First charges laid for breaking city’s no smoking in parks bylaw

First charges laid for breaking city's no smoking in parks bylaw
When warnings over the last several weeks failed to convince people at baseball games to stop smoking, Peterborough County-City Health Unit laid the first two charges under the city’s smoking ban in city parks, a health unit’s tobacco enforcement officer said Wednesday. “The majority of complaints do point to baseball for some reason,” Ingrid Cathcart ...

Smoke-free lunch at Lava hookah lounge

Smoke-free lunch at Lava hookah lounge
As a nonsmoker, I wasn’t sure about stopping at Broad Ripple’s Lava with colleague for a weekday lunch. After all, the place is a hookah lounge, in addition to being a Mediterranean-style restaurant. Still, my love for tasty Med food won out, so we were Lava-bound. Our fears of inhaling smoke along with our meals ...

Obama to sign ban on synthetic marijuana

Obama to sign ban on synthetic marijuana
A federal ban on synthetic marijuana and hallucinogenic bath salts is on its way to President Barack Obama for final approval after passing the Senate this week, Sen. Charles Schumer said. The bill, sponsored by Schumer (D-N.Y.), prohibits the sale of 31 chemical substances sold online, in convenience stores and in smoke shops as synthetic ...

FDA ignites concerns about rules for cigars

FDA ignites concerns about rules for cigars
Cigars are big business here in Florida. And now a fight over them is shaping up in Washington, D.C. regarding how they should be regulated. Robbie Morton, the owner of Cordova Cigars in Pensacola, is concerned about the rules that may soon be set up for his store’s main product. He says premium cigars, like ...

Cigarette tax sends more people to West Quincy

Cigarette tax sends more people to West Quincy
Mississippi River bridge traffic to and from Quincy might be up just a bit this week. Illinois raised the tax on a pack of cigarettes $1 to $1.98 a pack on Sunday. Across the bridge in Missouri, where state taxes are the lowest in the country at 17 cents a pack, sales are expected to ...

Fruits and Veggies Can Help You Stop Smoking, Study Suggests

Fruits and Veggies Can Help You Stop Smoking, Study Suggests
University of Buffalo researchers published a study yesterday showing the correlation between the consumption of fruits and vegetables and the amount of cigarettes a person smoked over the course of 14 months. With the bountiful fruit and vegetables Miami’s tropical climate has to offer, could upping fruit and veggie intake help smoking citizens nip their ...

Niles tobacco sellers feeling burned by cigarette tax hike

Niles tobacco sellers feeling burned by cigarette tax hike
An additional $1 tax on a pack of cigarettes that went into effect this week is — not surprisingly — generating concerns among local business owners that their livelihood could be going up in smoke. “It definitely affects the business and it definitely affects the consumer,” said Al Shah, owner of Around the World Cigars ...