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There’s a term baseball players use when describing other players who are trying to look busy on the field, but in actuality, are doing nothing. The term is called “eyewash,” an analogy drawn from eyedrops — eyedrops may make your eyes look better, but they don’t fix any real problem. (It is, by the way, […]

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Though cigarette use has been on the decline since the ’70s, a newly released study conducted by New York University’s Center for Drug Use and HIV Research shows that some tobacco products are gaining ground. The study surveyed 15,000 high school seniors in 48 states and found that 18% of students had smoked hookah in […]

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Your heart rate is slowing and you feel a little flushed. You’re relaxed, everything seems funny, and nothing can possibly bother you. You’re probably feeling a little bit horny, or at least more so than usual. No, this is not happening in your parents’ basement after a few bowl hits. This is ancient Egypt, and […]

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Every now and then, the FDA needs a good kick in the balls and today, a federal judge did just that, when he ruled that the government may be going too far by requiring tobacco brands to plaster gross-looking images all over their products. […]

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Over 100 Native Americans demonstrated at City Hall on Monday to protest General Bloomberg’s channeling of John Wayne while discussing an ongoing tobacco tax dispute between New York City’s coiffeurs and the state’s Indian reservations. […]

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Earlier this summer, Albany hiked up the tax on tobacco, making cigarettes in NYC more expensive than drugs, but so far it’s not panning out revenue wise. The amount of cigarette tax stamps sold by the state has drastically decreased as the nicotine addicted travel to Indian reservations and places like Pennsylvania to cop. |NYP| […]

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Truth is, if you smoke cigarettes, but still don’t how unhealthy they are, you kind of deserve to die, so I’m glad that the big tobacco companies are suing NYC for requiring stores that sell cigarettes to post those horrid, anti-smoking, body part posters. All consumers shouldn’t be visually punished for someone else’s bad habit. […]

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British American Tobacco (BTI), the second largest cigarette maker in the world, has been extending their spindly claws of death towards the art world, scraping up $18.5 million for some paintings at Sotheby’s auction the other day. Not as scary as smokey poison peddlers sponsoring elementary schools in China, but still creepy. Tangent image: lalitkala […]

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Although the local media in Colorado Springs will likely be disappointed, since nothing exciting happens there, this swastika stenciled graffiti on a sidewalk accompanied by the words “No Smoking” isn’t a “hate crime,” far from it actually. ABC affiliate, KRDO, wasn’t so convinced and hit the streets for answers looking for explanations, but maybe they […]

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