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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Cassidy and Rawiller fined for smoking

The tax on cigarettes got even higher for jockeys Nash Rawiller and Jim Cassidy at Randwick on Saturday when both were fined $100 for smoking between races.

Cassidy said he had never heard of the rule prohibiting smoking but stewards produced rule 91 to close the case.

Stewards caught the pair when they were looking for Rawiller to question him over the unplaced performance of Boban in the Apollo Stakes and were told he was outside.

The riders were told the case came under the rule which says jockeys must remain in the jockeys' room once on course.

The fines amount to the equivalent of around five packets of cigarettes.

Monday, February 24, 2014

FDA Banned Sale of Several Tobacco Products

Under the 2009 law, the FDA for the first time prohibited in the USA sale of four hand-rolled cigarettes. The FDA wrote in a statement that these cigarettes are called bidis and are manufactured by Jash International. The tobacco company failed to meet the requirements of the Tobacco Control Act, which is created to reduce tobacco addiction among youth. The … Continue reading

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Smoking Cessation Guide

Most people believe that taking a drug helps to feel normally and weaken withdrawal symptoms, however, nicotine addiction isn’t that simple. People do smoke because the nicotine they have been inhaling for years has changed their brain chemistry to create strong urges to smoke. The urges appear because each cigarette smoked immediately sends a signal to the brain that makes … Continue reading

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Matthew McConaughey Doesn't Know How to Smoke Cigarettes

If you have the means and the wherewithal, you are surely watching True Detective because holy shit it's amazing. (That final one-take scene at the end of last week's episode? OMG! How many times did you re-watch it? I did four times!) One of the recurring themes as people have heaped praise upon the show is McConaughey's badass performance as Detective Rust Cohle.

It's almost two performances—one as the younger version who's experiencing the events, and another as the older version who's co-narrating the events while playing with empty beer cans and chain smoking.

That smoking... there's something about it. "... drags off cigarettes that are so long and luxurious that they make all the ex-smokers in the audience start twitching involuntarily and reaching for Nicorette," says Danger Guerrero at UPROXX. Sam Adams at Indiewire says, "He makes more out of smoking a cigarette against his interrogators' objections than some actors do of an entire performance."

And the comments on this livejournal post dedicated to McConaughey's portrayal of Cohle: "I'm obsessed with the way he smokes cigarettes on the show for some reason." "I'm always disturbed by the way he smokes premium cigarettes on the show. It seems as though he's holding the smoke in for longer than he should and it unsettles me..." "My dad was like: 'He can really smoke a cigarette. One pull and half of it was gone!'"

I finally realized it watching last night's episode: It may be a remarkable way to smoke a cigarette, but you know what it's not? A remarkable way to smoke a joint. It's actually exactly how you smoke a joint. Think about it next time you watch it.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Reynolds American Profit More Than Doubled in 4Q

In fourth-quarter Reynolds American Inc reported two times higher profits in comparison with last year due to establishment of lower legal expenses and higher prices on cigarettes. Reynolds American Inc is second large tobacco company in the USA. The manufacturer of Pall Mall and Camel cigarettes told that during the quarter the number of cigarettes sold by its R.J. Reynolds … Continue reading

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A Near-Cigar With Mike Ditka

The air pooled with machine-generated smoke, wisps rising into the rafters of the cabaret bar, where the presently chic tropes of such places — taxidermy creatures like a fox and a crow — peered down into the audience. But onstage, flanked by velvet curtains, in place of a sultry singer was a very different sort of star: the septuagenarian former football coach Mike Ditka. Mr. Ditka, who has three Super Bowl rings, including one as head coach of the Chicago Bears, bemoaned the open-air cold weather Super Bowl. “When we played, you got to go to Miami or New Orleans,” he said. “New Jersey? And you get stuck in the bridge on the way?”

Mr. Ditka held a question-and-answer session on Thursday night with an audience of devotees at “Citi Presents Evenings With Legends,” an event series put on by Citibank. The tickets were $79 and available only to cardholders. The unlikely venue was the Heath, a restaurant at the McKittrick Hotel, home of the immersive theater production “Sleep No More” — all facts various publicists repeatedly reminded Nocturnalist throughout the night to mention.

The discussion was called “Mike, Mike and Mike” and was led by the ESPN sports talk show hosts Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic. But the former football coach, with his somewhat crotchety opinions of football these days — “those pretty boys,” he said — stole the show. Questions from the audience, who all addressed him as “Coach” with such reverence it might as well been “Your Honor,” were frequently about what it felt like to be tackled by various players. Some landed blows that “just about undressed me,” Mr. Ditka said.

Backstage, Mr. Ditka spoke about choosing which of his three jewel-encrusted Super Bowl rings to wear — his favorite is the diamond dazzler won coaching the Bears in Super Bowl XX — and offered Nocturnalist a Ditka brand cigar that was secreted in his jacket pocket. “You got a man?” he asked, proffering the cigar, before tucking it away. (Nocturnalist never knew that only men were capable of smoking cigars. Party reporting is so edifying.) The premium cigarettes are better, no?

We headed out with him, warmed by his respect for his fans, for whom he nearly always stops to give signatures, no matter the downsides. “When the fans quit coming to the game, the game is over,” he said. “You get a stalker here and there — that’s O.K.” Outside, his words were put to the test. Two young men, Jake Fleece, 22, and Jimmy Brooks, 26, had waited in the cold. They rushed at the coach on 27th Street. “I can’t feel my feet!” Mr. Brooks plaintively said, shoving several deflated footballs at Mr. Ditka, who dutifully signed them before fleeing in a van.

They were no superfans. “I just said that because the coach was there,” Mr. Brooks said, revealing they were in the business of selling sports memorabilia, and had spent the week trolling the streets for football players. Since arriving in New York City from California three days earlier, Mr. Fleece said he had already accrued over 90 signatures. In the dark street, he carefully wrapped the football in plastic. He unzipped his duffel bag. Inside were 20 more.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Cheap Marlboro Cigarettes are Sold in Russia

These days Russia is on front pages of all newspapers due to 2014 Winter Olimpic Games that take place in Sochi. The images with double toilettes and tap water made around the world, however, not all is bad in Russia. If you are a smoker you may be happy to know that Russia has very low price for Marlboro cigarettes … Continue reading

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Residents in Jessamine County Support Smoking Ban

Asbury University’s psychology department recently conducted a poll in Jessamine County which demonstrated that 62.6% of residents support the idea of smoking ban in bars, restaurants and workplaces. 66.2% support a county law to ban smoking in workplaces. Randy Gooch, the chief of health department is not surprised with the results of the poll because polls conducted earlier in state … Continue reading

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Jenelle Evans fires back after reports she is smoking while pregnant

 Jenelle Evans is pregnant with her second child and denies that she is smoking at this time. On Jan. 30, Evans took to Sulia to defend herself against critics who alleged that the "Teen Mom 2" star is lighting up.

Evans posted this quote in self defense and says the cigarettes in question were not hers:

Every move that I make is watched, and criticized! So when I tweeted this photo of my school books, I should have known the analyzing that would begin because of this photo! The cigarettes in the photo are NOT mine...

The Jenelle Evans smoking drama all started earlier in the month when Evans posted a picture of her messy stack of school books to Twitter. Sitting among the pile of school stuff was a pack of Newport cigarettes. Instantly the internet lit up with allegations that the "Teen Mom 2" star was smoking while pregnant. Many insisted that they must be hers because they are scattered in her things and because no one else in her household smokes.

Jenelle's very shaky defense was to point fans toward an article written for Gather which actually very loosely accuses her of smoking one or two and saying it isn't as awful as other things she has done. She also says they aren't hers. Which is it?

At this point, it really looks like the Newports belong to Jenelle Evans and she is taking a lot of heat for it. It's true that quitting is hard but she can expect the backlash in a case like this.