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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Opinion: Cigarette Prohibition Not Far Off

Opinion: Cigarette Prohibition Not Far Off

It’s right around the corner, folks. Soon enough you’ll be reading about how smoking is not only banned in public places like bars or restaurants, but how it is banned just about anywhere. The constant tax increases and the large number of bans on smoking in public are a sign that more and more states [...]

June 14, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 1

Hospital To Start Testing Applicants For Nicotine

Hospital To Start Testing Applicants For Nicotine

In a new development by the Detroit Medical Center, smokers can no longer apply for a position of employment. When applying for a job applicants will have to undergo a mandatory urine test for nicotine. If the test pops up positive then the smoker will be denied a position but can reapply in 90 days [...]

June 14, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

North Dakota Latest To Jump On Smoking Prohibition Bandwagon

North Dakota Latest To Jump On Smoking Prohibition Bandwagon

In what is looking to be trouble on the horizon, Smoke-Free North Dakota is looking to start a serious effort in prohibiting the use of tobacco in public places and places of employment. This is by far one of the most wide spread cases that we’ve heard of so far in the movement of entire [...]

June 14, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

Cigarette Smuggler Sells 17 Million Untaxed Cigarettes

Cigarette Smuggler Sells 17 Million Untaxed Cigarettes

Seriously, what is it with the cigarette smuggling? Sure tax hikes are annoying and a pain on the wallet, but it is it really worth having to resort to smuggling? The latest member of the Cigarette Smuggling Club (quick note: there is no actual Cigarette Smuggling Club and you should not attempt to seek one [...]

June 13, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 2

Teen Attacks Elderly Woman Over Cigarette

Teen Attacks Elderly Woman Over Cigarette

We’ve covered the rising number of crimes being committed over cigarettes and the rising cigarette taxes. We’ve specifically talked about things like cigarette smuggling but this one takes the cake. A teenager has attacked a 73 year old woman because she refused to give him a cigarette. When the teen, roughly 16, asked the woman [...]

June 13, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

Reducing Cigarette Butts Good For the Environment

Reducing Cigarette Butts Good For the Environment

It is no big secret that protecting the environment is something that is on a lot of minds these days. It can be very difficult, however, for one to reconcile the desire to help the environment and still be able to smoke at the same time. It is especially true whenever the smoker has thrown [...]

June 13, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

Indoor Public Smoking Bans Persist, Clubs No Exception

Indoor Public Smoking Bans Persist, Clubs No Exception

The increased pressure in states all across the country to ban smoking in all public venues, including private clubs and bars, is certainly starting to take its toll on smokers. Ordinances are coming in everywhere stating that smoking in buildings should be banned and pleas to make an exception to private clubs are falling on [...]

June 12, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

Apartment Smoking Bans in California on the Rise

Apartment Smoking Bans in California on the Rise

With the recent decision that it is legal for landlords to ban smoking in their apartment buildings, it comes as no surprise that a crackdown on smoking in apartments has already begun. Of particular note is one landlord who has imposed a smoking ban on 13 apartment complexes (which totals to about 2,000 apartments). This [...]

June 12, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

Smoking Bans Still Expanding In Public Parks

Smoking Bans Still Expanding In Public Parks

The smoking bans that have been sweeping the country over the past few years have expanded from public places likes bars and restaurants to even apartments. One place that is certainly no surprise is that of public parks. More and more parks are adopting a zero tolerance policy on smoking and while it is something [...]

June 12, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

Why Anti-Smoking Business Is Self Defeating

Why Anti-Smoking Business Is Self Defeating

If you think about it, anti-smoking advocation has turned into a business unto itself. A business that, at its very core, is doomed to fail should it succeed. Think about it for a moment. If anti-smoking groups were to succeed and every smoker out there threw away their packs and lighters and never smoked again, [...]

June 9, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0
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