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Smokeless Tobacco Risks ‘Overblown’?

April 26th, 2010 Posted in General tobacco Tags: ,

The Wall Street Journal “Numbers Guy” blog said that while smokeless tobacco products remain far less popular than cigarettes in the United States, a collection of products that deliver nicotine without smoke—including dip, chew, snuff and newer items that look more like chewing gum—have sparked a heated debate about health risks. Read more

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Council approves August cigar festival

April 22nd, 2010 Posted in Cigars, General tobacco Tags: ,

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

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Let’s give marijuana the tobacco treatment

April 21st, 2010 Posted in General tobacco Tags:

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

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Are tobacco companies trying to hook children with candy-like products?

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

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When Michael Jordan Smoked Cigars In Front of the Washington Bullets Before Playoff Games

April 20th, 2010 Posted in General tobacco Tags:

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

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Virginia wines meet Cuban cigars

April 19th, 2010 Posted in Cigars, General tobacco Tags:

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

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