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  • 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...
  • Controversy grows over Orangutan smoking cigarette at Indonesian Zoo

    03/08/2018 1:25:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KUSI ^ | March 8, 2018
    A video of an Orangutan smoking a cigarette at an Indonesian Zoo is drawing a lot of criticism. A man flicked his cigarette into the primates enclosure at which point the orangutan picked it up and began smoking it. The act drew some laughter from the crowd at the time, but now activists are saying the video is just further evidence of the Bandung Zoo’s lack of supervision. The zoo has previously been accused of starving its animals and was temporarily closed in 2016 after an elephant was found dead with bruises on its body.
  • Do Not Give An Inch On The Second Amendment

    03/04/2018 5:11:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    Democrats, in a feat of political exploitation unrivaled in the 21st century, are now using the kids from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to sign fundraising emails. Part of me had hoped the party of grave-dancing would find using children in this way would be a bridge too far, but the rest of me knew they didn’t have it in them to be tactful, decent people. After all, every left-wing activist group had, one day after the shooting,  started sweeping into town to organize what they and their fellow travelers in the media all claimed was an “organic, grassroots” response...
  • Francis Outlaws Sale of Cigarettes [But Not Smoke of Satan] in Vatican City (Catholic Caucus)

    11/10/2017 3:00:13 AM PST · by Repent and Believe · 13 replies
    Novus Ordo Watch Website ^ | November 9, 2017 | Novus Ordo Watch Staff
    Smoke of Satan still permitted… Francis outlaws Sale of Cigarettes in Vatican City Francis has once again shown his iron “papal” fist: In a fearless move against the powers of darkness, the “Pope” has now outlawed the sale of cigarettes throughout every square inch of the 0.17 sq mi of Vatican City State, effective Jan. 1, 2018. In a Nov. 9 statement released by the Unholy See’s Press Office, spokesman Greg Burke explained the move on the grounds that “the Holy See cannot contribute to an activity that clearly damages the health of people”, according to a report published by...
  • Non-smokers get six days extra paid leave to make up for smokers' cigarette breaks at Japanese firm

    11/02/2017 6:41:00 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    telegraph ^ | October 30 2017 | Julian Ryall
    A Japanese company is granting non-smoking employees an extra six days of paid holidays a year after they complained that they were working more than staff who took time off for cigarette breaks. Tokyo-based marketing firm Piala Inc. only introduced the non-smokers' perk in September, but employees have been quick to take advantage. "One of our non-smoking staff put a message in the company suggestion box earlier in the year saying that smoking breaks were causing problems", said Hirotaka Matsushima, a spokesman for the company. "Our CEO saw the comment and agreed, so we are giving non-smokers some extra time...
  • NYC Hikes Cigarette Prices to $13 a Pack, Most Expensive in the U.S.

    08/30/2017 7:01:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 29, 2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    New York City is now the most expensive place in the U.S. to buy cigarettes thanks to a new price hike Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law Monday. The Associated Press (AP) reports that the new legislation includes a price hike that would raise the price of a pack of cigarettes to $13 a pack and restrictions on the number of places allowed to sell cigarettes.
  • Mayor de Blasio Signs 7 New Bills Aimed to Curb Smoking, Tobacco Use in NYC

    08/28/2017 3:23:10 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 22 replies
    NBC NEW YORK ^ | 28 AUGUST 2017 | ANDREW SIFF
    Mayor de Blasio signed a sweeping series of anti-smoking bills Monday as part of a comprehensive effort to help reduce the number of smokers in the city by nearly 200,000 over the next few years. Nearly a million of people in the city still smoke, despite steady declines in smoking rates between 2002 and 2015, according to the health department. Speaking on Monday, de Blasio said he'd seen first-hand the impact smoking had on a family.
  • Anyone who smokes please stop smoking

    08/09/2017 9:27:30 PM PDT · by American Constitutionalist · 105 replies
    8 / 9 / 2017 | American Constitutionalist
    This is posted under vanity Please anyone who smokes please stop I have had health problems associated with smoking and cost a lot of money. Almost lost my left arm
  • Smokers Continue to Cost All of Us More Than All Of Obamacare

    07/30/2017 8:41:21 AM PDT · by Drango · 131 replies
    valuewalk ^ | July 29, 2017 | JOHN F. BANZHAF
    Government cracks down on tobacco but there is better way to cut health-care costs The federal government has announced plans to reduce the amount of nicotine in cigarettes in a completely untested attempt to reduce smoking, but this approach will take many years to even be put into effect, and such an approach ignores many other proven techniques which will work more quickly, and could slash health-care costs now, says public interest law professor John Banzhaf. Banzhaf has been called “The Man Behind the Ban on Cigarette Commercials,” “The Law Professor Who Masterminded Litigation Against the Tobacco Industry,” and “a...
  • Hidden Brain: How Cigarette Taxes Affect Food Buying (NPR)

    07/26/2017 11:50:33 AM PDT · by Drango · 27 replies
    NPR ^ | July 25, 2017 | SHANKAR VEDANTAM
    A new study shows a connection between cigarette taxes and food stamps. When cigarette taxes go up, smokers end up spending more of their income on cigarettes and that leaves less money for food. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: We have news of an unintended effect of sin taxes - you know, taxes on alcohol or cigarettes. Lawmakers reluctant to raise any other taxes do raise those, which seems so worthy - discouraging bad habits or doing something else. NPR social science correspondent Shankar Vedantam is here. Hi, Shankar. SHANKAR VEDANTAM, BYLINE: Hi, Steve. INSKEEP: What happens instead in some cases? VEDANTAM:...
  • America’s new tobacco crisis: The rich stopped smoking, the poor didn’t.

    06/13/2017 6:52:09 PM PDT · by Fhios · 57 replies
    WP ^ | 6/13/2017 | William Wan
    " ... The national smoking rate has fallen to historic lows, with just 15 percent of adults still smoking. But the socioeconomic gap has never been bigger. ..." "... Among the nation’s less-educated people — those with a high-school-equivalency diploma — the smoking rate remains more than 40 percent ..."
  • CALIFORNIA CIGAR TAX MORE THAN DOUBLES

    07/03/2017 10:41:23 AM PDT · by Drango · 30 replies
    http://halfwheel.com ^ | June 30 2017 | CHARLIE MINATO
    Starting July 1, California’s tax rate for other tobacco products (OTP), including cigars, will increase from 27.3 to 65.08. The reason for this massive increase is Proposition 56, a ballot measure which passed overwhelmingly in November that increased the state’s tax on cigarettes from 87 cents to $2.87. California taxes other tobacco products by dividing the tax rate per cigarette by the average wholesale cost per cigarette, that number is then the OTP tax. Since 2011, this has generally stayed around 30 percent, but because of the massive cigarette tax increase, the OTP tax has more than doubled. Consumers are...
  • Woman Admits to Gas Dousing, Sentenced to Prison

    05/12/2017 7:57:03 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    WNEP ^ | May 12, 2017 | Dan Ratchford,
    TUNKHANNOCK — A woman accused of dousing someone with gasoline during a fight at a gas station in Wyoming County has been sent to prison. Kimberly Brinton was sentenced to two to six years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to risking a catastrophe and drug charges from a separate incident.