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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Man Robs Tobacco Warehouse

Man Robs Tobacco Warehouse

In what seems like a scene out of a bad crime film, a tobacco warehouse in Conway, Arkansas was robbed by an armed man. Surprisingly the robber didn’t steal any tobacco products, just the money that was in and under the till. The clerk that was manning the register at the time said she heard [...]

July 6, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

Cigarette Butts Are a Big Factor In Smoking Bans In Parks

Cigarette Butts Are a Big Factor In Smoking Bans In Parks

Non smokers these days have been conditioned to dislike cigarettes and to a somewhat lesser degree smokers themselves. The media has painted smoking in such a negative light to where you only see smoking in the media if it is being done by the villain of a film. A lot of this negative publicity towards [...]

July 6, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

Kansas Universities Unlikely To Totally Ban Smoking

Kansas Universities Unlikely To Totally Ban Smoking

More and more colleges across the country are enacting total bans on cigarette and tobacco use on campus. This has been met with much frustration from students who rely on smoke breaks to ease tension between exams and classes. However, the general attitude among both experts as well as students is that enforcing a total [...]

July 6, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 1

Why Banning Tobacco Displays Won’t Help Anything

Why Banning Tobacco Displays Won’t Help Anything

There has been a recent push in many states as of late to ban convenience stores and tobacco shops from having their tobacco displays anywhere in sight of the customers. The most common reason that proponents of this idea have given for it is because they feel that the displays make cigarettes appealing to children. [...]

July 5, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 1

Delaware Expands Smoking Ban Areas

Delaware Expands Smoking Ban Areas

Much to the annoyance of smokers, Delaware has decided to expand the areas covered by the public smoking bans. Places such as zoos and beaches are now off limits as far as smoking is concerned. The given reason for the ban’s increase in areas covered by it was to promote a healthier environment and keep [...]

July 5, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

Are Public Smoking Bans Really Just To Prevent Annoyance?

Are Public Smoking Bans Really Just To Prevent Annoyance?

Public smoking bans have been the bane of the existence of smokers everywhere. Thinks are now in a stage where smokers cannot smoke in public, in bars, restaurants, and in some places even their homes. One of the biggest reasons for the smoking bans has been the desire to cut back on the amount of [...]

July 5, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

Public Housing Could Be Hit With Smoking Bans

Public Housing Could Be Hit With Smoking Bans

It was one thing when states decided to ban smoking in public places, and it was another thing when privately owned apartment complexes banned smoking, but now it seems that people who live in public housing are going to have to find a new place to smoke as well. Several cities across the country are [...]

July 5, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0

Less Smokers Means Less Money For Ohio

Less Smokers Means Less Money For Ohio

High taxes, smoking bans, and a constant campaign brought on by non-smokers to convince smokers to give up cigarettes or simply make them not be able to afford cigarettes seems to have worked a little too well for Ohio. In a state where tobacco products make up five percent of the money collected in taxes, [...]

July 5, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 1

Town Repeals Public Smoking Ban

Town Repeals Public Smoking Ban

In what is being considered a victory for smokers, the town of Norcross, Georgia has decided to repeal their ban on the public use of tobacco products. This is the result of a massive outpouring of protest against the ban. Specifically, the ban was repealed due to the argument that the ban was intrusive on [...]

July 5, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 1

Maryland Adopts Stricter Tobacco Taxes

Maryland Adopts Stricter Tobacco Taxes

Maryland cigar smokers can expect to start paying higher taxes almost immediately. Anti-smoking groups finally won out in a measure to increase the tax on cigars, typically taxed more leniently than cigarettes, by nearly four times the regular amount. While this will certainly mean more money for the state, it is a serious blow to [...]

July 4, 2012 Kyle Newton News & Politics 0
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