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How to Roll a Cigarettenew

A common misnomer is that you want a longer paper, but it's not going to make it any easier.
Charleston City Paper  |  Ryan Overhiser  |  01-02-2012  |  Drugs

Louisiana Poised To Ban Smoking in Bars?new

The Louisiana state legislature is poised to once again take up the issue of smoking in bars. Will 2011 be the year of butts-out at local watering holes?
Gambit  |  Jeremy Alford, Kevin Allman and Alex Woodward  |  03-15-2011  |  Policy Issues

Smoking indoors sucksnew

Why we should ban cigarettes from bars -- or go to prison
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Mara Shalhoup  |  08-05-2010  |  Policy Issues

Huffing and Puffing, and the New Justicenew

Thirty-seven states have outlawed smoking in bars and restaurants. Some have done so in all public places. Sadly, Michigan lags behind, even though polls show the vast majority of us want a smoking ban.
Metro Times  |  Jack Lessenberry  |  06-09-2009  |  Policy Issues

Smoking: Whose Choice Is It?new

Smoking is a well-known health risk. But the state should not be allowed to interfere with our free will, particularly as it pertains to the personal choice to smoke.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Ethan Cabral  |  05-26-2009  |  Commentary

I Know I Should Kick the Habit,

By the time I was legally old enough to smoke, I was already addicted. And for almost 30 years, I have been trying to quit. I think, no, I know, that if I don't do it soon, it will no longer be my choice.
Boise Weekly  |  Amy Atkins  |  05-01-2009  |  Culture

An Internet Campaign Against Camel Cigs Goes Nationalnew

Jenny Decker has been infiltrating parties and concerts sponsored by R.J. Reynolds around Portland, gathering free trinkets and promotional products in hopes of exposing how R.J. Reynolds does guerrilla marketing to entice young women to smoke. Her humble MySpace page has now turned into a nationally recognized campaign that anti-tobacco experts say is accomplishing that goal.
Willamette Week  |  Shefali Kulkarni  |  04-09-2008  |  Science

Pre-emptive Strikenew

Mecklenburg County legislators are fighting for an exemption to a North Carolina law preventing counties from banning smoking in public places.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Jared Neumark  |  07-05-2006  |  Policy Issues

Don't Inhalenew

A non-smoker wanders into a gathering of cigar enthusiasts to see what the fuss is all about.
Reno News & Review  |  Kris Vagner  |  01-06-2006  |  Recreation

Letting Off a Little Smoke: Why people should quit whining about smoking bansnew

Smoking bans aren't an infringement of rights, no matter how hard you spin.
Metroland  |  Miriam Axel-Lute  |  07-06-2004  |  Commentary

Still Smoldering: Bar Owners Love to Hate the Smoking Bannew

Butt-riddled pavement, the scent of stale beer and bar owners with tighter belts all have become signs of New York’s stiff-upper-lip approach to its year-old smoking ban.
Metroland  |  Ashley Hahn  |  07-06-2004  |  Policy Issues

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