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Check out this interesting and informative graph illustrating trends in cigarette smoking and consumption since 1900. It’s interesting to see how certain major events and American legislation has impacted smokers usage over the years.
With the copious amounts of cigarettes consumed every day throughout the world, one burning question (no pun intended) remains: what happens to the roughly 2.1 billion pounds of filters that are discarded each year? Unfortunately, when most people think of how cigarette butts are discarded, most immediate reactions are simple flicks in any direction rather … Continue reading Green Chemists Looking to Improve Biodegradable Filters
The Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) is making its national debut at the 2012 NACS Show this weekend. The NACS (National Association of Convenience Stores) Show, largely regarded as the industry’s premier event, hosts more than 20,000 attendees from 60 different countries. The newly formed SFATA in the smoke-free alternatives industry represents distributors, manufacturers, retailers, … Continue reading New Trade Association Pushes Self Regulation of E-Cigarettes
I tried smoking for the first time when I was 11. I had been bullied and found solace in hanging out with a group of kids who had been singled out for one reason or another themselves. Not one of them hid that cigarettes were their vice and while they did not push me to … Continue reading Evolving Into A Smoker
Utah’s Senate passed the final approval on a ban of using hookahs and e-cigarettes in indoor public places. The bill, HB245, has so far exempted hookah bars and e-cigarette shops from the ban for the next five years, though, at which point Utah’s legislature will have to determine whether or not to expend this ban. … Continue reading Utah Passes Ban on Hookahs, E-cigarettes
Humble, Texas is on the outskirts of Houston to the north east. It’s a common city to frequent for those living in Atascocita and Kingwood. A recent meeting of the Humble City Council had a smoking ban ordinance on the docket. The ordinance outlined increasing the smoking ban to include more public facilities into the … Continue reading Humble Texas Bans Smoking in Public Places
The U.S. Surgeon General’s Office stated in a report released on March 8, 2012 that more work needs to be done to keep young Americans from lighting up. The report suggests that increasing bans and raising tobacco taxes will help in this measure. The concern of the U.S. Surgeon General’s report shows that the number … Continue reading Curbing Underage Smoking Must Be Priority
Indiana’s House and Senate are at odds with two versions of a Smoke-Free bill. One side wants few restrictions and the other wants many – but time is quickly ticking as the adjournment of this year’s legislative session is today. Both sides of Indiana’s Congressional House believe that a state-wide smoking ban is in order. … Continue reading Indiana To Go Smoke-Free – Maybe
Proposed Bill in Vermont Threatens Electronic Cigarette Users Vermont House Bill 747 has been introduced and referred to the House Committee on Human Services, but has yet to be added to the agenda. This bill has multiple sections, one of which should be supported. Section 6, as included below from H747, aims to ban the … Continue reading VERMONT Vapers – Call to Action on H 747