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[Iraq, Mid-east] Isis Suffers its First Defeat as Cigarette Smokers of Kirkuk Defy Islamic State Ban

The Islamic State (also known as Isis) has made a spectacular U-turn on its Sharia laws in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, stubbing out its draconian cigarette ban in an attempt to boost popularity among the local population of hardcore smokers. A resident of
IBTimes (uk)
added Sep 23, 2014 14:21
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'Teen Mom 2' star Jenelle Evans under fire again after admitting smoking

Jenelle Evans is smoking while breastfeeding. This controversy started when Evans posted a photo of Nathan Griffith and Kaiser napping. There happened to be a pack of cigarettes in the shot.
Examiner.com (National)
added Sep 23, 2014 14:19
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Croatia's Adris says mulling possible partner for tobacco arm

Croatian tourism, tobacco and insurance group Adris said on Tuesday it may seek a partner for its cigarette-manufacturing arm because rising global competition was hurting the business.
Reuters
added Sep 23, 2014 14:17
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[UK] Britain's opposition Labour party pledges tobacco levy if it wins power next year

The fee, which was unveiled ahead of Labour leader Ed Miliband's speech to his party's annual conference, would be based on firms' market share and would be aimed at raising at least 150 million pounds, the party said in an advance briefing note. (Report
Reuters
added Sep 23, 2014 14:16
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[New York] Bid to ban smoking in common areas of buildings

The city is poised to put the kibosh on smoking in the common areas of buildings with 10 dwellings or less under a bill coming before the City Council on Tuesday. The proposed ban, which is being pushed by Bronx Councilman James Vacca, would outlaw smoki
New York Post
added Sep 23, 2014 14:16
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[North Carolina] Amazon's new Baltimore warehouse has outdoor cages for smokers

When Duke Realty Corp. leasing broker Matthew Bremner drove up to the new 1 million-square-foot warehouse his company has built for Amazon Inc., he couldn't figure out why there were two huge fenced-in areas jutting off the back side of the building.
Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area
added Sep 23, 2014 14:15
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[New York] 2014 J. Warren Perry Lecture to address vaping and e-cigarettes

Former UB dean to discuss the major public health dispute over their use and safety Lynn Kozlowski, Ph.D., former dean of the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions, will present the school's 26th annual J. Warren Perry Dis
Niagara Frontier Publications
added Sep 23, 2014 14:13
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[Washington] City attorney requests public pot smoking tickets to be dismissed

Public marijuana smoking remains illegal, even after the passage of Initiative 502, which legalized the use and limited possession of recreational marijuana. However, police officials said the enforcement of marijuana laws has been inconsistent and uncle
Seattle (WA) Post-Intelligencer blogs
added Sep 23, 2014 14:13
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[UK] E-cigarettes light up potential issues for employers

A policy that bans e-cigarettes in the same way as nicotine cigarettes has already been adopted by some of the UK’s largest employers. The advantages of a complete prohibition may be: A policy that is easier to enforce and avoids any misunderstanding –
Bdaily Ltd (Business News Network) (uk)
added Sep 23, 2014 14:12
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[Alaska, California] Charlo Greene In Legal Dispute with Neighbor Over Her Pot Smoking

Greene allegedly smoked so much pot at home that her next door neighbor’s kid got violently ill … and now they’re warring in court. Tyler Gilbrech tells TMZ … Charlo and her boyfriend moved into the apartment above his in June, and claims she immediately
Electronic Urban Report (EUR)
added Sep 23, 2014 14:10
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