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CDC: We Will Terrorize You Into Quitting Smoking

Posted March 15th, 2012 by ZEUSLGN
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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.

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Pot smoking not as damaging as cigarettes? You don't say?

Posted January 11th, 2012 by roland42
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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.

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Barefoot, Drunk, Off Duty Cop Breaks Door over Cig Smoke

"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"

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Priest faces 3-10 years for bringing cigarettes to death row inmate

Posted May 6th, 2011 by tifarak
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Our local priest has been arrested with up to 10 years in prison for bringing someone on death row a pack of cigarettes.

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Pull menthol cigarettes, FDA advisers urge

Posted March 20th, 2011 by Troublesome
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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.

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New state cigarette tax causing crime in New York

Posted September 9th, 2010 by rancemuhamitz
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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.

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ATF: Counterfeit cigarettes on the rise

Posted July 14th, 2010 by ZEUSLGN
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Only one thing you can say in response to this: "WHAT DID YOU THINK WOULD HAPPEN!?" Dumbass prohibitionists.

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TAX HIKE: New Yorkers now paying $15 for a pack of smokes!

Posted July 5th, 2010 by delelles
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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.

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New Ban on "Light" Cigarettes to Begin this Week

Posted June 23rd, 2010 by Renniks
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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."

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Seneca Nation: Cigarette tax is 'an act of war'

"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."

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