Daily Archives: November 9, 2009

Should Pot Be Legal?

David Evans:
We cannot legalize marijuana because its use has destructive health and social consequences. Marijuana is far more powerful today than it was years ago and it serves as an entry point for the use of other illegal drugs. This is known as the “gateway effect.” Despite arguments from the drug culture to the contrary, marijuana is addictive. This addiction has been well described in the scientific literature and it consists of both a physical dependence (tolerance and subsequent withdrawal) and a psychological habituation.

Davidoff and Imperial Tobacco under criticism for sponsoring

The tennis fans around the world were shocked this week when they found out that the persistent war against tobacco industry Tobacco tennis sponsoringreached tennis events and threatens with the closure of one of the best tournaments in the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) – the Basel ATP World Tour 500.
London-based Imperial Tobacco, the fourth largest tobacco company in the world found itself in the middle of a brawl with public health advocates, who insist that it should stop sponsorship of a Tennis event, held next week in Switzerland.

China’s ‘netizens’ hold authorities to new standard

A severed finger sparked an online uproar that went viral. And very quickly, rattled authorities here took note.

Swine flu germs and smoke an e-cigarette to ward off H1N1

TORONTO — Pop a vitamin, ban doctors’ neckties, vacuum away swine flu germs and smoke an e-cigarette to ward off H1N1.

Lobbyists open wallets to influence Pa. budget

HARRISBURG - When it became clear that the state budget was in crisis mode, three industries with much at stake in Harrisburg opened their wallets.