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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

John Daly Smokes 40 Cigarettes a Day


John Daly isn’t in the field of 95 golfers competing for a green jacket this weekend, but you can still find him at Augusta National at his usual spot in Hooters on Washington Road. Daly, who hasn’t played at Augusta since 2006, has an annual tradition of meeting with fans and selling merchandise.

Daly spoke with Ewan Murray of The Guardian, and said that he still feels good about his golf game — Daly can still boom drives miles off the tee. The two-time major champion missed time recovering from elbow surgery last year, but has made two of five cuts on the PGA Tour this season.

 The man famous for his rock star lifestyle has also curbed his addictions somewhat. Daly says he hasn’t had a drink for nearly six years, and though he still smokes 40 cigarettes a day, he’s cut back on his obscene Diet Coke consumption.



In his autobiography which released in 2006, Daly wrote that he drank 514 gallons of Diet Coke per year. He’s knocked that down to 10-12 cans a day.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Western Illinois University to Become Smoke-Free

Western Illinois University wants to become smoke-free as many universities in the USA. It was estimated that more than thousand American college campuses have become smoke free. There was made a survey which revealed that there are many people who are against smoking ban on campus. Smokers say it is their right to smoke. When they do it outside they … Continue reading

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Suffolk County Increases Age to Buy Cigarettes

Authorities in Suffolk County, New York, decided with majority of votes to increase legal age to buy tobacco from 19 to 21. The change comes into action from January 1, 2015, and it follows New York City’s law which increases tobacco-buying age from 18 to 21 that was taken in November 2013 and comes into effect in May 2014. Back … Continue reading

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Wayne Rooney spent too much time 'smoking cigarettes'


Wayne Rooney missed the opportunity to be a world class player because he lacked discipline, claims Joey Barton. The QPR midfielder, never shy of offering an opinion, was scathing of the Manchester United striker during an interview with Radio 5 live Sport about England's World Cup hopes.

"Our players aren't world class. They are not world class," Barton, who made one appearance for the national team, said.

"Rooney could have been world class but look at his mentality compared to Cristiano Ronaldo. Polar opposites.

"Why does Ronaldo achieve what he achieves and Rooney doesn't? When you see Wayne Rooney smoking cigarettes, does he live his life correctly?

"From the questions I've asked of players who have worked with both....he (Ronaldo) is in the gym or honing his game. Barton continued: "The level of discipline he has for his chosen profession is the reason he is the best player in the world at the present time, and that's the reason Rooney isn't."

Barton also dismissed any hope of the Three Lions succeeding in Brazil this summer. The former Manchester City and Newcastle player pointed to the fact there appears to be a lack of belief right at the top of the organisation.

"If the coach doesn't believe, the organisation doesn't believe, if the media don't believe, the players.....nobody believes we can win it. So we're not going to win it," Barton said.

"When you see Greg Dyke's reaction to the World Cup draw, for me that said everything I need to know."

Monday, April 7, 2014

Philip Morris to Move its Australia Production to Korea

Tobacco giant Philip Morris, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, last week told that by the end of current year it stops manufacturing cigarettes in Australia and moves production to Korea. Philip Morris company has been making cigarettes at its Melbourne, Moorabbin plant for around 60 years. Almost 180 factory workers are going to lose their jobs. However, representatives of Philip … Continue reading

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

No-Smoking Wave Hits Ocean City

Soon lighting up a cigarette on the beach in popular summer resort Ocean City, Maryland, may be banned as authorities plan to adopt a new anti-smoking law. Annually around 8 million people visit Ocean City, reaching peak in summer time when most people come here for vacations. It means that during the summer months beaches are overcrowded. Some members of … Continue reading

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Cambodian leader promises again to stop smoking

Cambodia's strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen has vanquished virtually every foe in almost three decades in power but admits he has failed to overcome his smoking habit.

He pledged to do so Thursday at the inauguration of a dam in western Cambodia but admitted promising to do so at least 10 times before. There was once a time when he was rarely seen without one of his favored 555 brand clutched between his fingers.

The 61-year-old leader said the temptation seizes him mostly when he plays chess, an addiction equal to the one he has to nicotine.

Stopping smoking is hard, he acknowledged, but he said he is now down to three cigarettes a day at most and his home no longer reeks of tobacco. Just the night before, he said, he was searching for a smoke, "but luckily my grandson arrived."

His vows to stop date at least to 1997, when he said he would quit when his daughter graduated from school. Declarations to stop when all five of his children married, and later when he had grandchildren, also went up in smoke.

Hun Sen currently is facing the biggest challenge in many years to his authoritarian rule from opposition protests calling on him to resign and hold new elections. The opposition says elections last July were rigged.

Last month, Cambodia banned the import, sale and promotion of e-cigarettes and shisha tobacco, a favorite of hookah-using smokers. The Cambodian Anti-Drug Authority said electronic cigarettes, which emit water vapor containing nicotine, and shisha, flavored tobacco smoked through a water pipe, had been imported in increasing quantities and were becoming popular with young people, posing health and social problems.