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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Inactivity Could Be As Harmful As Cigarettes

Inactivity Could Be As Harmful As Cigarettes

A recent article suggests that people who spend time doing nothing have almost as much risk for health problems as people who smoke cigarettes. This theory is only really surprising in its comparison to smoking. After all, not doing anything would be a source of poor health, but very few would think that it is [...]

July 17, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

When Cigarette Taxes Increase So Does Harmful Drinking

When Cigarette Taxes Increase So Does Harmful Drinking

It’s certainly no surprise that there are plenty of smokers out there who enjoy drinking when they smoke. But according to a new study more smokers turn to the bottle when they can’t afford cigarettes. Studies have shown that when cigarette tax increases occur it makes twenty something people want to drink more, perhaps to [...]

July 16, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

Cigarette Display Laws Battled

Cigarette Display Laws Battled

The debate over cigarette displays in convenience and tobacco stores is one that has been raging for some time now. People against the displays essentially believe that the very sight of cigarette displays will be enough to make non smokers want to try smoking while those on the sensible side of the argument know that [...]

July 14, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

Letter Suggests Banning All Cigarettes, But Here’s A Better Suggestion

Letter Suggests Banning All Cigarettes, But Here’s A Better Suggestion

A recent letter to the Baltimore Sun suggested that in order to keep apartment complexes clean and to reduce the amount of litter that comes from cigarettes Congress should simply ban all cigarette sales. The problems with doing that are far too many to actually list here, but to cut to core of the issue, [...]

July 14, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

Santa Monica’s Apartment Smoking Ban Is Sparking Outrage

Santa Monica’s Apartment Smoking Ban Is Sparking Outrage

We recently reported on a new Santa Monica law which would prevent apartment tenants from smoking in their apartment. While the law does allow for current tenants who smoke to continue smoking if they declare that they smoke in their apartment, it would prevent new tenants from being able to smoke. The law has sparked [...]

July 14, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 1

College Smoking Bans Causing Confusion and Frustration

College Smoking Bans Causing Confusion and Frustration

When it was announced that a multitude of colleges across the country were going to begin enacting smoking bans, it frustrated many students as the smoke break is something that a lot of college students need to take out tension between classes. While the number of young people who smoke is at a record low, [...]

July 13, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

Roll Your Own Shops Starting To Close

Roll Your Own Shops Starting To Close

We recently reported on a measure that has essentially doomed roll your own cigarette shops across the country. To sum it up, the measure has redefined roll your own cigarette shops not as shops, but rather cigarette manufacturers. This change of classification means that roll your own cigarette shops can expect to pay higher taxes, [...]

July 13, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

Anti-Smoking Groups Want Prop 29 Vote Recount

Anti-Smoking Groups Want Prop 29 Vote Recount

Proposition 29, the California based measure to raise cigarette taxes by a dollar was one of the most annoying measures that smokers had to deal with lately. While the votes were neck and neck eventually the measure was struck down. It seemed like smokers (and their wallets) didn’t have much to worry about, but proponents [...]

July 13, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

Quitting Smoking Will Pack On the Pounds

Quitting Smoking Will Pack On the Pounds

Thinking of quitting smoking? Then you may want to sign up for a gym membership while you are at it. While it has been known for some time that people who quit smoking can expect to gain a few pounds afterward, it was very much underestimated just how much weight would be gained. While it [...]

July 12, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

Europe Has Cigarette Smuggling Problem Too

Europe Has Cigarette Smuggling Problem Too

Cigarette smuggling has been on the rise for some time lately in the US. With the increased number of tax hikes smokers have been doing anything that they can in order to get cigarettes at a cheaper price, even if it means breaking the law. The number of cigarette related crimes, especially smuggling, has been [...]

July 12, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 1
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