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Special Winter Cigarette Sales

Dec 24, 2012

Dear Customers! Christmas at our online Cigarettes Store: a fairy-tale is getting closer! We hope that the coming year will bring you peace, good health, good cheer and prosperity. Each year...

Population-specific Community-based Cancer Screening May Discourage Smoking

Dec 3, 2012

Alexandria, VA - Large, population specific community-based screening may increase awareness of the dangers of smoking cigarettes and reduce at-risk behaviors, according to a new study in the...

California Increases Efforts To Regulate Tobacco Sales

Nov 16, 2012

Earlier this week, the California Attorney General’s Office filed a lawsuit against Huber Enterprise Smoke Shop, a tribal buy cigarette online shop located on the Wiyot Table Bluff Reservation,...

MSU OKs Strict Ban On Tobacco

Oct 20, 2012

Tobacco’s days are numbered at Montana State University. More than two dozen campus leaders voted unanimously at Wednesday’s University Council meeting to approve a policy that will ban...

A Proposed City Smoking Ban

Sep 19, 2012

Civilization has been engaging in the same general argument for thousands of years, says Jasper LiCalzi, professor of political economy at the College of Idaho: How do you answer the wishes of a...

Roll-your-own Cigarette Machines Draw Scrutiny

Sep 10, 2012

Lawrence Davis has purchased his last pack of Camel Lights. After smoking cigarettes for 36 years, he has no plans to stop. Instead, the West Nashville man has found an alternative to get the...

International Smoking Prevention Award

Sep 9, 2011

Evergreen Healthcare today announced that Shelly Henderson, Evergreen's lead health education coordinator and director of production, is the recipient of the first Annual Smoking Cessation...

Tobacco Ban Slated To Start In January

Aug 29, 2011

Emory University will implement a tobacco-free policy on January 1, 2012 — a semester later than the originally planned August start date — to allow for a longer transition period and more...

The Tobacco Companies Just Keep Trying

Aug 28, 2011

Tobacco companies are back in court trying to prevent the government from imposing new regulations that will require bold warning labels on cigarette packages and advertisements. They lost a...

Morrill County Fair Went Smoke-free This Year

Jul 29, 2011

The Morrill County Fair will end its run as a smoke-free event. The Panhandle Public Health District donated signs so visitors would know about the new ban. Fair board President Melissa...

Teens And Smokeless Tobacco

Jul 28, 2011

Smokeless tobacco products are an unsafe, extremely addictive product, just ask anyone who has used them! Unfortunately, the new smoking cigarettes bans in effect have an unintended effect on the...

Hospital Says Smokers Need Not Apply

Jul 27, 2011

From the signs prohibiting smoking cigarettes outside to the new salad bar, the message at Central Texas Medical Center is clear -- staying healthy applies to both patients and employees. Now...

Smoking Ban Debate Will Continue In City Council

Jul 26, 2011

A possible smoking cigarettes ban in El Campo’s restaurants, bars and other public places took a step forward Monday night. City Council directed staff to collect information on how a ban...

Smoking Opinions From City

Jul 25, 2011

Results from the two open house meetings held on the public smoking cigarettes initiative show a slight majority answering in favor of the three main questions posed by the San Marcos city staff....

UTA To Ban Tobacco Products

Jul 24, 2011

The University of Texas at Arlington is going cold turkey. Starting Monday, the campus will become completely tobacco-free. Faculty, students, staff and visitors will not be allowed to use any...

Discarded Cigarette Blamed In Fire

Jul 23, 2011

Twenty-five people were displaced after an improperly discarded cigarette caused an apartment fire Sunday morning in Northeast Austin, fire officials said. The fire at the Trestles apartments at...

Pequannock Council Reintroduces Revamped Smoking Ban

Jul 22, 2011

A revamped smoking cigarettes ban ordinance was introduced at the Township Council's July 12 meeting that features a graduated system of penalties for violations as well as language that will...

Pool Hall's Challenge Of Smoking Ban Fails

Jul 21, 2011

The state Court of Appeals put a damper on a Guilford County pool hall owner's attempt to get around the state's ban on smoking cigarettes in restaurants and bars. A three-judge panel ruled...

Smoker Awarded $1.07M In Lawsuit Against RJ Reynolds

Jul 20, 2011

RJ Reynolds has settled a personal injury lawsuit it was facing over allegations that it was responsible for Julia Reese's chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and Stage II laryngeal...

Balanced By Tobacco

Jul 19, 2011

Tobacco has been very, very good to Minnesota's budget. And this year, the evil weed has come to the rescue again. A key part of the deal that ended the state's 20-day shutdown on Wednesday was...

ULM Researchers Discover Fresh Tobacco Leaves Can Fight Cancer

Jul 18, 2011

Researchers at the University of Louisiana at Monroe have discovered anticancer compounds in the most unlikely of places — tobacco leaves. Khalid El Sayed, an associate professor of medicinal...

Alexandria Officials Considering Ban On Smoking In Bars

Jul 17, 2011

The city of Alexandria is considering expanding its ban on smoking cigarettes to include all businesses in the city, including bars. The ordinance, if passed by the Alexandria City Council,...

Howard County Outdoor Smoking Ban Goes Too Far

Jul 16, 2011

Howard County executive Ken Ulman is right. Smoking is "a dirty, filthy habit." But it also happens to be legal. Ulman is joining New York and other localities in banning smoking cigarettes in...

Kanawha Smoking Ban Violations Down

Jul 15, 2011

Citations for violating Kanawha's smoking cigarettes ban have dropped significantly since the ban was extended to bars and gambling establishments three years ago. Anita Ray, director of...

Special Interests Snuffed Out Cigarette Tax

Jul 14, 2011

While the number of smokers in other states is dropping, West Virginia continues to have the highest rate of smokers of any state in the country, according to the latest figures from the Centers...

Greenville City Council Passes Revised Smoking Ban Ordinance

Jul 13, 2011

By a vote of 6-1 Monday night, Greenville City Council approved revisions to its current smoking cigarettes ban. The revisions will go into effect on August 1 and will impact a variety of...

Lighting Up Indoors Off Limits

Jul 12, 2011

A heat index of about 114 degrees greeted Summerville smokers Tuesday on the first day of the town's indoor smoking cigarettes ban. The ban prohibits smoking cigarettes indoors at public places...

Council Bans Smoking In City Parks

Jul 11, 2011

fter much debate, City Council on Monday voted 7-2 to prohibit the use of tobacco in city parks and recreation areas. While some argued about the dangers of second-hand smoke cigarettes and the...

Hypnotist Principal Faces Questions After Suicides

Jul 10, 2011

High school principal George Kenney acknowledged using hypnosis to help people: students who needed to relax before tests, a basketball player having trouble making free throws and even school...

Orleans Parish Deputy Accused Of Smuggling Contraband Into Jail

Jul 9, 2011

An Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office deputy was charged on Friday with smuggling contraband to prisoners. Dwayne Barnes was arrested after an internal investigation found he had been delivering...

Philip Morris USA Sues New York Retailers For Selling Counterfeit Cigarettes

Jul 8, 2011

Philip Morris USA (PM USA) filed two lawsuits today in U.S. District Court against 34 New York City retailers for selling counterfeit versions of the company's Marlboro brand cigarettes. PM USA...

Minnesota Government Shuts Down

Jul 7, 2011

After six months of disagreement and seven days of intense negotiations, the Minnesota state government shut down at midnight last night. Gov. Mark Dayton (D) and the Republican-controlled...

Cause Of Schuylerville Fatal Fire Determined

Jul 6, 2011

A Saratoga County man who died in a fire Monday is being remembered as a man who would give you the shirt off his back. 40-year-old Chris Wiley and his dog perished in the flames, and Tuesday,...

Escambia Retailers Asked To Stop Selling Flavored Tobacco

Jul 5, 2011

Retailers in Escambia County are being urged to stop the sale and marketing of flavored cigarettes. Escambia County commissioners recently passed a resolution to that effect through the efforts...

No Smoking In Parks

Jul 4, 2011

The Kingston Common Council is considering a complete ban on smoking cigarettes in all city parks, as proposed by Alderwoman Andi Turco-Levin, R-Ward 1. It’s a good idea that would continue...

Menthol Cigarettes In California

Jul 3, 2011

Objectives: To describe advertising, promotions, and pack prices for the leading brands of menthol and nonmenthol cheap cigarettes near California high schools and to examine their associations...

Univ. Of Michigan Goes Smoke Free

Jul 2, 2011

University of Michigan campuses in Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint became smoke cigarettes free zones on Friday. The policy is in effect for Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. The...

New Anti-smoking Rules Earn Pleasant Hill A Passing Grade From Health Group

Jul 1, 2011

Tougher anti-smoking cigarettes rules the council adopted last year helped Pleasant Hill earn a passing grade for its efforts to control cigarettes from the American Lung Association. In two...

Haines Survey Shows Support For Smoke-free Environment

Jun 30, 2011

A recent survey of 319 adults in Haines Borough showed that 79.7 percent feel it is important to have a smoke-free environment inside workplaces, including restaurants, bars and clubs. This...

Grisly Images Should Be On Cigarette Packs

Jun 29, 2011

It was just a few decades ago when billboards, magazine ads and TV commercials depicted cigarette smoking cigarettes as hip, stylish, manly and comical. The Clampetts' Granny would even light up...

Wal-Mart Sequel Pushed

Jun 28, 2011

Lawyers for four cigarettes companies, reacting quickly to the Court’s new Wal-Mart ruling, renew their plea for the Justices to hear a Louisiana case to answer constitutional questions left...

Community Action Napa Valley Program Emphasizes Dangers Of Secondhand Smoke

Jun 27, 2011

They are cute and cuddly toys for kids — and local activists’ newest tools to take the fight against smoking cigarettes home to parents. The Community Action Napa Valley (CANV) buy...

U.S. Supreme Court Declines Review Of Scott Case

Jun 26, 2011

Philip Morris USA said today that the United States Supreme Court has declined review of the Scott case, a Louisiana class-action judgment which ordered the nation’s major cigarette companies to...

Last-minute Dealing

Jun 25, 2011

State legislators scrambled through the final hours of the 2011 session, but they weren't hung up on the state budget. For months, conventional wisdom held that compromise was a remote possibility...

Smokers Among Winners At 2011 Legislature

Jun 24, 2011

At first glance, the 2011 Legislature did nothing to make the life of John and Jane Q. Public any worse. No one will pay one cent more in taxes or additional fees during the next two years. But...

Cigarette Tax Cut

Jun 23, 2011

The recent compromise on the state budget includes a 10-cent reduction in the tax on online cigarettes - a condition that was an absolute requirement of the Republican leadership. This means a...

SSM Announces Policy On Cigarettes-free Hiring

Jun 22, 2011

SSM Health Care is implementing a cigarettes-free hiring policy at all SSM facilities in Missouri and mandatory flu shots for all employees across SSM. The policies are designed to create a...

Cigarettes Commission Extends Deadline To August

Jun 21, 2011

In June the Virginia cigarettes Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission will make payments on 46,000 Phase I flue-cured and burley quota owner and producer claims totaling over $9.5...

N.H. Budgetwriters Agree To Cut Cigarettes Tax

Jun 20, 2011

House and Senate budget writers have struck a deal to drop the state’s cheap cigarettes tax a dime, down to $1.68 per pack. The agreement was part of a last minute package of deals needed to...

Cigarettes Shops Say Changes By State Kill Their Business

Jun 19, 2011

As Michigan smokers look for alternatives to high cigarette prices, shops cashing in on the roll-your-own-cigarette trend face new headwinds from the state. The Michigan Department of Treasury...

State Anti-smoking Laws Linked To Fewer Deaths

Jun 18, 2011

As Boston city officials contemplate banning smoking cigarettes in city parks, a new state by state analysis issued by the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network yesterday finds the...

Smoking Case Hearing Set For August

Jun 17, 2011

A smoking cigarettes-related lawsuit filed against the city of Topeka has a court date scheduled for later this summer in front of Shawnee County District Court Judge Franklin Theis, court records...

Vendors Could Have Better Sales If Traditional Cigarettes Had Stricter Laws

Jun 16, 2011

A statewide smoking cigarettes ban or stricter local ordinances could be a gain for electronic cigarette vendors, shop owners said. There have been few conclusive studies about what is going...

Beware Of Cigarettes In Sheep’s Clothing

Jun 15, 2011

You’ve gotta give the cigarettes industry credit: It’s innovative and persistent. Unfortunately, it’s devious, too. With the success of public health efforts to discourage smoking...

South San Francisco Weighs Moratorium On Cigarettes Stores

Jun 14, 2011

City leaders may temporarily snuff out the establishment of cheap cigarettes shops, partly because of health concerns. "Is that the kind of business we want in South San Francisco?" Vice Mayor...

Governor Expected To Veto Cigarette Tax Renewal This Week

Jun 13, 2011

It's a bad habit that helps bolster the state budget. Smokers in Louisiana pay an extra 36 cents in state taxes every time they buy a pack. But part of that tax is set to expire next year. And...

Morgantown Residents Weigh In On Proposed Smoking Ban

Jun 12, 2011

On Tuesday night, Morgantown city council passed the first reading of an ordinance that would regulate indoor smoking cigarettes. Some folks say lawmakers should leave that decision to go...

Smoking Ban Will Take Effect Tonight

Jun 11, 2011

A Greene County judge has decided not to delay implementation of Springfield’s new smoking cigarettes ordinance. An attorney for Ruthie’s Bar on Commercial Street had sought the delay,...

Cigarettes Tax

Jun 10, 2011

For all the Legislature has to deal with in balancing the budget amidst a historic revenue decline, the growing political test of wills over renewing 4 cents of the online cigarettes tax makes...

Bar Shuts Down For Night Over Smoking Ban Violation

Jun 9, 2011

A suburban Detroit bar was shut down for a night after a health official saw a patron breaking the state's year-old smoking cigarettes ban. Cindy Snider said her bar, the Copper Door bar in...

Smoking Banned In White Plains Parks

Jun 8, 2011

It will soon be illegal for you to light up a smoke cigarettes in 19 of the City’s outdoor spaces. In a month, local children will never again have to scurry by a stinky cigarette while playing...

Miriam Hospital Studies Offers New Insight

Jun 7, 2011

Latinos looking to quit smoking cigarettes are more successful when they have a significant other and partner support, say researchers from The Miriam Hospital's Centers for Behavioral and...

Smoking Ban Complaints

Jun 6, 2011

Since Ohio enacted a voter-approved indoor smoking cigarettes ban at businesses four years ago, 124 complaints have been investigated in Washington County, with eight warnings and 11 fines issued....

Rule Will Limit Smoking Outdoors In Escanaba

Jun 5, 2011

A new ordinance underway in Escanaba will prohibit smoking cigarettes outdoors within 100 feet of all city parks, ball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts and ice rinks as well as other...

Senate Votes Down Smoking Ban

Jun 4, 2011

The third time wasn’t a charm for proponents of legislation that would have ended smoking cigarettes in bars statewide. By a vote of 22-15, the state Senate rejected a bill by state Sen. Rob...

Smoking Ban

Jun 3, 2011

In a little more than a week, three elected officials will vote on whether to add bars, taverns and private clubs to the list of businesses where smoking cigarettes is prohibited in Delaware...

Michigan Smoking Ban Results In Healthier Bar Employees

Jun 2, 2011

Darlene Krause, manager of Muskegon's Tipsy Toad Tavern, made it through the whole winter without getting sick. And not only her. “You know, I've noticed a lot of the people,” Krause said....

Students To Hear The Evils Of Cigarettes

Jun 1, 2011

Rick Stoddard, author of "The Burning Truth," is on a crusade to educate people about the dangers of discount cigarettes use and the cigarettes industry's marketing tactics. Stoddard, a...

Smoking Ban Starts At Howard Community College

May 31, 2011

It was about two months ago that Kyle McIntosh first heard about the impending smoke-free and cigarettes-free campus laws at Howard Community College. The ruling will go into effect May 31, the...

E-cigarettes: Miraculous, Or Smoke-and-mirrors?

May 30, 2011

You or a loved one might be one of the million-people across the country who are using electronic cigarettes to try to quit smoking cigarettes. Last month, the F.D.A. annnounced, it plans to...

Release Delayed Of Report On How Country Can Cut Smoking

May 29, 2011

Deputy Health Minister MK Ya’acov Litzman has for two weeks prevented the publication of an 80-page “Public Committee Report for Reducing Smoking and the Damage It Causes” – even though the...

Many Smokers Defy New York City's Expanded Ban

May 28, 2011

New York City's non-smoking cigarettes section just grew by 29,000 acres -- an area roughly the size of The Bronx -- now that it is illegal to light up in parks and on beaches, the New York Post...

Irked Smokers Defy Park Cig Ban

May 27, 2011

The city's nonsmoking cigarettes section just grew by 29,000 acres -- an area roughly the size of The Bronx -- now that it's illegal to light up in parks and beaches. But since enforcement of...

Four Centuries Of Smoking Bans

May 26, 2011

This week, New York became the latest U.S. city to forbid smoking cigarettes in outdoor public spaces, including parks, beaches and pools. While we often think of bans and restrictions on...

Environmental Smoke

May 25, 2011

“I don’t wanna go to Gramma’s house!” four-year-old Shelby stomped her tiny foot and wrinkled her nose. “It stinks!” Shelby’s mom sighed, hustled her protesting child out to the...

Where There's Smoke, There's Fire

May 24, 2011

The Texas House has been known to entertain itself by crowing at the mention of cockfights, barking at puppy mill bills and making the whistling death sound when a bill heads for the tank. It's...

Texas House Approves Statewide Smoking Ban As Part Of Fiscal Bill

May 23, 2011

Restaurants, bars and other indoor public places in every corner of Texas would have to be smoke-free by this fall under a bill the House approved Saturday. The measure, which includes the...

Display Of 820 Pairs Of Shoes Warns Of Secondhand Smoke Danger

May 22, 2011

The group SmokeFree Alabama launched a campaign called 820 Souls by unveiling the display of shoes at Railroad Park on Wednesday. Local artist Michael Curtis created a visual display of 820 pairs...

Some Utah Public Housing Units Are Snuffing Out Smoking

May 21, 2011

Utah government agencies have banned smoking cigarettes in offices, restaurants, bars, parks — and now inside some homes. As part of a national movement to protect nonsmokers from secondhand...

Toxic Cigarettes

May 20, 2011

The article “Public housing says no smoking cigarettes” (Tribune, March 21) reports on efforts to protect residents in public housing from “secondhand smoke.” Because of the toxins,...

Howard Community College To Ban Smoking On Campus

May 19, 2011

Charles Higgins is a first-year journalism student at Howard Community College. He’s also a smoker who, in a couple of weeks, won’t be able to have a cigarette in between classes, at least not...

Discarded Cigarette Blamed For Apartment Blaze

May 18, 2011

A discarded cigarette is to blame for a fire that forced residents out of an apartment building late Monday night on the east side. The fire was reported just after 10 o’clock at the Aragon...

Smoking Exemption For Casinos Could Be Dead

May 17, 2011

The sponsor of a proposal allowing smoking cigarettes in Illinois casinos says the idea might be dead because of opposition in the Senate.State Rep. Daniel Burke, D-Chicago, said Wednesday he...

House Approves TOPS Funding Plan

May 16, 2011

With the backing of Gov. Bobby Jindal, Bossier City Rep. Jane Smith's legislation diverting education and health care trust fund money into the TOPS scholarship program cleared its first hurdle...

TOPS Takes Priority In Senate Argument

May 15, 2011

Despite complaints that it was taking money from health care, a Senate committee Monday advanced Gov. Bobby Jindal's plan to constitutionally dedicate funds for TOPS scholarships. SB53 is...

Cigarettes Settlement Money

May 14, 2011

After lengthy discussion that included rare legislative testimony from Gov. Bobby Jindal, the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday overwhelmingly endorsed a plan to redirect future buy cigarettes...

House Tax Committee Chairman Not Rushing Vote On Cigarette Taxes

May 13, 2011

Gov. Bobby Jindal has framed the legislative session as being all about his fight to repel tax increases. But the fight doesn't seem to be materializing in the House Ways and Means Committee, the...

LEVY FINES ON SMOKERS

May 12, 2011

Assembly Higher Education Chair Marty Block (D-Lemon Grove) has authored legislation that calls on campuses of the California Community Colleges (CCC), California State University (CSU), and the...

Suits Against Cigarettes Firms

May 11, 2011

The state Supreme Court breathed new life Thursday into lawsuits by seriously ill ex-smokers, ruling that a former cigarette addict can seek damages from buy cigarettes companies for her cancer...

Deal On Olive Branch Smoking Ban

May 10, 2011

Olive Branch aldermen tonight get a second chance to show citizens the city cares about their health. The Board of Aldermen will consider what would be a partial ban on smoking cigarettes in...

Hancock County Center To Cigarette Smokers

May 9, 2011

A roadside welcome center in south Mississippi is urging smokers to clean up after themselves. Throughout this month, the center is joining Keep America Beautiful in a nationwide effort to...

Garfield County Cigarettes Free Coalition

May 8, 2011

More than 50 people from Garfield County called Oklahoma cheap cigarettes Help Line last March. According to statistics released this week by Garfield County cheap cigarettes Free Coalition, 51...

Potential Policy May End Smoking At WVU

May 4, 2011

Students’ right to smoke cigarettes at West Virginia University may soon be coming to an end.WVU has set out to reform its smoking cigarettes regulations that have been in place for the last 20...

Cigarettes Tax Hike Rejected By W.Va. Senators

May 3, 2011

A plan to pay down the state's retiree benefit obligations was snuffed out by lawmakers Feb. 28 after Senate leaders tried to tie it to an increase in the state's cigarettes tax and mandating...

Cigarette Smuggling Operation Based In Huntington

May 3, 2011

Two indictments charge nine different people in the operation, including local people and residents of New York, Indiana and Illinois. The investigation by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, cigarettes,...

Study Estimates Smoking Costs About $119,000

May 3, 2011

The average West Virginia smoker should expect to spend nearly $119,000 to support that habit over the next three decades, according to a new study. The Health Statistics Center at the state...

Northern WV Residents Healthier Than Southern

May 2, 2011

McDowell County residents are the least healthy in West Virginia while Pendleton County's residents are doing best. Those findings are in a new report that ranks U.S. counties based on the health...

Cigarettes Quitline Annual Report Shows Progress Made

May 2, 2011

The West Virginia cigarettes Quitline is helping people quit smoking cigarettes for good. The West Virginia cheap cigarettes Quitline 2009 Annual Report (January 2009 -- June 2010) shows an...

Davis And Elkins College Working Toward Cigarettes Free

May 2, 2011

Davis and Elkins College is taking steps to go cigarettes-free.Its been a gradual process over the past three years, and now Davis and Elkins College wants to go cold turkey. Changes in how...

Proposed Olive Branch Ordinance Seeks To Outlaw Lighting Up In Public

May 2, 2011

Olive Branch elected officials will discuss a smoking cigarettes ban proposal at their Tuesday meeting and consider a request by homeowners who want to limit rental properties in their subdivision....