Faberge cigarette cases at Auction Houses in London

Faberge cigarette cases at Auction Houses in London
LONDON – Auction houses are banking on a recovery at next week’s series of big Russian art sales in London, at which they expect to show that the market dominated by new money is through the worst of the recession. With most at stake are Sotheby’s and Russian specialist MacDougall’s, who together offer works worth ...

Teen change in attitude about the risks of smoking and marijuana

A 2009 survey of 11,000 Vermont students in eighth through 12th grades found a change in attitude about the risks of smoking and marijuana that worries state health officials. In the Department of Health’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey two years ago, 72 percent of Vermont school-age teenagers said they believed there was “great risk in ...

Release of P5.8-billion share of LGUs in Virginia tobacco excise tax

PRESIDENT Arroyo has ordered the release of the P5.8-billion share of concerned local government units (LGUs) from excise-tax collections on locally manufactured Virginia-type cigarettes from 2002 to 2009. The President issued the directive through Executive Order (EO) 846, dated November 16, authorizing the monetization of the unappropriated and unreleased share of Virginia tobacco-producing LGUs from ...

Tobacco cessation pays off

In New York State, 25,000 adults die each year as a result of smoking, each losing 14 years of life on average. An additional half-million New Yorkers suffer from serious smoking-caused diseases, costing our citizens $22.4 million in medical expenses per day. Happily, the number of smoking adults in New York State has dropped 28 ...

David Beckham really want a cigar

David Beckham really want a cigar
DAVID BECKHAM is today exposed as a secret smoker – who sneaks into his garden for a crafty cigar after wife POSH BARRED him from lighting up in their LA mansion. The ex-SPICE GIRL, 35, was forced to ban him because he has acquired a taste for luxury hand-rolled Cubans while in America. Last night ...

Smoking rooms debut in some local nightclubs

Smoking rooms debut in some local nightclubs
The Rainbow Cactus Company in Virginia Beach was closed for business last Tuesday night, but that didn’t mean owner Shelly White wasn’t working. Behind closed doors, the dance club looked like a home improvement show. Paint brushes and cans littered the floor next to the performance stage. A chop saw sat on a table beside ...

Ban on flavored cigarettes applauded

Ban on flavored cigarettes applauded
Flavored cigarettes are now illegal and those of us working to snuff out oral cancer in America are thrilled. But the news gets even better – the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act has given the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the power to regulate how tobacco companies manufacture, market and sell tobacco products. ...