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HOW SAFE ARE E-CIGARETTES?

February 3rd, 2011 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

E-CIGARETTES
Electronic cigarettes are handheld nicotine-delivery devices that, despite a devoted following, are currently swirling in controversy. New York is pushing to become the first state to ban the devices, which so far remain unregulated and mostly unstudied. With cutesy colors, fruity flavors, clever designs and other options, e-cigarettes may hold too much appeal for young people, critics warn, offering an easy gateway to nicotine addiction. Ream more »

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Imperial sparks up a cigar to celebrate sales growth

February 3rd, 2011 Posted in Cigars Tags:

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A growing number of super-rich Chinese puffing away on Imperial Tobacco’s luxury Cuban cigars helped the Montecristo maker deliver better than expected sales for the last three months of 2010.
The Bristol- based firm behind Lambert & Butler and Golden Virginia surprised the market with a return to Imperial sales growth following a difficult 12 months in which fewer smokers sparked up in Russia, Spain and the Ukraine.
Demand for value brands and sales of its products in emerging markets boosted cigarette volumes, up 0.5pc, and total stick volumes (cigarette and fine-cut tobacco), up 1.2pc.
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Will teen smoking law be enforced?

February 3rd, 2011 Posted in Teens smoking Tags:

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I drove by the theater at the Gadsden Mall on a Saturday about 8:30 p.m. I thought about when I was a teenager and we would continuously drive around the mall.

I remember articles in The Gadsden Times about merchants looking to law enforcement to do something about it, as it was affecting business. Rightly so, the city all but put a stop to the problem.
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MD Anderson’s Web-Based Anti-Smoking Program Targets Hispanic Youth

February 3rd, 2011 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

Anti-Smoking Program
Newswise — The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s popular web-based teen prevention and smoking-cessation program, ASPIRE (A Smoking Prevention Interactive Experience), now speaks Spanish.
The 10-year-old program advances the institution’s national commitment to help prevent teens from smoking or help them quit before it becomes a lifelong addiction. ASPIRE is an evidence-based tobacco prevention and cessation website for middle and high school students.
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Bootleg Russian cigarettes lined with Chinese asbestos

February 2nd, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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Many of the Jin Ling cigarettes contain industrial chemicals and asbestos-lined Chinese plasterboard, trading standards officials revealed yesterday.
They come in yellow packs with the words Jin Ling and USA emblazoned across the front.
One man, who wished to remain anonymous, said he had been offered 200 of the Jin Ling brand while drinking in a club in Hartlepool, Co. Durham. Ream more »

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Traffic stop nets 20 pounds of marijuana

February 2nd, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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A traffic stop near Lake Charles has landed two men in jail on drug charges.
According to a Louisiana State Police news release, troopers on Tuesday stopped a car on Interstate 10 eastbound for a traffic violation. After the stop, authorities say they received permission to search the car and found almost 20 pounds of marijuana in it.
State police say the marijuana has an approximate street value of $24,000. Ream more »

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Medical marijuana shop coming to White Pine Mall

February 2nd, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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Medical marijuana isn’t the typical topic for coffee talk at Antonio’s Restaurant in White Pine.

But it’s been on everyone’s minds and lips lately – ever since customers discovered a medical marijuana dispensary will soon fill one of the vacant storefronts in the mineral river plaza.
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Cuba Creates Cigars for Women

February 2nd, 2011 Posted in Cigars Tags:

Cigars for Women
Worldwide Cuban cigar distributor Habanos S.A. has announced the release of a cigar made especially for women: the Romeo y Julieta Julieta, a 4 ¾-inch long, 33 ring gauge petit cigar.
Habanos said the Julieta size was created not only to please female cigar smokers, but in honor of the company’s female employees who are essential to the manufacture of Cuban cigars.
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EUBAM helps Moldova and Ukraine battle cigarette smuggling

February 2nd, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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Over 50 Moldovan and Ukrainian customs and border guard officers have received training on cigarette anti-smuggling techniques from the EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM). The training took place at border crossing points (BCPs) in Tudora, Moldova and Starokozache, Ukraine and was delivered by Galentin Georgiev, a police analyst from EUBAM’s Analytical and Operational Support Unit, with the assistance of Svitlana Prishchenko from EUBAM’s Capacity Building Unit. Ream more »

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Addiction to smoking ‘mental and physical’

February 1st, 2011 Posted in Tobacco treaty Tags:

Addiction to smoking
It has been suggested that an addiction to smoking is both physical and psychological. Alison Walsh, youth advisor at independent charity QUIT, said that the cravings start to become habitual rather than a physical need. “If you have a cup of tea you’ll have a cigarette to go with it; it’s a way of killing time, a way of taking a break,” she explained.
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