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[UK] More smokers have quit since smoking ban introduction 10 years ago

It has not just changed smoking habits, but Britain's pub culture has never looked the same since, while our workplaces and buses are consistently smoke-free. At the time of the ban, 29.6 per cent of people smoked. However, by last year that had fallen
This is Bolton / Bolton Evening News (BEN) (uk)
added Jun 28, 2017 13:45
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[UK] Number of Kent smokers fall as ban marks 10 years

At the start of the ban, almost 21% of the Kent population smoked, now this has reduced by a quarter to just over 15% of residents.* Kent County Council Director of Public Health, Andrew Scott-Clark said: “Initially, it took a few years to see a steady
KCC Media Hub (Kent County Council) (uk)
added Jun 28, 2017 13:37
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[Asia-pacific] Top 5 Selling Japanese Cigarette Brands

One of the oldest cigarettes still being produced in Japan is the Golden Bat. They started being produced in 1906 and it is still a popular vintage cigarette without a filter. It is a rather cheap cigarette and not made of high-quality tobacco, so the ta
Insider Monkey
added Jun 27, 2017 15:02
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[UK] Report: Decade of the smoking ban has decimated England's pubs

Simon Clark, director of Forest, said: “There’s very little evidence that the health of the nation has benefitted significantly from the smoking ban. Instead thousands of pubs have closed and choice has been sacrificed on the altar of tobacco control.
FOREST (Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco)
added Jun 26, 2017 14:36
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Our Past: National drive to buy cigarettes held in 1943

things were different in 1943. A national drive to buy cigarettes for men serving in the armed forces was to eventually attain the goal of 2 million cigarettes. Pretty girls in high heels made the cigarettes even more welcome.
Illinois River Bend Telegraph
added Jun 26, 2017 02:15
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[UK] Remove leeches with nicotine and make a hat out of seat cushions from your crashed plane, re-released Air Ministry guides advise

The pamphlets assume that every airman travels with a supply of cigarettes.... “When moving through the jungle, if smoking, keep the pieces of unburnt tobacco, and wrap them up in a piece of material. When de-leeching, moisten the bag so formed, and sque
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Jun 25, 2017 17:43
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Mr. Freeze's 'Batman & Robin' Cigars Were Actual Cubans From A Famous Musician

Arnold Schwarzenegger starred as Mr. Freeze, securing the role at what might have been the peak of his career. Stogie Kenyatta, who played one of the villain's thugs, recalled, "Jon Bon Jovi came by and he brought Cuban cigars for Arnold."
Comicbook.com
added Jun 25, 2017 13:34
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Meet President Trump's Outside Legal Team

Marc Kasowitz...represented Liggett — the smallest of the big tobacco companies. At his suggestion, Liggett broke with the industry and began settling lawsuits filed by smokers and states seeking damages for smoking-related illnesses. Up until that point
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Jun 24, 2017 18:23
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[Kentucky] CEOs recall their summer jobs

Kroger’s CEO Rodney McMullen got started working on the family farm in Williamstown, Kentucky. “Every summer in my youth consisted of performing different tasks on the farm,” he says. He recalls being paid 6 cents for each stick of tobacco he cut. He st
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 24, 2017 18:19
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Will the Law Treat Opioids More Like Cigarettes or Handguns?

Governments are suing pharmaceutical makers over the opioid epidemic. They'll need to prove that companies borrowed “a page from Big Tobacco’s playbook.”
Bloomberg News
added Jun 22, 2017 15:28
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