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Slammed for Smoking, Taylor Momsen

| June 30, 2010

cigarettes onlineTaylor Momsen has been slammed by anti-smoking campaigners for lighting up illegally on stage on Sunday – officials have branded it “a dumb thing to do.” The “Gossip Girl” star was performing with her band The Pretty Reckless in California when she took time out from their set to smoke. The 16 year old is two years below the legal age to buy and smoke Virginia cigarettes in the state of California – and her onstage antics have sparked outrage.

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Cigarettes Easier to Buy than Even Food

| June 30, 2010

cigarettes onlineTobacco sellers should be licensed like bottle shops to reduce the number of shops offering Glamour, Winston and other smoking brands and make it easier for people to quit smoking, the state government will be told today. A study by the Cancer Council’s Newcastle-based research centre, found nine out of 10 smokers were snared by ‘‘tobacco traps’’, cigarette outlets on almost every street corner.

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Outdoor Smoking Bans in Marriam City too

| June 30, 2010

cigarettes onlineThe Merriam City Council on Monday discussed whether to ban smoking Kiss, Virginia and other discount cigarettes on all city property — including outdoors in parks and outside buildings. Council members passed a resolution that brings the city in line with the Kansas Indoor Clean Air Act, which beginning July 1 prohibits smoking within 10 feet of doors, open windows or air intakes of government buildings statewide.

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Anti-Tobacco Activists Worried about State Budget

| June 30, 2010

cigarettes onlineThe pending state budget has spooked Pennsylvania’s anti-smoking activists. An annual payment the state gets as part of a legal settlement with tobacco companies is supposed to go to a number of health care sources. A couple of months ago, Gov. Ed Rendell told legislative leaders about a plan to redirect more than $300 million from that settlement into Pennsylvania’s general fund, which is basically a pot for all the state’s money that isn’t designated for a specific purpose.

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Big Tobacco Will Not Pay $280 Billion

| June 29, 2010

cigarettes onlineThe U.S. Supreme Court yesterday put an end to Washington’s bid to fine Big Tobacco more than a quarter of a trillion dollars for violating federal racketeering law. But the high court also rejected cigarette-makers’ request to review a lower court’s ruling that the companies had violated federal anti-gang laws over several decades by denying the health risks of Marlboro smoking, marketing to young people and making defective products.

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