Monthly Archives: January 2011

Phenom Steven Strasburg quitting chew because Tony Gwynn has cancer

Steven Strasburg, collegiate pitching phenom and brief MLB phenom for the Nats (I remember watching this guys debut and literally saying, “Oh, my God” about a half a dozen times. He has some of the most vicious moving pitches I’ve … Continue reading

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Kentucky and Tennessee tobacco growing

Remember I wrote a couple days about about Bowling Green, Kentucky’s, smoking ban? A pair of interesting articles about Kentucky and Tennessee’s relationship with tobacco. Kentucky was 20 years ago the No. 1 tobacco-producing state in the nation. It also … Continue reading

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Bowling Green, heart of tobacco country, going smokefree

Interesting. Last week, Bowling Green, Kentucky, right smack dab in the middle of smoking country went smokefree. Bowling Green is surrounded by tobacco farms. In 1987, tobacco was the No. 1 cash crop in Kentucky. A city surrounded by tobacco … Continue reading

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Ooops, lawsuit against Nebraska smoking ban didn’t go as planned

Oops. This business owner muffed the punt. A smoking ban in Nebraska exempted cigar bars, but not pool halls. A pool hall owner filed suit against the state last year and a judge this week ruled that yes, the smoking … Continue reading

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New study: Wisconsin smoking ban not hurting hospitality industry

A new economic impact study done by the University of Wisconsin looked at the five cities in Wisconsin in light of that state’s year-old smoking ban. In the five cities — Madison (which had an existing ban), Appleton, Fond du … Continue reading

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American Lung Association: You all FAIL!!!

And you! And you! And you, too! And you, three!! The American Lung Association came out with its annual “State of Tobacco Control” report this week, and not surprisingly, pretty much every state got failing grades. In fact, Montana was … Continue reading

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Smokeless tobacco … without the tobacco

Interesting, a rodeo rider from Whitehall, Montana, has invented a kind of snuff that uses alfalfa and peppermint rather than any tobacco products. He eventually developed cancerous lesions in the mouth and lymphoma. Now cancer-free and with his jawbone luckily … Continue reading

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