White feathers for smokers

During the first world war, a marketing technique to get people to sign up for service, was to have young ideologically brainwashed women presenting men, not in uniform, with White Feathers to infuse them with shame. This was done in…

Okra mistaken for pot in man’s garden

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — A Cartersville man is upset after he said investigators mistook a garden full of okra for marijuana plants. The man growing the popular Southern food said a helicopter woke him up Wednesday and then he had deputies show…

State Smoking Ban Back in the Hot Seat

Lawmakers will take another look at the workplace smoking ban today, though observers predict the health-inspired law that started 14 months ago to jeers from puffers around the state won’t change.   Some bills up for consideration by the…

Barbour Should Get Tobacco Funds

  This is to express my pleasure over Gov. Haley Barbour seeking to give the Legislature control of tobacco settlement funds administered by The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi (“Medicaid files to seize $20M from anti-smoke group,”…

House rejects smoking ban

PIERRE -- The smoking ban bill that sailed through a legislative committee on Monday met its demise on the House floor Tuesday at the hands of West River lawmakers. Those who favor a ban on smoking in all public places blamed the bill's…

Is Anti-Tobacco Group Accountable?

Partnership’s results are good, but some chapters do strange things. FOREST – It is an idea hopefully dead on arrival, but that is not stopping some Republicans and a handful of Democrats from trying to place the annual funding of the…

Comedy: Comedy: Twigs Cure Addiction

I am on twigs. I've tried Malibu, nail-biting and sex with mutants to quit smoking but now I am on essence of twig.   If you immerse twigs in hot water and then watch Gone With the Wind once or listen to Cole Porter's I Hate Men 96 times, a…

Move Over Tobacco

Junk food just moved a little closer to becoming as socially unacceptable as cigarettes, with the announcement by Kraft Foods that it will stop marketing its least nutritious products – think Oreos and Kool-Aid – to children younger than…

People Ban: MT Sneaky, sneaky, sneaky

A bill that would clean up a possible problem with Helena's shelved smoking ordinance almost made it through a House committee hearing Wednesday without the word "smoking" being spoken. House Bill 33, sponsored by Rep. Dave Gallik,…

Ban Pushes Saloon Owner into Politics

It took Delaware's indoor smoking ban to get Frank Infante fired up about politics. Rock the Vote at Murph's Irish Pub.We had a very good turnout and registered new voters during the event. New venues will be announced in the future…

House Bill HR-1108

Location: FDA Topic: FDA Regulation Page 4 Michael Siegel. American Lung Association Deceives Constituents in Promoting FDA Tobacco Legislation House Bill HR-1108 FDA Regulation of Tobacco AKA: Screw the Smoker, Give Philip…