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Pregnant women deny smoking habit

January 28th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco ban Tags:

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A new study of more than 4000 US pregnant women revealed that to be mothers between the ages of 20 to 24 years are more likely to deny their smoking habit. Overall, 13 percent of pregnant and 30 percent of non-pregnant women were active cigarette smokers.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) researchers uncovered the deception rate by measuring the blood levels of cotinine — a byproduct of nicotine used to detect exposure to tobacco smoke — in the questioned women.
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Young Voices: We must deter smoking

January 28th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco treaty Tags:

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Have you ever heard of smoking a pack of cigarettes and taking off three days of your life? Myth or fact, research has shown gruesome facts and pictures displaying what smoking can do to a person’s body.
Many people, including 20 percent of high school students, smoke cigarettes. Smoking has become one of the major reasons for illnesses and deaths in our nation. Ream more »

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Imperial Tobacco Group Rolls Out Anaqua’s IP Management Solution

January 28th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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Anaqua, a leading provider of intellectual asset management software and services, and Imperial Tobacco Group, a leading international tobacco company, have entered into a multi-year agreement for use of the ANAQUA Enterprise IAM solution to manage the company’s global trademark portfolio.
Imperial Tobacco Group is one of the world’s leading brand owners with trademarks in more than 200 countries. Ream more »

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Smoking Ban Hits CUNY Schools

January 27th, 2011 Posted in Smoking ban Tags:

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On Monday, City University of New York forbade smoking entirely on all their campuses. They joined at least 466 other campuses in this endeavor.
Nationwide, universities are working to promote healthier student lifestyles.
College life has often been connected with harmful behavior like smoking, excessive drinking and drug abuse. Authorities hope that the ban will discourage students who smoke from continuing to do so. It is also intended to decrease the amount of second-hand smoke on their campuses. Ream more »

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Electronic Cigarettes Won’t Find a Home at Walmart, New York

January 27th, 2011 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

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For thousands of Americans, electronic cigarettes (or e-cigs as they are sometimes called) have been a “miracle” that has helped them quit smoking, or, at the very least, drastically reduced it. But not everyone is a fan of electronic cigarettes and lawmakers in New York are hurriedly attempting to ban the sale of them in the state. Hearing the anti-electronic cigarette news from state lawmakers across the country, retail giant Walmart has backed away from the sale of the controversial items.
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Tobacco-free efforts focus on financial burden

January 27th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco treaty Tags:

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Jane Jones, Muskogee Against Tobacco program coordinator, says that when discussing the impact of tobacco use, the focus often turns to its tragic health effects and loss of life. However, every business and citizen in Muskogee County also bears a financial burden.

Tobacco-Free Oklahoma Week, which runs through Sunday, highlights these burdens.
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Medical marijuana sales taxable, Horne says

January 27th, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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Arizonans who get a doctor’s recommendation to buy medical marijuana are going to have to shell out a little extra money for the state – and maybe a whole lot more.
Attorney General Tom Horne said Wednesday that the marijuana sold at state-regulated dispensaries being set up under Proposition 203 is subject to the state and local sales taxes. Ream more »

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Movies make quitting smoking harder

January 26th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco treaty Tags:

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Watching movies that feature prominent smoking scenes could make it harder to quit smoking.
Researchers reporting in the Journal of Neuroscience did brain scans on both smokers, and non-smokers, while they watched Ridley Scott’s 2003 movie Matchstick Men.
The movie was selected because it features smoking scenes, but no scenes of sex, violence or alcohol use which could have affected the results. When characters on the screen smoked, there was a change in the smokers’ brain activity that closely resembled what happened when they themselves lit up a cigarette.
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$500 in cigarettes stolen from Florence store

January 26th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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Police are looking for the person who shattered the front window of a Florence business to steal $500 in cigarettes.

It happened about 11 p.m. Monday at Fred’s, located at 1920 W. Evans St., Florence Police Maj. Carlos Raines said.

It’s not clear what was used to break the window, and the only items missing from the store were about $500 in cigarettes, Raines said.
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