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Boom for Peterborough firm selling new electronic cigarette device

May 17th, 2012 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

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A booming Peterborough business specialising in electronic cigarettes is looking to expand after proving to be a recession-beating success.

Electronic Cigarettes Ltd is set to leave its current home in Culley Court, Orton Southgate, where it occupies four units totalling about 2,500 sq ft, for a new 10,000 sq ft premises in Fengate this weekend.
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Shisha bar set up in car park is allowed to stay open

May 17th, 2012 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

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A shisha bar which opened without planning permission has been allowed to continue operating. Licensing officers at Leicester City Council had recommended that members of the planning and development committee reject a planning application for Double Apple, in Green Lane Road, North Evington, Leicester. But councillors allowed owner Shahin Surtee to keep running the business, which is in a car park, for one year.
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Marijuana growing regulations needed to be strengthened

May 17th, 2012 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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The new county ordinance which shortens the time a grower of marijuana has to comply with county zoning laws was needed and should help to curb the illegal growing of marijuana in Tulare County.

County Supervisors a week ago amended the code enforcement regulations affecting medical marijuana growing, reducing the amount of time a grower has to comply with from as many as 180 days to as few as 30 days. Ream more »

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City Commission discourages sale of flavored tobacco

May 17th, 2012 Posted in Cigarettes flavors Tags:

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The Gainesville City Commission’s stance against the sale of candy-flavored tobacco products will officially go on the record with the passing of a new resolution Thursday.
The City Commission’s resolution urges vendors around the city to stop selling and marketing flavored tobacco as a way to reduce exposure of the products to children and young adults. Ream more »

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Jonathan urged to sign Tobacco Bill

May 17th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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The Environmental Rights Action (ERA) has appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to sign the National Tobacco Control Bill into law.
The group said it would do the country good as governments and public health advocates plan towards this year’s World No Tobacco Day on May 31. In a statement issued in Lagos by its Director, Corporate Accountability and Administration, Akinbode Oluwafemi, the organisation urged Jonathan to sign the Bill to celebrate the global event. Ream more »

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New rules set more specific smoke-free areas

May 16th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco treaty Tags:

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Smoke ’em if you got ’em, but don’t do it anywhere near an Air Force hospital or clinic. In fact, don’t bother lighting up in an installation parking lot, near a sidewalk or your kid’s favorite base playground either.

An updated Air Force Instruction on tobacco use in the service says those places are now off-limits to smokers, tobacco chewers, dippers and sniffers. And don’t think you’re safe smoking electronic — or e-cigarettes — or any kind of pipe or hookah.
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Two fake cops charged with stealing $39,000 in cigarettes

May 16th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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Two Chicago men were charged with dressing as police officers to rob a west suburban Elmhurst store of $39,000 worth of cigarettes last Friday.

Claiborne Robertson and Charles Tyrone Watkins entered the Little Shopper store at 697 N. York Rd. in Elmhurst about 9:40 a.m. May 11 dressed as police officers and claimed to be inspectors needing to check cigarette stamps, according to an Elmhurst police release. Ream more »

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Anti-smoking laws supported by Western Australians

May 16th, 2012 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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A NEW survey has shown most Western Australians support tough new anti-smoking measures, with a majority of support coming from active smokers.

A team of University of Western Australia researchers recently completed a telephone survey of 2,005 West Australian adults, that showed support for initiatives such as plain packaging of cigarettes and smoking bans were high among both smokers and non-smokers alike. Ream more »

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