Tag Archives: cigarettes

CALIFORNIA: State Senate Votes To Raise Cigarette Buying Age To 21

Via the Los Angeles Times: The state Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would raise the minimum legal age for buying cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18 to 21 as part of an effort to reduce smoking by young people. Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) said he introduced the bill, SB 151, out of concern that an estimated ...

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New York City And New York State Sue UPS For Shipping Untaxed Cigarettes

Via Reuters: New York City and New York state sued United Parcel Service Inc. on Wednesday, seeking over $180 million in damages and penalties against the shipping company for allegedly delivering nearly 700,000 cartons of untaxed cigarettes across the state. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, accuses UPS of cheating the state and city of $29.7 million ...

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Sen. Rand Paul Blames Cigarette Taxes For The Death Of Eric Garner

(Via Igor Volsky at Think Progress)

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MASSACHUSETTS: Town Considers A First-In-Nation Ban On Tobacco Sales

Via the Associated Press: The cartons of Marlboros, cans of Skoal and packs of Swisher Sweets are hard to miss stacked near the entrance of Vincent’s Country Store, but maybe not for much longer: All tobacco products could become contraband if local health officials get their way. This sleepy central Massachusetts town of 7,700 has become an improbable battleground in ...

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CVS Ad Features Bear Couple

CVS has ceased selling cigarettes and their new ad about that change features a fleeting glimpse of a handsome bear couple at the 0:25 mark. (Tipped by JMG reader Matt)

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Petition To Walgreens: No More Tobacco

Earlier this month CVS announced that it would stop selling cigarettes, a move that will take a $2B chunk out of the company’s annual grosses, at least until they decide how to fill those shelves behind the chain’s few remaining staffed check-out stations. And now there’s a petition for Walgreens, the nation’s largest drugstore chain, to do the same. (Walgreens ...

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CVS To Stop Selling Cigarettes

CVS Caremark, the nation’s second largest drugstore chain with over 7600 locations, has announced that they will phase out all tobacco sales by the end of the year. The company declined to say what will take tobacco’s prominent shelf place behind cash registers at the front of its stores. CVS Caremark will test some items and may expand smoking cessation ...

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NYC Sues Fedex Over Shipping Cigarettes

In what some see as Mayor Bloomberg’s final stab at the tobacco industry, New York City today filed a massive lawsuit against Fedex for shipping cigarettes to private homes. Monday’s lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan and seeks $52 million of civil fines and unpaid taxes from FedEx, which is based in Memphis, Tennessee. According to ...

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NYC-Based Realty Group Bans Smoking In Rented Apartments Nationwide

The Related Companies, a New York City-based real estate group with properties across the nation, has banned smoking in all 40,000 of its rental units. Although the program will roll out gradually, it appears to be the first of this scale by a national property owner. It also seems likely to create controversy. Where past efforts against smoking have focused ...

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NY State May Raise Smoking Age To 21

Christine Quinn’s plan to raise the smoking age in New York City is going statewide. New York would become the first state to hike the age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21 under new legislation announced Sunday. Officials moved to stop a cross-border bonanza in cigarette sales if a hike in the age proposed by the city last week ...

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NYC May Raise Smoking Age To 21

The New York City Council is expected to introduce an ordinance today that will raise the minimum age to purchase cigarettes to 21.  The new law, if approved, will give the city the highest such requirement in the nation. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn plans to announce the city’s latest anti-smoking measure Monday morning with Mayor Bloomberg’s Health Commissioner Thomas ...

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Courtney Love For E-Cigarettes

“Relax, it’s a fuckin’ NJOY.”

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Bloomberg: Set Minimum Price On Cigs

A pack of cigarettes usually costs $12 to $14 at NYC locations, but some retailers occasionally run tobacco industry promotions that bring the price down a few dollars. Mayor Bloomberg wants to end that practice by setting a minimum price of $10.50 in order to stem impulse purchases, particularly by young people. According to a Federal Trade Commission report issued ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Bloomberg Unveils Plan To Force Retailers To Conceal Cigarettes

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whose almost-annual tax increases over the last decade have raised the price of cigarettes to over $14 per pack at many retailers, today revealed his latest plan to curb smoking. Mr. Bloomberg said at a news conference that the proposal would make New York the first city in the nation to keep tobacco products ...

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SF Considers Outdoor Smoking Ban

For cigarettes. Medical marijuana would be excluded. Smoking anything other than medically-prescribed marijuana at San Francisco street fairs, festivals and other outdoor events held on city property would be banned under new legislation before the Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Eric Mar said he introduced the proposal because of the health impacts of secondhand smoke when people light up in public. ...

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California LGBT Anti-Smoking Ad

It seems like they could have come up with a better phone number than 1-800-No-Butts. (Via Copyranter)

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Gay Military Marriage Proposal

Promoted by CRUSH, an LGBT anti-smoking campaign.

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Pornstaches In Old Cigarette Ads

The pornstache was once a staple of manly cigarette ads. Head over to Copyranter for a flashback selection of examples.

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RANKED: Healthiest States

Insurance giant United Healthcare has ranked the “healthiest states” according to factors like diet, exercise, smoking, obesity, etc. For the fifth year in a row, Vermont is the nation’s healthiest state. States that showed the most substantial improvement include New York and New Jersey, both moving up six places, largely because of improvements made in smoking cessation. Idaho and Alaska ...

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Oral Sex: Worse Than Smoking?

We haven’t had a “shocking” medical study in a few hours. So here. A study published in yesterday’s Journal of Clinical Oncology reveals that as many as 72 percent of throat tumors in men may be linked to the human papillomavirus, commonly known as HPV. The researchers hypothesize that the virus spreads predominately via oral sex, and that it may ...

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