Archive for December, 2010

Dec 30 2010

NY Law Requiring Graphic Smoking Posters Struck Down

Published by under Cigarette news

cigarette packNew York City, NY, United States (AHN) – A federal judge in New York City struck down a 2009 law requiring retailers to post graphic and gruesome photos of damages caused from cigarette smoking next to tobacco products or cash registers.

Share

Comments Off on NY Law Requiring Graphic Smoking Posters Struck Down

Dec 30 2010

Tobacco regulations being followed in Grass Valley

Published by under Smoking ban

tobacco regulationA recent check by Grass Valley police found businesses within city limits licensed to sell tobacco are properly displaying signs warning against the sale of related products to minors.It was the first time police had checked on compliance of the ordinance, passed by City Council in November 2009. The ordinance also requires businesses to display their licenses.

Share

Comments Off on Tobacco regulations being followed in Grass Valley

Dec 29 2010

Electronic Cigarettes: The End Of Harmful Second Hand Smoke?

e cigWhen you smoke, you are harming your health and that of those around you and that’s why you are not allowed to smoke in restaurants, airplanes, hotels, and so on. Second hand smoke is one of the most unpleasant side effects of tobacco smoking. E-Cigarettes, however, offer a real smoking experience without producing second hand smoke. As you inhale the E-Cigarette, it vaporizes water inside the cigarette to produce the smoke-like vapor. At the same time, a nicotine cartridge releases nicotine to satisfy the withdrawal.

Share

Comments Off on Electronic Cigarettes: The End Of Harmful Second Hand Smoke?

Dec 29 2010

American Cancer Society Encourages Everyone to Make Health a Priority for the New Year

quit smoking nowAs hectic holiday schedules wind down, January is a natural time to start thinking about goals for the New Year. For many people, New Year’s resolutions may include health-related goals like eating healthier, exercising more, and quitting smoking – all of which can help reduce cancer risk. In fact, the American Cancer Society estimates that about half of all cancer deaths are preventable by avoiding tobacco products, maintaining a healthy weight, and getting recommended cancer screening tests.

Share

Comments Off on American Cancer Society Encourages Everyone to Make Health a Priority for the New Year

Dec 29 2010

Methodist Hospital going smoke-free

non-smoking-largeCome Saturday, no staff members, patients or visitors to Methodist Hospital or its affiliated facilities will be allowed to use tobacco products on those campuses.”Our decision to be tobacco-free is not an attempt to dictate how others conduct their personal lives but rather a statement to our community members that your health and well-being is our number one priority,” said Ashley Sides Johnson, manager of marketing and public relations for Methodist Hospital.

Share

Comments Off on Methodist Hospital going smoke-free

Dec 29 2010

Minnesota court revives suit against Philip Morris

Published by under Cigarette news

marlboro cigarettesThe Minnesota Court of Appeals has revived a class-action lawsuit against the Philip Morris tobacco company by smokers of its Marlboro Light cigarettes, now these cigarettes are called Marlboro Gold cigarettes.  The plaintiffs argued the company used fraud and misrepresentation to convince consumers that the light or low-tar cigarettes were less dangerous than standard varieties.”Our assertion is this is consumer fraud — that you are misleading Minnesota consumers — and that Philip Morris should have to provide restitution to those purchasers under Minnesota consumer fraud statutes,” said Kay Nord Hunt of the Minneapolis law firm Lommen, Abdo, Cole, King & Stageberg, who represents Gregory Curtis and the other plaintiffs.

Share

Comments Off on Minnesota court revives suit against Philip Morris

Dec 29 2010

Fires spark cigarette warning

Published by under Smoking ban

Soucigaretteth Australia’s Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) says discarded cigarettes have caused three fires in four days.The MFS says a housefire in Findon in Adelaide’s west started in a carport just before 11:00pm (ACDT) on Tuesday.The flames then spread to the roof of the home, causing $100,000 damage.The two residents were not injured but only realised the house was on fire when the power went out.

Share

Comments Off on Fires spark cigarette warning

Dec 29 2010

Kicked the habit? President Obama has not had a cigarette for nine months, according to aides

Published by under Cigarette news

barack obama smokingPresident Obama is not in the habit of changing his mind often.But White House aides say he has finally done just that after giving up smoking for nine months. Press secretary Robert Gibbs said he has not witnessed any evidence of the president having a cigarette since March, when a medical examination advised to give up the habit. Speaking to CNN’s State Of The Union, Mr Gibbs said Mr Obama ‘has done enormously well in quitting.He said: ‘It was a commitment that I think he made to himself at the end of the health care and with his two daughters in mind.

Share

Comments Off on Kicked the habit? President Obama has not had a cigarette for nine months, according to aides

Next »