In a graphic new ad campaign, the government is trying to shock smokers into quitting with the sometimes-gruesome stories of people damaged by tobacco products. The new effort confronts a hard truth: Despite increased tobacco taxes and bans in many public places, the adult smoking rate hasn't really budged since 2003. When argument, alienation, ostracism, and harassment don't work, the next step is to terrorize.Read more »
Finally getting some mainstream coverage...although the bit about "chronic users" suffering from anxiety and depression? Maybe you should lay off alcohol and cigs too, if that's the case. Addictive personalities...don't blame the plant.Read more »
"He was intoxicated," said the teen. "I smelled a ton of alcohol off of him. He was drunk."
The teen says that officer was barefoot and only wearing a bathing suit as the man barged through and broke his family's front door. Pifer says the officer assaulted him and threatened his sister until a neighbor stepped in to help.
The neighbor asked the officer what triggered the chase as she bandaged his bleeding hand.
"He said he smelled cigarette smoke"Read more »
Our local priest has been arrested with up to 10 years in prison for bringing someone on death row a pack of cigarettes.Read more »
The availability of menthol-flavored cigarettes is linked to a rise in the number of children and African Americans who smoke and the cigarettes should be taken off the market, an FDA advisory committee said Friday.Read more »
A quick scan last week of police reports published by various weekly and daily newspapers throughout the state found a number of stories with headlines featuring phrases related to the theft of cigarettes. In fact, further investigation found dozens and dozens of cigarette-related crimes that began shortly after July 1, which by no coincidence is when the new tax went into effect.Read more »
Only one thing you can say in response to this: "WHAT DID YOU THINK WOULD HAPPEN!?" Dumbass prohibitionists.Read more »
The price on a pack of cigarettes has skyrocketed to $14.50 at some New York City stores thanks to a hefty new tax -- leaving even the most nicotine-addicted buttheads considering nixing their fix.Read more »
WASHINGTON — A US law banning the selling of so-called "light" or "mild" cigarettes took effect Tuesday, but some anti-tobacco groups say the makers are sidestepping the rules by using color-coding packaging.
The packaging says, "Your Marlboro Lights pack is changing. But your cigarette stays the same. In the future, ask for 'Marlboro in the gold pack."Read more »
"It's an act of war," J.C. Seneca, a Seneca Nation councilor, told The Buffalo News. Seneca said Paterson has chosen a "path of controversy and confrontation, (and) if anything happens, it's on their hands."Read more »
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