Utah battle against youth tobacco use continues despite improvements

Utah battle against youth tobacco use continues despite improvements
The U.S. Surgeon General is urging states to discourage kids from smoking by implementing tobacco tax hikes, high-impact interventions, smoking bans and mass media campaigns. Each day, nearly 4,000 kids try their first cigarette and an additional 1,000 under the age of 18 become daily users, according to a report issued this week by the ...

Government addicted to Big Tobacco taxes

Government addicted to Big Tobacco taxes
Dear Mr. Berko: I have $23,000 that I want to invest for income and growth. I asked my broker about the tobacco stocks because they show pretty good yields. He told me the tobacco industry is going to be in the gutter in the next five years, and that fewer people smoke today and the ...

Tobacco farmers face contract cuts

Tobacco farmers face contract cuts
In a time that many tobacco farmers are just starting to seed, some area dark fire growers were informed earlier this month that their contracts for this year would be cut or scaled back. William Elliot, a grower from Cedar Hill, said he was informed on March 1 that Hail & Cotton would only be ...

Health warning to shisha smokers

Health warning to shisha smokers
The number of cafes offering “shisha” tobacco pipes has risen 210% since the smoking ban came into force, a charity has warned. Many people are unaware of the health risks from smoking the flavoured tobacco, which can be as damaging as cigarettes, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) said. Cafes and bars offering the traditional Middle ...

Questions and Answers about Cuban Cigars

Questions and Answers about Cuban Cigars
For Americans, Cuban cigars hold a unique mystique. Illegal but not overly difficult to obtain, nearly every cigar smoker has smoked one or knows a guy who can get them. Lately, I’ve been asked a few times about Cuban cigars, so I’ve done some thinking about the puros from that “Island South of Miami.” Specifically, ...