Foreign travelers stranded in Orlando, Fla. because of Icelandic volcanic ash, can sit back, relax and enjoy a rash of freebies and discounts from local retailers. Read more
Thick August air and cigar smoke will turn downtown Keene into a giant humidor this summer, but just for one day. At the April 15 City Council meeting councilors voted 11-3 in favor of allowing a local business owner to hold a cigar tasting event on the sidewalk outside his Central Square store on Aug. 28. Read more
Why condemn smoking in parks then turn a blind eye to 4/20?The City of Vancouver is sending the wrong message when it bans the smoking of cigarettes in parks — and in pretty well every other public place — and does sweet nothing about open, illegal pot smoking. Read more
Camel’s Orbs, the first dissolvable tobacco product, is causing a stir. According to a newly released study, the candy-like product that has the potential to appeal to children and teens could lead to nicotine addiction, poisoning and even death. Read more
This Sunday April 25th will mark the 13th anniversary of the Washington Bullets’ 1997 opening first round playoff game against Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. That game represented the franchise’s first playoff game since May 8, 1988 … or, the first in eight years, 11 months and 17 days to be exact. Read more
As support for medical marijuana grows and states consider proposals to legalize the drug for recreational use, advocates on both sides of the debate over whether to end the war on pot are pooling their collective resources to help push their agenda. Read more
Former Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, who lost that state’s 2009 Democratic nomination to Creigh Deeds , launched his own trade mission to Cuba last week with several Virginia businessmen. McAuliffe journeyed to Cuba from April 12 through 15, where he persuaded the Cubans to accept more Virginia poultry, apples and soybeans — and, for the first time, Virginia wine. Read more
This gilt-decorated 18th century vase sold for well above its £8,000-12,000 value at Bonhams.
A rare intact Mughal gilt-decorated glass hookah base from the first half of the 18th Century India created great excitement at Bonhams Islamic and Indian Sale at Bonhams, yesterday (April 15). Read more
Japan’s smoking rate has fallen to a record low amid rising health awareness and tighter regulations.
WOW! The huge billboard in front of Yokohama Park across the intersections must have cost a bomb. It depicts a picture of a little girl beside a smouldering cigarette held in a man’s hand. The caption reads: “For the health of others, do stop smoking while walking.” Read more