A row over the appointment of a Chinese tobacco scientist to a prestigious academy intensified this week when almost 100 leading thinkers signed a letter protesting the move.
Xie Jianping, deputy director of China National Tobacco Corp’s Zhengzhou Tobacco Research Institute, was accepted into the Chinese Academy of Engineering in December 2011. His research specializes in refining low-tar cigarettes. Ream more »
The Illinois General Assembly has taken decisive action to protect the state’s kids and taxpayers from the devastating toll of tobacco use by increasing the state cigarette tax by $1 to $1.98 per pack. The state is also doubling the tax on other tobacco products. Together, these actions will prevent kids from smoking and using other tobacco products, motivate smokers to quit, Ream more »
OK. Important topic. Teens have been looking for cheap buzzes since the Mesozoic Era, but it’s always a key reminder of what can go wrong. After all, each year there’s a new crop of pimple-faced, moody know-it-alls complaining about how much their parents suck. Ream more »
A man and woman living in a Doylestown Township house with five children ranging in age from 10 to 17 years old were arrested on child endangerment and drug charges after police found a marijuana growing operation in the basement of their home.
Caren Shanfeld, 45, and Francis J. Medvedik, 49, of the 2000 block of Par Drive, were arraigned Tuesday before District Judge Mark Douple in Doylestown Township. Both were released under $100,000 unsecured bail. Ream more »
The surprising move comes after NYC C.L.A.S.H. (Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harrassment) sent a letter to the Parks Department on May 1 that challenged the constitutionality of the smoking ban. Ream more »
The UAE government selected the image, along with four others recommended by the World Health Organisation, to be placed on all cigarette packets.
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East Ridge leaders may decide to join an exclusive group of cities that have banned all tobacco products on public property.
The head of the parks and recreation department likes the idea, while some citizens wonder if its too much government interference.
You don’t have to look very hard to see the evidence of smokers around government buildings and at Camp Jordan. Ream more »
Smokers who switch to the electronic cigarette quickly discover the convenience and cost savings of refilling cartridges and cartomizers themselves. An incredibly diverse range of eliquid flavors are now available for refilling from a wide variety of companies. Ream more »
Planning and Zoning Commission members hope residents with concerns about medical marijuana will attend a public information session scheduled for Thursday.
Steve Kalkowski, chairman of the commission’s continuous improvement subcommittee, said he’s looking for thoughts on how Southington will zone the production, distribution and consumption of medical marijuana. Ream more »
Sustained efforts of the members of a village in Andhra Pradesh have paid off as the place would be declared tobacco-free on May 31, the sources said. The announcement would be made on May 31, which is celebrated as the World No Tobacco Day.
Pongalipaka, a village with a population of 1,632 people, located in Madugula mandal and about 48 km from Hyderabad, will be declared a tobacco free village on May 31. Ream more »