Breaking the smoking addiction: Personal testimonies

Breaking the smoking addiction: Personal testimonies
Smoking is an addiction many people find hard to break even when they know that tobacco is the leading cause of cancer. For some, it is only when faced with life-threatening choices that they make a decision to quit. This is a story of two people who conquered their smoking habit. THE signs were all ...

Abu Dhabi observes World No Tobacco Day

Abu Dhabi observes World No Tobacco Day
Abu Dhabi Walid Khoury used to start every day with a cigarette. Having tried one at the age of six years, Khoury, whose name has been changed to protect his identity, became a chain smoker in his early teens. “It came to a point where I was smoking more than two packs a day, and ...

96 fined for smoking hookah at public places

96 fined for smoking hookah at public places
As many as 96 people were fined in recent months and Rs 72,000 was collected in fines as part of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) drive against people smoking hookah at public places, Dr S T Pardeshi, chief medical officer, PMC said. On their part, the FDA has issued instructions to strengthen and step up ...

Two Charged on Noise Complaints at Sky Hookah Lounge

Two Charged on Noise Complaints at Sky Hookah Lounge
Police responded to two reports of noise complaints at the Sky Hookah Lounge on Kings Highway East this weekend. Just after 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, neighbors reported that loud music was coming from the hookah lounge every time the door opened and groups of people were having loud, boisterous conversation in the lounge’s parking lot, ...

California voters favor tobacco tax, less sure on term limits

California voters favor tobacco tax, less sure on term limits
A proposed $1-a-pack tax increase on cigarettes is popular among California voters, but they are split over whether to change the state’s 22-year-old term limits law, a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll shows. The two measures will appear on Tuesday’s statewide ballot. The tobacco tax, Proposition 29, is backed by 62% of state voters, ...

Lawmakers OK $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike

Lawmakers OK $1-a-pack cigarette tax hike
Illinois lawmakers on Tuesday gave final approval to a plan to raise taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products to stave off deeper cuts to the state’s health care program for the poor. The $1-a-pack increase will more than double Illinois’ cigarette tax, which has stood at 98 cents for years. The measure goes to ...

EverSmoke offers Boehner e-cigarettes

EverSmoke offers Boehner e-cigarettes
The Florida company says it understands pressures Boehner faces and that “it’s important to remain healthy in every way possible.” A Florida-based seller of electronic cigarettes has offered House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) a starter kit for its product, which the company says is aimed at giving him a healthier alternative to regular cigarettes. “We ...