Hookah Lounge Attracts Students in Dahlonega

Hookah Lounge Attracts Students in Dahlonega
Immersed in a smoky haze and flashing blue lights, North Georgia students and other local residents sit around large hookah pipes filled with flavored tobacco and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the lounge, Caterpillar’s Cave. Located just off the square, Caterpillar’s Cave sells hookah accessories and provides a nice place to smoke top-of-the-line shisha, flavored ...

Community group drives synthetic marijuana from Avon shelves

Community group drives synthetic marijuana from Avon shelves
It goes by many names: K2, Spice, Bliss, Black Mamba, Bombay Blue, Genie and Zohai. It’s synthetic marijuana – “legal weed.” But law enforcement officials say the drug can be dangerous, and one local organization brought students, parents and police together to get it off store shelves. The Avon Coalition for Every Student (ACES) is ...

Help CRA Be an Independent Voice for Cigar Smokers

Help CRA Be an Independent Voice for Cigar Smokers
In the early days of Cigar Rights of America (CRA), the creation of the organization caused a stir for existing groups, especially the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR). While it’s often forgotten now, just days after the announcement of the founding of CRA in 2008, IPCPR moved to start its own organization ...

Courthouse gets new policy on smoking

Courthouse gets new policy on smoking
In response to a complaint filed last month with the Ohio Department of Health, the Washington County Commissioners are working on establishing a policy that addresses smoking near the entrances of county-owned facilities. The complaint, filed anonymously on Feb. 21, alleges that a violation of the new Ohio Smoke-Free Workplace Law occurred around 1 p.m. ...

Imperial Tobacco Forecasts Drop in Cigarette Shipments

Imperial Tobacco Forecasts Drop in Cigarette Shipments
Imperial Tobacco Group Plc (IMT), Europe’s second-biggest tobacco company, expects first-half cigarette volume to fall, even as sales and profit increased in the second quarter. Selling quantities for the six months ending March 31 will decline about 4 percent, hurt by a 7 percent drop in the fiscal first quarter, the Bristol, England-based company said ...