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  • U.K. House Passes Bill Banning Tobacco Sales For Life For Those Born After 2009: What To Know

    04/16/2024 6:35:02 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 12 replies
    Forbe's ^ | 4/16/24 | Ty Roush
    The U.K.’s House of Commons approved a bill on Tuesday that will ban tobacco sales for anyone born in 2009 or later, a policy pushed by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who hopes to create a “smoke-free generation” in Britain despite opposition from conservatives.
  • FBI Bribery Probe Tapes Recorded James Biden in 2008

    12/18/2023 5:11:46 AM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, December 18, 2023 | Monday, December 18, 2023
    The House Oversight investigation into President Joe Biden and his family's influence-peddling schemes digs all the way back to ties to the late-’90s big tobacco settlement, including James Biden's deal-working caught on FBI tapes in an unrelated 2008 bribery scheme. James Biden's deal-making getting picked up on FBI tapes in 2008, as The Washington Post reported Sunday, are resurfacing amid the House Oversight investigation and the official impeachment inquiry. Mississippi trial attorney Richard Scruggs admitted to paying James and Sara Biden's "consulting firm" $100,000 to help grease the wheels for the Senate to pass a 1997 big tobacco law that...
  • White House delays menthol cigarette ban, alarming anti-smoking advocates

    12/08/2023 11:31:33 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 27 replies
    AP ^ | 12/6/23 | MATTHEW PERRONE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials will take more time to review a sweeping plan from U.S. health regulators to ban menthol cigarettes, an unexpected delay that anti-tobacco groups fear could scuttle the long-awaited rule. Administration officials indicated Wednesday the process will continue into next year, targeting March to implement the rule, according to an updated regulatory agenda posted online. Previously, the rule was widely expected to be published in late 2023 or early January.
  • Louisiana wildfires: Quit flying drones, tossing cigarettes, Louisiana officials urge

    08/23/2023 8:02:37 PM PDT · by Sertorius · 12 replies
    The Advocate ^ | 08/21/23 | Rebecca Holland
    Scorching heat and a lack of rain have made much of Louisiana a tinderbox, causing wildfires across the state. As firefighters tackle the blaze, state officials are urging people not to go sightseeing for them — and to stop sending drones up to take pictures. "We have aircraft in the air and people’s drones are getting in the way," Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain said. Strain emphasized that there is a statewide burn ban in place, and urged residents to be hypervigilant about fire risk. "It is imperative that everyone adhere to the burn ban and take...
  • 7-Eleven workers wallop California man who tried to steal trash can full of cigarettes: ‘Whoop his $–!’

    08/03/2023 5:35:05 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 08/03/2023 | Katherine Donlevy
    Two 7-Eleven workers in California took matters into their own hands and used a stick to wallop a man who tried to steal a trash can full of cigarettes. Shocking video of the attempted robbery shows one employee holding the thief down on the ground while his colleague relentlessly whacks him roughly 25 times. “Okay, okay!” the thief screamed at this attacker while pleading for mercy. Before he was taken down by the retail workers, the robber had casually sauntered behind the California convenience store’s register with a 20-gallon trash can in tow. He nonchalantly grabs fistfuls of tobacco products...
  • School's out for summer! Barack Obama's 21-year-old daughter Sasha clutches lit cigarette and shows off VERY long metallic nails as she heads out for coffee in LA - days after graduating from USC

    07/19/2023 6:07:05 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 81 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/23/2023 | Louise Cheer, Erica Nardozzi
    Sasha Obama has stepped out in Los Angeles sporting baggy denim overalls while showing off her long chrome manicure and holding a lit cigarette. The former First Daughter, 21, graduated earlier this month from the University of Southern California and her parents, 44th president Barack and Michelle, were there to cheer her on. Sasha started college at the University of Michigan and later transferred to USC, where she majored in sociology. Less than two weeks later, the 21-year-old graduate was seen on Tuesday during a Starbucks run in LA. Sasha picked up a grande iced vanilla latte with caramel, using...
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons strongly linked to raised rheumatoid arthritis risk (Smoking alone not strictly associated)

    05/10/2023 10:12:45 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 13 replies
    Medical Xpress / British Medical Journal / BMJ Open ^ | May 9, 2023 | Michelle Beidelschies et al
    The amount of environmental exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, or PAH for short, is strongly linked to a person's risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, suggests research. These chemicals, formed from the burning of coal, oil, gas, wood, or tobacco as well as the flame grilling of meat and other foods, also seem to account for most of smoking's impact on risk of the disease, the findings indicate. The researchers drew on the U.S. National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) between 2007 and 2016. NHANES evaluates a wide variety of toxicants, along with data related to health, nutrition, behaviors and...
  • David Hogg: Target Guns Like Anti-Tobacco Activists Targeted Cigarettes

    02/12/2023 11:10:05 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/12/2023 | Awr Hawkins
    Parkland gun control activist David Hogg believes the gun control lobby can succeed in restricting the Second Amendment if everyone will come together and target guns the way anti-tobacco activists targeted cigarettes. Hogg was interviewed by CBS News on February 12, where he talked of how gun rights groups such as the NRA have often appeared unbeatable. But he believes the gun control lobby can succeed by taking cues from the anti-tobacco movement. He said, “The tobacco industry is exactly the model that I think of in terms of the decades of work that it will take to address this...
  • New Zealand imposes lifetime ban on youth buying cigarettes

    12/13/2022 10:49:32 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/13/2022 | Nick Perry
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand on Tuesday passed into law a unique plan to phase out tobacco smoking by imposing a lifetime ban on young people buying cigarettes. The law states that tobacco can’t ever be sold to anybody born on or after Jan. 1, 2009. It means the minimum age for buying cigarettes will keep going up and up. In theory, somebody trying to buy a pack of cigarettes 50 years from now would need ID to show they were at least 63 years old. But health authorities hope smoking will fade away well before then. They...
  • Study that investigated whether three smoking cessation drugs could reduce alcohol intake yields unexpected finding

    08/07/2022 9:45:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 9 replies
    A clinical trial to test whether three proven smoking cessation treatments could also reduce alcohol intake found no differences between the medications, but the rates of behavior change for alcohol consumption and smoking were high in all treatment groups. Results suggest these medications could play an important role to reduce alcohol use and smoking at the same time. Unexpectedly, nicotine replacement therapy performed as well as the prescription drugs varenicline and cytisine. The study showed that after three months, alcohol consumption decreased regardless of whether participants were given nicotine replacement therapy, varenicline or cytisine. The main outcome was number of...
  • David Hogg: Time to Treat Guns the Way Anti-Tobacco Activists Treated Cigarettes

    06/11/2022 3:52:22 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/11/2022 | Awr Hawkins
    Gun control proponent David Hogg spoke at the June 11 March for Our Lives rally and suggested it is time to treat guns the way anti-tobacco activists treated cigarettes. “We need to treat guns the way we treated. “With cigarettes, we didn’t just change the laws, we addressed why people wanted to smoke in the first place.
  • FDA Proposes Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

    04/28/2022 4:54:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Medpage Today ^ | April 28, 2022 | Crystal Phend
    "Long-awaited action" should reduce youth smoking, health disparitiesAfter more than a decade of discussing a ban on menthol in tobacco products, on Thursday the FDA finally proposed rules to eliminate menthol additives in cigarettes and all flavors other than tobacco in cigars. The rules would apply to heated tobacco products, although FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf, MD, said in a press briefing that decisions about menthol electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products are pending. Those decisions will be based on data presented by each manufacturer that wants to keep their ENDS products on the market, he added. The actions against...
  • FDA issues plan to ban menthol in cigarettes, cigars

    04/28/2022 12:41:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 97 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 28, 2022 | By MATTHEW PERRONE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government on Thursday released its long-awaited plan to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, citing the toll on Black smokers and young people. “The proposed rules would help prevent children from becoming the next generation of smokers and help adult smokers quit,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, in a statement. He added that the ban would also be an “important step to advance health equity” by reducing disparities in tobacco-related diseases. The Food and Drug Administration said eliminating menthol cigarettes could prevent between 300,000 and 650,000 smoking deaths over 40 years. Menthol...
  • Quitting Smoking Adds Five Years to Life for Those With Heart Disease, Study Finds

    04/11/2022 11:12:18 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    UPI ^ | APRIL 7, 2022 | Brian P. Dunleavy
    Quitting smoking adds up to five years of life for a person with heart disease, an analysis presented Thursday during the European Society of Cardiology's Preventive Cardiology 2022 scientific congress found. This is comparable to the benefits these same people would receive by taking medications to lower levels of low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, which is known as "bad cholesterol," the researchers said in a presentation during the meeting. For adults age 45 years and older who still were smoking at least six months after suffering a heart attack and/or undergoing stent implantation or bypass surgery, stopping the habit added 4.81...
  • A Nationwide Ban on Menthol Cigarettes Could Be Coming, and It’s Dividing Racial Justice Advocates

    02/23/2022 4:27:44 PM PST · by Bullish · 100 replies
    Capital B ^ | 2/19/22 | Margo Snipe
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to introduce a nationwide ban on the sale of menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars this spring, a move intended to reduce racial health disparities in tobacco-related diseases and death. But the proposal has divided racial justice advocates who debate whether the health benefits would come at the risk of further criminalizing Black communities. The FDA gave itself until April to draw up rules that limit the sale of menthol cigarettes, which are easier to smoke and harder to quit than unflavored products. The tobacco industry’s marketing of menthols included a targeted campaign...
  • After Years of WHO Approval, Combustible Cigarettes Just Got a Christmas Present From the FDA

    12/24/2021 5:37:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | December 24, 2021 | Lindsey Stroud
    On December 23 (and just in time for the holidays) the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) bizarrely gave a Christmas present to combustible cigarettes in the form of a modified risk tobacco product (MRTP) order for 22nd Century Group, Inc.’s VLN cigarettes. The MRTP order is an enhancement to the already-authorized premarket tobacco product application (PMTA), which the FDA ordered in December of 2019. It doesn’t make sense that a deadly combustible cigarette would be classified as “modified risk.” In the news release, the agency responsible for protecting American public health claims that 22nd Century Group’s products “help reduce...
  • HEALTH AND SCIENCE New Zealand to ban young people from ever being able to buy cigarettes - That didn't take long, the Pandemic is still going and now this....

    12/15/2021 1:51:02 PM PST · by srmanuel · 42 replies
    CNBC ^ | 12/9/21 | CNBC
    Jacinda Ardern the Liberal Progressive darling of New Zealand and her Health Officials who locked down their county like no one else, has a new idea, eliminate smoking for the "public good", the plan calls for not immediately eliminating smoking but stopping young people from ever being old enough to smoke by raising the legal age to purchase cigarettes year after year...while at the same time making cigarettes much harder to purchase for legal smokers.... The lockdowns and been so uniformly adopted around the world this type of thing will only spread, here in the USA we know something about...
  • New Zealand to ban smoking for next generation in bid to outlaw habit by 2025

    12/10/2021 3:22:59 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 101 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 12/9/2021 | Tess McClure
    People currently aged 14 and under will never be able to legally purchase tobacco. New Zealand has announced it will outlaw smoking for the next generation, so that those who are aged 14 and under today will never be legally able to buy tobacco. New legislation means the legal smoking age will increase every year, to create a smoke-free generation of New Zealanders, associate health minister Dr Ayesha Verrall said on Thursday. “This is a historic day for the health of our people,” she said. ...
  • Set a date to ban cigarette sales in Australia, urge public health researchers

    11/15/2021 3:14:26 PM PST · by simpson96 · 39 replies
    WION ^ | 11/15/2021 | Staff
    The battle for putting an end to the sale of cigarettes in Australia has been ensuing for a long time. In the latest development, leading public health researchers have said that the governments must set a date for banning the sale of cigarettes through retailers, including supermarkets. They also said that it is time to find new ways of boosting revenue without relying on tobacco excise taxes. (snip) The piece said that there is an urgent need for “ending the regulatory exceptionalism that has maintained the legal status of tobacco products as a consumer good.” “Cigarettes do not meet modern...
  • Cigarette sales climbed last year for the first time in decades, FTC says

    10/27/2021 3:04:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    FOX TV Digital Team ^ | October 27, 2021 | By Jordan Smith
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released its periodical cigarette report on Tuesday, revealing cigarette sales rose last year for the first time in 20 years. According to the report, the largest cigarette companies in the U.S. sold 203.7 billion cigarettes to U.S. wholesalers and retailers in 2020. The year before, that number was 202.9 billion.