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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

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
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