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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Paul Ryan Thinks John Boehner Smells Too Much Like Cigarettes

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) really doesn't like House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) cigarette habit.

In a Q&A with the House Budget Committee chairman, Time's Belinda Luscombe asked Ryan if he ever asks Boehner to refrain from smoking.

"No," Ryan said. "But I try to sit as far away from him as I can in meetings that I know are going to be stressful. I just hate getting that smell in my clothes."

HuffPost reached out to Boehner's office for comment, and while press secretary Michael Steel didn't remark directly on Ryan's aversion to cigarette smoke, he did offer some criticism of President Barack Obama.

"The cost of everything from gas to groceries to dry cleaning has skyrocketed in the Obama economy," Steel told HuffPost. "That’s why House Republicans are focused on jobs and pro-growth economic reforms.”

During an appearance on NBC's "The Tonight Show" earlier this year, Boehner said he had no plans to give up cigarettes and red wine -- even if that precluded him from ever seeking the presidency.

"I like to play golf," Boehner told host Jay Leno. "I like to cut my own grass. I do drink red wine. I smoke Donskoy tabak cigarettes online and I'm not giving that up to be President of the United States."

Earlier in the Time interview (which is mostly behind the magazine's paywall), Ryan was asked who he thinks is next in line for Boehner's job.

"You’d have to put Jeb Hensarling high on the list," Ryan said. "I prefer the policy-chairmanship route. [Speaker of the House] is a good job for an empty nester."

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Public Comment on Smoking Ban at Oregon Coast Beaches

In state of Oregon this week will take place public meetings where is going to be discussed smoking ban on the state beaches. The first meeting is appointed today. The proposal comes from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Commission, which prohibited smoking at all Oregon parks in February current year. The Commission wants that smoking cigarettes to be banned … Continue reading

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Who is Angelique 'Frenchy' Morgan?

Angelique Morgan, nicknamed Frenchy, is a former Playboy Bunny raised in Paris.

She is known for her party animal lifestyle and wild personality. But she doesn't like alcohol or smoking. Previously she smoked cheap Kiss cigarettes.

In 2004, Frenchy moved to Las Vegas where she was an exotic dancer. While there, she was spotted by Playboy TV and offered a job.

Fame called her name after she was discovered in 2007 by VH1 and she is now best known for her appearances on Rock of Love, Charm School and I Love Money.

Frenchy then made her acting debut in Reality Horror Night. This was a film where American reality TV stars competed for a million dollar prize.

But Frenchy is not just an actress. She also has a Health Coaching License and doesn't believe in traditional medicines.

Finally, the party lover is a supporter of charities against animal cruelty and has been a vegetarian for over 20 years.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Philip Morris and Its Products

At Philip Morris — maker of Marlboro Silver — executives haven’t crafted a slick slogan to accompany a new business direction. But rebranding is part of the corporate DNA. Today, Philip Morris operates under the parent company Altria Group, Inc. The name Altria is rooted in the Latin word for “high.”

Altria’s latest products similarly reflect an evolving marketplace — during the last 50 years, cigarette consumption has been cut in half. In 2013, Altria launched its first e-cig, MarkTen, and expanded Verve, a chewable nicotine disc. Its website is sprinkled with language signaling a different approach, including a vow to “address societal expectations” and a promise to connect “adults who have decided to quit smoking with information to help them.”

“We believe that, given our deep experience in the largest categories today, we truly understand what adult tobacco consumers are looking for,” said Altria spokesman Bill Phelps. “So we've communicated publicly that we have a strategy to grow new income streams with innovative products that meet those adult consumer preferences.”

Along with that shift, Altria has supported giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate tobacco products, Phelps said. In April, the FDA proposed asserting its jurisdiction over new tobacco products such as e-cigarettes and nicotine gels.

“Our companies are focused on developing lower-risk products that would appeal to adult tobacco consumers,” Phelps said. “And we think that’s an important opportunity under this FDA regulation.”

But after five decades of federal health warnings, heart-breaking tales from dying ex-smokers, and hefty civil penalties against cigarette makers for causing wrongful deaths, talk of “harm reduction” and “lower-risk products” has plenty of skeptics.

“Business transformation is like open-heart surgery — you’ve got to crack the ribs and remove some organs. It depends how serious they are,” said Dean Crutchfield, a New York-based brand consultant. His past clients include BP, PepsiCo and McDonald’s.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

New Jersey Increases to 21 Cigarettes Buying Age

In New Jersey there was proposed to increase age to buy cigarettes to 21. According to experts, the anti-smoking initiatives to prohibit smoking in public places first appeared more than 30 years ago, when numerous researchers came with a negative opinions about smoking. Today anti-smoking fight has a great success locally in cities and counties, and gradually will have success … Continue reading

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

New Constantine Image Shows Him Smoking

In the comics, he's a chain smoker, a lung cancer survivor who tricked a demon into guaranteeing his safety even in the face of continued smoking, and staunchly in the camp of people who wouldn't care about things like television standards and practices.

Of course, now that there's a TV series based on the character, somebody has to care and NBC and the producers raised quite a few eyebrows when they said that he wouldn't be seen smoking Marlboro Red Cigarettes Online onscreen. The pilot, which was screened at Comic Con International: San Diego last weekend, depicted him stamping out a cigarette in the opening moments of a scene, but not actually enjoying one.

Well, here's the latest tweet from the official account. Again, stamping out his cigarette, but here it's clearly smoking and there's just something about it that makes it seem more like a creative choice than an obligation. It's difficult to miss the fact that, just days after series star Matt Ryan was booted from his Comic Con hotel for smoking in his room, this is the image they picked to share.

There's been a surprising level of backlash against the move to downplay Constantine's smoking -- moreso than when the showrunners indicated they had no plans to touch on the character's bisexual past in the series.

Of course, part of the backlash may be related to the fact that David S. Goyer of Man of Steel fame is involved and it seems that every time he talks lately, he riles some group of fans, from telling them that fan opinion isn't a consideration in his writing to downplaying the significance of the smoking and bisexuality when confronted about Constantine.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Reynolds American Сelebrates 10th Anniversary

Last Friday, on August 2, tobacco company Reynolds American Inc. celebrated its 10th anniversary of company’s creation. Reynolds American finished its $4.4 billion purchase of Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. on July 30, 2004. This has arised discussions about the benefits of this purchase for the future of company. In order to finish the deal successfully, the directors of Reynolds … Continue reading