Japan Tobacco Buys Reynolds American Subsidiary

Santa Fe Natural Tobacco

Japan Tobacco, famous maker of LD cigarettes, is discussing the possibility to buy  a subsidiary of Reynolds American called Santa Fe Natural Tobacco. The tobacco companies are found almost on the final stage of discussing the deal. Representatives of Japan Tobacco and Reynolds American told they plan to come to an agreement this week. It is expected that the price … Continue reading

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Proposal to Increase Tobacco Buying Age Failed in California

Smoking Woman

The proposal to increase to 21 tobacco buying age and regulate use of electronic cigarettes in California did not get a necessary support from Assembly members. Both initiatives had cleared the Senate before going to the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee. Supportes of the proposal say that it failed because lawmakers are lobbying tobacco industry. In the course of a special … Continue reading

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Kansas State Fair 2016 to be Smoke-Free

Kansas State Fair

Officials want to make modifications in smoking policies for Kansas State Fair 2016. In order to ensure the policy enforcement by gauging public interest there was launced an online survey. With 6 against 5 votes in May was adopted an ordinance imposing establishment of designated smoking zones across the grounds. However, Carla Smith, program coordinator for Reno County youth organization … Continue reading

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Tetris Helps to Reduce Cravings for Cigarettes


A latest study found that playing Tetris, a block-stacking video game, can ease by nearly one-fifth not only cravings for food, but also cravings for cigarettes. The peculiarity of the study is that it was made on people ouside laboratory. Studies made previously were made in laboratory and they found that Tetris helps to reduce cravings. Past studies mainly were … Continue reading

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Astoria Discussing Today Smoking Ban in Parks

Smoking Ban in Parks

Officials in Astoria, Oregon, in their attempt to promote health and wellness are considering smoking ban in city parks, because they are preoccupied with negative effects of secondhand smoke on non-smoking people. The smoking ban is going to be applied at the McClure Park and Tapiola Park. Besides this, tonbacco use to be prohibited in the next well-known tourist spots:  … Continue reading

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Wayne State Joins Smoke-Free Michigan Universities

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Students at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, who used to relieve from stress before exams with the help of cigarettes will have to find new ways to overcome their stress. Starting from August 19 in the University comes into effect a new smoke-free policy which bans tobacco use in the campus. With the policy the University joins Northern, Western, Eastern, … Continue reading

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Pottsboro Banned Smoking in Parks Entirely

No Smoking in Park

The city of Pottsboro, Oklahoma, made smoking in its three parks illegal by voting for a new smoke-free ordinance entitled Ordinance No. 1344. There was organized a public meeting last week and there came city residents to say their opinions on the proposal to ban smoking in parks. However, all residents who came on the meeting expressed their support for … Continue reading

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No Smoking Inside Meridian Public Housing


Representatives of Meridian public housing, MS, told that they push for a healthy environment for its residents and therefore they adopted a smoke-free policy necessary to reduce people’s exposure to secondhand smoke. According to Meridian Housing Authority Executive Director Ron Turner, the housing authority banned tobacco use inside all its six public housing units back in 2012. Turner is happy … Continue reading

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10 Countries with Most Expensive Cigarettes

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1. Australia Average price for a pack: $16.11 In Australia are registered highest cigarette prices in the world. Here smokers pay almost $1 for a stick. The government fights with smoking by increasing taxes on tobacco products and wants more anti-tobacco measures to implement. 2. New Zealand Average price for a pack: $14.67 In this country the government will continue … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Housing Authority to Go Smoke-Free


The  Board of Commissioners at Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) on the meeting last week discussed the possibility to prohibit use of tobacco throughout its apartments and homes and introduce a free–to–low cost Internet access program for its residents. Totally in PHA homes live around 80,000 residents. With the new initiative it would join other 500 housing units in the USA … Continue reading

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