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Landlords Smoke-Free Policy, Snuff Cigarettes

discount hilton cigsApartment leases that used to ban just kids, or pets or both, — with no ifs, ands or buts — are adding “no butts” to the rules. Three Sixty Real Estate Solutions in La Crosse is the most recent to prohibit smoking in a policy that will start June 1 in three of its apartment buildings in La Crosse. Three Sixty’s announcement, coming coincidentally during the same week as the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout today, said the apartments are near the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Western Technical College and Viterbo University campuses. Read More…

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Illicit Foreign Cigarette Sales Up

discount pall mall cigaretteA collection of empty cigarette packets has shown that more than a tenth of all the cigarettes smoked in the south west came from foreign bought or illicit sources. The packets were randomly collected from streets and easy access bins in the South West.

Analysis of discarded packs showed that 12.1 percent were either tax paid or non-tax paid cigarettes from other countries or else they were counterfeits. Read More…

Bhutan Smokers Pay Taxes, Tobacco Control

cheap kent cigsIn downtown Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, Sonam Dema – who requested her real name not be used – owns a small corner shop in a quiet alleyway. Packaged food, drinks, confectionaries and pastries are on display. On a busy afternoon, a Bhutanese man walks into the shop and orders cigarettes in a hushed tone. Dema looks around cautiously. She leans down to her handbag and pulls out a pack of 10 cigarettes. “One hundred ngultrum (about $1.87),” Dema says. Read More…

Cigarettes Price War, Big Tobacco

discount classic cigaretteCigarette makers are bracing for a potential drop in demand and a fierce price war, after Big Tobacco failed to overturn an Australian law last month calling for plain wrapping on their products. Since then, fear has mounted that generic packaging will not only hurt the premium brands that rely on distinct branding but will also trigger an illicit, counterfeit trade that will have major implications across the entire industry. Read More…

Cigarette and Salt Cause Osteoporosis

discount virginia cigsOsteoporosis develops when the removal of old bone outpaces the creation of new ones. Although in early stages of bone loss, there may be no symptoms at all, it is like a silent trap being set for a fracture. However, experts warn against high-salt diet and cigarette smoking, saying these contribute to bone loss, reports Sade Oguntola. Cigarette smoking and excessive intake of salt appear to be significant risk factors for developing osteoporosis, a condition that causes bones to weaken and makes them susceptible to breaking. Read More…

Sales of Tobacco Products to Minors Fell

discount kent cigaretteSales of tobacco to minors in the U.S. reached an all-time low in 2011 under a federal and state inspection program intended to curb underage tobacco use, according to a report released Thursday.

The violation rate of tobacco sales to underage youth at retailers nationwide has fallen from about 40 percent in 1997 to 8.5 percent in the last fiscal year, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. The rate is based on the results of random, unannounced inspections conducted at stores to see whether they’d sell tobacco products to a customer under the age of 18. Read More…