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‘I’m not perfect': Miley Cyrus admits smoking a bong was a ‘bad decision’

February 11th, 2011 Posted in Celebrities smoking Tags:

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Miley Cyrus says that being caught smoking a bong was a ‘bad decision, because of my fans.’
The pop star’s comments are published just days after she was voted the celebrity with the worst influence on teens in a survey of youngsters for the second year in a row.
A video of the 18-year-old smoking a bong allegedly filled with the herb salvia was posted on the Internet in December.
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Medical marijuana bill gets initial

February 11th, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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A House committee yesterday unanimously passed a bill that seeks to amend the sweeping medical marijuana laws passed last year. House Bill 1043 would in part lessen the residency requirements for employees of medical marijuana centers, allow medical marijuana centers to trade marijuana with other centers, and require a primary caregiver who cultivates marijuana to register the cultivation site and all patient identification numbers with the state. Ream more »

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Santa Cruz County panel passes medical marijuana rules

February 10th, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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The county’s Planning Commission voted unanimously this morning to recommend the Board of Supervisors require medical marijuana dispensaries to seek a permit and stay within commercial and medical office zones. Commissioners also suggested pot shops remain at least 600 feet away from schools and 800 feet away from other dispensaries.
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Arizona police study medical-marijuana law

February 10th, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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The plants that will ultimately produce medical marijuana in Arizona are not legally in the ground, but police agencies are already planning how their officers will try to enforce state pot laws while respecting a sick resident’s right to possess the herb.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said he would assign a special unit to target medical-marijuana frauds, but the unit so far consists of two deputies and a former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration official who works for free. Ream more »

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City, County Roll Out Minor Ban On E-Cigarettes

February 10th, 2011 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

Ban On E-Cigarettes
Although smoking cigarettes has been illegal for minors for decades they could still get a legal nicotine fix from electronic cigarettes, a smokeless alternative that turns nicotine liquid into a vapor mist.
That is until this week when both Spokane County and the City of Spokane banned the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.
The fact that traditional cigarettes are illegal isn’t stopping some Shadle Park High School students from lighting up across the street from campus. And just as the law isn’t stopping them from smoking cigarettes students say they doubt this ban will stop others from smoking e-cigarettes. Ream more »

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Go Ahead with Electronic Cigarettes

February 10th, 2011 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

Red Dragon electronic cigarettes
Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes have created a revolution in the world of smokers. They are designed to give the maximum pleasurable experience of traditional cigarettes without exposing the smoker to the byproducts of tobacco such as the tar and carcinogens, which are the most harmful materials found in an ordinary cigarettes.
Red Dragon electronic cigarettes are designed to deliver optimum satisfaction to their customers. They provide a high quality smoking experience with a fresh and lingering taste. Ream more »

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Obama has quit smoking, wife confirms

February 10th, 2011 Posted in Celebrities smoking Tags:

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President Barack Obama has officially quit smoking, after his wife confirmed today that he had been smoke free for a year.

“He’s always wanted to stop,” the first lady told reporters at the Whitehouse, as she revealed that she didn’t know exactly when his last cigarette was “because he never smoked a lot” and she didn’t ever see him light up.
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SG weighs the options of a tobacco-free campus

February 9th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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In the last year, many Florida colleges, including UF, FIU and Edison State College, have implemented campus-wide smoking bans. Student Government has recently begun to discuss this issue in an attempt to establish a stance on how the student body of FGCU would like to address this trend.
Some of the topics being addressed by Student Government include how any kind of prospective ban will be enforced, and how much of campus the ban would include. For instance, would the dorms be ruled smoke-free as well? Ream more »

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Reynolds American 4Q Net Jumps 44% On Higher Pricing

February 9th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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Reynolds American Inc.’s (RAI) fourth-quarter profit was up 44%, driven by higher pricing and productivity improvements. Adjusted results narrowly missed Wall Street’s expectations.

Looking ahead, the tobacco company expects adjusted full-year earnings of $2.60 to $2.70 a share. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters projected a profit of $2.66.
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