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Why do people smoke?

The history of tobacco smoking dates back to thousands years B.C. nevertheless, it is actual today, as well. The biggest tobacco manufacturers offers us a wide variety of cigarettes for sale, which are of different shape, length and even have different flavors. While in the very beginning of times, when people just started smoking, this process was a part of … Continue reading Continue reading

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What’s inside a cigarette?

Tobacco smoking is a practice which has changed little since American natives first stuffed the tobacco they cultivated in the hills of what is today modern Mexico into hollow reeds. As the practice spread through the Americas, different cultures wrapped their tobacco in vegetable leaves or corn husks, or put it in pipes for smoking. Spanish explorers enjoyed smoking and … Continue reading

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No room at the inn for tobacco smokers in Maine

From the beginning of next year, Maine will become the first state in the US in which all of its public housing is tobacco smoke free, according to a story by Katharine Q. Seelye for the New York Times. The move will affect about 12,000 tenants. But similar policies are being adopted with increasing frequency across the country as cities … Continue reading

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Smoking rates down in Canada

Canada’s smoking rate dropped to 17 percent last year – the lowest level ever recorded – from a high of 25 percent in 1999, according to a government survey released Wednesday. According to the annual Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey conducted by Statistics Canada on behalf of Health Canada, 4.7 million Canadians still smoke, but this is much fewer (500,000) … Continue reading

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The Smoking Baby: Where Is He Today?

Videos of cute babies doing adorable things are a staple on YouTube, but last year, one particular baby video went viral for all the wrong reasons: It showed a Aldi, two-year-old Indonesian boy, puffing away on cigarette after cigarette as his family looked on. To date, the video has garnered more than 13 million views and provoked outrage. Would worldwide … Continue reading

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Smoking rates drop in US, but not by much

Despite national and state efforts to raise tobacco taxes, increase awareness of cigarettes’ health risks, and ban smoking in public places, the decline in smoking in the United States has slowed dramatically over the past five years, according to a report released today by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “The decline was very gradual,” CDC director Dr. … Continue reading

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The cigarette – – a fashion accessory for decades

Fashion models, like teenagers, smoke for effect. The nicotine is by the bye. The point is how the cigarette makes you look. The classic cigarette pose, which appeared regularly in fashion magazines until recently (and which still graces the pages – even cover – of French Vogue) comprises a model holding a cigarette well away from her face, balanced delicately … Continue reading

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Cigarette Smoking Terminology

What do the numbers mean? The numbers like “100’s” and “120’s” refer to the length of the tobacco rod in millimeters. What is the difference between menthol and… whatever they call non-menthol cigarettes? The other kind of cigarettes are called ‘non-menthol’ or regular. The difference is menthol cigarettes have a major non-tobacco additive that make them minty tasting. Very few … Continue reading

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Tobacco store opens in Midland

Billy’s Tobacco, 314 South Saginaw Road, opened in June, and sells roll-your-own tobacco products and other smoker’s accessories at discounted prices. The store also offers cigarette cases, chewing tobacco, hookah and discount cigars. The store was started by Aaron Saide, a Midland native. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and at 9 a.m. … Continue reading

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Companies Get Tougher with Employees Who Smoke

Many companies use quiet incentives to encourage desired employee behavior, such as losing weight. Not Macy’s (M). Beginning on July 1, workers at the department store chain who admit to using tobacco will be surcharged $35 a month, or $420 a year, for health coverage. The extra cost will be deferred only if smokers enroll in a free quit-smoking class. … Continue reading

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