Cigar Dinner Raises $80,000 for Charity

Cigar Dinner Raises $80,000 for Charity
Paul Reiser, the comedian-actor-producer, seemed mad about something at the fifth annual God of Fire charity dinner in Los Angeles on Saturday night. Joe Mantegna and Paul Reiser running the God of Fire charity auction. “This man has made an entire business out of the fact that no one can find a match,” said Reiser ...

Why stop at banning candy cigarettes?

As part of an effort to snuff out youth smoking, selling candy-, fruit- and spice-flavored cigarettes is now illegal in the United States. The ban went into effect earlier this month. Health officials say that flavored cigarettes make smoking more palatable to kids, and studies back them up: 17-year-olds are three times more likely to ...

Tavern owner hopes smoking ban will boost business

Tavern owner hopes smoking ban will boost business
After 34 years of hosting cigarette-smoking customers, the Reno Club was closed earlier this week for three days of deep cleaning. When the Billings tavern reopens Thursday – the first day of a comprehensive statewide smoking ban – it will have new carpet, new paint and, its owner hopes, a new attractiveness to nonsmokers. “It’s ...

Enforcement of tobacco ban to be same at Commonwealth

Enforcement of the tobacco ban at the Nov. 28 UK football home game will rely on the same method used on every other part of campus — self-compliance. Anthany Beatty, vice president for public safety, said the university would rely on every member of the community to report violations of the policy, and punishments would ...

Labour replaces tobacco ‘warning’

Labour replaces tobacco 'warning'
On Monday, the Tobacco Retailers’ Alliance were not best pleased that their conference stand in Brighton had been placed beneath a sign saying The Killers. It was advertising a forthcoming show by an indie band and was clearly, the group believed, not a deliberate attempt to undermine their campaign against tobacco smuggling and tougher restrictions ...

D.C. Weighs More Curbs on Smoking

Sidewalk smokers, beware: The D.C. Council might be coming after you. And people who buy cheap cigars — whether for legal or illegal purposes — you, too, should be on guard. Three years after the council approved a ban on smoking indoors at bars and restaurants, the council is now considering a proposal to give ...

Clove and tobacco importer sues FDA to prevent ban

WASHINGTON — The top distributor of clove-flavored tobacco products in the U.S. is asking a federal court to decide whether its new filtered cigars fall under a new federal ban on flavored cigarettes. Kretek International Inc., which imports Djarum brand tobacco products from Indonesia, sued the Food and Drug Administration Sept. 22. The company claims ...