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The place to quit smoking in capital of romania

October 27th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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To quit smoking in barely 6 hours seems…unlikely. A wonderful dream, with little odds of happening. And yet, numbers contradict one’s skepticism – a 90% success rate is guaranteed to all who choose to let themselves in the trusting hands of the Easyway therapists from Allen Carr clinics all around the world.
Allen Carr’s Easyway services are present in over 50 countries worldwide and, as of this year, an Allen Carr clinic has also opened in Bucharest. Ream more »

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TRU Wishes Schools Another Tobacco-Free Year

October 27th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

Tobacco-Free Year
Washington- Beaufort County Schools (BCS) has entered its fourth tobacco-free school year. No individual may use or possess any tobacco products on BCS property.

The tobacco-free school policy applies to all school system property, including BCS vehicles. The policy also includes all school-sponsored events, both on and off-campus. Students, staff and visitors are encouraged to comply with this policy.
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Colorado issues first medical-marijuana business licenses in U.S.

October 27th, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

Marijuana Enforcement
Colorado has begun issuing the first state medical-marijuana business licenses in the nation, the culmination of a more than year-long application process for dispensaries and marijuana- infused-products makers.
The state has issued 11 licenses to businesses in Boulder, Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and Littleton, according to the state Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division of the Department of Revenue. Another seven have been notified they are likely to receive a license. Ream more »

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Marijuana grow house busted in North Miami Beach

October 27th, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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North Miami Beach police have arrested a man after officers discovered 77 mature marijuana plants growing in his rented home.
The man’s name has not been released because of the ongoing investigation, Thomas Carney, North Miami Beach’s director of police services, said Wednesday.
A veteran officer was patrolling Northeast Ninth Avenue between 159th and 160th streets when he noticed a faint smell of marijuana, according to police. Ream more »

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Governing body approves smoking ban

October 27th, 2011 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

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The governing body approved a smoking ban at municipal recreation facilities last week despite a plea from an advocate for electronic cigarettes.

Smokers of cigars, cigarettes, pipes, electronic cigarettes and other similar devices will no longer be able to light up on municipal sites such as the ball fields, bleachers or any place labeled with “smoke-free zone” signs without the possibility of a $50 fine.
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Medical marijuana finds friends at City Hall

October 26th, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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In light of a recent federal crackdown on medical marijuana, seven San Francisco supervisors signed in support of legislation urging the feds to reverse course. “I believe it’s important for us at this time for the City and County of San Francisco, for the Board of Supervisors, to be very clear that we support the right of patients to have access to medicine,” said Supervisor David Campos, chief sponsor of the nonbinding resolution. Ream more »

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Smoke Free Horry presents survey findings

October 26th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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Smoke Free Horry presented findings from a recent survey of tourists at the North Myrtle Beach library Tuesday. In the survey, 94% of those polled considered secondhand smoke a health hazard.
72 % said it was important to them to dine in a restaurant or bar that is smoke free.

69% were more likely to select a vacation destination that has a smoke free law.

Only 41% said a smoke free ordinance would make them think of Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach as more family friendly.
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SGA continues to look into possibility of smoking ban

October 26th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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The St. Edward’s University Student Government Association is continuing to research student opinion about St. Edward’s becoming a smoke-free campus. A smoking committee of six senators has been established to form ideas about how to best gather an accurate representation of student opinion on this issue.
“We are working with the student committee and passing out surveys to actually figure out what is the overall idea of the current policy in place and how people feel about the situation, just to see if people interested in the issue aren’t aware about the issue, and where we’re at,” Senator Octavio Sanchez said. Ream more »

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E-Cigarettes: Addiction in Another Form?

October 26th, 2011 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

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I have been covering the Consumer Electronics Show for National Public Radio for the last several years, and am always impressed by the thorough uselessness – versus the utility — of some of the doodads they come up with every season. One of the most absurd was the “electronic cigarette” – it looks like the real thing but delivers nicotine in a “harmless” vapor instead of being surrounded by tar-laden, lung-blackening smoke.
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Tobacco firm BAT volumes off; profit on track

October 26th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

Tobacco Group PLC
British American Tobacco PLC said Wednesday it remains on track for a year of good earnings growth as the world’s second-biggest tobacco group by revenue posted a rise in nine-month sales, but volumes fell as smokers struggle with tough global economic conditions.

“While the challenging economic conditions continued to impact consumers in some markets, other markets are showing signs of recovery. Excise-driven price increases in a few markets will continue to affect industry volumes,” Chief Executive Nicandro Durante said in a statement. Ream more »

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