International Conference on Smokers’ Rights

International Conference on Smokers’ Rights

On September 30, 2014, Moscow hosted the First International Conference on Smokers’ Rights. Delegates from Australia, Belarus, Croatia, Cuba, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Romania, Russia, Spain, Switzerland and Ukraine attended the meeting – 16 countries that in total account for more than 250 million adult smokers. The honorary guests of the …

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Selena Gomez Buying Djarum Super Kretek Cigarettes

Selena Gomez Buying Djarum Super Kretek Cigarettes

They’re the first pictures of Selena Gomez to emerge in the wake of ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber’s arrest in Miami for DUI in the early hours of Thursday morning. And in an uncharacteristic move for the squeaky-clean star, she shocked fans as she stopped to pick up a packet of Djarum cigarettes shortly after leaving home …

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Cigar Humor by Bill Abbott

Cigar Humor by Bill Abbott

Bill Abbott is a local cartoonist and freelance writer. See more of his work on the “Cigar Custom T-Shirts, Mugs, Hats” and “Buffalo Cigar Examiner, By Bill Abbott” links on the right.

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Why Smokers Feel Good

Why Smokers Feel Good

Smokers enjoy their habit because it stimulates the flow of “feel good” chemicals in the brain, according to a new study involving just a handful of test subjects. The system of the brain affected is the same one that is stimulated by heroin and morphine. The study is the first to show smoking affects the …

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There is No Constitutional Right to Smoke

There is No Constitutional Right to Smoke

Constitutional rights are specially protected, so that laws generally cannot take them away. If a law appears to interfere with a constitutional right, those whose rights are affected can challenge that law in court. A court will invalidate the law if it finds that the law improperly treads on a constitutional right. Constitutional rights include …

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