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NYC Council Bans Smoking In Parks, Beaches

NYC Council Bans Smoking In Parks, Beaches

The city that never sleeps is moving closer to becoming the city that never smokes, or at least the city that highly restricts it. Nine years after the Big Apple banned smoking in its...

Tobacco retailer sues state over classification as cigarette manufacturer

Tobacco retailer sues state over classification as cigarette manufacturer

The owner of a Rochester variety store and two Seabrook tobacco shops is asking a judge to determine whether the presence of cigarette rolling machines in his store classifies his business as a “cigarette...

Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

The Senate passed and President Obama signed into law a bill to regulate the tobacco industry under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. The bill will give the Food and Drug Administration...

Tobacco-user Surcharges Becoming Popular with Employers

Tobacco-user Surcharges Becoming Popular with Employers

If you are employed and are a smoker, you might discover your boss has found another way to pick your pockets. A growing number of employers are requiring workers who use tobacco to pay...

Your Privacy Exposed with the PACT Act

Your Privacy Exposed with the PACT Act

After June 30, 2010 ALL online – mail order suppliers located on U.S.A. soil will have to report all sales and provide all contact & personal information available on ALL buyers of their products...

Obama signs bill restricting mail-order cigarette sales

Obama signs bill restricting mail-order cigarette sales

When you can’t compete against a product in the American free enterprise system, the only solution is to eliminate it through legislation. Handing big tobacco corporations a huge victory, the PACT Act passed by...

Exchange Your Cigarettes with Marijuana and Crack Cocaine

Exchange Your Cigarettes with Marijuana and Crack Cocaine

Good news for pot and cocaine smokers… under the Obamacare health insurance company bailout plan, health insurance companies cannot penalize you with higher premiums. Now, if you smoke cigarettes, it’s a different story… they...

Utah Lawmakers OK $1 per pack cigarette tax hike

Utah Lawmakers OK $1 per pack cigarette tax hike

The Utah Legislature has given final approval to a $1 per pack increase to the state’s cigarette tax, sending the measure to Gov. Gary Herbert. Bill Phelps, spokesman for Altria Client Services, the parent...

You’re Fired!

You’re Fired!

General Electric Co. the biggest U.S. conglomerate has joined drug maker Abbott Laboratories Inc., lawn care products maker Scott’s Miracle-Gro Co. and other companies that prohibit their employees from smoking on the job, both...

Smoking Banned by Nazi Germany

Smoking Banned by Nazi Germany

Nazi Germany is credited with initiating the first public anti-smoking campaign in modern history. The National Socialist leadership condemned smoking and several of them openly criticized tobacco consumption. Adolf Hitler’s personal distaste for tobacco...

Smokers are not worthy of common courtesy

Smokers are not worthy of common courtesy

Denormalization refers to efforts to force smokers to quit by branding them as a sub-human, nicotine addicted species, unworthy of common courtesy or consideration. It started with smoking bans; first on commercial flights, then...

Prosecution for profit

Prosecution for profit

The vulture mentality of trial lawyers can now use the court system as a legal playground for the purpose of extortion of funds from targeted defendants. Today it is tobacco, tomorrow will be a...

Smoking Banned on Galveston Island

Smoking Banned on Galveston Island

Continuing down the slippery slope towards total control and tyranny, the Galveston City Council passed an ordinance banning smoking in bars and restaurants Island-wide, even inside tobacco stores. Galveston’s City Council amended the ordinance...

How to Buy Cheap Cigarettes

How to Buy Cheap Cigarettes

Finding cheap cigarettes these days has become almost impossible. Federal and state governments have piled on new taxes after taxes raising the price of cigarettes far beyond their true value. The most recent Obama...

Moving Toward Tobacco Prohibition

Moving Toward Tobacco Prohibition

Last week, another bill was passed and signed into law that takes more of our freedoms and violates the Constitution of the United States. It was, of course, done for the sake of the...