‘The Last Smoker in America’ a disastrously bad musical

‘The Last Smoker in America’ a disastrously bad musical
I am not quite sure what is more toxic. Cigarettes or sitting through the disastrously bad new musical entitled “The Last Smoker in America” at the Westside Theater. Bill Russell who gave us the vastly underrated “Side Show” a few years ago has plummeted to the abyss with sophomoric humor. Giving your suburban wife a ...

UMaine-Augusta to prohibit tobacco use on campus

UMaine-Augusta to prohibit tobacco use on campus
The University of Maine at Augusta will ban tobacco use starting in January, joining a growing number of colleges and universities in Maine and around the country. The policy will “promote a campus culture of wellness and environmental responsibility,” President Allyson Handley wrote in an email to faculty, staff and students this week. UMA officials ...

3 charged with attempted break-in at tobacco shop

3 charged with attempted break-in at tobacco shop
Three Carteret County men have been accused of attempting to break into a Newport tobacco shop. Kenneth Jason Cooper, 18, of Morehead City, was charged by the Newport Police Department with felonious breaking and entering, injury to real property and resisting a public officer. Brandon Florian, 18, of Newport, was charged by NPD with felonious ...

Last year for Tobacco Festival

Last year for Tobacco Festival
It’s official: you just witnessed the last Ohio Tobacco Festival. The festival, which operated for 31 years, will be under new leadership and be named the Ohio Farmers’ Festival starting next year. “I knew it was coming up,” said Ed Fath, proprietor of the Ohio Tobacco Museum in Ripley. “As far as the Tobacco Festival ...

Cigar Review: Don Pepin Garcia Blue Label Delicias

Cigar Review: Don Pepin Garcia Blue Label Delicias
Wandering around a local shop the other day, I spotted an old friend in new dress. The Don Pepin Garcia, known universally as the Blue Label from the band’s predominant color, was sporting a foot wrap and a secondary band reading “Original.” Enticed, I realized it had been years since I smoked one of these ...

Home to get ex-mental patients to quit smoking

Home to get ex-mental patients to quit smoking
A ‘Quit Smoking’ campaign has been unofficially launched for the current residents of Mental Health Association of Sarawak (MHAS)’s Halfway Home. MHAS president Dato Wee Hong Seng said since the residents had recovered from mental illnesses it was only apt if they quit smoking to prevent themselves from falling into any ailments caused by the ...

Electronic cigarettes added to county smoking ban

Electronic cigarettes added to county smoking ban
Riverside County supervisors voted Tuesday to expand a ban on smoking in more than 600 buildings where county employees work to include electronic cigarettes. The Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 to bar the devices that are often used as part of efforts to quit smoking, because of questions about their safety. Supervisor Jeff Stone of ...