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Students plan to open hookah bar in Kirksville

February 24th, 2011 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

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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 »

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Young Children Blow Their Pocket Money on Hookah

February 24th, 2011 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

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Young children of the age of 12 have been found blowing their pocket money in hookah smoking dens.

The young children are risking their health by using unfiltered shisha tobacco. Shisha cafes serve the customers with flavored tobacco smoke through a water pipe which is known as a hookah.
These cafes must follow the strict health and safety guidelines as well as the smoking legislation, including selling of products to adults only. The illegal counterparts of these venues are spiraling across the country and attracting the youngsters.
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I smoke a lot of pot: Lady Gaga

February 24th, 2011 Posted in Celebrities smoking Tags:

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The always creative and sometimes controversial Lady Gaga admitted to smoking pot and drinking whiskey when she needs inspiration during a 60 minutes interview.

“I still smoke a lot of pot when I write music,” she said. “So I’m not gonna, like, sugar coat it for ’60 Minutes’ that I’m some, like, sober human being, ’cause I’m not.”
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Altadis U.S.A. Forms Premium Cigar Division

February 23rd, 2011 Posted in Cigars Tags:

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Altadis U.S.A. has made some restructuring changes to bring the U.S. cigar operations into line with the overall organizational structure of its parent company, Imperial Tobacco. In a move to strengthen U.S. business opportunities, and to maximize market capabilities and its worldwide brand portfolio, the company has established a new Premium Cigar Division within the United States. Ream more »

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Federal regulators to formally ban e-cigarette use on planes

February 23rd, 2011 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

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The U.S. Department of Transportation plans to issue an official ban of smokeless electronic cigarettes on airplanes this spring, according to the Associated Press, citing a letter from Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

E-cigarettes are plastic and metal devices that heat a liquid nicotine solution in a disposable cartridge, creating vapor that the “smoker” inhales.
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Feds raid tobacco company on reservation

February 23rd, 2011 Posted in Tobacco companies Tags:

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An ongoing dispute between the King Mountain Tobacco Co. and state and federal authorities over jurisdiction and treaty rights flared up this week in the form of a lawsuit Tuesday and a federal raid Wednesday.
Details about the raid were scant.
A lawyer for King Mountain declined comment except to say FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents were “swarming” the Yakama cigarette maker’s facilities in White Swan. Neither the FBI nor the ATF returned phone calls seeking comment.
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On Smoking a Cigar, review

February 14th, 2011 Posted in Cigars Tags:

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It’s probably a good thing that Americans—at least most in the middle and upper-middle classes—have given up the habit of tobacco. I say “probably” because I’ve always been convinced by those economists who argue that smokers do a favor to nonsmokers by paying exorbitant taxes on their weeds and then kicking off early, reducing the burden on Social Security and Medicare.
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Don’t minimize effects of synthetic marijuana

February 14th, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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In January a man was arrested and held after making death threats at Duluth’s Last Place on Earth (“Man held after threats at Last Place on Earth,” Jan. 24). The man reportedly demanded synthetic marijuana and a small amount of cash. The store owner was quoted as saying, “We’ve had little issues with this guy before.” The owner likely would minimize the gravity of such behavior because it was directly relative to the use of synthetic marijuana, something the Last Place on Earth openly promotes.
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N.L. latest province to sue tobacco industry

February 14th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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Newfoundland and Labrador became on Tuesday the latest province to sue more than a dozen tobacco companies for money to cover health-care costs related to smoking. The Newfoundland government filed a statement of claim with the provincial Supreme Court in St. John’s after proclaiming legislation that allows the province to pursue legal action against the tobacco industry, according to a statement sent by the province’s Justice Department. Ream more »

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