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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

NYC Article on raising the tobacco age from 18 to 21 and e-cig thoughts

ARTICLE LINK

You gotta be at least 21 to buy tobacco products in NYC now instead of 18.  I wouldn't be surprised if 21 eventually becomes the new age for buying tobacco in ALL states 2 years from now.

It's sad to think an 18-20 year old can serve the country in the army, and work 2 jobs at once in order to pay his/her college tuition and other college expenses (for the ones who wanna go to college).  But that 18-20 year old may lose the right to buy cigs in the near future.

I barely lived in the days when people could buy cigs and any tobacco (including smokeless tobacco) at ANY age without any trouble.  Now a young adult who wants to smoke in NYC has to ask someone legally old enough to buy liquor to buy that cig pack for him/her too.

But based on NYC's cig prices, I wouldnt buy cigs in that town anyway.  At least an 18-20 year old can still go to NH or Vermont to buy packs and cartons legally.

I'm sure that new 21 age applies to e-cig purchases as well.  I can only laugh at those calling e-cigs the cigs of the future.  If smoking bans got revoked, then e-cigs would die immediately.  Those things were invented to help smokers work around smoking bans,  Some call em a quit smoking tool. but I dont see how e-cigs can help anyone lose the nic craves for good.



Monday, October 7, 2013

Petition for opposing a college campus smking ban (Chicago)

Here's a petition smokers can sign online.  This one is for opposing a smoking ban proposal on hte Loyola Univ. campus at Chicago.  I'm guessing Loyola actually ignored the statewide smoking ban at first.  But now, Loyola sounds like they're being forced to join the smoke-free club.  Since more and more colleges have smoke-free campuses in modern times

CLICK THIS  to view petition.

Monday, September 16, 2013

E-Cig Ban Withdrawn in CA


California: Legislation to Restrict Use of E-Cigarettes and Smokeless Vaporizers Withdrawn

Sponsors have withdrawn legislation that would have banned the use of e-cigarettes and similar smokeless vaporizers in areas where tobacco smoking is banned (SB 648 - Sen. Corbett). The measure will receive no further action during this legislative session. It remains possible for a revised version of this legislation to be introduced next year.
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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Bic lighters are the best ones to use for smoking

Do you prefer using Bic lighters, or the cheap lighters to light up your cigs?  Or do you have the attitude of "As long as it works in lighting up my cigs, I dont care about the lighter brand." *chuckle*

I prefer the tall Bics.  The tiny Bic lighters are ok.  But its easier for the tiny lighters to fall outta my pockets without realizing it while outside.  I never lost a tall Bic lighter before. 

I do remember rare times when the tall lighters would come in contact with falling rain.  And then the rain would essentially "kill" the lighter. I learned back then when lighters fall in water or come in contact with too much rain while outside, the lighter fluid becomes plain water in a sense.  Therefore, when I flick, I aint gonna see a flame pop up.  Not even a small flame.

The color of the Bics aint a biggie to me.  Even if I saw a gray Bic for instance, I'd still use it.  But my favorite lighter colors are red, black, purple, and pink.  I only see pink lighters once in a blue moon.

The cheaper lighters make my cigs taste a lot different.  They make Newports feel like I'm smoking a light cig instead.  They also dont last as long as a Bic lighter.  A cheap one lasts for only 3 straight weeks before the flames become small.  A tall Bic can last as long as 1.5 months before the flames become small.

(The cheap lighters are actually a lil wider than a Bic.)

BTW, for any Blog readers, in case you didnt know, you can buy 50 Bic Lighters at Amazon for only $52 (that price includes shipping).  That's only a lil mo than 1 buck per lighter individually.  You can buy 1-2 Bic lighters at Amazon if you wanna pay 7-10 bucks for it.  LOL

Walmart has the best offline prices for lighters.  Their price for a 5 pack of tall Bic lighters is about $4.60 by me.  That's only 92 cents for each Bic individually.  92 cents is a darn good price for one tall Bic lighter when I take into account one tall Bic lighter in Chicago is about $2.25 in convience stores and gas stations.

I only keep emphasizing the tall term cause I assume a pack of the smaller Bic lighters would be cheaper.  And its hard to find a place that sells smaller Bics individually/ But I aint used to buying that lighter size.  Sometimes, I might get 2 of the smaller ones for free within a 5 pack of tall Bics.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

US smoking rate now at 18 percent

I heard the smoking rate in the US (among adult smokers) is 18 as of 2013.

While I believe the rate is low, I don't think its as low as 18 percent.  More like 23-25 percent if I include closet smokers and underage smokers.  While it's true more teens in modern times smoke weed, I still believe more teens smoke cigs in modern times than what antis may think.

Antis claim the high cig prices will convince more teens to never start smoking.  Well last time I checked, it's illegal for a teen to buy cigs.  And since they get their cigs by stealing packs and/or having older siblings/peers buy cigs for them, the teens aint really paying anything for their "expensive" packs.  So the hi prices won't stop a teen from trying cigs.  They wont have to worry about cig prices til they actually start buying packs at 18.  Til then, they gonna do what it takes to get cigs in bad, sneaky ways.  LOL

3 Wardens quit after getting "verbal abuse" from smokers: UK

Smking bans would fail everywhere if more smokers had the attitude of that lady who cussed a warden out.  The warderns call it "verbal abuse" from smokers.  I call it pure honest feelings from the smokers themselves.

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Three wardens hired to stop smokers outside hospital quit in disgust over the levels of verbal abuse hurled at them

“All three walked away just days after starting the £12,000-a-year job, blaming intimidation from smokers.
The wardens were hired as part of an NHS drive to stop people flouting no smoking rules outside hospitals.

It was hoped they would encourage people to stop lighting up as doctors have warned the fog of smoke at hospital
doors could harm the health of visitors and patients.”

Gordon Stewart, a smoking warden at the Southern General in Glasgow, said: “Around one in 10 smokers we approach are abusive. The rest either put out their fags or move outside the grounds.

“We have even had patients in wheelchairs and on drips smoking.

“One woman patient told me to f*** off then called me a c***.

“She said she would smoke as many cigarettes as she liked just to p*** me off but she did apologise later.”

“Colleague James Willison, 21, added: “The abuse is not nice. We are only trying to help. We also hand out advice to smokers on how to stop. But a small minority just do not want to know.”
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/three-wardens-hired-stop-smokers-201219

Saturday, June 15, 2013

No smoking in all Related Companies apartments

Related Companies has banned smoking in all of their apartments nationwide.  Which includes no smoking on balconies.

Current Tenants who smoke are given a small break.  They're permitted to smoke in their apartments til their lease expires and get it renewed.  If I can't even smoke on the balcony of an apartment, I aint wasting my time renewing the lease.  At least in houses, smokers can light up whenever they want.


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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Mark's blog

Jay, I'm assuming you still have your smokers' rights board around. If so, would you mind linking to political blog where I've outlined my desires for an organized backlash against those responsible for Minnesota's recent cigarette tax hike? I really want someone to take the reins with this idea of organized opposition and run with it because I think it could produce a genuinely eye-opening consequence for politicians who have been dumping on smokers for so long without fear of retribution. Here's the link....http://mark28.blogspot.com/2013/05/minnesotas-dfl-smokers-should-sit-out.html

I appreciate it.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Property Rights Newsletter

The Property Rights Newsletter

May 24, 2013 - Issue #714

"This morning when I put on my underwear I could hear
the fruit-of-the-loom guys laughing at me."
- Rodney Dangerfield
Photo is not the actual cigarette smoke senses underwear. Property Rights for all include Smokers Rights! USA Underwear That Senses Cigarette Smoke. The University of Alabama has received two grants totaling $402,721 for the project, which so far has produced a "very early prototype" of the monitoring system, which - in its current state - fits like a vest. The goal of the three-year study is to "develop a wearable sensor system comprised of a breathing sensor integrated into conventional underwear." The Personal Automatic Cigarette Tracker (PACT for short) is intended to accurately measure when and how often people smoke as well as how deeply they inhale. The real-time information would be used to design strategies for smoking cessation. "We are trying to eliminate the need for self-report from people about how much they smoke, when they smoke, how many puffs they take from the cigarette," he said.

Photo is not the actual cigarette smoke senses underwear. Property Rights for all include Smokers Rights! NY weight limit. Too Fat, Too Furious: NYC bike-share riders fume over city's weight limit. Too fat for fitness? New York City has its limit - apparently a 260-pound one. New York has become the epicenter for the national battle against obesity, largely due to Mayor Michael Bloomberg's push for various bans to bring about a healthier lifestyle, including super-sized sodas and trans-fats.

Photo is not the actual cigarette smoke senses underwear. Property Rights for all include Smokers Rights! Processed Meats Declared too Dangerous for Human Consumption. The World Cancer Research Fund recently completed a detailed review of 7,000 clinical studies covering links between diet and cancer. Upon conclusion they are stepping out and bluntly stating that processed meats are too dangerous for human consumption and consumers should stop buying and eating processed meats. What are processed meats? Processed meats include bacon, sausage, hot dogs, sandwich meat, packaged ham, pepperoni, salami and nearly all meat found in prepared frozen meals. Processed meats are usually manufactured with a carcinogenic (linked to promote and cause cancer) ingredient known as sodium nitrate.

Photo is not the actual cigarette smoke senses underwear. Property Rights for all include Smokers Rights! Coffee Lowers Liver Disease Risk, Plus Five Other Benefits. That cup of coffee you enjoy every morning could do more than help you wake up; it could reduce your risk of liver disease. Results of a new study note that that drinking coffee on a regular basis is associated with a lower risk of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). But stick around: there are five other benefits from drinking coffee as well. Alzheimer's disease, Breast cancer, Endometrial cancer, Stroke, Type 2 diabetes.


From The Mailbag

FL: Ban against buying pipes. CS/HB 49 - 2013. In an attempt to stop the sale of bongs and other marijuana related paraphernalia, Florida has passed a bill to ban the sale of the following: Metal, wooden, acrylic, glass, stone, plastic, or ceramic smoking pipes, with or without screens, permanent screens, or punctured metal bowls. Water pipes. Carburetion tubes and devices. Chamber pipes. Carburetor pipes. Electric pipes. Air driven pipes. Chillums. Bongs. Ice pipes or chillers.

NZ: Psychiatric patients are refusing treatment because they cannot smoke at DHB facilities, the High Court has been told. ONE News spoke to a mother, Jenn, whose son took his own life after a lifelong battle with a personality disorder. He was a heavy smoker and Jenn says he smoked to keep calm, but when the smoking ban in his local mental health unit came into place she believed it stopped him seeking help. "He constantly kept telling me, he didn't want to go in there, that he couldn't go in there, that he needed to have a smoke," she said. His story was mentioned as part of the civil case which has been brought by two former psychiatric patients.

UK: You are invited to attend Forest's Smoke On The Water, our annual boat party. This year's event takes place on Tuesday 18th June, 2013. Our vessel, The Elizabethan, is a Mississippi style paddle steamer with an external walkway and plenty of room to smoke while enjoying the conversation and the scenery. (Did we mention this a smoker-friendly event?)

USA: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary. By Dr. Michael Siegel. Sacrificing Children's Health for Politics: American Cancer Society Sinks to a New Low. I reveal that the American Cancer Society has admitted that Dr. Phillips is correct. This is no longer just a theory. This is a bona fide explanation for the ACS position on this issue.

Wales: Ban Damage. Terrible news from Wales - for the health freaks and those that want to guard our bodies as if their own! In six years of smoking ban terror, stigmatisation, denormalisation, hatred, open discrimination and killing of businesses left, right & centre it transpires that smoking prevalence has decreased by one whole percent. WOW!

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Link list on this blog updated

Link list updated.  I did find the original version of my smoking links page (which as started by an old friend Rachel)  I notice those pages I created a few years ago aint even accessible for myself now.

I did add links for Cigreviews and NYC CLASH.  Cigreviews is a site where you can read and post reviews of different cig brands.  I know some of my reviews are still on there but old.  lol


NYC CLASH is one of the original smokers rights-based sites.  I believe it's at least 10 years old.  Audrey Silk (the CLASH founder) as a CLASH fb page too.  And of course, I added a link for the More board.

The More board is back

I brought back the More board.  A message board for smokers of the brown cig called More (LOL) and for people who are fetishers of women smoking Mores.

http://members.boardhost.com/MOREsmokers/

Poposal to raise age for buying tobacco in NY to 21

Proposal to raise legal tobacco age in NY from 18 to 21

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Audrey Silk, founder of Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment, a city-based smokers' rights group, said the statistics cited by advocates are "questionable and disputable" but mostly irrelevant to the debate. She described the proposal as "government paternalism at its worst."
"Those aged 18 and above are not children. Cigarettes are legal," she said in a statement. "At 18 one is deemed adult enough to make responsible choices—to marry, to serve in the military (an immediate risk to health these days), and to vote for the very people who think they're not smart enough to make an informed decision."
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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324874204578439090504400984.html



Monday, March 18, 2013

NYC: Stores need to stop displaying cigarette packs

If I use Bloomberg's logic, let's ban stores from displaying bottles/cans/beer cases in thee liquor aisle!  After all, teens are gonna be "motivated" to try drinking if they simply see those "nice wine bottles" in supermarkets  LOL!!!

LINK TO PAGE

Saturday, March 16, 2013

NEWS FOR E-CIG SMOKERS AND DELAY IN GETTING COMMENTS TO APPEAR ON HERE

If anyone attempted to post comments, my bad for the delay in getting em to get published on here.  Meanwhile, here's some bad news for ecig smokers within the link RIGHT HERE.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hilton to install smoking shelters in ALL nationwide hotels

Many employers and business owners are finding that accommodating both the smoker and non-smoker is more than just fair, its good business

ME>>> Sounds like Hilton has taken a huge blow financially by not accomodating smokers in their hotels.  Therefore, they learned the hard way smokers' wallets are good for Hilton's business too.

Friday, January 25, 2013

You'll get charged more if you smoke

Starting next Jan 1, if you smoke, be prepared to pay mo for health insurance under Obamacare!

http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=AP&date=20130124&id=16034133

Note how it's illegal for insurance companies to charge more if a person is overweight.  But it's ok to charge smokers more.  I call that fascism at its finest.

Getting cigs by prescription only?

I'I heard IL politicians are entertain the idea of makin ppl get cigs by prescription only. Even if I pretendm a nonsmoker I'd still CTFU at dis idea. I cant imagine a doctor prescribin me to smoke a pack of cigs every 2 days. Neva mind the fact I'd have to get the cigs from him. Gettin cigs by a prescription sounds like a way to totally ban smokin (which would include bannin cig sales.....but bannin cig sales means a lot less moolah for the politicians unless they heavily tax junk food and candy, notha idea I heard of).

If I ever need a prescription to get cigs, then no problem!  I'll just travel next door to Indiana where you can get cigs the normal way!  I dont even know how a cig prescription law would be enforced when cops see anyone smoking outdoors.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Kansas: Smokers lit up over possible Butler smoking ban

"I think people would be angry about it," student William Swan says.
Smoking bans are nothing new, but they would be for the state's largest colleges and universities.  In Kansas, only about a dozen small colleges have extinguished smoking.  Butler Community College would be the biggest.
 
"It's just a matter of time," Butler's Vice-President of Student Affiars Bill Rinkenbaugh says.  "I think in the next three to five years you'll probably see every higher education instutution be tobacco-free in Kansas."
Rinkenbaugh says a task force of students and staff--smokers and non-smokers--has been helping draft a smoke-free policy.

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

New year with no new hopes for smokers

The IL smoking ban is 5 years old.  I'm sure more hospitality businesses still ignore the ban than I may think.  Especially in the southern region of IL.  It'a sad the IL casino exemptions never become reality.  I even heard some lady connected with Cook County even wants to raise the cig taxes more.

If anyone actually thinks making a pack price as high as 12-15 bucks is gonna make EVERYONE quit smoking, you're nuts.