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Cambodia bans smoking shisha and e-cigarettes

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Cambodia has banned e-cigarettes and shisha pipes saying the increasingly popular products contain damaging levels of nicotine and are leading young people to take up smoking.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Experts increasingly contemplate end of smoking

In this April 8, 2003 file photo, David Ozanich of Brooklyn smokes outside the Live Bait bar in New York after a city-wide ban on smoking in bars and restaurants went into effect. Laws banning smoking in restaurants, bars and workplaces have been implemented in places across the country. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff, File)

.S. health officials have begun to predict the end of cigarette smoking in America.

They have long wished for a cigarette-free America, but shied away from calling for smoking rates to fall to zero or near zero by any particular year. The power of tobacco companies and popularity of their products made such a goal seem like a pipe dream.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Health and Wellness,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Sin tax law effects: Smokers find way to scrimp on cigarettes, share sticks with friends

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While smokers would readily share a stick or two to an acquaintance in the past, these days, smokers have become stingy with their cigarettes, due to higher retail prices brought about by the sin tax law. AFP FILE PHOTO/JAY DIRECTO

Forgot to buy your cigarette or did you suddenly run out of a stick to light? Think twice before asking somebody to hand you one. More likely, fellow smokers would tell you they have run out of sticks, too.

Posted: February 14th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Smoking out tobacco: The rise of the e-cig

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A file picture taken on May 25, 2009 in Beiijng shows a display of electronic cigarettes. NJOY is one of a flurry of e-cigs entering the market as tobacco prices skyrocket and smokers become ever more concerned about the toxins they inhale. The NJOY "cigarette" is electronic -- its tip lights up with the help of an LED and what appears to be smoke is actually water vapour. AFP  / FREDERIC J. BROWN

The camera zooms in on a stubble-bearded hunk dragging on a cigarette and blowing out a thick cloud of smoke with what seems to be great satisfaction.

Posted: February 11th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Indian girl trapped in life of cigarette rolling

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Sagira Ansari sits on a dusty sack outside her uneven brick home in this poor town in eastern India, her legs folded beneath her. She cracks her knuckles, then rubs charcoal ash between her palms.

Posted: March 18th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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