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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Opinion: Smoking Bans Happening At Alarming Rate

Opinion: Smoking Bans Happening At Alarming Rate

Smoking in public these days can be easily compared to riding a dying horse into its own funeral. State after state, business after business, and park after park has taken the ax to being able to smoke in public. There has been practically no escape from it. Even college campuses are starting to get in [...]

June 20, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 2

Yet Another Cigarette Related Fire

Yet Another Cigarette Related Fire

You would think that fires sparked by cigarette butts just would not happen. After all, putting out a cigarette is hardly rocket science. But there is a warehouse in Phoenix, Arizona that would tell you (if it could) that putting out cigarettes properly is the same as doing weekend homework on Friday night: it just [...]

June 20, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

Graphic Smoking Labels Hit Canada

Graphic Smoking Labels Hit Canada

You can now add Canada to the list of countries that has adopted the use of graphic warning labels on the packaging of their cigarettes. The practice is one that is being seen more and more all across the globe. The reactions to the packs have been a mixed bag. While the numbers of cigarette [...]

June 20, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

Leaving State For Cheaper Cigs

Leaving State For Cheaper Cigs

Cigarette tax hikes are seriously getting out of control. While the threat of a cigarette tax hike is looming its head over California, people in Utah are already dealing with that exact problem. People are trying to come up with solutions for the added cost. Some smokers have opted to start using e cigarettes. Others [...]

June 20, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

Springfield Smoking Ban Upheld

Springfield Smoking Ban Upheld

Springfield, Missouri has upheld their year long smoking ban despite the protests of smokers all across the area. A serious point of contention between smokers and non smokers was over a bar, in which the smokers felt that it should be a designated smoking area. Exception was not taken and the law has been fiercely [...]

June 20, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

Vietnam Begins Ban On Public Smoking

Vietnam Begins Ban On Public Smoking

In what is being called a “historic and important milestone” Vietnam has passed a law banning smoking in pubic places and all tobacco advertising. The law also makes it illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 18. Director of the anti-smoking campaign group Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance, Bungon Ritthiphakdee said, [...]

June 20, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

E Cigarettes Picking Up Popularity Quickly

E Cigarettes Picking Up Popularity Quickly

While you are definitely likely to see less and less people puffing away at cigarettes it is not all that surprising that e cigarettes are starting to grow more and more popular. The fact is that e cigarettes just do not carry the same stigma as regular cigarettes. Perhaps it is the fact that they [...]

June 19, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

Opinion: RIP the Smoke Break

Opinion: RIP the Smoke Break

It’s time to put on a black suit, or black dress, a black arm band, or any clothes of mourning that you have. After a long, uphill battle with a constantly changing society the smoke break is to be laid to rest most likely before the end of the year. The smoking bans that have [...]

June 19, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

College Campus Start Banning Cigarettes

College Campus Start Banning Cigarettes

Smoking bans are hitting America harder than ever, and now college campuses are no exception. While the smoke break has been a staple for college students for a very long time, many college campuses are starting to put the brakes on it. There are a number of reasons for the bans, but perhaps the most [...]

June 19, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 1

No Smoking Rules In Parks Being Ignored

No Smoking Rules In Parks Being Ignored

In what is already making some laugh, it is being reported that despite the threat of being fined many smokers are simply ignoring no smoking signs in public parks. As if that were not the most laughable detail, many have the feeling that this summer is going to be almost impossible in terms of enforcing [...]

June 19, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0
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