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Flavored tobacco use should be open to choice – by adults

February 25th, 2011 Posted in Cigarettes flavors Tags:

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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 »

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Ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors

February 25th, 2011 Posted in Teens smoking Tags:

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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 »

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Chinese firm opens new tobacco sales floor in Zimbabwe

February 25th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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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.
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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 »

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New county regulations limit electronic cigarettes

February 24th, 2011 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

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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.
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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:

Money on Hookah
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:

Premium Cigar
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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