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  • CVS ends tobacco sales at all retail stores
    CVS ends tobacco sales at all retail stores
    CVS Caremark is going tobacco- free in all of its stores beginning today, according to a USA Today article published September 3, 2014.CVS had been planning to eliminate tobacco sales since early 2014 and today, its goal is realized. The drug...
  • BadRicks.com
    BadRicks.com: Review
    BadRicks.com is gear for the timeless man. There's not a lot of gear. There's no car junk. No tees, no kicks, no caps. No beer. But, they pretty much have your faces covered, guys. What they have is solid. We lent the following two items...
  • Camacho Ecuador
    Camcho Ecuador: Beauty with personality.
    I am the first to admit that I am a model consumer. When presented with two items that serve the exact same purpose, I am 95% more likely to purchase the item in the cooler packaging in spite of a marginal increase in price. As a buyer, aesthetics...
  • Marin County
    Marin County bans sale of cigarettes, tobacco products in pharmacies
    Several years after San Francisco passed the first ordinance in the country prohibiting the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies, neighboring Marin County has passed a similar ban -- though the Marin County law affects less than a handful of...
  • Miami comes to Portland
    Smoking Summer Nights : A taste of Miami in PDX
    The summer has hit its stride in Portland, and the locals couldn't be happier about it. The warm weather is consistent, the sky bright and the allergens are finally starting to subside. We are all feeling the emotional upside of a considerable...
  • 82nd Pipe & Tobacco
    82nd Ave. Tobacco and Pipe: More than meets the eye
    It is with the slightest tinge of embarrassment that I write this. No, not because of anything the establishment this article is regarding did or anything that happened during my visit, rather embarrassment that it has taken me this long to write...
  • Smoking is a risk factor
    Smokers beware of type 2 diabetes
    The CDC and the acting surgeon general of the United States, Boris Lushniak, M.D., M.P.H. have announced that tobacco smokers are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The relationship between tobacco smokers and the risk of developing type 2...
  • Hookah
    Study shows hookah use on the rise among US teens
    A new study states that the use of hookah in the United States has seen a dramatic increase among teenagers. The study, published Monday, reports that 1 in 5 teens use hookah. At the same time, the study says the cigarette smoking is on the...
  • Tony Gwynn, a great Ballplayer, a great man
    The baseball world mourns the passing of Tony Gwynn
    Former San Diego Padres outfielder and National Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn is gone, leaving behind a strong legacy of love and achievement. Like most of the sports world, I was sad to hear of Tony Gwynn’s passing Monday. His brilliant...
  • Ciggun
    The smoking gun
    On Wednesday, ABC News reported “a gun-control organization led by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband…outlined plans Tuesday to support candidates in at least 11 congressional races this year who have backed efforts in...
  • Aging Room Cigar
    Aging Room Cigars Review
    Aging Room Cigars present a limited edition of luxury cigars that are supplied in limited quantities to the market because of the scarcity of the tobacco which goes on to make these coveted smoking buds. The brand has received a lot of accolades...
  • CVS Caremark to stop selling tobacco
    CVS stops selling cigarettes
    CVS Caremark announced today that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy stores across the U.S. by October 1, 2014, making CVS/pharmacy the first national pharmacy chain to take this step in...
  • Tobacco age 21 law taking shape?
    Tobacco age 21 law taking shape in Utah, Colorado: Age limit to be raised?
    The tobacco age requirement may be raised from 18 to 21 if newly proposed bills in Utah and Colorado pass. Passing these bills would mean that these two states will require citizens to be older than in any other state in the nation. This is a...
  • Cigarette
    Colorado and Utah push to increase the smoking age
    Two U.S. states are considering an increase in the required age to purchase tobacco products, according to a Yahoo News article published on February 21, 2014.Legislators in Colorado and Utah are pushing to raise the age to legally purchase...
  • CVS Pharmacy Bans Tobacco Sales
    Why CVS Pharmacy tobacco ban is not just smoke and mirrors
    If you smoke, you will not longer be able to buy your favorite lipstick and a pack of cigarettes at CVS Pharmacies. In what is being hailed as a groundbreaking decision, CVS Pharmacy announced yesterday (Feb. 5, 2014) to stamp out tobacco sales in...