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Justin Bieber’s arrest while high on pot

Pop star Justin Bieber’s latest arrest while high on pot came at an awkward time for those pushing for further liberalization of the nation’s pot laws, and Mr. Bieber wasn’t the only one generating negative ink. A series of high-profile news stories, starting with Mr. Bieber’s admission that he smoked pot all day before he was arrested for drag racing in Miami, have put a big-time damper on the legalization movement’s otherwise sky-high vibe, which had a number of unprecedented political and cultural triumphs in recent months. Police reported this week that Maryland mall gunman Darion Aguilar mentioned in his journal that he used marijuana. In Colorado, a driver high on pot made national headlines after crashing into two state trooper vehicles, and a 2-year-old was rushed to an emergency room after … Read entire article »

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Rihanna Is Clearly Having A Great Time In Brazil

Perezhilton has stated that while having a great time in Brazil, Rihanna rolls one of her preferred things on earth, a joint. In the editorial, Rihanna is seen dipping in water dressed in a Charlie by Matthew Zink, one of the singer’s fave swimming brands. The suit is a deep v-plunge that shows ample front with a barely there g-string that pretty much shows the entire singer’s toned booty. The songstress has her faced turned upwards and with closed eyes and pursed lips, she happily smokes a joint. The 25-year old singer has never made any efforts to hide her appreciation for marijuana and has publically admitted to being in favor of legalizing the greens. Billboard noted … Read entire article »

US Smoking Decline in Hollywood Celebrities

Hollywood is blamed again. Earlier it was blamed for helping hook America on cigarettes, and now for decline of the smoking habit. In a new study conducted by Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania it is found less adults are now reported being smokers. The researchers analyzed thousands of hours of television shows in their study from all decades beginning from the 1950s and till year 2010. They counted the number of smoking instances and found in the 1961 there were only less than five depictions of tobacco use an hour and in the 2010 it dropped to 0.29 instances Earlier, the tobacco companies invested heavily in movie stars in a strategy to push … Read entire article »

Marijuana Possession and Smoking Legalization

All polling stations for the Lok Sabha election in Bihar have been declared no-smoking zones, an official said on Sunday. Marijuana is federally illegal in the U.S., which includes its sale, use and possession. However, the federal government has declared that any state can pass a law to allow the use of marijuana for recreational purposes as long as they have a regulated system in place. A recent poll conducted by George Washington University (GWU) consisting of likely voters showed that 4 out of 10 respondents are more likely to take part in an election if ballots will be used for the legalization of marijuana. Another 30 percent indicated that ballot initiatives would encourage them to vote. The survey … Read entire article »

Personal Liberties and Smoking Ban

According to the Declaration of Independence of these United States of America, we broke from Great Britain in order to attain some unalienable rights, among which are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Life we’ve given up with the advent of the death penalty. The pursuit of Happiness is a moot point as happiness is a choice open to everyone, but that is a discussion we can have another time. Today I am talking about Liberty. Liberty is the freedom to make our choices and enjoy or suffer any consequences that arise from them. I am writing now in opposition to the proposition offered to the Berkeley County Department of Health to ban smoking of … Read entire article »

Fire likely caused by smoking materials, marshal says

Smoking materials were the most likely cause of a two-alarm fire at a Vancouver apartment complex last week, Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli said. Seven people were displaced on Feb. 26 when the fire ripped through The Avenues apartment complex at 5515 N.E. 82nd Ave. just before 1 p.m. One resident of the complex rescued a neighbor’s dog from a burning building. The smoking materials likely ignited combustible materials on a patio of one of the units, Scarpelli said. She said that it is important to throw cigarette butts into water or sand to prevent fires like these. … Read entire article »

E-cigarettes: Fresh air or smoke and mirrors?

On the edge of the SoHo neighborhood downtown, The Henley Vaporium is an intimate hipster hangout with overstuffed chairs, exposed brick, friendly counter help — but no booze. Instead, the proprietors are peddling e-cigarettes, along with bottles of liquid nicotine ready to be plucked from behind a wooden bar and turned into flavorful vapor for a lung hit with a kick that is intended to simulate traditional smoking. A hint of banana nut bread e-juice lingered in the air one recent afternoon as patrons gathered around a low table to chat and vape, or sidled up to the inviting bar for help from a knowledgeable “vapologist.”  Monte Carlo Silver cigarettes. Places like The Henley are a rarity, … Read entire article »

Eating meat or smoking cigarettes – the same health danger

A new revise disputes that consumption of meat in ‘old age’ could be as lethal as smoking cigarettes — only animal protein too appears to keep populace from heart illness. Headlines suck. That’s since in our world of multimedia, 24-7 news cycles mixing in a sea of “infoglut” — the unrelated, ineffective factoids in which we’re daily engrossed — the majority of us never get over them. There are so many persons who love to smoke Marlboro cigarettes , Winston cigarettes. We scan the websites, blog posts and, if you’re a real dinosaur, the newspaper, and absorb a few quick items without a whole lot of time or effort devoted to digging any deeper. That’s not a criticism … Read entire article »

E-cigarette brands for sale in the U.S. today, how safe they are

Electronic cigarettes are growing in popularity, with celebrities in advertisements touting them as a safer alternative to smoking the real thing. But experts say there isn’t enough science to back up those claims.It’s estimated that there are more than 250 different e-cigarette brands for sale in the U.S. today, and since they are unregulated, according to Terry Tolliver, deputy director for consumer protection in the Indiana Office of the Attorney General, manufacturers are not being held accountable for potential health risks.”It’s similar to what had been going on with tobacco in years past,” Tolliver declared. “In many ways, the arguments are the same and then the same issues are popping up again. It seems like … Read entire article »

Famous People Who Died in the Month of February Due to a Smoking Related Illness

The Freedom Quit Smoking Blog lists famous people whose lives were snuffed out by smoking.The Freedom Quit Smoking Blog lists famous people whose lives were snuffed out by smoking. 1) Nate King Cole, 45, Singer, Actor, First African-American TV show host; succumbed to lung cancer (January 15, 1965) Known for his sultry voice and hit songs- Mona Lisa, Unforgettable, The Christmas Song; Daughter Natalie; The King Cole Trio, He played legendary clubs like The Old Gold, Chesterfield Supper Club; and for his association with Capitol Records- known as ”The House that Nat Built”. 2) Boris Karloff, 81, Film Actor/Voice Over talent; died of heart and lung disease (emphysema) (February 2, 1969) One of the founding members of the Screen … Read entire article »

Tobacco, smoking and health problems

The 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Surgeon General’s first report on smoking and health is cause for renewing efforts against smoking and tobacco. January 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Surgeon General’s first comprehensive report on the dangers of smoking and tobacco, a landmark document that signaled the start of the nation’s public health campaign against tobacco and its health consequences. Since that first effort in 1964, 36 additional reports on tobacco from the Surgeon General have followed, testifying to the topic’s critical importance. Many have focused on children, women, secondhand smoke and specific conditions such as heart and lung disease, cancer and nicotine addiction. The connection between tobacco — cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco and secondhand … Read entire article »

Important Steps To Quit Smoking

Everyone knows it can be hard to stop smoking. After all, the nicotine in cigarettes is a powerfully addictive drug. But with the right approach, you can do it. Millions of Americans have kicked the smoking habit by following some key steps, like lining up support from friends and planning ahead how they’ll respond to cravings. This personal planning tool helps you think through your approach. As you work through the planner, you’ll see examples of some of the things other people did to stop smoking. When you’re finished, you can print a goal sheet to guide and inspire you. Parliament cigarettes. Stopping smoking takes daily awareness. You’re replacing your smoking habit with a new, nonsmoking habit … Read entire article »