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City Proposing Big Tax Hike On Cigarettes, Tobacco

ASPEN, Colo. (CBS4) – The city is considering a nearly $4 tax on a pack of cigarettes.

A ballot question for voters in November is being drafted. 36 more words


Okanagan park users urged to be extra careful

With tinder dry conditions, the “Friends of Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park” is reminding the public that smoking is banned in provincial parks.

Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park is located in the north Okanagan. 140 more words


Death and Taxes

California cigar enthusiasts: get ready to pay more for your smokes.

The state’s “other tobacco products” (OTP) law went into effect July 1 – increasing the tax rate from 27.3 to a staggering 65.08. 76 more words

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Silent majority, mad as hell – Brendan O'Neil speaks out for us hated 'ordinaries'

Just a day after Christopher Snowdon’s reflections on a decade of the smoking ban, Spiked Editor Brendan O’Neill has had his say on it, also in the Spectator… 260 more words

Smoking ban: Number of UK smokers falls by nearly two million in 10 years

It has been illegal to smoke in an enclosed public place in England since 1 July, 2007 

The number of smokers in Britain has fallen by 1.9 million since the  609 more words



I’m not too great with dates once we dispensed with the ‘nineteen’ prefix, but I can at least be confident that I attended my grandma’s funeral ten years ago this week, as the after-service pub gathering took place in her neighbourhood boozer just a couple of days following the introduction of the smoking ban, introduced on 1 July 2007. 920 more words


Smoke Free PA?

If the misguided lawmakers in Pennsylvania get their way, the state could soon go virtually “smoke free.” A bill being considered would ban smoking inside public areas — including private businesses, bars and casinos… and cigar lounges. 45 more words

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