Southfield’s City Council voted unanimously tonight against proposed zoning regulations that would have allowed medical marijuana growing facilities in the city’s light industrial districts.
The vote came after more than a dozen residents — most opposed to the measure — and two lawyers debated the validity of the zoning. Most council members said they still needed to do more research. They then voted unanimously to extend the city’s 180-day moratorium from July — scheduled to end Friday — for another 180 days. Ream more »
For years, critics have speculated that House Minority Leader Ward Armstrong sought changes to the tobacco commission because he was bitter he was never appointed to the panel that doles out money from a settlement with the nation’s tobacco companies. Now, Armstrong wants to make sure that legislators never serve on the commission.
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BBC investigative reporter Sam Poling goes undercover to smoke out the truth behind the illegal tobacco trade
A BBC investigation is set to expose the organised crime groups controlling Scotland’s illegal tobacco trade.
Illegal products being sold by crime gangs were bought by a BBC Scotland undercover team, who secretly filmed the supply chain.
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King County Board of Health members restricted sales and use of electronic cigarettes last month.
The e-cigarette is a battery-powered device designed to deliver a nicotine-based and flavored liquid vapor.
The board voted unanimously to restrict the sales of e-cigarettes or any other unapproved nicotine delivery devices only to people 18 and older. The board prohibited free or highly discounted electronic smoking devices or unapproved nicotine delivery products. The use of e-cigarette devices in places where smoking is prohibited by law is also banned. Ream more »
A woman from Appleton gave birth to a healthy baby in July, and she credits a Wisconsin smoking cessation program for helping to keep her off the cigarettes during her pregnancy. Heidi Steller, 20, is a new mom to a baby girl, Jayden Grace, and is one of 10,000 women who have participated in First Breath, a program belonging to the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, of which former Wisconsin first lady Sue Ann Thompson is founder.
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Back in 2004, someone came to our front door to talk to us about supporting “medical marijuana.” At the time, it seemed like a rather compassionate, libertarian and open-minded thing to consider. What we didn’t know was that while this guy was talking to us at the front door, his buddies were sneaking in our back door and setting up a “legalized marijuana” operation in our living rooms.
So what we now have are very few community doctors willing to write prescriptions for “medical marijuana” for the patients they care for, which was predictable. Ream more »
“The Canadian Cancer Society would like the B.C. government to subsidize nicotine-replacement therapies and smoking-cessation products to enable the up to 70 per cent of smokers who wish to quit to do so,” said Kathryn Seely of the CCS’s B.C. and Yukon division.
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Charlotte Church made a very important New Year’s resolution for 2011 – to give up smoking for the sake of her two kids Ruby, 3, and Dexter, 2. The singer previously quit during both of her pregnancies, but has since started up her habit again and is now determined to stop once and for all.
Charlotte says she doesn’t want her children to remember their mom “puffing away like a train.”
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A new year comes with new resolutions. Some people may have decided to eat healthier and some may have decided to quit smoking. There is good news for potential cigarette quitters who live in Great Neck, NY. Smoking has now been banned on the public sidewalks outside of businesses.
On Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011 the Great Neck Village Board approved the smoking ban on the public sidewalks leaving smokers in disbelief. If caught, smokers could receive a fine of up to $1,000. Ream more »
Electronic Cigarettes, or e-cigarettes as they are popularly known, have helped many addicted smokers quit smoking. It is one of the safest and most effective ways of giving up on the stick.
Electronic cigarettes are simple battery operated devices that release medically approved nicotine to help suppress the need to light a cigarette. E-cigarettes are very popular and most people who want to quit smoking either opt for nicotine chewing gums or these. Ream more »