Here are a few stories regarding Smoking in the news that have been passed over and I thought I would share -
We start with New Zealand – where their Health Ministry is mulling the idea of increasing the price cigarettes to $100 ($81 US) a pack. That’s right – $81 a PACK. When the Prime Minister says it seems “An Awful Lot” and an Anti-Smoking Activist implies it is to high – you know you have issues. STOP THE SIN TAX.
Meanwhile – we have Charlie Weis kicking two players off the Football Team at KU for breaking team rules. The press release doesn’t get into details – but another article does. KU Sports.com gives us this insight -
Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence police spokesman, said bar employees asked Garrett to stop smoking inside, but an altercation began. Garrett was accused of pushing one employee in the face, and both Garrett and a bar employee received facial injuries during that exchange, McKinley said.
Garrett was ejected from the bar, but outside the front door Garrett and Robinson had another altercation with staff members. When police were called, both Garrett and Robinson had left the area. They were located and briefly ran from police, but officers apprehended them near the 1700 block of Louisiana Street, McKinley said.
How about a study shows that Anti-Smoking TV Ads Apparently Work. Gee – we’ve been told for ages that kids (and some adults) believe everything on TV….so why is this shocking? Maybe KU should have more TV Learning.
Finally – we have counterfeit COHIBA Cigars seized in Miami. While I disagree with the street value of $20 a stick, I think it does highlight that the embargo just creates an underground illegal activity. Open the flood gates – We all didn’t have a luxury that JFK did to stock up.
I hate that there was nothing positive to post on tobacco – but my mailman made me smile today…..Sampler Cigars from JD Cigars. So look for a review later today.
Smoke’m if you Got’m