Los Angeles Times, on electronic cigarettes

Introduced in the United States two years ago, electronic cigarettes are no longer a novelty item but a popular option for many smokers — especially those who want to quit. Inhaling on the cigarette-shaped device activates a built-in battery, which heats up a mixture of water, nicotine and propylene glycol to give the “smoker” a ...

Bars not stubbing out cigarettes

NEW DELHI: The hype surrounding ban on smoking at public places seems to have vanished into thin air. A recent survey shows that the ban has not been effectively implemented since it came into effect in October last year. The nationwide survey conducted by Voluntary Health Association of India (VHAI) with 11 partner organisations found ...

Marijuana, Tobacco Facts

SIDNEY – School safety officer Curtis Hofrock spoke to fifth-graders at West Elementary in Sidney Wednesday morning about the facts. Marijuana facts and tobacco facts. Both good subjects for Red Ribbon Week. This year’s theme at West and Central schools is “Better things to do than drugs.” According to school guidance counselor Carla Brauer, Hofrock’s ...

Bloomberg Sours on Flavored Tobacco

Bloomberg Sours on Flavored Tobacco
Take a long drag of your Warm Mocha Mint Cigar – it might be the last you buy in the city. Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed the ban on flavored tobacco into law yesterday. But before you hyperventilate, read the fine print: the ban doesn’t include clove or menthol cigarettes or even flavored hookah. The city ...

IU Southeast students protest smoking ban

A small group of students at Indiana University Southeast protested the university’s tobacco-free policy by lighting cigarettes and smoking on campus Thursday afternoon. Three students received referrals after campus police asked them to put out their cigarettes and they refused, but the protest remained peaceful. Another half dozen students joined in the protest or carried ...

Queensland bans smoking in cars with kids

QUEENSLAND has banned smoking in cars carrying children under the age of 16. Deputy Premier and Health Minister Paul Lucas said the new laws would start from January next year and apply on all public roads. “These new laws are about reducing the exposure children have to tobacco smoke,” Mr Lucas said yesterday. The legislation ...

New smoking ban a bit hazy on Flathead Reservation

RONAN – Rick and Vicki Wheeler recently got their first letter from the Lake County Health Department saying someone had complained that people were still lighting up in their Ronan bar, The Club, despite a statewide smoking ban that took effect on Oct. 1. Rick Wheeler says they demanded to know who had turned them ...