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  • Eric Garner’s mother urges Sen. Schumer to oppose Biden’s menthol cigarette ban, citing its potential to ‘hurt blacks and Hispanics’

    11/10/2023 12:12:03 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/10/2023 | Josh Christenson
    The mother of Eric Garner sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Thursday asking him to oppose the Biden administration’s proposed ban on menthol cigarettes, which she says could lead to “increased negative encounters with police in communities of color.” “Senator Schumer, you have been a longstanding advocate for the people of New York and have shown a commitment to tackling tough issues with both courage and compassion,” Gwen Carr wrote in a Nov. 9 missive exclusively obtained by The Post. “It is with respect for your role and faith in your leadership that I urge...
  • Man beats 70-year-old who confronted him for rolling cigarette in NYC subway

    09/01/2023 2:09:38 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/01/2023 | Amanda Wood
    A stranger pummeled a 70-year-old Manhattan straphanger in the face so badly that he had to be hospitalized — all because the elderly man complained about him rolling a cigarette in the station, cops said Friday. The senior was getting off a southbound C train at the 145th Street station at the corner of St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday when he spotted the cigarette-roller in the station and confronted him, police said. It’s not clear whether the attacker actually got to smoke his cigarette, which is against transit rules, but the elderly man was apparently making...
  • Israeli tosses cigarette butt into trash in plane bathroom

    10/31/2022 5:51:35 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    A passenger on an El Al flight to Bangkok, Thailand, lit a cigarette in the plane's bathroom during the flight, and threw it into the bathroom garbage when he had finished, Israel Hayom reported. Other passengers, who smelled the cigarette, alerted a stewardess, who entered the bathroom and found the cigarette in the trash. The staff used the fire extinguisher, even though a fire had not sparked in the bathroom. The incident took place 1.5 hours before the flight landed in Bangkok. Flight crew confiscated the cigarettes and cigarette lighter, and El Al has promised to take action against him,...
  • FDA's proposed menthol cigarette ban could save 248,000 Black lives in 4 years

    05/21/2022 5:10:11 PM PDT · by Apparatchik · 88 replies
    The Philadelphia Tribune ^ | May 20, 2021 | Stephen Williams TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER
    On April 28, the Food and Drug Administration proposed a ban on menthol cigarettes, which are smoked by more than 18.5 million people ages 12 and older. More than 85% of menthol smokers are African American. By comparison, 30% of menthol smokers are white. Menthol cigarettes are also more popular in the Latin and Asian communities. From that date in April, the public, including the tobacco industry, has 60 days to make comments.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 480,000 Americans die from tobacco-related disease, every year. This is including more than 41,000 deaths resulting from...
  • Flight That Crashed and Killed 66 People Was Caused by Pilot’s Cigarette, Investigation Finds

    04/27/2022 9:51:50 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 27, 2022 | Snejana Farberov
    An EgyptAir flight that crashed en route to Cairo, killing all 66 people on board, was brought down by a pilot who had a cigarette in the cockpit and started a fire, a new report found. EgyptAir flight MS804 was traveling on May 19, 2016, from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Cairo International Airport when it fell out of the sky between the Greek island of Crete and northern Egypt. France’s Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA) has since concluded that pilot Mohamed Said Shoukair’s mid-air smoke break led to a fire onboard the Airbus...
  • ‘Smoking Roach’ Snuffs Out ‘Pizza Rat’ as NYC’s Grossest Vermin

    04/14/2022 7:50:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 14, 2022 | Ben Cost
    Thought New York City’s Pizza Rat was majestic? Enter cigarette cockroach, a bodacious bug that was observed scurrying about an undisclosed residence in the Big Apple with a cancer stick in tow, smoking out all vermin competition. A video of the tiny tobacco toker is currently blowing up on Instagram as urban wildlife enthusiasts marvel at what could be the animal kingdom’s newest celebrity sleazeball. “Roach just trying to have a smoke in peace,” reads the caption to the uproarious clip, which was uploaded a day ago by the popular Instagram account WhatIsNewYork.
  • A Crow to Pluck: Swedish Town Trains Birds to Clear Streets of Cigarette Butts - Video

    02/01/2022 5:43:12 PM PST · by WeaslesRippedMyFlesh · 32 replies
    sputnik news ^ | 2/1/2022 | Igor
    Crows are considered to be some of the most intelligent birds around and some will be trained to pick up litter in exchange for food, potentially saving the Nordic country millions in street-cleaning efforts.videoA start-up in Sweden has begun recruiting crows in a pilot project to assist in cleaning up the streets of the city of Södertälje in Greater Stockholm.Crows are among the most intelligent animals in Sweden and can learn to pick things up in exchange for food, something that the local company Corvid Cleaning aims to benefit from. In particular, the birds will be taught to pick up...
  • Drunk driver asked to smoke a cigarette after killing mother of four: video

    08/12/2021 8:37:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 08/12/221 | Emily Crane
    A suspected drunk driver asked New Mexico police if she could “smoke a cigarette” just moments after she allegedly caused a crash that killed a mother of four, bodycam video shows. Jennifer Munoz, 26, is accused of crashing into and killing 41-year-old Janelle Katesigwa in Albuquerque in May, KRQE reports. According to bodycam video released Wednesday, the first thing Munoz said to police after the fatal crash was: “Can I just smoke a cigarette?” Munoz’s friend could be heard screaming in pain in the passenger seat. “I would not do that right now … Let them try to help your...
  • BeachBot Is a Robot That Picks Up Cigarette Butts From the Beach

    07/29/2021 6:40:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    The Star (Malaysia) ^ | Friday, 30 Jul 2021
    Were you aware that cigarette butts are the category of waste that is least disposed of? Every year, no fewer than 4.5 trillion cigarette butts are found in the wilds, even they can take up to 14 years to decompose... It’s enough to make you see red. To fight against this plague, Dutch engineers working with Delft University of Technology have invented the BeachBot, an autonomous robot capable of picking up cigarette butts from the ground. Tired of seeing their children find cigarette butts on beaches, Edwin Bos and Martijn Lukaart, Dutch engineers from TechTics, set out to create the...
  • Authorities bust $12M cigarette smuggling operation based in Fayetteville

    07/23/2019 3:48:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    WRAL ^ | 7/22/19 | Mattew Burns
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — More than two dozen people were arrested last week in connection with a $12 million cigarette smuggling operation based in Fayetteville, authorities said Monday. U.S. Attorney Robert Higdon said Justin Brent Freeman and his wholesale business, FreeCo Inc., at 231 Williams St., served as a hub for the illegal operation. People would pay cash for large quantities of cigarettes at FreeCo and other retailers in North Carolina, including Sam's Club stores in Raleigh, Fayetteville and Goldsboro, and would then pack the cigarettes into rental cars for shipment to Virginia, Higdon said. In Richmond or Alexandria, Va., the...
  • Sen. Mitt Romney joins effort to raise legal age to 21 for tobacco and e-cigarettes

    05/14/2019 3:24:10 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 66 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | May 8, 2019 | Thomas Burr
    Sen. Mitt Romney is pushing legislation to raise the federal legal age to buy tobacco to 21, an effort backed by the tobacco industry and that health advocates hope will curtail younger Americans from smoking. Romney, a Utah Republican, said the bill was the first step in addressing an avoidable health crisis of young Americans taking up e-cigarettes as well as traditional tobacco products. The legislation would raise the age to buy any tobacco product to 21 as well as allow the Health and Human Services Department to conduct undercover compliance checks, retail inspections and enforce the law with fines.
  • Disney Reportedly Concerned About Cigarette Smoking In Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ (tr)

    04/24/2019 3:51:51 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 31 replies
    The Playlist ^ | April 24, 2019 | Charles Barfield
    We are just over a month into the new Disney/Fox status quo. The Mouse House has become the industry’s first mega-studio by absorbing one of its biggest competitors in a deal that has had massive repercussions, already, with thousands losing jobs and films suddenly finding themselves without a studio. But there is a lot more at play in the merger than what many were probably considering, such as Disney’s morals. Everyone knows that Disney doesn’t make films the same way that everyone else does. The films under the Disney banner have a certain limit on how far they can go....
  • Ban on cigarette sales proposed for Hawaii

    02/01/2019 2:05:31 PM PST · by buckalfa · 76 replies
    KHON 2 ^ | January 31, 2019 | Erika Engle
    HONOLULU (KHON2) - Hawaii could be the first state in the U.S. to ban the sale of cigarettes, if a current proposal becomes law. Adults younger than age 30 could be legally prohibited from buying cigarettes in less than a year's time -- and all cigarette sales would be banned in Hawaii in five years -- under a bill by State Representative Richard Creagan. The bill was co-signed by Representatives John Mizuno, also a Democrat, and Cynthia Thielen, a Republican. "We're taxing them, that did decrease use somewhat, but we still have 140,000 people in our state that smoke cigarettes....
  • Video from Atlanta shows store employee assaulting customer for wearing pro-Trump shirt

    12/28/2018 5:03:09 PM PST · by grundle · 209 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 28, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Video from Atlanta shows store employee assaulting customer for wearing pro-Trump shirt This brand new video from Atlanta, Georgia, shows a store employee assaulting a customer for wearing a pro-Trump shirt. The assault occurs at 0:36
  • Carjacker convicted after his DNA is found on cigarette in the recovered car

    05/02/2017 7:05:14 PM PDT · by Pelham · 13 replies
    OC Register ^ | 5/2/2017 | Kelly Puente
    SANTA ANA A carjacker from Orange has been sentenced to three years in prison after authorities identified him through DNA he left on a cigarette in the recovered car. Gary Munoz, 30, was arrested, charged and convicted in less than two months, thanks to the county’s RAPID DNA program, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said in a Tuesday statement. On March 9 at about 3:30 p.m., Munoz approached an idling car in a parking lot off of Imperial Highway in Brea, prosecutors said. A woman was in the passenger seat while the driver was out looking for an ATM...
  • $47 billion offer to create world's biggest tobacco company

    10/21/2016 6:15:54 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 14 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/21/2016 | Danica Kirka
    LONDON — British American Tobacco has offered to buy out Reynolds American Inc. for $47 billion in an attempt to gain a strong presence in the U.S., a lucrative market where sales of electronic cigarettes are booming as traditional smoking fades. The takeover would create the world's largest publicly traded tobacco company and combine BAT's presence in developing countries, where anti-smoking campaigns are not as strong as in the U.S. and Europe, with Reynolds' almost exclusive focus on the U.S. BAT already owns 42 percent of Reynolds and sells Dunhill, Rothmans and Lucky Strike cigarettes. Reynolds controls about a third...
  • Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson thinks there’s a good case for banning cigarettes

    09/17/2016 10:30:15 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 89 replies
    POLITICO ^ | September 15, 2016 | Ben Birnbaum
    There had also been an eye-opening moment on the streets of Cleveland during the Republican National Convention, when [Johnson and I had] been walking behind a cigarette-wielding Ohioan. As the smoker’s exhaust wafted in our faces, I remarked offhand that—with the advent of e-cigarettes—I thought there was a good libertarian case for banning regular cigarettes. “I do too,” replied the health-obsessed triathlete, recounting his support for anti-smoking efforts in New Mexico.
  • Electronic cigarettes proving a sellout hit in Japanese market

    08/26/2016 7:20:14 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 12 replies
    The Japan News ^ | August 25, 2016 | Staff
    Electronic cigarettes, which do not require a flame but heat tobacco leaves to create a vapor that is inhaled, are so popular in Japan these days that demand cannot keep up with supply. The e-cigarette boom was triggered by iQOS, a product released by Philip Morris Japan K.K. Rather than burning tobacco leaves, the iQOS heats cigarettes in a small cylindrical device — all designed exclusively for each other — so that nicotine and vapors are inhaled together. Sales of iQOS began in Tokyo in September last year, before expanding nationwide in April. Even though the kit is priced as...
  • 1951 Korean War RCI Oldest Cigarette Ever Smoked

    01/26/2016 7:43:07 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 54 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/26/2016 | Steve1989 MREinfo
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  • $1 Cigarette Tax Hike Helps Smugglers, Not Health Outcomes

    12/04/2015 9:57:18 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/2/2015 | Michael LaFaive
    Last week, several health-related nonprofits released a poll that asked 600 voters in Michigan about the idea of increasing the cigarette tax by $1 a pack. The sponsors report strong support for an increase if the funds are channeled to health-related government spending. But research by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and others has shown how very high tobacco taxes come with negative unintended consequences — and don’t necessarily improve health outcomes either. The Mackinac Center research focused primarily on the amount of smuggling these high taxes generate (also called “diversion”). The original 2008 study has been updated several...