette County Health Department and local community citizens have partnered throughout the past two years to bring awareness and education to the community on Tobacco related issues.
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No role for feds in tobacco lawsuits

August 3rd, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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If smoking made you sick, the federal government should not be caught in the web of any lawsuit you file against the tobacco industry for damages. The Supreme Court of Canada made that sensible ruling last week, effectively untangling the federal government from lawsuits by tobacco users against tobacco companies. The ruling overturned an earlier British Columbia court decision that the federal government could be named as a third-party defendant in tobacco lawsuits.
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Adrian extends moratorium on new marijuana dispensaries

August 3rd, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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The Adrian City Commission voted unanimously Monday to extend the city’s moratorium on new medical marijuana dispensaries for 90 days.
The moratorium had been set to expire Aug. 17.
City attorney Sarah Osburn recommended the extension, citing a Wayne County Circuit Court ruling in July that federal law pre-empts Michigan’s medical marijuana law.
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Tax Hike Sends Utah Tobacco Sales in Decline

August 3rd, 2011 Posted in Tobacco companies Tags:

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One year after a $1 increase in Utah’s excise tax, sales of tobacco products have dropped 15 percent.

The decrease has lawmakers and anti-smoking advocates cheering, pointing to it as an encouraging sign that the increased levy has spurred people to stop smoking, as CNBC.com reported. However, tobacco industry insiders counter that people may just be buying their tobacco products at out-of-state retail stores.
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Metro rejects anti-tobacco ads over policy

August 3rd, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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An ad campaign to promote healthy lifestyles has been rejected by King County Metro Transit.
Anti-tobacco ads, which depict a girl asking stores to sell fruit instead of tobacco, were rejected by Metro because they do not comply with its advertising policy.
Last winter, Metro changed the policy after a controversy involving opposing groups who wanted to run Israeli and Palestinian billboards on buses. In turn, non-commercial messages were restricted. Ream more »

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Marlboro Is Still The Man At Altria

August 2nd, 2011 Posted in Tobacco companies Tags:

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Altria Group recently announced its Q2 earnings that were marked with solid operating margins and retail share performance of the company’s premium tobacco brands especially Marlboro. Its strong pricing power and product mix continue to be the key sources of value creation. Altria, previously named Philip Morris Companies Inc., is the parent company of Philip Morris U.S.A, John Middleton, Inc. Ream more »

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Two Northampton Conservative MPs given gifts by cigarette firm

August 2nd, 2011 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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THE two MPs for Northampton have been given free tickets to some of Britain’s poshest social events, by one of the world’s largest tobacco firms.

Both the Conservative MP for Northampton North, Michael Ellis, and his colleague for Northampton South, Brian Binley, were given tickets worth £1,132 to this year’s Chelsea Flower Show by Japan Tobacco International – which sells brands such as Benson & Hedges and Camel cigarettes.

Mr Binley also received two tickets worth £1,132 to the Glyndebourne opera festival from the firm.
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2 arrested in marijuana-growing operation at Harvey house

August 2nd, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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When Lauree Holmes’ new neighbor first moved in behind her in the Woodmere subdivision he seemed like a nice guy.
He was never home, but she figured that made sense because he had told her he was a college student in New Orleans. It was also strange that lights would go on at the oddest times of night, but Holmes knew that college students studied late. And although her neighbor’s luxury vehicle seemed at odds with the typical finances of a college student, Holmes assumed his parents must be helping him out financially.
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Northwest adopts tobacco-free policy, beginning Monday

August 2nd, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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In order to promote a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors, Northwest Mississippi Community College will become tobacco-free on all campuses beginning Monday, following the Board of Trustees approval at its July 14 meeting. This policy goes into effect just three months after city of Senatobia board members voted to adopt an ordinance making Senatobia smoke-free.
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City leaders want to ban flavored tobacco

August 2nd, 2011 Posted in Cigarettes flavors Tags:

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There is a new spin on traditional chewing tobacco, and it’s being sold to area minors. You can find it in cherry, root beer and cool mint flavors and the city of Fort Myers wants it banned.

Despite the label’s disclaimer, the Lee County Health Department says dissolvable tobacco – called Snus – is showing up in the lockers, backpacks and pockets of kids in Lee County.

It’s bright colored, candy flavored and smells just like minty or fruity gum.
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