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New Cigarette Alternative On Store Shelves

October 31st, 2011 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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A new form of nicotine is now on store shelves in Colorado Springs. Some fear that these cigarette alternatives could become an addictive new trend for kids.
It’s called dissolvable tobacco. It’s nicotine that dissolves in your mouth, meaning no second hand smoke.
It comes in three different forms: Dissolvable strips that melt on your tongue, orbs that look like little pills and sticks. Ream more »

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Zimbabwe: Burley Tobacco Sales Up 90 Percent

October 31st, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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BURLEY tobacco sales have surpassed last season sales by 90 percent, the Tobacco Industry and Marketing Board has revealed.

TIMB statistics released recently showed that a total of 260 812 kilogrammes of burley have been sold compared to 25 646kg that were sold same period last year. This year, prices have declined as the leaf has been sold at an average price of US$1,31 per kilogramme while same period last year, buyers were offering US$2,62 per kilogramme. Ream more »

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Survey shows support for tobacco-marketing restrictions

October 31st, 2011 Posted in Tobacco marketing Tags:

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Both students and adults from the tri-county region support restrictions on tobacco sales to protect children from aggressive marketing efforts.

The Adirondack Tobacco Free Network, a grass-roots coalition focusing on reducing the number of adult and adolescent tobacco users in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties, recently released statistics from a Summer Community Survey that addressed several tobacco issues. Ream more »

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Clayton restaurants thrive after smoking ban

October 31st, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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Despite warnings to the contrary, restaurants did nicely in Clayton in the first year of the city’s smoking ban.
“The Clayton scene is alive and well and, most importantly, more healthy, than it has ever been,” said Mayor Linda Goldstein, who advocated the ban to protect public health. Sales tax revenue from restaurants is up slightly, and the number of restaurants is increasing, Goldstein said.
The ban on smoking in restaurants and other public places went into effect July 1, 2010. Ream more »

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Tobacco Users In Kentucky Urged To Go Smokeless

October 31st, 2011 Posted in Tobacco treaty Tags:

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Tobacco users in Kentucky aren’t being urged to quit smoking.

Instead, The James Graham Brown Cancer Center and the University of Louisville, with their “Switch and Quit” campaign, are suggesting smokers simply switch to smoke-free tobacco.

“Switch and Quit” is using print, radio, billboard and other advertising methods “to urge smokers to swap their cigarettes for smokeless tobacco and other products that do not deliver nicotine by smoke,” AP reports.
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E-Cigarettes as Prone to Puffery As Big Tobacco

October 28th, 2011 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

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Blu Cigs, an e-cigarette brand, just sponsored the first “Great American Butt Clean” on Oct. 22 — but you wouldn’t guess it from the cigarette butt clean-up event’s Facebook page. The page is listed as belonging to a non-profit organization, and there is no other information provided.
It’s only if you read The Charlotte Observer, which promoted the event by one of Charlotte, NC’s, own, or stumbled across Blu Cigs’ press release, that outsiders might have known who was behind it. Ream more »

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Belvidere police arrest 3 on charge of producing marijuana

October 28th, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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A report of domestic violence led to the discovery of 50 indoor-grown marijuana plants, drug seizures in two cities and three arrests. The Belvidere Police Narcotics Unit concluded a drug investigation Wednesday that began five days earlier when officers were dispatched to a domestic violence call.

Police were dispatched to the 500 block of East Jackson Street on Saturday in reference to a domestic dispute. Officers arrived to discover a cannabis-growing operation in the residence. Ream more »

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Hookah smoke under a cloud, raids on 7 bars

October 28th, 2011 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

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Hookah bars in Haryana, particularly in Gurgaon, Faridabad, Rohtak and Panipat, are under the scanner of the state’s food and drugs administration (FDA). The agency conducted raids on seven such bars in Gurgaon on Thursday and a total of 28 in October through which 77 samples were taken. Officials suspect that these samples have more than the permitted level of nicotine.
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Hermosa Beach bans smoking in outdoor areas

October 28th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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Hermosa Beach is the latest Southern California city to ban smoking in outdoor areas, a decision that makes it illegal to light up in outdoor dining areas, parks and the city pier.

With the ban, which takes effect in March, Hermosa Beach will join Los Angeles, which began instituting a similar but less restrictive ban earlier this year. Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Calabasas and other cities have similar smoking restrictions. Ream more »

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Tobacco firms ‘push up prices despite no tax hikes’

October 28th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco prices Tags:

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TOBACCO companies have been accused of trying to lobby various finance ministers into not imposing budget tax hikes on cigarettes — in order to profit from their own price increases.

The Health Service Executive (HSE) said it wanted “at least” a 50 cent increase in the cost of a packet of 20 cigarettes and other tobacco products in the December Budget.

In a letter to Finance Minister Michael Noonan it produced an analysis of Government tax increases on tobacco products — and the hikes by companies themselves — over the course of a decade.
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