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Tobacco-free zones may help kick habit

September 22nd, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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With a ban on smoking in city parks, this year Meridian joined other governments and businesses that continue to limit where people can light up.
It’s part of a trend that makes it harder and harder for smokers to find places to smoke. And measures like the Meridian park ban could be part of the reason adult smoking rates in Idaho have gone done over the past 15 years.
On Sept. 1, the Woodgrain Millwork facilities in Nampa and Fruitland implemented a smoke free policy on all business property. Ream more »

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Gulf countries approve tobacco warning law

September 22nd, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Smokers in the Gulf oil producers could have second thoughts to continue smoking when they come face to face with grim images on the hazards of such a habit occupying most of their cigarette packages or tobacco products under a new law approved by member states this week.

The law will be enforced in the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in August 2012 and it includes unified graphic warnings to be printed on all cigarette boxes and tobacco used in hookah and other smoking tools.
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MCC Bans Smoking, Becomes Smoke-Free Campus

September 22nd, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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McHenry County College is becoming a tobacco-free campus effective Oct. 1.

“The goal of becoming a tobacco-free campus is to promote a safe, clean and healthy learning environment for our students, employees and community patrons,” said Lena Kalemba, RN and MCC’s director of health and wellness.

The MCC board of trustees passed a new policy banning smoking on campus at its August meeting. Official enforcement of that policy begins Oct. 1.
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Council passes smoking, marijuana dispensary bans

September 22nd, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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The Danville Town Council unanimously voted on Tuesday to adopt smoking and medical marijuana bans within town limits. The added section 32-94 of the Danville municipal Code bans medical marijuana dispensaries within Danville town limits, while the amended section 13-2.3 prohibits smoking on all town-owned and maintained recreational facilities.
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Green Smoke Electric Cigarette Launches the Variety Pack

September 22nd, 2011 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

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Green Smoke electric cigarette has been known the world over as the leading manufacture of e cigarettes. Not only has this brand helped several million users get hold of the best electric cigarettes at highly affordable prices, the Green Smoke has also helped millions of chain smokers quit smoking regular cigarettes and adopt a suitable alternative. This is probably the main reason why Green Smoke enjoys millions of customers which are growing leaps and bounds on a daily basis.
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Smokers can rejoice for alternative smoking option

September 21st, 2011 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

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Since Aug. 1, students have been left with limited options when it comes to smoking on campus. They can face withdrawal symptoms, leave campus to smoke, break the tobacco-free policy or hot box themselves in their cars with a cigarette.

These options leave students with unfair repercussions such as being exposed to 10 times the concentration of second-hand smoke while smoking in the car, Ream more »

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Richland Enacts Community Marijuana Garden Moratorium

September 21st, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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Richland has become the latest city to put a hold on medical marijuana gardens.

Tuesday night, City Council approved a 6-month moratorium on community pot grows, but says the issue is far from dead.

At the required public hearing two weeks ago, nearly a dozen people spoke out about the issue, and every single one was in favor of these group gardens.
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Cigarette company ordered to pay taxes

September 21st, 2011 Posted in Tobacco companies Tags:

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A Kanawha judge has ordered a Moundsville cigarette company to comply with state laws and pay at least $82,500 in annual state taxes it was fighting.

Compton Point, a store in Moundsville, sells empty paper cigarette tubes and loose tobacco and allows consumers to place the materials in a machine that rolls them into a product that can be smoked. Consumers save about $7 per carton in the process.
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Imperial Tobacco Forecasts Increased Revenue on Eastern Europe

September 21st, 2011 Posted in Tobacco companies Tags:

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Imperial Tobacco Group Plc (IMT), the maker of West and, forecast higher full-year sales, led by growth in eastern Europe and Asia.
Net revenue from tobacco will probably increase 2 percent excluding currency shifts in the 12 months through September, the Bristol, England-based company said today in a statement. That matched the median of three estimates in a Bloomberg News survey. Results will be “in line” with the company’s expectations, the Davidoff maker said. Ream more »

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WHO calls for action on world tobacco industry

September 21st, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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The UN’s health chief challenged governments on Monday to accelerate the implementation of a robust framework convention on tobacco control despite the “despicable efforts” of the tobacco industry to subvert it.
World Health Organisation director-general Margaret Chan told the general assembly in New York that fully implementing the UN’s anti-smoking Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, signed by over 170 countries, “would bring the single biggest blow to heart disease, cancer, diabetes and respiratory disease.”
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