Tobacco News

Home » Page 198

Are Electronic Cigs Safe? The Debate Continues

February 28th, 2011 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

Electronic Cigs
There is a long history of the cigarette industry selling health. Early advertisements showed physicians, dentists, nurses, scientists and researchers all explaining how it was safer to smoke some new kind of cigarette (see my website for a history of cigarette ads). Early cigarettes were promoted to cure colds and asthma. Filtered cigarettes were supposed to be safer. Unfortunately, Kent produced the micronite filter, which was later found to contain asbestos as one of its ingredients (1). Low tar “light” cigarettes have now been linked to rapid increases among smokers in cases of adenocarcinoma, once a rare form of lung cancer in the periphery of the lung, because people puffed on them harder (2). Buyer beware! Ream more »

Comments Off on Are Electronic Cigs Safe? The Debate Continues

Jessica Alba pregnant….but still chain smoking tobacco?

February 28th, 2011 Posted in Celebrities smoking Tags:

Jessica Alba smoking
Now that Jessica Alba’s pregnant with baby #2, will the famously fit actress quit smoking for good? Known for her celebrity butt, the mother of one is also famous for chain smoking and puffing her way through photo shoots and movie sets. Will Jessica Alba finally kick the habit?

SMOKING HOT JESSICA ALBA CAN’T QUIT SMOKING
In 2008, the 29-year-old Alba and hubby Cash Warren, 32, welcomed baby girl Honor Marie, and while she quit smoking during pregnancy, Alba was quick to light up following the birth of their first daughter. She was seen smoking in France and was photographed chain smoking on the set of “Good Luck Chuck” and throughout her November 2010 covershoot with Elle magazine. Ream more »

Comments Off on Jessica Alba pregnant….but still chain smoking tobacco?

Teens Busted for Ditching School, Smoking Pot

February 25th, 2011 Posted in Teens smoking Tags:

Smoking Pot in school
A day of skipping class ended in some arrests for a group of Moody High School students who were busted by police Monday afternoon. Police swarmed a neighborhood near the school after five teens ran from cops.

Five teenagers were seen hanging out in a vacant house and as police approached, the kids scattered. That’s when the officers called for backup.
Ream more »

Comments Off on Teens Busted for Ditching School, Smoking Pot

Dissolvable Tobacco Products Show What They’re Made Of

February 25th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

Dissolvable Tobacco
In 2009, R. J. Reynolds Tobacco began test marketing smoke-free, spit-free tobacco products in three U.S. cities: Columbus, Ohio, Indianapolis, and Portland, Ore. Researchers now report the first chemical characterization of dissolvable tobacco products to identify what is in them (J. Agric. Food Chem., DOI 10.1021/jf103295d).
Ream more »

Comments Off on Dissolvable Tobacco Products Show What They’re Made Of

Flavored tobacco use should be open to choice – by adults

February 25th, 2011 Posted in Cigarettes flavors Tags:

adult Flavored tobacco
Public health advocates have squared off against retail business owners over a Senate bill that would ban the sale of some flavored tobacco products. Advocates say flavored tobacco is a means of hooking young smokers.
Washington tobacco retailers argue that they have enough regulations to cope with and that the state should focus on existing laws that prohibit anyone under the age of 18 from buying tobacco. They say a ban on flavored tobacco will cripple their businesses. Ream more »

Comments Off on Flavored tobacco use should be open to choice – by adults

Ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors

February 25th, 2011 Posted in Teens smoking Tags:

electronic cigarettes to minors
A state senator wants to keep electronic cigarettes out of kids’ hands by making it a petty offense for merchants to sell them to minors and for minors to buy them.
“If we’re going to say minors can’t buy regular cigarettes, it doesn’t seem valid to say they can have access to electronic cigarettes,” said Sen. Steve Yarbrough, R-Chandler. “Hopefully a few less young people will suffer nicotine addictions with this ban.” Ream more »

Comments Off on Ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors

Chinese firm opens new tobacco sales floor in Zimbabwe

February 25th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

tobacco sales in Zimbabwe
A Harare-based Chinese tobacco purchasing firm, Tian Ze Tobacco Company, on Thursday opened a new tobacco sales floor in the Zimbabwean capital catering specifically for its contracted farmers.

The company invested about 1 million U. S. dollars in setting up the sales floor, and has entered into a partnership with a local company to process tobacco sold at the floors.
Ream more »

Comments Off on Chinese firm opens new tobacco sales floor in Zimbabwe

Why R.J. Reynolds Plastered Williamsburg on its Camel Blues

February 24th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

Camel Blues
Some Brooklyn residents and politicians have had—forgive us—smoke coming out of their ears the past two months over a promotion involving Camel Blue cigarettes.
The reason? The pack included an illustration of the brand’s iconic camel on what looks to be Kent Avenue, in front of a Williamsburg Bridge backdrop, with Williamsburg itself as a selling point. “Some call it the most famous hipster neighborhood,” the package copy begins. Ream more »

Comments Off on Why R.J. Reynolds Plastered Williamsburg on its Camel Blues

New county regulations limit electronic cigarettes

February 24th, 2011 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

electronic cigarettes
The King County Board of Health recently passed regulations to protect King County youth from electronic smoking devices and unregulated nicotine delivery devices.
The board voted unanimously to:
Restrict the sales of e-cigarettes or any other unapproved nicotine delivery devices only to people 18 and older;
Prohibit free or highly discounted electronic smoking devices or unapproved nicotine delivery products;
Prohibit the use of e-cigarette devices in places where smoking is prohibited by law.
Ream more »

Comments Off on New county regulations limit electronic cigarettes

Students plan to open hookah bar in Kirksville

February 24th, 2011 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

open hookah bar
When freshmen Dan Nixon and Andrew Wu came to Kirksville, they decided something was missing from the college night-life. They decided to start their own hookah bar at 106 S. Elson, which they hope to open by March 18.
Nixon said he and Wu asked many of their friends what they thought Kirksville needed, and they almost unanimously agreed that it needed hookah bars. Nixon said he knows of fraternity members that have hookahs, but don’t have the convenience of a central place to use them. Ream more »

Comments Off on Students plan to open hookah bar in Kirksville