Daily Archives: May 20, 2011

California, Ohio Use Reserves for Tobacco Bonds

California, Ohio and Virginia will use reserve funds to pay interest and principal on bonds backed by tobacco company payments under a 1998 health-care settlement, according to a report by Herbert J. Sims & Co.

The dying breed of traditional ‘beedi tasters’

AHMEDABAD: Like father, unlike son. After five decades of tasting and rolling beedis in Nadiad district in Gujarat, 70-year-old Ghanshyambhai Samantsing called it a day last year. In what is still considered a traditional profession, none of his three sons followed him into it. Samantsing didn’t encourage them. “It was not healthy - I used to sometimes smoke 25-100 beedis in a day - and not rewarding,” he says.

Smoking room confusion reigns in city

The ordinance regulating so-called enclosed public smoking areas in the City of Sheboygan is one that has just about everybody confused.

Home-grown solution to tax problem

IRVING — JC Seneca watched as one of his workers poured finely chopped tobacco into a machine that feeds the tobacco into Senecacigarette papers, rolls the papers and makes 2,300 cigarettes a minute.