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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:

Obama has quit smoking
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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Delegates Approve Ban on Synthetic Marijuana

February 9th, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

Ban on Synthetic Marijuana
When synthetic marijuana first hit Virginia stores in 2006, its use spread like wildfire among teenagers. Now, because of legislation moving toward approval in the General Assembly, the legality of the chemical-based substance may be going up in smoke.

Under House Bill 1434, which passed the House of Delegates by a 98-0 vote on Monday, Virginia would criminalize synthetic marijuana and classify it as a Schedule 1 drug, grouping it with marijuana (cannabis). The Senate unanimously approved a similar proposal last week.
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Michelle Obama Says President’s Quit Smoking

February 9th, 2011 Posted in Celebrities smoking Tags:

President Quit Smoking
First lady Michelle Obama considers her husband a former smoker because he formally has quit smoking, she told a roundtable of print reporters today. Asked by reporters if she could say the president finally has quit smoking, Michelle Obama said, “Yes, he has,” and that “it’s been almost a year.”
She didn’t know exactly when he’d quit, the AP reported, “because he never smoked a lot,” and she’d never see him smoke.
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Interest in E-cigarettes Is High, but Safety and Effectiveness Unknown

February 8th, 2011 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

E-cigarettes
Electronic cigarettes are drawing heavy media and marketing attention, and while a new study finds that consumer interest also runs high, a companion study underscores that e-cigarettes’ ability to help smokers cut down or quit is unknown. E-cigarettes run on batteries and look like real cigarettes, cigars or even ballpoint pens. Users inhale doses of nicotine or other toxins found in tobacco in vapor form. Ream more »

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Disputes surround hookah health hazards

February 8th, 2011 Posted in smoking hookah Tags:

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Cigarettes may not be the only legal smokable substance posing a health hazard for users.

Hookah bars across Oklahoma offer smokers alternatives to cigarettes and cigars. However, Laura Beebe, epidemiology professor and co-chair of the OU Cancer Institute Outreach Advisory Committee, feels hookah is just as threatening as cigarettes.
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