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  • Electronic cigarette
    E-cigarettes may tempt teens to smoke
    A new study from the University of Hawaii (UH) Cancer Center suggests that e-cigarette smoking is increasing among teens and may be a gateway to using other tobacco products. The study, published in the Dec. 15 online edition of Pediatrics, found...
  • Finest blended  and rolled Turkish tobaccos
    Smoke 'em if you got 'em.
    The tobacco lobby completely cleaned the clock of the reformers back in the 1980’s when, in exchange for agreeing not to further addict youth in America, the tobacco companies, who are today, immensely, and far more profitable than ever...
  • Americans smoking lowest since 1965, but tobacco profits, exports high
    Americans smoking lowest since 1965, but tobacco profits, exports high
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reportsdata from its National Health Interview Survey that show cigarette smoking was down to 17.8% among American adults in 2013, a decline from 20.9% in 2005. Medpagetoday.com reports a CDC...
  • A Chinese couple smoke
    China is moving to crack down on smoking and cigarette advertising
    The tobacco industry is now being confronted with a challenge from a very large and powerful new adversary, China. This is a war which is likely to hurt profits for the merchants of death who sell cigarettes. 24/7 Wall St reported on Nov. 25, 2014...
  • Cigarettes at $41.36 per pack is reason enough to quit the smoking habit
    Cigarettes at $41.36 per pack is reason enough to quit the smoking habit
    The average true cost of a pack of cigarettes in the United States is now up to $41.36 according to the American Cancer Society. Thanks to the more than 7,000 chemicals and compounds found in tobacco smoke about $35 worth of health-related costs...
  • Secondhand marijuana smoke as harmful as tobacco
    Marijuana secondhand smoke as harmful as tobacco
    Secondhand marijuana smoke appears to be just as bad for your heart and blood vessels as secondhand cigarette smoke, according to a new study.At the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2014, researchers presented data showing that blood...
  • Smokers with bladder cancer take advice of physicians and quit
    Smokers with bladder cancer more likely to quit with physician advice
    Tobacco use is strongly linked to bladder cancer. A new study indicates that when physicians inform bladder cancer patients about their disease, and inform them that tobacco likely caused it, patients are more likely to want to quit smoking. This...
  • Tobacco use increases risk of oral HPV infection
    Tobacco use increases risk of oral HPV infection
    The human papillomavirus (HPV) can infect the cervix as well as other mucous membranes such as the mouth, throat, and anus. A new study has found that tobacco users are more likely to develop oral HPV infections than nonusers. The study was...
  • 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...