If California legalizes marijuana, not clear what Obama administration would do

If California legalizes marijuana, not clear what Obama administration would do
Proposition 19, a November ballot initiative, would legalize recreational marijuana use for California residents over 21 and allow small residential cultivation — but also would put the state in conflict with federal law that says the drug is illegal. “The (Obama) administration opposes legalization of any drugs, including marijuana,” Gil Kerlikowske, director of the White ...

Justin Bieber smoking weed

Justin Bieber smoking weed
There’s always a good Justin Bieber rumor to keep everyone on their toes. Tonight’s big rumor is that Justin Bieber has been smoking weed. The rumor has circulated through the Internet and comes close to topping the number one Justin Bieber rumor, ‘Is Justin Bieber dead?” Justin Bieber has made headlines recently for several things. ...

Robert Pattinso Quit Smoking

Robert Pattinso Quit Smoking
“Twilight” star Robert Pattinson’s unhealthy habits are dwindling but until he stops smoking, even eating better isn’t going to do much to improve his health. Since he rocketed to stardom in the Twilight series, Pattinson at times appears to be almost a chain smoker. While reports that he is eating healthier, cigarettes will ultimately doom ...

Black Market Tobacco Trade Could Be Stubbed Out

Black Market Tobacco Trade Could Be Stubbed Out
It’s a familiar refrain from the tobacco industry: high excise hikes on tobacco products lead more consumers to buy their cigarettes on the black market. Governments should therefore be careful not to raise duty too sharply. The clamour for higher tobacco duty from global governments in the last year should therefore have been a boon ...

Hookah bars to lose profits

Hookah bars to lose profits
Although most still are in operation, some local hookah bars have watched their profits go up in smoke as a result of Michigan’s workplace smoking ban. The law prohibits smoking in public areas, but because more than 75 percent of sales are derived from tobacco products, hookah lounges such as Blue Midnight Hookah Lounge, 330 ...

Uruguay bows to pressure over anti-smoking law amendments

Uruguay bows to pressure over anti-smoking law amendments
Uruguay has promised to water down anti-smoking laws after pressure from the tobacco giant Philip Morris, prompting accusations of corporate bullying. The government said it would amend legislation which slaps large health warnings on cigarette packets and bans the sale of those branded as “light”. The laws, among the toughest in the world, were introduced ...

Russell Crow: twiter and smoking

Russell Crow: twiter and smoking
Russell Crowe may tweet about quitting smoking, new films and his beloved Rabbitohs, but the actor is still not convinced there is any point to the social networking site. “(I’m) not sure if it serves any real purpose,” the Oscar-winning actor said. Crowe said he’d been on Twitter about 11 or 12 weeks and had ...