Category Archives: Smoking News

Nebraska town considers banning smoking in apartments

Some leaders in a blue-collar Nebraska suburb that’s home to Offutt Air Force Base are borrowing an idea from a vastly more liberal state: Ban apartment renters from smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes inside.

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Smoking levels reach all-time low in the United States

Americans are kicking the habit in record numbers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of adults who smoke cigarettes is at an all-time low in the United States. From 2005 to 2008, the number of smokers in the U.S. dropped from from 45.1 million to 42.1 million.

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ObamaCare slams smokers with sky-high premium costs, could backfire

It looks like Obamacare might be a failure, when it comes to insuring smokers.  His idea is to make smoking so expensive, that people will want to quit, due to the high premiums, but instead, it looks like they are dropping the insurance instead.  

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Obamacare message to smokers: Quit or pay up

To all of you Obama lovers who think it’s great that he has passed his healthcare law, I have a bit of news for you, who might be smokers.  Many of you thought you were getting a good deal but you best think twice before you light up.  One of the many well-concealed provisions of …

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Lawsuit filed over roll your own cigarette tax

The ‘roll your own’ tobacco industry has just filed a lawsuit against a measure that would tax their product like real cigarettes.  Roll your own machines allow customers to produce a cigarette carton of cigarettes for about 1/2 the cost of what they’d pay for those sold at retail stores.

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US cigarette makers sue over graphic warning labels

Five tobacco companies in the US, have sued the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over a new law that would force them to place graphic health warnings on their cigarette packets.  These companies argue that the plan violates their constitutional right to free speech, as it requires firms to promote the feds’ anti smoking …

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1st chewing tobacco deal reached

A chewing tobacco company has agreed to pay $5 million to the family of a man who died from throat cancer as what is now the first wrongful death settlement from chewing tobacco.  Attorney Antonio Ponvert III said on Tuesday that U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co. agreed to pay $5 million to the family of Bobby …

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Bear Cub Survives 10 Days with Jar on Head

A black bear cub, that nearly starved to death, after getting his head stuck in a large plastic jar has been set free to enjoy his first meal in at least 10 days.  The six month old, named Jarhead, got into the difficult situation while looking for food amongst industrial rubbish in a Florida neighbourhood.  …

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Britain: Car smoking is child abuse

According to a top GP in Britain, if parents smoke in their cars with children present, it’s a form of child abuse.  Professor Steve Field, chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners, has condemned society’s attitudes to food, alcohol and cigarettes.  He said parents have to take responsibility and set a good example for their …

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More customers favor restaurant smoking ban

In a recent poll, 59% of US adults favor all restaurants banning smoking, which is up 5% 2007.  However the Gallop telephone poll of 1,020 U.S. adults, says 23 percent say there should be no smoking restrictions in bars.  Since 1987, when Gallop began keeping track of polls,  on the issue of smoking in public places, …

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