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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.
  • SJC rules in favor of Mass. town’s ban on tobacco sales to anyone born in 21st century

    03/08/2024 10:45:00 AM PST · by massmike · 25 replies ^ | 03/08/2024 | Frank O'Laughlin
    BROOKLINE, Mass. — The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on Friday issued a ruling in favor of one town’s bylaw that bans anyone born in the 21st century from buying tobacco products. In the ruling, the SJC upheld a lower court’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit known as “Six Brothers Inc. vs Brookline,” in which Brookline store owners argued that the town’s tobacco ban was unconstitutional. The lawsuit also argued that the bylaw conflicted with a 2018 statewide law that raised the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21.
  • Explosive Testimony: Aggressive ATF Agents Raided Wyoming Man's Home For Firearms

    02/20/2024 8:14:29 PM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    Cowboy State Daily ^ | February 20, 2024 | Mark Heinz
    Last November, ATF agents dragged a Wyoming man from his house in his underwear even as he was screaming that he had a certificate authorizing him to possess firearms, a gun rights advocate told legislators on Tuesday. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mark Jones, National Director with Gun Owners of America testifies at the Senate Agriculture Committee Meeting on Feb. 19, 2024. (Matt Idler for Cowboy State Daily) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Wyoming Legislature meant well when it decided to reinstate the firearms rights of nonviolent felons last year, but that could have led to a couple’s terrifying experience with federal agents, a gun rights advocate...
  • New York City officially declares social media a 'public health hazard' that is on par with tobacco and GUNS

    01/25/2024 5:23:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/25/24 | Luke Andrews
    The mayor of New York City has officially declared social media an 'environmental toxin' and 'public health hazard' in the same category as tobacco and guns. In an advisory released Wednesday, Mayor Eric Adams criticized TikTok, YouTube and Facebook, blaming them for the mental health crisis plaguing tens of millions of children in the US — with rates of teen depression hitting their highest levels in a decade in the latest surveys. In the declaration, city officials called on parents to impose 'tech-free times' for children and urged teens to consider turning off their notifications and tracking their emotions while...
  • Columbus tobacco store expects 65% loss in business because of city's flavored tobacco ban

    01/05/2024 1:49:48 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 11 replies
    WBNS-Columbus ^ | 1/1/24 | Tara Jabour
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — On Monday, shelves at Puff Palace on North High Street look a lot different. The store can no longer sell flavored menthol cigarettes or flavored vapes because of the city of Columbus’ ban on the products went into effect. Moe Ismail, the manager of Puff Palace said their business will suffer and they are projecting a 65% loss Ismail doesn’t understand why the city of Columbus decided to ban the flavored products. “Why do they get to limit what kind of things we do if they don’t want to do it on different products like alcohol?” said...
  • 2007 FBI Investigation Resurfaces – A Biden Is Clearly Heard on the Tapes (audio and transcript)

    12/18/2023 8:04:21 AM PST · by bitt · 7 replies
    Out of all the topics the Joe Biden White House didn’t want to see in Sunday’s Washington Post, this had to be up there on the list. The capital city’s newspaper of record published recordings Sunday of President Joe Biden’s brother, James, engaged in scoring off his famous last name during the late 1990s. The fact that the recordings were made by FBI investigators couldn’t have made things easier in the Biden household either. The Post article was headlined “James Biden’s dealmaking caught on FBI tapes in unrelated bribery probe,” and just the words alone had to be unsettling at...
  • 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...
  • Leaked DOJ Docs: FBI Informant Says Proud Boys Did Not Plan to Enter Capitol, Were There to Protect Trump Supporters

    07/13/2022 5:25:26 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 22 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 12 Jul, 2022 | Debra Heine
    The Department of Justice is well aware that the Proud Boys who attended the Stop the Steal rally on January 6 were not violent and did not conspire to enter the Capitol—yet are prosecuting them on conspiracy charges anyway, FBI documents obtained by Gateway Pundit reveal. Five members of the group are currently in pre-trial detention on federal charges: Enrique Tarrio, Joseph Biggs, Ethan Nordean, Dominic Pezzola and Zachary Rehl. A whistleblower leaked “a treasure trove” of exculpatory documents, and text messages—some marked “Highly Sensitive”—to the Gateway Pundit reporter Cara Castronuova. “These documents would be buried forever and never see...
  • 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...
  • Goodbye Cigarettes – Scientists Discover Potential Treatment for Nicotine Dependence

    10/05/2023 11:40:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    Researchers found that theta-burst transcranial magnetic stimulation (TBS) can improve self-control, resulting in reduced cigarette cravings and decreased smoking. The study revealed that people with nicotine dependence show different brain structures and functions, with these differences possibly affecting their inhibitory control, making it harder to resist the urge to smoke. Theta-burst transcranial magnetic stimulation treatment could reduce cigarette cravings. A recent study from the University of Missouri School of Medicine indicates a potential alternative method to address cigarette cravings. The research demonstrates that by using theta-burst transcranial magnetic stimulation (TBS) – powerful and quickly changing magnetic pulses that influence brain...
  • Weed Makes You Crazy and Gives You Heart Disease. Why’s It Legal?

    09/29/2023 4:08:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 141 replies
    New York Post ^ | Sep. 29, 2023
    The evidence for keeping weed illegal keeps mounting — even as the laws get looser. A new, peer-reviewed study (on a significant data set of nearly 60,000 Canadians) has shown that adults who misuse pot have a 60% higher risk of experiencing their first heart attack, stroke, or other major cardiovascular event. In other words: Weed’s not a harmless vice. It’s a killer, like cigarettes. And unlike cigarettes, it literally drives people insane. A massive Danish study based on nearly 7 million health records drew a strong correlation between heavy cannabis use and increased risk of schizophrenia in young men....
  • FDA to ban menthol cigarettes in MONTHS

    09/01/2023 10:34:14 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 85 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 9/1/2023 | Cassidy Morrison
    The Food and Drug Administration will release its official plan to phase out minty tobacco products 'in the coming months', setting the policy up to be implemented in 2024. It first announced that it would ban menthol cigarettes in April 2022 in what would be its most consequential regulatory move against Big Tobacco since 2009 when Congress banned all flavors in cigarettes – save for menthol. Researchers from the American Cancer Society also concluded that the ban led to the state smoking rate to fall by one percentage point more compared to states without a ban. Still, Massachusetts law enforcement...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - A Season of Saturn

    08/25/2023 1:10:08 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    NASA ^ | 25 Aug, 2023 | Image Credit & Copyright: Andy Casely
    Explanation: Ringed planet Saturn will be at its 2023 opposition, opposite the Sun in Earth's skies, on August 27. While that puts the sixth planet from the Sun at its brightest and well-placed for viewing, its beautiful ring system isn't visible to the unaided eye. Still, this sequence of telescopic images taken a year apart over the last six years follows both Saturn and rings as seen from inner planet Earth. The gas giant's ring plane tilts from most open in 2018 to approaching edge-on in 2023 (top to bottom). That's summer to nearly the autumn equinox for Saturn's northern...
  • Federal Court Vacates FDA Deeming of Premium Cigars Subject to the Tobacco Control Act

    08/25/2023 1:03:26 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 20 replies
    National Law Review ^ | Tuesday, August 15, 2023 | Azim Chowdhury and Josephine Hsu
    On August 9, 2023, Judge Amit P. Mehta of the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia issued a final Memorandum Opinion in Cigar Association of America et al. v. United States Food and Drug Administration et al., vacating the decision of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to deem premium cigars subject to the agency’s regulatory authority under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as amended by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (TCA).The decision concludes a seven-year conflict between the cigar industry and FDA. As previously reported, FDA issued a Final Rule on August 8,...
  • Marlboro Man boss calls for date to be set for a full smoking ban amid switch to vaping and heated tobacco

    06/06/2023 2:44:15 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 6/6/2023 | Leah Montebello
    Olczak believes that a move on cigarettes similar to the combustion engine would have to be on a timescale that gives consumers and the industry time to respond and change. ‘Looking at what the UK is doing in the car industry, saying that as of a certain year you are not allowed to produce petrol cars, we could have this with tobacco too,’ he told the Mail. Olczak was himself a smoker for two decades until he tried the brand’s IQOS heated tobacco device, which costs £39 for a starter kit. Products such as heated tobacco and e-vapes now account...
  • NY Gov. Kathy Hochul ‘test-marketing’ a ban on all tobacco sales

    04/22/2023 12:57:26 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 71 replies ^ | April 22, 2023 | Rich Calder
    The pro-legal weed Hochul administration is quietly trying to fire up support for a complete ban on the sale of tobacco products in New York, The Post has learned. The state Health Department commissioned a new survey aimed at gauging support for an all-out prohibition — despite Gov. Hochul’s failure to secure support from state legislators to include a ban on menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products in the yet-to-be-approved state budget. “What is your opinion about a policy that would end the sale of all tobacco products in New York within 10 years?” were among the questions asked...
  • I Truly Miss Our Tobacco Smoking Culture

    01/08/2023 6:25:50 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 291 replies
    I Truly Miss Our Tobacco Smoking Culture . The paraphernalia. The rituals. The camaraderie. The cigarettes and cigars and pipes. The rituals. The coffee and cigarettes. The pipe and brandy. The smoky jazz clubs. . It was an age. In retrospect it added texture to our lives.
  • Research Shows Emphysema More Common in Marijuana Smokers Than Cigarette Smokers

    11/15/2022 1:13:02 PM PST · by Red Badger · 67 replies
    Scitech Daily ^ | NOVEMBER 15, 2022 | By UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA
    A new study has revealed that marijuana smokers have a higher rate of emphysema and airway diseases compared to cigarette smokers. Researchers have found marijuana smokers have a higher rate of emphysema and airway diseases compared to cigarette smokers. The findings, from the University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital, will be published today (November 15) in the journal Radiology. In the study, the chest CT examinations of 56 marijuana smokers, 57 non-smokers, and 33 tobacco-only smokers between 2005 and 2020 were analyzed. The investigators determined higher rates of paraseptal emphysema (PSE) and airway inflammatory changes, such as bronchiectasis, bronchial...
  • Economic losses from smoking far outweigh any economic benefit from the tobacco industry

    09/30/2022 6:27:55 AM PDT · by Drango · 77 replies
    New findings by the American Cancer Society (ACS) found cumulative economic losses from cigarette smoking topped $891 billion in 2020, or 4.3% of the United States Gross Domestic Product. The economic loss significantly outpaced the cigarette industry's $92 billion revenue by nearly a ten-to-one ratio. The study was published today in the journal The Lancet Public Health. This economic modeling study is one of the first to provide a comprehensive measure of economic loss from cigarette smoking on a state-by-state level. On average, states lost $1,100.00 per capita income annually from cigarette smoking. Kentucky ($1,674.00), West Virginia ($1,605.00) and Arkansas...
  • Obsession propels scholar on long, lonesome voyage [ Gunnar Thompson ]

    06/18/2007 9:36:03 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies · 313+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Monday, June 18, 2007 | Ross Anderson
    Over the course of his 30-year journey, Thompson has written five books, all self-published, detailing what he believes to be conclusive evidence that, long before 1492, the Americas were explored repeatedly -- by the ancient Chinese, Venetians, Egyptians, Romans, Vikings, Irish, English and who-knows-who-else. He argues, for example, that a Chinese admiral named Zheng He, commanding a fleet of Chinese junks in the early 1400s, explored the coasts of the Americas. He believes that Marco Polo sailed with the Chinese into the Strait of Juan de Fuca and perhaps into Puget Sound in the 13th century. He is convinced that...