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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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Valencia bar owners demonstrate against Spain’s smoking ban

February 8th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

Spain's smoking ban
Central government offices in Valencia were the scene on Monday for a protest by bar and restaurant owners against the new anti-smoking legislation which came into force on January 2.

It’s now an offence to smoke in closed public spaces, and Valencia business owners in the sector are demanding changes in the law to stop their businesses suffering the ‘catastrophic’ effects of the ban. El Mundo reports some 200 protesters at the demonstration. Ream more »

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Anti-Smoking Group Says Prime Teen TV Shows Show Smokers

February 8th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

Anti-Smoking Group
The American Legacy Foundation Monday released a new content analysis study that concludes that kids TV shows have a “high amount” of tobacco use. No, it’s not talking about Big Bird walking a mile for a Camel. Instead, the study looked at the most popular primetime shows with kids/teenagers 12-17 and found that nearly a million were exposed to tobacco ads “whether it was in an ashtray, on a billboard, or in a character’s hands.”
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Judge rejects ‘Camel Cash’ complaint for 4th time

February 7th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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Proving that the fourth time is not the charm, a California federal judge has once again dismissed a putative class-action lawsuit alleging R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. illegally canceled its “Camel Cash” promotion without allowing participants to redeem their certificates for merchandise.

In tossing the plaintiffs’ third-amended complaint, U.S. District Judge Christina A. Snyder of the Central District of California said the tobacco company did not act in breach of contract when it ended the program.
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Cigar Makers Defeat Blunt Ban, Push Wrapper Ban

February 7th, 2011 Posted in Cigars Tags:

Cigar Makers
Last week the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned a 2006 Philadelphia ordinance that restricted cigar sales to discourage the practice of hollowing them out and using them to smoke pot.
The ordinance banned the sale of flavored cigars and required that other cigars be sold in quantities of three or more; it included additional penalties for prohibited cigar sales within 500 feet of a church, school, recreation center, day care center, or community center. Ream more »

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Cohiba Behike On Sale, Named Best Cigar Ever

February 7th, 2011 Posted in Cigars Tags:

Best Cigar
In an effort to promote Cuba’s Cohiba Behike cigar, many online retailers outside the United States have put cigars on huge discounts in hopes of luring more consumers to these fine specimens of handmade specimens.
For many Americans, Cuban cigars are a forbidden treasure. With an embargo on Cuban travel and products stemming from the 1960s, lighting up one of the world’s best cigars in the world has been experienced by only those Americans who have skirted the system or traveled to Canada to purchase them. Ream more »

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Electronic Cigarettes Giving Tobacco Cigarettes A Run For Their Money

February 7th, 2011 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

Electronic Cigarettes
Smoking tobacco cigarettes is one of the most harmful addictions known to man. Not only is smoking harmful to the smoker’s health, but also to those around them. Smoking in public places has been banned in most states and there is talk of government officials extending that law to include prohibiting smoking at outdoor public places, such as parks and beaches. With all the fuss and buss about smoking in public, cigarette smokers have turned to the next best thing and the only alternative to smoking that seems to work for some, electronic cigarettes. Ream more »

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Cigar Lounge Plans Berlin Opening

February 4th, 2011 Posted in Cigars Tags:

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The Globe Theater in Berlin will be receiving a new neighbor next month in the form of a cigar lounge.

John’s Premium Cigar and Tobacco Company plans on opening a store and lounge at 14 Broad St on March 11. While most of the details are already worked out, the owners still had to receive permission from the Historic District Commission in regards to signage.
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