Taste of Morocco in Gonubie

MOROCCO came to life at a Dinner for Dreams when guests were entertained by belly dancers, hookah pipes and a taste of dinner at a “harem”. The dinner was held at the Gonubie home of Marcine Cooper. Cooper, Elmay Bouwer and Christelle Wells responded to a challenge by the Daily Dispatch to host a dinner ...

Smoker beats rising tobacco prices by growing his own

WEST RICHLAND — As J.D. Stanfield waded into the sea of 6-foot tall plants, only the top of his worn and stained cowboy hat poked above the elephant ear-sized leaves dangling from broomstick-thick stalks. Those leaves will soon fill the corncob pipe that often juts from his lips. Stanfield’s a smoker and, at 81 years ...

Tobacco Pictorial Warnings

Dimapur, : The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, had mandated that all tobacco products in India have to display pictorial health warnings. This has not happened, a new study by a collaboration of NGOs in India has found. Blatant violations have been detected in the enforcement of this crucial public health ...

Much at stake in roll-your-own suit

BROOKLINE, N.H. – With a clunky rumble, the 4-foot-tall wooden contraption worked its magic, turning loose tobacco and rolling papers into tightly packed smokes. One after another, they slid down a metal chute into a waiting carton. Customers from near and far line up daily at the Route 13 smoke shop with the roll-your-own cigarette ...

Booming hookah biz links China, Iran, Egypt – and Texas

Want to plunge into the modern American melting pot? Try the offices of Social Smoke, a hookah manufacturer in Arlington, Texas. Here a silk Persian rug and a piece of Arabic calligraphy, The 99 Names of Allah, share wall space with a signed photo of a Willie Nelson impersonator. There’s a Chinese green tea set ...

Belleville man grows gigantic tobacco plants in his backyard

Belleville man grows gigantic tobacco plants in his backyard
Al Brierly watched his father and grandfather toil on their Kentucky tobacco farms, so he wanted nothing to do with the family business after being discharged from the Army in the early ’50s. Nearly 60 years later, the Belleville retiree is giddy with excitement about four tobacco plants growing in his backyard. “He sits out ...

Hookah bar health risks

With cigarette bans in full force in restaurants, the appeal of a hookah bar gains popularity in younger crowds. Appeal among young people has been increasing since the 1990’s, and more bars are popping up in the United States. Smoking herbal tobacco, called shisha, from at a hookah bar could pose health risks, but is ...