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San Francisco Plans to Ban Cigarettes Sales to Those Under 21

Supervisors Scott Wiener, Eric Mar and Malia Cohen intend to present legislation these days that would make it unlawful to offer tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. The American Heart Association, which encourages the regulation, states that almost 95 % of smokers start smoking before they are 21. Wiener affirms the intend is that making it more challenging for young people to obtain cigarettes will reduce in general the number of cigarette users. He claims smoking is harmful for San Franciscans’ health, however there is more than simply a human cost. If the regulation passes, San Francisco would come to be the latest in an increasing list of jurisdictions to increase the minimum age for tobacco acquisitions. New York City passed the identical regulation in 2013, and the state of … Read entire article »

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Price of cigarettes to rise to €10 a pack

Finance Minister Michael Noonan is increasing the price of a packet of cigarettes by 40 cent, it has emerged. The price increase will come into effect overnight. Meanwhile, workers earning less than €12,000 will be exempt from the Universal Service Charge under other plans to be announced by Minister for Finance Michael Noonan. The new move is expected to boost lower and middle income earners. Informed sources said today that the only tax hike planned is the price of a packet of cigarettes as the Government attempts to put a few extra euro into the pockets of hard pressed families. Therefore there will be no alcohol tax increases. The total cost of Budget 2015, including tax measures and spending, is €800m to €900m. A range of other measure have already been leaked including a drop in … Read entire article »

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BAT to Sell Voke Tobacco Substitute

Nicoventures, a company formed by British American Tobacco Plc (BATS) to develop substitute nicotine products, said it will sell a new alternative to cigarettes that has received U.K. approval to be prescribed by doctors. The Voke inhalation device will become the unit’s first licensed product after developer Kind Consumer gained approval from the U.K.’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, Nicoventures said today in an e-mailed statement. A further license is required to allow the cigarette-shaped product to be manufactured via an automated process. “This is better than an e-cigarette for BAT, because it can be prescribed by doctors and there is no debate over its safety,” said Erik Bloomquist, an analyst at Berenberg in London. “We don’t know how many they would sell, but it shows that BAT really does take … Read entire article »

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Do You Know How Dangerous Are Cigarettes

Cigarette smoke is highly dangerous to both the smoker and anyone around to inhale the secondhand smoke. Smoking is considered to be one of the most detrimental things one can do to their health, and it is the number one cause of preventable death in most industrialized nations. In fact, smoking causes more deaths per year than illegal drugs, homicide, AIDS, and car accidents put together. There are various ways cigarette smoke can damage health. The first is tar, which accumulates in the lungs and slowly smothers the healthy tubes, bronchi, and receptors. This can lead to breathing difficulties, cancer, and other health problems. The lack of oxygen in the body can also eventually lead to heart problems. Cigarette smoke is also dangerous to anyone around a smoker because the tar, carbon … Read entire article »

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Camel is a successful brand that is one of top selling brands worldwide

Today Camel cigarettes are so populat that can hardly be found a person who never heard this brand name or never saw yellow packages with graceful camels on them. Camel is probably one of most recognizable cigarette brands due to their original package. Besides this, it is one of oldest cigarettes brands on tobacco market being introduced in the USA  in summer of 1913 by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco company. Why “Camel”? The name for this brand along with package design were chosen in order to render the mystery of the Middle East. However, there exists another version why this brand name was chosen. It was named “Camel” due to Turkish paper which was used in its production to resemble Egyptian cigarettes. Native land of Camel is Winston-Salem (North Carolina, USA) where R.J. … Read entire article »

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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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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 cigarettes in the market and it was found smoking became prominently featured in popular entertainment. In … Read entire article »

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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 »

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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 Actors Guild (SAG), Karloff is best known for his roles as Frankenstein’s monster in Frankenstein … Read entire article »

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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 smoke — and disease is clear, convincing and undeniable. Tobacco use is linked to a … Read entire article »

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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 — and reprogramming your brain like that takes time. You’ll need patience and, yes, willpower. … Read entire article »

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Get Protected By Not Smoking

Smoking cigarettes can cause even more health problems than previously known, including liver and colon cancer, blindness, diabetes, and erectile dysfunction, said a major US government report. Top US health officials gathered at the White House to announce the latest Surgeon General’s findings on the health consequences of smoking, five decades after the first landmark report of its kind alerted the public that smoking caused lung cancer. Smoking remains the leading preventable cause of premature death in the United States, killing nearly half a million Americans a year. “Amazingly, 50 years in we are still finding out new ways that tobacco maims and kills people,” said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Thomas Frieden. “Tobacco is even worse than we knew it was.” Active smoking is now known to be a cause of 13 … Read entire article »

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