The Michigan Smoke Free Law needs no revisions

In December 2009, the Michigan Legislature passed House Bill 4377. This bill declared Michigan a smoke-free state, prohibiting smoking in all public and private workplaces and all food establishments, including restaurants, bars and bowling alleys. On May 1, 2010, we celebrated the fact that Michigan had become the 38th state to go smoke free. Many […]

Tampa cigar maker still on a roll at age 87

TAMPA — Every weekday morning 87-year-old Antonio Riverol gets in his 1998 Buick Park Avenue and drives 12 miles from his Tampa home to his job as a cigar roller in Ybor City – where 100 years ago the thriving industry helped put the city...

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Baylor bans smoking amidst controversy

The Baylor Health Care System announced their “no nicotine” policy last week, barring anyone who uses tobacco in any form from working for them. This policy will go into effect next year. Baylor’s decision to stop hiring cigarette smokers is nothing new. In the early...

Exclusive: Lee residents prepare to battle Big Tobacco

Database: Search lawsuits against tobacco companies John Szymanski was 11 the first time he smoked a cigarette – a nonfilter Chesterfield – at the kitchen table in his childhood home in New Jersey. His father, a butcher, and mother, a school nurse, were there, too. Neither...

Barcelona members ratify shirt deal with Qatar Foundation, ban smoking from Camp Nou

BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona’s club members ratified the $230 million, five-year shirt sponsorship deal with the Qatar Foundation and voted to ban smoking at Camp Nou. The team shirt began bearing the Qatar Foundation logo this season, but the club’s general assembly needed to approve...

Baseball seeks ban on chewing tobacco and dip

WASHINGTON — Always a hidebound sport, baseball has accepted interleague play, the wild card and even video replay in the last 20 years. Now a campaign backed by members of Congress and Commissioner Bud Selig is taking on something that’s been a part of the...

Calling all Art and Video Students: Enter Great American Smokeout Contest

GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT CONTEST POSTER, VIDEO ENTRIES DUE NOV. 9 Sharpen your crayons, ready your markers and dust off your camera lens to illustrate this year’s Great American Smokeout poster and video contest, open to Jefferson and Oldham County students in elementary, middle and high...

Chewing Tobacco’s Brad Pitt Moment

Moneyball is easily the greatest movie ever made about the use of statistical analysis to gain a competitive business advantage. The adaptation of Michael Lewis’s best-selling book, released this month after years of delay, stars Brad Pitt as Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland...

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