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‘E-cigarettes’ pose quandary in public smoking laws

September 12th, 2011 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

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Seon Ho, 38, smokes a pack and a half a day. He used to hate long-haul flights because he would have to stave off withdrawal pangs with nicotine gum and patches. Then he discovered a better option: electronic cigarettes.
“Shopowners assured me that it’s OK to smoke ‘e-cigarettes’ on planes, so I bought one,” Seon said.
E-cigarettes, made of plastic and metal, contain a disposable cartridge filled with a solution of liquid nicotine. When the solution is heated, it creates a vapor that the smoker inhales. For added effect, a tiny light on the tip even glows like a real cigarette. Ream more »

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Better Options for Bad Situations: E-cigarettes

September 12th, 2011 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

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Kara Roberts smoked a half pack of clove cigarettes daily before a co-worker turned her on to the electronic cigarette, or the e-cigarette. Two months after Roberts, a 24-year-old Lawrence resident, started using the e-cigarette, she quit smoking. “My smoking habit didn’t control my life anymore because there were no restrictions on where I could smoke, and I started not needing it as much,” Roberts says.
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Hookah pipes escape bong ban

September 12th, 2011 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

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THE impending State Government ban on the sale of bongs will not include hookah pipes because of cultural reasons, after consultation with members of Melbourne’s Arabic community.
The exemption has been criticised by anti-smoking groups, who argue that all cultural groups should be entitled to a safe, smoke-free environment.
A Bailleau Government spokesman confirmed that Hookah pipes – also known as shisha, narghile or goza – would still be available, although there will be restrictions on their display. Ream more »

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Rappers Paul Wall and Baby Bash Arrested for Marijuana Possession

September 12th, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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Nothin’ like getting arrested—and then bragging about it on Twitter!

Rappers Paul Wall and Baby Bash (real names Paul Michael Slayton and Ronald Ray Bryant) found themselves in hot water on Saturday night when they were arrested for marijuana possession in a—wait for it!—drug-free zone in El Paso, TX.

El Paso County Jail Records show the two were arrested at 1:30 a.m. and were released around 1:30 p.m. after posting $300 bail. They were charged with possession of marijuana in a quantity of less than 2 oz.
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Chisholm recognized for school’s tobacco-free policy

September 12th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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Members of a local anti-tobacco coalition were on hand Wednesday at Chisholm High School to recognize the school for its 24/7 tobacco-free policy.

Mary Anna Evans, Garfield County Tobacco Free Coalition chairwoman, said she and her fellow coalition members were at Chisholm to recognize the school for promoting healthy, tobacco-free lifestyles among its students and employees. Ream more »

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Japan Tobacco Unit Plans to Invest $36 Million in Romanian Plant

September 2nd, 2011 Posted in Tobacco companies Tags:

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Japan Tobacco Inc.’s international unit said it plans to invest as much as 25 million euros ($36 million) to increase cigarette output in Romania by next year.

The first new production lines at a factory in Bucharest will be operational in the second half of this month, Japan Tobacco International said in an e-mailed statement yesterday. The unit plans to complete the investment in the first part of next year, it said.
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Tobacco Award Upheld Against Reynolds

September 2nd, 2011 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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A federal judge has upheld a $28 million judgment against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in the case of a Connecticut smoker who developed larynx cancer, one of the first jury awards against a cigarette maker in New England.

U.S. District Judge Stefan Underhill has denied the company’s motion for a new trial in the case of 51-year-old Barbara Izzarelli of Norwich. Ms. Izzarelli developed cancer at age 36 after having smoked Salem Kings cigarettes for 25 years. She survived, but doctors had to remove her larynx. Ream more »

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ls Jennifer Aniston getting baby ready after quitting smoking and drinking?

September 2nd, 2011 Posted in Celebrities smoking Tags:

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Jennifer Aniston’s besotted with her new man and has ditched the fags and booze.

So is Jen getting ready for the patter of tiny feet? Jen watchers have been keeping their fingers crossed for a happy ending ever since she hooked up with actor Justin Theroux in May.

Now there are several telltale signs that they’re on the fast-track to parenthood.
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Boulder cigar festival sparks up fun and friendship

September 2nd, 2011 Posted in Cigars Tags:

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Smoking has always been a communal activity. Whether in the boardroom or at the pub, smokers are social animals who prefer to light up in the company of others.

However, in recent years, the backlash against Big Tobacco has forced smokers to go underground. Instead of sitting comfortably in the smoking section at their favorite restaurant, smokers can now be found huddling in the alleys behind restaurants, shivering while they bemoan the latest cigarette tax hikes and swap stories about the good ol’ days. Ream more »

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Just how low will tobacco firms go to prey on new victims?

September 2nd, 2011 Posted in Tobacco companies Tags:

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The world’s largest tobacco firm were blasted yesterday for trying to force a Scottish university to hand over research about children smoking.
Marlboro manufacturers Philip Morris are using a freedom of information request to get the data from Stirling Uni.
The team have done 5500 confidential interviews with children aged 11 to16. Forty per cent of smokers have their first puff before 16. Ream more »

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