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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Santa Monica May Ban Smoking In All Apartments

Santa Monica May Ban Smoking In All Apartments

It seems that the home is the last refuge that smokers have when it comes to being able to smoke without having to worry about being fined. But if a smoker is looking for a home in Santa Monica they are going to have to skip out on looking at apartments. The city council of [...]

July 12, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 1

Researchers Suggest Using Social Media To Curb Smoking

Researchers Suggest Using Social Media To Curb Smoking

Researchers have recently ruffled quite a few feathers when they stated how it would be interesting to use social media as a means to essentially manipulate (though the much more polite word “influence” was used) smokers into quitting. The researchers suggested the possibility of having websites such as Facebook scan the photos uploaded by users [...]

July 11, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

Mobile, Alabama Smoking Ban Struck Down

Mobile, Alabama Smoking Ban Struck Down

Public smoking bans aren’t going away anytime soon, but if other states and cities started to follow the example of Mobile, Alabama, then at least some common sense can be applied to them. A measure that would have banned all forms of public smoking failed to get enough votes, primarily because of the argument of [...]

July 11, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

NY Graphic Displays In Tobacco Shops to Be Removed

NY Graphic Displays In Tobacco Shops to Be Removed

The debate over cigarette displays is one that has been raging for some time now. Some places feel that cigarette displays should be made illegal altogether. However New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg feels that cigarette displays, much like certain cigarette packs across the country, should feature graphic warning posters showing the negative affects that [...]

July 11, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 1

Alabama Town’s Smoking Ordinance Hurting Bar and Restaurant Business

Alabama Town’s Smoking Ordinance Hurting Bar and Restaurant Business

One Alabama town’s smoking ordinance is causing a big headache for bar and restaurant owners with many saying their very business is threatened. The public smoking ordinance in Vestavia Hills, Alabama has a rather standard policy in regards to public smoking: no smoking in bars or restaurants. This is something you could expect to find [...]

July 10, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

Smoking Orangutan Forced To Quit

Smoking Orangutan Forced To Quit

The image of an orangutan smoking a cigarette is one that probably gets a few chuckles, but it’s one that has actually stirred up a very serious reaction. Tori, a fifteen year old Indonesian Orangutan has been smoking for years. It’s that reason why she has been one of the biggest draws at her zoo, [...]

July 10, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

Why Smoking in the Media Isn’t As Big A Deal As We Think

Why Smoking in the Media Isn’t As Big A Deal As We Think

There has been a big deal made of smoking in the media as of late. The argument has been made that smoking, no matter what the context, in the media is more likely to make teenagers and young adults want to pick up smoking. It’s a debate that has been heard countless times through decades [...]

July 10, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

The Cigarette Packaging Argument

The Cigarette Packaging Argument

No matter what way you slice it there is one thing that many anti-smoking advocates agree on: they want cigarette packs to be as unappealing to smokers as possible. The only problem is that anti-smoking groups just can’t seem to agree on what they want the packaging to look like. On one side of the [...]

July 6, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

Edmonton Decides To Combat Cigarette Litter Without Ban

Edmonton Decides To Combat Cigarette Litter Without Ban

It has been stated multiple times on this site the importance of not littering with your cigarette butts and ashes. The fact is that a lot of the general public dislikes public smoking primarily because of the litter that is left behind by smokers who do not seem to care about little things like cleanliness [...]

July 6, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 1

Discarded Cigarette Causes House Fire

Discarded Cigarette Causes House Fire

It is no secret that many places in the southern United States are in a huge heat wave right now, bring about many extremely dry areas. For many people properly disposing of their cigarettes means flicking them out of a car window or even off a porch. In such dry weather this means that house [...]

July 6, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 1
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