Monthly Archives: April 2014

Smoking Ban in University of Vermont Faces Opposition

The University of Vermont will soon ban smoking on its campus. Student Abigail Earle told that she is indifferent to smoking ban but smokers will be quite displeased with this smoke-free initiative. The ban comes into action the next year. A research found that 26% of UVM students who currently smoke started the habit after living on-campus. The major aim … Continue reading Continue reading

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Altria Sells Cigarette Plant for $68.5 Million

Philip Morris USA sold last week its cigarette plant in Concord, N.C. for a price of $68.5 million to Victory Industrial Park.  The plant was inactive for five years and it  includes 3.5 million square feet of buildings. Altria Group Inc., the Philip Morris parent company, in 2009 closed the plant in the city of Concord and Cabarrus County north … Continue reading

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Western Illinois University to Become Smoke-Free

Western Illinois University wants to become smoke-free as many universities in the USA. It was estimated that more than thousand American college campuses have become smoke free. There was made a survey which revealed that there are many people who are against smoking ban on campus. Smokers say it is their right to smoke. When they do it outside they … Continue reading

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Suffolk County Increases Age to Buy Cigarettes

Authorities in Suffolk County, New York, decided with majority of votes to increase legal age to buy tobacco from 19 to 21. The change comes into action from January 1, 2015, and it follows New York City’s law which increases tobacco-buying age from 18 to 21 that was taken in November 2013 and comes into effect in May 2014. Back … Continue reading

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Philip Morris to Move its Australia Production to Korea

Tobacco giant Philip Morris, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, last week told that by the end of current year it stops manufacturing cigarettes in Australia and moves production to Korea. Philip Morris company has been making cigarettes at its Melbourne, Moorabbin plant for around 60 years. Almost 180 factory workers are going to lose their jobs. However, representatives of Philip … Continue reading

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No-Smoking Wave Hits Ocean City

Soon lighting up a cigarette on the beach in popular summer resort Ocean City, Maryland, may be banned as authorities plan to adopt a new anti-smoking law. Annually around 8 million people visit Ocean City, reaching peak in summer time when most people come here for vacations. It means that during the summer months beaches are overcrowded. Some members of … Continue reading

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