Daily Archives: August 20, 2009

Debates: Of cigarettes, Presidents, and assault rifles

In North Carolina, the concealed carry (CC) laws concerning firearms aren’t much fun. You can openly brandish your granddad’s shotgun, or your kid’s .38, on private property if the owner’s given you permission. You can run around in a field or in other rural areas as long as “open carry” is permitted there. But can you strut through the mall with your .44 Desert Eagle Slamma Jamma Rockin’ Automag You Talkin’ to Me Punk? hand cannon strapped to your leg, melting all the women and intimidating all the menfolk? Nope. See, no fun, what did I tell you?

Tobacco Road Cellars To Introduce Four New Wines During Red Carpet Event

RALEIGH, N.C. – Tobacco Road Cellars, a boutique Napa Valley winery owned by Jason Earnest and Dusty Field of Raleigh, North Carolina, will introduce four new Cabernets during a stylish red-carpet celebration and silent auction to be held Thursday, October 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the RBC Plaza pool deck high above downtown Raleigh.

Big Tobacco penance, up in smoke

Take your pick of these two clashing headlines that recently appeared on the op-ed pages of the Cape Cod Times: “Burned by a tobacco bill: Governments cannot loot tobacco companies that do not flourish” or “FDA regulation of tobacco will save lives.”

VA Official Will Head FDA’s Tobacco Division

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration tapped a Veterans Affairs official with a long history of public-health experience to head the agency’s new tobacco division.

Tobacco Road Leads to Wine Country

Seth Meranda graduated from Ohio State University in 1994 and planned to spend the rest of his life as the fifth generation running the family tobacco farm in Brown County, Ohio.

Using Tobacco Against Norovirus

Researchers Use Tobacco to Make Possible Norovirus Vaccine

Veterans’ Doctor to Lead F.D.A. Tobacco Division

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday named a physician with extensive experience in the health issues of soldiers to lead its effort to regulate tobacco products.

Some smokers start growing tobacco

RICHMOND, Va. – Something unusual is cropping up alongside the tomatoes, eggplant and okra in Scott Byars’ vegetable garden — the elephantine leaves of 30 tobacco plants.