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Op-Ed: Will marijuana vaping escape San Fran's e-cig ban?

San Francisco is not a tobacco-friendly town. The city has strict regulations that prohibit smoking outside bars and at ATM machines, but a loophole in the law currently provides favorable treatment for those who use marijuana pens.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

New law bans Chinese officials from smoking in public

Beijing - China has now enacted an ordinance that bans government officials from smoking cigarettes in public places. Officials hope to eventually ban smoking in public places for all citizens.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 1 comment

E-cigarettes pose minimal health risk, study finds

E-cigarettes have long been controversial in the health world. Find out what true doctors and scientists have discovered about the effects of e-cigarettes to the human body.
In the Media by Jenna Cyprus - 10 comments

Plain cigarette packaging 'reduces appeal for female smokers'

A new study suggests that the introduction of plain cigarette packaging could be an effective means of discouraging young women from taking up smoking.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Photo: Syrian rebel's son Ahmed, 7, wields AK-47, puffs cigarette

Aleppo - A little Syrian boy has become the face of the civil war in Syria. A photo shows Ahmed, 7, son of a Syrian rebel, manning a barricade in Aleppo. He carries an AK-47 and puffs smoke nonchalantly from a cigarette held in the fingers of his left hand.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

One in five U.S. smokers has tried an electronic cigarette

Data from the U.S. indicates that the proportion of cigarette smokers in the U.S. who have used an electronic cigarette has doubled over a 12-month period.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Video: Surreal & 'acrobatic' cigarette smoking trick

In a video uploaded onto World Star Hip-Hop, a man decides to do a very "interesting trick" that takes up a pack's work of cigarettes before swallowing them all.
In the Media by Can Tran

Link between diabetes and passive smoking

Some new research suggests that there is a link between exposure to passive smoking and both a risk of obesity and Type 2 diabetes in adults.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Video: Woman strips naked at Denver International Airport

Denver - There was some confusion at Denver International Airport on Tuesday morning when a woman caught illegally smoking a cigarette at the departure gate stripped naked in the full view of everyone, as though she thought officials had asked for a strip search.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

E-cigarette explodes in man's mouth causing severe injuries

Niceville - A Florida man is recovering at a burn center after an electronic cigarette he was smoking exploded in his mouth, blowing out his teeth and part of his tongue, and starting a fire inside his home.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 1 comment

Toronto: Cigarette, hoarder caused Welleley Street fire last year

Toronto - A single cigarette started one of the largest fires of 2010 in Toronto that left 1,200 people homeless. While no one died from the flames 17 people including five children had to be treated in hospital due to injuries.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

FDA unveils nine new graphic cigarette labels required in 2012

Washington - The FDA has unveiled nine new graphic warning labels that must appear on all cigarette packaging and advertising in the US beginning in the fall of 2012, in the most dramatic change to cigarette packs since the Surgeon General's warning was added in 1965.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 5 comments

RAF servicemen jailed for cigarette smuggling

Bristol - Three RAF servicemen, who were involved in smuggling cigarettes into the UK from the Middle East on military flights, were sentenced to time in jail.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin

New cigarette packaging in Canada highlights warnings

Canadian health groups are pleased with the new warnings that will appear on cigarette packs in Canada. There are a set of 16 warnings that will circulate on both the front and back of all cigarette and little cigar packs.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 9 comments

Cigarette company ordered to pay dead smoker's family

Tobacco Company Lorillard was ordered to pay the family of a dead smoker $81 million dollars in damages, after allegedly giving out free cigarettes to entice African American children to smoke in a poor Boston neighborhood in the early 1960s.
In the Media by Samuel Okocha - 1 comment

U.S. government propose graphic cigarette warning labels

Washington - The federal government hopes new larger, graphic warning labels for cigarettes that include images of corpses, cancer patients, and diseased lungs and teeth will help snuff out tobacco use.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 9 comments

Cigarette prices jump 40% in Japan

The tax on cigarettes in Japan went up 40 per cent today. The government hopes the increase will encourage more people to quit smoking.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin

Cigarette packaging to go plain in world first

Australian cigarette packaging is set to undergo world first changes, according to the Rudd government, with bright colours, slogans and logos being replaced with plain packaging.
In the Media by Elliot Meszaros

Cigarettes might contain pig blood

Traces of pig's blood could be included in some cigarettes, warns an Australian academic. He also cautions that religious groups would find its hidden presence "very offensive".
In the Media by Elliot Meszaros - 2 comments

French anti-smoking poster links habit to performing oral sex

Controversy is raging in France after an anti-smoking group launched a poster campaign which links the use of tobacco by teenagers, both male and female, to the performing of oral sex on an older man.
In the Media by Chris Dade - 4 comments

Cigarette Explodes Causing Loss of Teeth

An Indonesian man lost six teeth and had to have fifty-one stitches after the cigarette he was smoking blew up in his mouth.
In the Media by Laura Trowbridge - 8 comments

British Man Jailed for Giving Cigarette to 3-Year-Old Girl

A 31-year-old man from the Northeast of England has been jailed for 18 months after admitting that he gave a 3-year-old girl a cigarette to smoke.
In the Media by Chris Dade - 3 comments

China orders officials: Smoke or be fined

In central China, officials have been ordered by the government to smoke approximately a quarter million packs of cigarettes in a year or else they might be slapped with fines.
In the Media by Subhabrata Das - 6 comments

Addicted with the first cigarette

The latest research reveals how some smokers become addicted with their first cigarette, by studying the reactions projected by neuro transmitters.
In the Media by Aditi Chengappa - 7 comments

Op-Ed: Cigarette Smokers a Minority Everyone Can Persecute

It seems everywhere there are persecuted minorities in need of protection: blacks, Hispanics, gays, obese people, even street bums, as noted in a recent DJ article. But if you smoke, don't expect to find anyone supporting your rights. Just the opposite.
In the Media by Johnny Simpson - 8 comments

Japanese vending machines considering facial ID recognition

In order to combat underage smoking in Japan, particularly with the cigarette vending machines, facial ID recognition software is being considered as determining whether or not the person is old enough to buy smokes...
In the Media by Mark M Drewe

Scientists Measure Brain's Blood Flow To Find Clues To Cigarette Addiction

When a smoker quits smoking the cravings he or she experiences due to lack of nicotine are sometimes due to increased activation of specific brain regions, say researchers. They measured brain blood flow to arrive at these conclusions.
In the Media by Angelique van Engelen - 1 comment

Impress Your Boss With A New Decency Level

Generally, it's considered impossible to actually place your butt into a condom. But a new condom has been designed for just this purpose. Its creator Jiang Qian says he hopes it contributes to a cleaner environment. Of the party space, that is.
In the Media by Angelique van Engelen

'Safe" Cigarettes Now Available in Kentucky

Kentucky has joined seven other states in enacting a law stating that only "safe" cigarettes may be sold.
In the Media by paigemom - 3 comments

NicStic, the Smokeless Cigarette

Are smoking bans getting you down? Fear not the NicStic is here to save the day.
In the Media by Samantha A. Torrence - 2 comments
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Just one more reason to quit smoking... pig s blood has been found in some cigarettes.
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