Monthly Archives: June 2013

Smoking ban relaxed in Casper

Here’s something you don’t see very often. A town actually remove or relax a smoking ban. Late last month, Casper, Wyo., removed its smoking ban on bars because some bar owners complained to the city that the ban was hurting … Continue reading

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Sexy e-cigarette advertising

I noticed this beginning a couple of months ago — a sexy new ad campaign for an e-cigaratte called Blu. I first saw an ad on TV and was shocked to see a cigarette ad on TV, then realized it … Continue reading

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Smokers cost employers an average of $5,800 a year

Yoiks, I can only imagine the comments at the old Smokers’ Club (I haven’t a clue if that is even around anymore. It’s been years since I looked.) on this story! According to an Ohio State University researcher — between … Continue reading

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Starbucks bans smoking within 25 feet of doors

This is an interesting story that a lot of people are misinterpreting. Starbucks announced this week that they are banning smoking within 25 feet of their entrance ways. This sparked a lot of heated debate online about how they can’t … Continue reading

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New York to restrict candy-flavoured cigars?

Candy-flavoured cigarettes have long been banned, but candy-flavoured cigars are still legal. The American Cancer Society is pushing to limit the sales of candy-flavoured tobacco products — cigars, chewing tobacco and loose tobacco leaf for water pipes — mostly because … Continue reading

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Russia “doomed” by smoking ban

Haven’t posted in a while. Have three interesting updates. The first is a smoking ban in all places — Russia — one of the heaviest smoking countries in the world.  It’s not a particularly strict smoking ban — no smoking … Continue reading

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