Daily Archives: August 14, 2009

Why pretend the past was cigarette-free?

smoking in Breakfast at Tiffany
Send for the Sanity Inspector – quickly. There is work for him among the denizens of Liverpool city council. The council is proposing to use its powers to upgrade to an 18-certificate the classification of films “if they depict images of tobacco smoking”, in order to protect the vulnerable youth of Merseyside from exposure to such depravity.

Obama Care’s Medical Marijuana

George Soros must be thrilled. Two hundred days into the Obama administration, and 16 years after Soros began his advocacy for drug legalization and promoting “medical marijuana,” the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is venturing into the distribution and production of marijuana cigarettes. According to the Aug. 5 solicitation for proposals, the selected organizations will be controlled by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and will have to comply with FDA regulations.

Smokeless cigarette OK with smoking ban

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - At a quick glance, electronic cigarettes look a lot like regular cigarettes. They are about the same size, and users still exhale what looks like smoke. But, the battery-powered device doesn’t have any tobacco in it.

Smoking ban draws fire from businesses

GALVESTON — Support among restaurant and bar owners for the smoking ban proposed several months ago was mixed, but opposition to the ordinance adopted three weeks ago was universal Thursday.

Next market for Carolina tobacco may be China

Raleigh, N.C. — The state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is considering exporting one of the state’s biggest cash crops to China.

TN tobacco crops have banner year

“It’s almost like a jungle when tobacco is this big,” said Jake Sartain, owner of Sunny Slope Farms in Talbott, while walking through his 14 acre tobacco crop.

Tobacco law goes up in smoke

Despite strict instructions from the Supreme Court of India to have pictorial warnings on tobacco products, a large number of gutkha and bidi
companies here are not going by the rule. According to a study conducted by a voluntary organization, Aparajita Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI), it came to light that 80 per cent of the brands available in the market are not adhering to the warning guidelines.

Cherokee council sustains veto of tobacco rebates

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The Tribal Council sustained Principal Chief Chad Smith’s veto of an act that would have provided monthly tax rebates to Cherokee Nation-licensed border smoke shops during an Aug. 10 meeting at the Tribal Complex.