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  • FDA plans curbs on e-cigarette sales over concerns about surge in teen vaping

    11/10/2018 11:18:10 AM PST · by Drango · 58 replies
    WashPost ^ | November 8,'18 | Laurie McGinley
    The Food and Drug Administration, alarmed by a huge increase in vaping among minors, is expected to impose severe restrictions on the sale of e-cigarette products throughout the United States — actions that will probably have a significant impact on an industry that has grown exponentially in recent years with little government oversight. As soon as next week, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is expected to announce a ban on the sale of most flavored e-cigarettes in tens of thousands of convenience stores and gas stations across the country, according to senior agency officials. The agency will also impose such rules...
  • Cigarette Smoking In U.S. Reaches All-Time Low

    11/08/2018 11:26:43 AM PST · by SaxxonWoods · 58 replies
    UPI ^ | 11/08/2018 | Allen Cone
    New data from the U.S. government shows just 14 percent of adults overall in smoke cigarettes, but experts say there is still much more work to do to bring the number lower.
  • Report: Smoke forces first lady Melania Trump’s plane to turn around en route to Philadelphia

    10/17/2018 6:39:47 AM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 61 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | October 17, 2018 | Joseph A. Gambardello
    First lady Melania Trump's airplane reportedly was forced to return to Andrews Air Force Base after a smoke condition developed in the jet while it was en route to Philadelphia. Problem aboard First Lady's plane, returning to @Andrews_JBA. Press pool aboard reports "thin haze of smoke" was visible and the smell of something burning. Passengers given wet towels to breathe through. Told a "mechanical issue" was detected.
  • Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten sports a Make America Great Again t-shirt

    10/15/2018 7:48:26 AM PDT · by dennisw · 18 replies
    UK DAILY MAIL ^ | 14 October 2018 | Sophie Law
    Anarchy in the USA: Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten sports a Make America Great Again t-shirt as he puffs on a cigarette before a gig in New Orleans John Lyden, best known as Johnny rotten, was spotted wearing the Trump shirt He looked dishevelled as he puffed on a cigarette ahead of a New Orleans gig The Sex Pistols frontman has publicly supported the controversial president Former Sex Pistols frontman has been causing anarchy in the USA after he was caught sporting a Make America Great Again T-shirt as he puffed on a cigarette. John Lyden, best known for his alter...
  • A New Smoking Ban In Public Housing Roils Some Residents

    08/24/2018 2:24:14 PM PDT · by Drango · 52 replies
    Huffington ^ | 08/20/2018 | Wiltz
    ATLANTA — It’s August here, which means things are hot, verging on swampy. And it’s cigarette break time, which means the denizens of the Barge Road Highrise senior housing complex are both hot and cranky. Really cranky...So yeah, they’re mad. Excerpt...See link
  • Ganja Cigarettes Anyone?

    08/08/2018 11:57:56 AM PDT · by John S Mosby · 37 replies
    Jamaica Observer ^ | August 5, 2018 | Balford Henry
    Do not be surprised if legal cigarettes made from ganja (cannabis) hit the streets soon. Major producers like Carreras are probing that and other cannabis possibilities, as increasing competition from illegally imported cigarettes continues to burn deeper into the profits of the legal trade. It is no secret that British American Tobacco (BAT), the parent company of Carrerras, has, like other major US tobacco dealers including Phillip Morris, been looking at the cannabis market and the possibility of producing mild cigarettes restricted by the legal content of the main cannabinoids — cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), although only THC is...
  • Smoking banned in public housing nationwide, effective today

    07/31/2018 3:00:59 PM PDT · by Drango · 174 replies
    CBS ^ | July 31, '18 | CAITLIN O'KANE
    Smokers can no longer light up in or near public housing facilities in the U.S. due to a new rule that went into effect July 31. The nationwide ban on smoking in public housing was implemented nearly two years after the rule was passed by the Obama administration in 2016. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) now prohibits the use of cigarettes, cigars and pipes in all public housing units and common areas, as well as any outdoor areas up to 25 feet from public housing and administrative office buildings. The ban does not apply to e-cigarettes, snuff...
  • One in Four Americans Support Total Smoking Ban (Gallup)

    07/23/2018 1:36:10 PM PDT · by Drango · 101 replies
    Gallup ^ | July 23, 2018 | Justin McCarthy
    One in Four Americans Support Total Smoking Ban by Justin McCarthy Story Highlights 25% of U.S. adults support an outright smoking ban Support remains much higher for a ban on smoking in public places (59%) Public smoking ban popular among all groups WASHINGTON, D.C. -- One in four U.S. adults say that smoking should be made totally illegal in the U.S. -- https://news.gallup.com/poll/237767/one-four-americans-support-total-smoking-ban.aspx?version=print
  • Air China Will Fire Pilots Who Caused 25,000-Foot Drop by Smoking in Cockpit

    07/13/2018 11:18:22 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 27 replies
    The Points Guy ^ | 07/13/18
    The captain and first officer of an Air China 737 that plunged 25,000 feet after one of them starting vaping in the cockpit will be fired, the carrier said Friday. “After an investigation to verify the incident, the decision is to suspend the related crew from flying and terminate the contracts in accordance with the law,” Air China said in a statement. “The crew members who are responsible for the incident have been seriously dealt with.” The airline has asked the Chinese aviation authority to revoke the pilots’ flying licenses as well. Flight CA106 was about half an hour out...
  • Smoking rate in U.S. hits all-time low, CDC says

    06/20/2018 10:27:43 AM PDT · by Drango · 43 replies
    CBS ^ | June 19 '18
    <p>About 14 percent of U.S adults were smokers last year, down from about 16 percent the year before, government figures show.</p> <p>There hadn't been much change the previous two years, but it's been clear there's been a general decline and the new figures show it's continuing, said K. Michael Cummings of the tobacco research program at Medical University of South Carolina.</p>
  • Study Finds Older Use of Tobacco Than Previously Thought

    06/17/2018 4:21:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    The One Feather ^ | June 2018 | Scott Mckie B.P.
    A study into the use of tobacco has yielded some interesting findings including dating the practice to around 4,000 years ago -- about 1,500 years older than previously thought. The study, "Evidence of Tobacco from a Late Archaic Smoking Tube Recovered from the Flint River site in southeastern North America", has been undertaken by various researchers and was led by Dr. Stephen B. Carmody , Troy University (Ala.) assistant professor of anthropology. "For the past eight or nine years, I have been exploring pipe use, pipe-smoked plants, and the use of tobacco here in the eastern woodlands of North America,"...
  • He Started Vaping As A Teen And Now Says Habit Is 'Impossible To Let Go'

    06/07/2018 1:14:29 PM PDT · by Drango · 36 replies
    NPR ^ | June 7 '18 | John Daley
    The debate over the health risks of Juul, vaping and e-cigarettes is now spilling into the public square. In one of the most restrictive measures nationwide, San Francisco voters this week upheld by what looks to be a large majority — nearly 70 percent in a preliminary tally — a ban on the sale of flavored vaping products, as well as conventional menthol cigarettes. Even before that, federal agencies had launched a wave of crackdowns against retailers that sell e-cigarettes, including the popular Juul brand, to minors. Public health advocates and officials worry these sales could be an emerging disaster,...
  • YES,my dog bit 24 people......

    05/21/2018 12:31:38 PM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/21/18 | Unk
    Hat Tip: Kevin Collins IN RESPONSE TO ALL THE RECENT E-MAILS ABOUT THE DOG, I am SICK AND TIRED OF ANSWERING QUESTIONS ABOUT HIM. YES, HE BIT: 6 PEOPLE WEARING OBAMA T-SHIRTS... 4 PEOPLE WEARING HILLARY T-SHIRTS... 4 PEOPLE WEARING HILLARY T-SHIRTS... 2 CAR DRIVERS WITH BERNIE SANDERS BUMPER STICKERS... 9 TEENAGERS WITH PANTS HANGING PAST THEIR BUTT CRACKS... 2 FLAG BURNERS... AND ......... A KNEELING FOOTBALL PLAYER. BUT FOR THE LAST TIME... THE DOG IS NOT FOR SALE! AND NO, I DO NOT APPROVE OF HIS SMOKING, BUT HE SAYS IT HELPS GET THE “BAD TASTE” OUT Of HIS...
  • Up in smoke: Tobacco’s decline

    04/15/2018 12:34:44 PM PDT · by Drango · 92 replies
    the Robesonian ^ | April 14 '18 | Brandon Tester
    LUMBERTON — A quarter century after tobacco was the money crop in Robeson County, bringing in hundreds of millions a year to farmers and those who provide support services, the amount of tobacco grown here is a fraction of what it was then. But the number of Robeson County residents who smoke remains strong, the highest percentage in the state, causing a financial drain in a poor county and hurting its collective health. North Carolina produced and sold more than $647 million worth of tobacco in 2016, putting it among the country’s leaders in flue-cured tobacco production, but Robeson’s once-booming...
  • Famed gay rights lawyer sets himself on fire in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park in protest suicide(trunc)

    04/14/2018 5:17:57 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 98 replies
    DailyMail.Co.UK ^ | April 14, 2018 | Jennifer Smith
    A prominent gay rights activist set himself on fire in a protest suicide in Brooklyn's Prospect Park in the early hours of Saturday morning. David Buckel, 60, was found in the park at 6.30am on Saturday before hundreds descended on it to enjoy the warm Spring weather. He left a note in a bag for police which read: 'My name is David Buckel and I just killed myself by fire as a protest suicide. 'I apologize to you for the mess.' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5616241/Prominent-gay-rights-lawyer-60-sets-fire-protest-suicide-Prospect-Park.html#ixzz5ChC9t5Qt Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Reducing Nicotine in Cigarettes Is an Extremely Bad Idea

    04/05/2018 12:23:20 AM PDT · by kathsua · 43 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | 04/04/18 | Reasonmclucus
    The Food and Drug Administration's proposal to gradually reduce nicotine levels in tobacco to discourage smoking is an extremely bad idea which won't help anyone and could hurt some. Smoking may appear unattractive to non-smokers, but smokers may be doing what is best for someone with their genetic brain structure. I have never had any connection to the tobacco industry. I have never smoked, owned any tobacco company assets or worked in a facility that sold tobacco products. People I cared about have died from medical conditions associated with tobacco use. On a personal level I don't understand how people...
  • Vanity:"Chappaquiddick" includes warning because of scenes showing cigarette smoking!

    04/03/2018 11:49:03 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 64 replies
    April 3, 2018
    Unreal! Snowflakes need to be warned that a movie set in the Sixties has scenes with characters smoking cigarettes?
  • Chappaquiddick Movie Radio Ad - Vanity

    03/30/2018 11:31:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Radis Ad ^ | 03-30-2018 | Red Badger
    I am listening to Rush via Internet WSB out of Atlanta. The Ad for Chappaquiddick movie came on and at the end of it I heard the announcer voiceover disclaimer say "Contains historical smoking'...................
  • NYC considers making walking and smoking illegal

    03/21/2018 7:08:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    WNYW, Fox 5 NY ^ | Mar 21 2018 11:53AM EDT
    If you don’t smoke and you find yourself walking behind someone who does, it can be unpleasant. Now a New York City Councilman wants to do something about it. “My bill is very simple: no smoking and walking on New York City sidewalks,” said Queens Councilman Peter Koo (Dist. 20). His bill would make it a misdemeanor to walk while smoking, likely punishable by a fine of $50. Smokers, already banned from lighting up in public parks among many other places in the city, weren’t thrilled at the idea. …
  • Smoking every day [tobacco or marijuana] can increase psychosis risk, study finds

    03/18/2018 3:15:28 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 170 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | March 18, 2018 | David Railton
    Two new studies report an increased risk of psychosis among smokers of not only marijuana, but tobacco, too. The tobacco study has now been published in the journal Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, and the marijuana study — which was conducted by the same team — has now been published in The British Journal of Psychiatry. Research has found links between psychosis and both tobacco and marijuana smoking — particularly in regard to schizophrenia-related psychosis. However, the precise reasons why people who experience psychosis are more likely to smoke are not clear. Some scientists think that smoking might act as a kind...