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Cigar At Capitol Raises A Stink

March 11th, 2011 Posted in Cigars Tags:

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The Ohio County Tobacco Prevention Coalition is disappointed comedian Ron White was permitted to smoke a cigar on stage at the Capitol Theatre during a recent performance.

But Denny Magruder, theater manager, said it is not known whether White smoked a real cigar or an electronic cigar during his Jan. 27 act. Currently, electronic cigarettes and cigars are not banned in Ohio County.
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Justice Department Proposes Tobacco Mea Culpa

March 11th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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Tobacco companies should say in product warnings that they deceived the public about the dangers of smoking and manipulated their products to increase addiction, the Justice Department said Wednesday.

The department, in the final phase of a long-running court case against leading tobacco companies, released a series of statements that it wants cigarette makers to publish about the dangers of their products.
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Smoking ban bills fuel debate

March 11th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco ban Tags:

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The possibility that the state’s smoking ban could be relaxed for some establishments was met with guarded optimism Thursday, one day after legislation that would allow puffing in casinos and some taverns was sent to the Illinois House. “I think it’s a good idea, it makes a lot of sense,” said Peoria attorney Dan O’Day, who has represented individuals and businesses in cases around the state brought under the Smoke-Free Illinois Act. “I think it would provide a choice for all people.” Ream more »

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Why stop at the tobacco industry?

March 11th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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More than 20 years ago, when I was living in Washington DC and went on a course to give up smoking, one of the recommended therapies was wrapping your cigarette packet in plain paper so you couldn’t see the name of the brand. Oddly enough, this helped. I hadn’t realised until then how big a part the brand had played in my addiction; how much I was in thrall to the reassuring authority of the handsome Rothmans logo. Ream more »

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Smoke-Free Al Fresco Dining Is Here

March 10th, 2011 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

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Can’t fathom drinking your coffee without a cigarette?
If you’re almost anywhere but home, too bad. The LA smoking ban proposed over a year ago has now begun.
Smoking on outdoor restaurant patios, or in cafes, food courts, food carts, or within 40 feet of mobile food trucks can now result in $250-$500 fines.
With so few smokers in Brentwood, will the new rule even affect locals?
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Govt considers ban on tobacco branding

March 10th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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The plan states that the Government intends to end tobacco displays in shops and will “explore the plain packaging of tobacco products”.

The display ban aims to end “eye-catching” tobacco displays in shops, which the Government claims, encourage young people to start smoking. The ban could come into force as early as April next year for large retailers, while smaller retailers will have until April 2015 to prepare for the change.
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Tobacco report helps Imperial light up

March 10th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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It may have been No Smoking Day, but that did not stop Imperial Tobacco’s shares lighting up last night as a long-awaited report from the Government was greeted with relief.
Expectations were high that the Tobacco Control Plan – revealed yesterday – would introduce legislation forcing cigarettes to be sold in generic packaging. But ministers only ended up announcing a consultation on the issue, although a ban of tobacco products being displayed in shops will be introduced from April 2012. Ream more »

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L.A. asks appeals court to allow enforcement of medical marijuana law

March 10th, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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Los Angeles asked the state Court of Appeal on Wednesday to halt an injunction that bars the city from enforcing key parts of its medical marijuana ordinance.

The order, issued by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Anthony J. Mohr, forced the City Council to rewrite sections of its law, including the process for determining which dispensaries will be allowed.
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‘Little cigars’ must be restricted

March 10th, 2011 Posted in Cigars Tags:

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I am writing to voice my support of the editorial on Feb. 22, “Let’s close the loophole on little cigars.” A bill recently was introduced in the Minnesota House and Senate to close this loophole in our tobacco laws. The “Tobacco Uniformity Act” broadens the definition of cigarettes to include “little cigars.” We need to ensure that “little cigars” are classified and taxed as what they really are — cheap cigarettes. A pack of 20 “little cigars” sells for less than $2, but they look and smoke like cigarettes. They are classified as cigars because they have a small amount of tobacco in the paper. Ream more »

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Gov’t should not promote use of tobacco

March 9th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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This is an open letter to the prime minister and people of Jamaica.
THE Jamaica Coalition for Tobacco Control is becoming increasingly concerned about the decision to expand the production of tobacco growing in Jamaica which is in direct contravention of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Treaty – The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), which the Government of Jamaica signed on September 24, 2003 and ratified on July 7, 2005. Ream more »

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