Harford to ban smoking on county government property

Harford to ban smoking on county government property
Harford County government says it plans to impose a complete smoking ban on its properties, owned or leased, though it isn’t clear what specific properties fall into that category. The Harford County Department of Administration will conduct a public hearing on the proposed rule and regulation requiring county government property to be tobacco-free on Dec. ...

UNT Students Hand Out Free Cigarettes to Protest Smoking Ban

UNT Students Hand Out Free Cigarettes to Protest Smoking Ban
Some students at the University of North Texas handed out free cigarettes Monday to protest a proposed smoking ban. A group called Young Americans for Liberty is opposed to a proposal that would ban smoking on campus. Leaders of the group said the university shouldn’t be allowed to make those kind of rules. With the ...

Electronic Cigarettes Company Offering Big Cyber Monday Deal

Electronic Cigarettes Company Offering Big Cyber Monday Deal
South Beach Smoke, a leading provider of electronic cigarettes, is widely considered to be one of the most affordable brands available. However, the company is taking one step further by providing a site-wide 15% off discount for Cyber Monday. The standard electronic cigarette starter kit is priced between $80 and $100. South Beach Smoke offers ...

Stop-smoking programs show success in helping smokers quit

Stop-smoking programs show success in helping smokers quit
Getting smokers to quit can be tough, but two studies reporting success with smoking-cessation programs released Monday in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine offer some hope. One study focused on using a practice quit-attempt program and nicotine therapy for smokers who weren’t motivated to quit. Researchers worked with 849 people in a randomized trial; ...

State Patrol nabs two drivers for marijuana possession

State Patrol nabs two drivers for marijuana possession
Two separate traffic stops by troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol on Interstate 80 led to the seizure of 88 pounds of marijuana. Just before 9 p.m. Sunday, a trooper stopped a westbound 2011 Nissan Altima for following too close on I-80 in Hall County. A patrol canine alerted to the odor of drugs coming ...

Still Smoking? Now is a Good Time to Stop

Still Smoking? Now is a Good Time to Stop
“What could you do with $15,000?” Susan Chase, dental network coordinator for Delta Dental asks smokers who stop to chat with her at our health fairs for advice on how to kick the habit. The answers she hears include take a trip of a lifetime, save for college or retirement, and a variety of other ...

Finance Minister Rejects Tobacco Excise Revision

Finance Minister Rejects Tobacco Excise Revision
Finance Minister Agus Martowardojo has refused to revise the tobacco excise rate, which will be applied as of January 1 next year. He said that businesses were considered before making the decision and determining the excise. The 15 – 16 percent rate increase was made based on the tobacco excise implementation road map. “We hope ...