Monthly Archives: September 2011

Smoking Rihanna falls foul of farmer while filming video in Northern Ireland

The 23-year-old singer was spotted having the sneaky cigarette during a break in filming the video for We Found Love, her collaboration with dance music producer Calvin Harris. And she also raised the ire of a local farmer, who deemed her choice of attire ‘inappropriate’ and said he’d never even heard of her. The clip had been filmed in a … Continue reading Continue reading

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Tobacco dollars dry up in county

Although there is still tobacco in the fields to be picked, Robeson County growers are already calling this year’s projected harvest the worst in a long line of disappointing yields for the crop that was once their most reliable and profitable. Once considered the golden leaf, local farming officials say that tobacco isn’t turning the same profit and is occupying … Continue reading

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Bulgaria Confirms: New Owner to Resell Bulgarbatac

Russia’s second-biggest bank VTB, which recently acquired a majority stake in Bulgaria’s cigarette maker Bulgartabac, is highly likely to resell the holding’s assets, the economy minister has said, confirming earlier media reports. “This may happen any minute as the contract bans the resale of the holding in the next ten years, but does not ban a change in the ownership … Continue reading

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Quit Smoking Using Your Smartphone

Quit With Me is a free social application for iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android mobile devices released by DoNoHarm Apps on 9/21/2011. This is the third healthcare/medical app from DoNoHarm Apps, which has previously garnered impressive reviews for its “Pocket” series apps for medical professionals, which include Pocket Derm (a dermatology image database and diagnosis tool) and Pocket … Continue reading

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Smoking ban in Boise bars, parks looms

More than 600 cities across the country, including El Paso, Texas; Corvallis, Ore; and New York City already ban smoking in bars. Boise may follow suit if proposed Smoke Free Air Ordinances are approved. The ordinances will be on the table Tuesday at a City Council work session. If passed, they will add new restrictions to state laws that already … Continue reading

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Hair loss, divorce and smoking in women – links established

A new study showed that genetics aside, the next strongest predictor of midline (central) hair loss among women is their marital status, with the loss of a spouse (through either divorce or death) raising the risk for thinning hair above that of married or single women. “Most likely, stress is the aspect of a troubling divorce that appears to lead … Continue reading

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Exercise Spurs Teenage Boys to Stop Smoking

It showed that teenage boys who took part in a smoking cessation program and combined it with exercise were several times less likely to continue smoking than those who received only traditional anti-smoking advice. Exercise did not have a comparable effect on teenage girls; researchers aren’t sure why. But the research is among the first to show that an exercise … Continue reading

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Barcelona ratifies Qatar shirt deal, bans smoking

BARCELONA, Spain (AP)—Barcelona’s club members ratified the $230 million, five-year shirt sponsorship deal with the Qatar Foundation and voted to ban smoking at Camp Nou. The team shirt began bearing the Qatar Foundation logo this season, but the club’s general assembly needed to approve the agreement. The decision to sell advertising space on its jersey for the first time in … Continue reading

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Rate smoking in films like sex and violence doctors argue

Two smoking experts have called for smoking in films to be treated by censors in the same way as sex and violence and want movies in which actors light up classified for adults only. Professor John Britton and Dr Ailsa Lyons of the UK Centre for Tobacco Control say they’ve failed in their efforts to convince the UK’s film regulator, … Continue reading

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Smoking Goes High Tech With E-Cigarettes

It’s tough for parents to keep up with the latest drug trends. Just when we think we know the dangers of cigarettes, alcohol and other drugs, some new product appears on the market. While they’ve been in the U.S. for a few years, battery-operated electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes or e-cigs, are becoming easier for kids to buy online … Continue reading

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