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  • Shop bans pipe tobacco after court order (NH)

    11/18/2009 8:50:19 PM PST · by This_far · 27 replies · 842+ views
    Union Leader ^ | Nov 17, 2009 | SCOTT BROOKS
    A Brookline business that lets customers roll their own cigarettes has banned "pipe tobacco" from its rolling machines in response to a judge's order, the shop's lawyers said yesterday. The court order takes away only a portion of the business Tobacco Haven has been doing, but it is a portion that is of particular concern to the state. The state Attorney General's Office, which sued the retailer in August, alleges it is illegal for Tobacco Haven to stuff "pipe tobacco" into cigarettes unless the company pays taxes on it. The state has also argued that "pipe tobacco" is singularly
  • In Memoriam: FReeper SheLion has passed away

    06/26/2008 6:24:41 AM PDT · by metesky · 291 replies · 2,006+ views
    Lancaster Morgan Funeral Home Darlene L. Brennan (August 6, 1942 - June 7, 2008) DARLENE L. BRENNAN CARIBOU ‚Äď Darlene L. Brennan, 65, passed away Friday June 6, 2008 at a Caribou hospital. She was born August 6, 1942 in Thomas, West Virginia the daughter of the late James and Lillian (Watring) Nutter. Darlene served in the U.S. Military and then as a civilian worked as a travel agent. She is survived by a daughter Robbin Persing and her husband Henry L. Persing of Madison, Alabama, as well as a grandson Brennan Persing. A memorial service will be conducted...
  • Condominium owners tell smokers: Take it outside (No Smoking in Residence)

    02/14/2008 7:01:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 138 replies · 2,296+ views
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | February 13, 2008 | Jim Buchta
    Residents of a tony, high-rise condominium along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis are among the first to vote to make their building smoke-free, taking Minnesota's battle over smoking bans into private homes. The rule, at La Rive Condominiums near St. Anthony Main, covers individual units, common areas, garages and private balconies. Current owners who want to smoke will be grandfathered in, but future buyers will have to abide by the rule. Opponents say the ban is an intrusion into private property rights that could hurt resale prospects at a time when the market is already soft. Supporters counter that, not...
  • No more Christmas Candles? Church Air Poses Risk

    11/22/2004 9:57:59 AM PST · by Southside_Chicago_Republican · 38 replies · 2,414+ views
    Reuters ^ | November 22, 2004
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A visit to church may be good for the soul but not so good for the lungs, a new study shows. Scientists from Maastricht University found that burning candles and incense in church can release dangerous levels of potentially carcinogenic particles, according to research published this week in the European Respiratory Journal. "After a day of candle burning we found about 20 times as much as by a busy road," Theo de Kok, the author of the study, told Reuters. "These levels were so unbelievably high we thought we should report it to the public." The air...
  • Prayers needed for SheLion and her family

    01/14/2003 10:02:58 AM PST · by chnsmok · 216 replies · 5,758+ views
    Gabz | 1/14/2003 | Gabz
    It's with great sadness I let you all know that we lost a FReeper last night. MaineRebel, husband of monthly FReeper donor SheLion was felled by a massive heart attack at about 10pm last night. FReeper prayers for SheLion and her family. 812 posted on 01/14/2003 9:31 AM PST by Gabz
  • Cannabis 'worse than tobacco'

    07/10/2002 7:15:32 AM PDT · by SheLion · 106 replies · 6,685+ views
    BBC News ^ | 10 July 2002
    Cannabis poses a greater threat to health than tobacco, lung experts have warned. The warning comes on the day that Home Secretary David Blunkett is due to make a Commons statement about the future of government drug policy. Many young people are simply not aware that smoking cannabis may put them at increased risk of respiratory cancers and infections . Dame Helena Shovelton: The Home Affairs Select Committee has recommended that cannabis is downgraded from a class B drug to class C. This would mean that possession would lead to a caution, rather than arrest. The British Lung Foundation is...