Three west Georgia housing authorities go smoke-free

Smoking - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 04:00

As maintenance director for the housing authorities in Bowdon and Bremen, cleaning out a unit after a smoker has vacated is his responsibility. He has to get the smell out of the carpet.

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Steel Magnoliasa a trip to Havanaa ; Committee of 300 party; Last Time celebration

Smoking - Sun, 09/10/2017 - 00:03

Steel Magnolias Hot Havana Night: Gary Lee Wolf poses with model wearing the headdress he created for Hot Havana Nights. There was no airfare involved for the Steel Magnolia guests who attended the "trip to Havana" on Aug. 11. Party-goers had but a short jaunt to the Park Estates home of Anthony Gagliardi for the Hot Havana Night-themed party.

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The Simple Reason Why I Won't Buy Altria Group Stock

Smoking - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 19:57

The company has hiked its dividend every year since spinning off its international business as Philip Morris International instead. But I've still been watching Altria to see if it's worth buying again.

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PAD | Often misdiagnosed, this illness can be mild or deadly

Smoking - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 15:43

CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2017 : As we age, it is common to be concerned about heart disease or high blood pressure.

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1 in 7 Americans smoke a " where youa ll find them

Smoking - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 11:27

My mother and her best friend smoked cigarettes at the kitchen table every afternoon. My dad didn't smoke, but all his buddies did.

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Will we ever get the truth behind the FDA's devastating vaping rule?

Smoking - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 07:20

Getting information out of government agencies is like pulling teeth at the best of times, but more often than not it can feel like an unending struggle against willful obstructionism marinated with incompetence. That's certainly been the experience of Jeff Stier, a senior fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research.

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Smoking ban survey

Smoking - Sat, 09/09/2017 - 03:13

Prince Albert city council has instructed city administrators to send out a survey asking residents for their views on a public smoking ban. The ban would include e-cigarettes and marijuana, once it becomes legal to use.

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Smoking ban could soon come to 16th St. Mall

Smoking - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 23:11

DENVER If you're one of the thousands of people around Denver who enjoys a smoke, you could soon be banned from doing it around the 16th St. Mall. Arguing that a ban on smoking along the mall will protect public health and improve quality of life for residents and tourists alike, Denver City Council President Albus Brooks introduced an ordinance that city leaders will vote on next month.

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Statins May Help People With COPD Live Longer

Smoking - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 20:52

Drugs known as statins may have benefits beyond lowering "bad" LDL cholesterol levels. A new study suggests people with chronic lung disease who take these drugs may extend their survival.

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New York's Mayor Gives Smokers Another Reason Not to Quit

Smoking - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 16:10

Since the electronic cigarette arrived around 2010, the rate of smoking in America has plummeted. Yet progressive do-gooders are now throwing tobacco a lifeline.

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City to hold public hearing on smoking ordinance

Smoking - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:16

The Starkville Board of Aldermen approved the consideration of calling a public hearing to amend the city's smoking ordinance. When the ordinance was passed, electronic cigarettes and "vaping" were not popular trends.

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Tokyo to seek partial smoking ban by 2019, Koike says

Smoking - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:35

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike on Friday announced that the metropolitan government plans to ban smoking in and around public facilities by 2019 and asked Tokyoites for opinions on what to include in the proposed ordinance. "In 2019 Tokyo will host the Rugby World Cup, and I want to introduce the ban before that," Koike told a regular news conference at the government headquarters in Shinjuku Ward.

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Countryman Songo swerves - weed smoking' question

Smoking - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 04:24

It was a matter of answering 'yes' or 'no' but vociferous Countryman Songo who had appeared on Starr Chat, Wednesday, refused to give a specific response to whether or not he smokes weed. As monitored by, Songo could only say 'more fire' leaving the host, Bola Ray and perhaps, listeners to wonder what exactly he sought to communicate.

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Fixating on Adolescent Vaping Could Be Deadly for Adult Smokers

Smoking - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 00:00

The first surgeon general's report on e-cigarettes, published last December, could have highlighted the enormous harm-reducing potential of products that simulate smoking but do not contain tobacco or burn anything. Instead Surgeon General Vivek Murthy sounded the alarm about adolescent vaping, which he called "a major public health concern."

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Elementary schoolers win lawsuit over smoking security guard

Smoking - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 19:25

The pupils, age six to 12, tried for a long time to get the guard to stop smoking on the job, to no avail. Children at an elementary school in Tel Aviv received a civics lesson outside the classroom when they filed a class-action lawsuit against Avidar Security Services, whose guard at the school was constantly smoking.

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INDUSTRY: Houston Tobacconists Weather Hurricane Harvey

Smoking - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 17:08

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Cigar Towne of Houston was left ravaged by more than a foot of floodwater. Business partners Daniel Goodwin and Cheryl Greenwald have more than 30 years of retail tobacco experience between them.

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Story Lead Image

Smoking - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 12:26

Dawn Coonrod and Audrey Rancore, are two of the key organizers for the upcoming Camas High School class of 1965 reunion.

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AUB: Khuri Appoints Alan Shihadeh as the New Dean of the Maroun...

Smoking - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 07:29

President of the American University of Beirut , Dr. Fadlo R. Khuri, announced the appointment of Dr. Alan Shihadeh as Dean of the Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture . "Dr. Shihadeh has served as Interim Dean during the 2016-17 academic year and succeeds Dr. Makram Suidan.

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Smoking dangers must be on billboards - House committee

Smoking - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 03:02

Member of Parliament Juliet Cuthbert Flynn asked for data to show the number of deaths that can be directly traced to smoking, and guests at yesterday's Human Resources and Social Development Committee meeting of Parliament were happy to oblige with frightening figures of many afflicted and dying at the National Chest Hospital. The former athlete, gym instructor, trainer and fitness guru received support when she said Jamaicans must be made aware of such dangers, just like they are about lifestyle diseases such as hypertension, obesity and diabetes.

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Invasion of the butt flickers

Smoking - Wed, 09/06/2017 - 22:41

Marjorie "Slim" Woodruff is a contributor to Writers on the Range, the opinion service of High Country News . She works in the Grand Canyon and most always enjoys observing tourists.

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