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Henderson County man charged with manufacturing marijuana

April 17th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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A Gerton man was charged with manufacturing marijuana after firefighters responded to his home to put out a fire.

The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office seized 46 marijuana plants valued at $140,800 from the residence of Gregory Adam Monroe, of 401 Chestnut Hill Loop Road. Authorities also seized $2,441, six guns and growing equipment valued at $2,800.
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What’s in E-Cigarettes? One Company Offers Testing Results

April 17th, 2012 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

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Most people probably don’t know what’s in an electronic cigarette.
The information is out there: users of e-cigarettes often know what they’re vaporizing because they look up the ingredients list. Normally, it’s a varying solution of flavorings, nicotine and bases that create what’s called “e-liquid”. Yet there is still scrutiny towards the young industry because of a lack of regulation and testing standards. Ream more »

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Former downtown nightclub to become Cuban cigar bar

April 17th, 2012 Posted in Cigars Tags:

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The building that used to house downtown nightclub 807 Fire and Ice will soon be a Cuban cigar bar.
Mandi Kaye, job coordinator with general contractors for the project Scenic City Enterprises, said Monday that the new business should be open within the next couple of months.
“We are gutting it out,” Kaye said. “[We will] make it all brick interior, make it look real nice, and then we’re going to start the Cuban cigar bar.” Ream more »

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Big Tobacco battles government in court

April 17th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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Japan Tobacco International and British American Tobacco Australia today made their case in the High Court battle to determine the future of Labor’s world-first cigarette plain packaging laws.

Gavan Griffith QC, acting for Japan Tobacco which sells world-renowned topcigarettes.biz/camel-cigarettes, said the commonwealth had taken the only space tobacco companies had to display their trademarks. Ream more »

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Veterans centers’ residents exempt from state-property tobacco ban

April 17th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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New residents of the facilities will have to agree to live by the tobacco-free policy, but current residents will be exempt from the governor’s order.

“As the public servants of Oklahoma implement this policy, the former service member residents of the veterans centers of Oklahoma especially deserve our best efforts to reasonably implement this health initiative considering their unique residential circumstances,” Steven Mullins, general counsel to Fallin, wrote Friday to the members of the War Veterans Commission.
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Pico Rivera youth group joins anti-tobacco campaign

April 13th, 2012 Posted in Teens smoking Tags:

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A local organization has been busy raising awareness about the problem of underage smoking and the harmful effects tobacco has on minors.
Through local surveys, educational presentations at schools and community organizations, and health booths at local events, the Pico Rivera Alliance to Keep Youth Tobacco-Free is calling on residents and leaders to protect young people from the dangers of early tobacco addiction. Ream more »

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Enforcement of Smoke-Free Act changed

April 13th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

Smoke-Free Act
During Thursday’s regular meeting of the Knox County Board of Health, Samuel Jarvis presented information about how enforcement of the Smoke-Free Illinois Act has changed in Galesburg.

Jarvis concluded the city’s decision to pass an ordinance in 2010 that mirrored the state’s SFI Act gave the Galesburg Police Department new teeth in the effort to curb smoking in establishments that serve the public.
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Ferndale Council OKs Liquor License for New Cigar Bar

April 13th, 2012 Posted in Cigars Tags:

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A new cigar bar and lounge is on its way to downtown Ferndale.

Ferndale City Council approved a liquor license on Monday night for Secret Bar and Bistro, which will open at 315-319 W. Nine Mile Road – including the former location of Le Soups.

Council members unanimously approved the license following a discussion about possible noise and second-hand smoke concerns. Ream more »

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What a cigarette tax should pay for

April 13th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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Aside from the fact that many Californians love to dump on smokers, there’s a good reason for a cigarette tax to be popular in this state: The taxes reduce smoking rates. Even the opponents of the dollar-a-pack tax on the June ballot say so. And that, of course, is why major tobacco companies are spending some $20 million (so far) to stop Proposition 29.
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