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Britney Spears halted her show in Vancouver last night after just three songs because it was too smokey in the arena.
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Saturday's edition of my three times a week talk show.Watch the show here on CURRENT TV on Tues, Thurs & Sats.
In today's show :
Someone has been very naughty.
More pigeon news.
A cloudy summer.
How can I show my face in public.
You think they don't know.
You don't want to get the red paper.
I don't like waste.
Not enough ticks.
The karaoke night.
Wrong coloured pens.
Anyone want a lift home ?
What bad things did you do at school ?
2 years of no smoking in clubs.
Lunch at Asda.
What punishments did you get ?
One long soap opera.
Hiding in the cloakroom.
Returning to your home town.
I don't recognise anyone.
Talking at the back.
Hold on to your wallet.
A plume of smoke.
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However they satisfy their nicotine cravings, tobacco users are facing a big hit as the single largest federal tobacco tax increase ever takes effect Wednesday.
Tobacco companies and public health advocates, longtime foes in the nicotine battles, are trying to turn the situation to their advantage. The major cigarette makers raised prices a couple of weeks ago, partly to offset any drop in profits once the per-pack tax climbs from 39 cents to $1.01.
Medical groups see a tax increase right in the middle of a recession as a great incentive to help persuade smokers to quit.
Tobacco taxes are soaring to finance a major expansion of health insurance for children. President Barack Obama signed that health initiative soon after taking office.
Other tobacco products, from cigars to pipes and smokeless, will see similarly large tax increases, too. For example, the tax on chewing tobacco will go up from 19.5 cents per pound to 50 cents. The total expected to be raised over the 4 1/2 year-long health insurance expansion is nearly $33 billion.However they satisfy their nicotine cravings, tobacco users are facing a big hit as... more
Thursday's edition of my three times a week talk show.Watch the show here on CURRENT TV on Tues, Thurs & Sats.
In today's show :
Lock away your valubles.
Aunty Doris from Guildford.
Naz misses me.
The lines show up.
Taking it to work in a carrier bag.
It's not another country.
Giving people advice without throwing the book at them when they make mistakes.
In front of the camera or behind ?
The public eye.
My Mum used to dress me.
Dragged off kicking and screaming.
A £1.25 key ring.
My voice is stronger.
Matty is a dedicated viewer.
The eyes went up.
I give up my comfortable chair.
Broadband costs in Tazmania.
Dreamboats & Petticoats.
I have a tyre.
Bad air quality in California.
Someone else is in the studio.
C.W. was near the fires in Australia.
A whole bottle of vodka.
Low interest rates.
Has he stolen something ?
Working on the web site.
He's emptied the fridge.
It needs to be automatic.
Am I overdressed.
More from Kat & Dave on the Isle of Wight.
The white shorts.
Pay for the postage.
An unexpected surprise.
Needles in the eye.
I can smell cigarette smoke.
Anything above the M25 is "North".
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In a bizarre macabre account of divine intervention, Erik Larson amazingly encounters the All Mighty through a death proof hearse. Empowered to guide the lost, the Minister of Death mobs down the streets in his bequeathed vehicle of demise to enlighten the impressionable, the drug addicts, and the criminal element of the mortality that challenges them. Being scared straight may be the answer toward a future of sobriety.In a bizarre macabre account of divine intervention, Erik Larson amazingly encounters... more
Picture yourself spending the day with your aging mother. For those of us who still have a living one, this idea can fill us with pure dread. There’s the usual arguments, uncomfortableness and little games we play that slowly drive us nuts but still, it’s our mom and we love her. But can you imagine having feelings of resentment, embarrassment and borderline anger towards your mom only to find yourself in a thorny situation that’s only getting more and more troubling by the minute? Clay Liford’s fairly perfect short film “My Mom Smokes Weed” puts us all in the trenches with a son (Rubin) and a mom (Luedtke) who (you guessed it) constantly tokes up in the hilarious short film “My Mom Smokes Weed.”Picture yourself spending the day with your aging mother. For those of us who still... more
Don't worry Joe still has a job here at Current. His job description, seek out danger and shake things up. See if Joe Hanson can earn his stripes as a firefighter in this episode of Joe Gets...Don't worry Joe still has a job here at Current. His job description, seek out... more
Warning from the Current General: This pod may be hazardous to your beliefs on smoking. Current host Joe Hanson breaks down the issues of freedom and health as they relate to cigarette smokers and the people they affect.Warning from the Current General: This pod may be hazardous to your beliefs on... more
You know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but did you know that it's preventable?You know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but... more
“If women smoke like men, then they die like men.”
That's the dire warning from scientists at the German Centre for Cancer Research in Heidelberg, who say women are more at risk than men. They found that increasing numbers of women are smoking and dying as a result of their addiction.
Approximately 12,000 women in Germany die of lung cancer every year – making it the third most deadly type of the disease after breast cancer and bowel cancer. The damage caused by smoking and passive smoking harms women far more than men.
But why are so many women smoking today?
Apparently it depends on your education and your circumstances. German drug commissioner Sabine Batzing said: “We know that a lot more women from the less educated classes smoke than women who have graduated from high school, for example. Those living in difficult social circumstances are also more inclined to smoke."
Find out more and cancer and smoking in our gallery of alarming facts...“If women smoke like men, then they die like men.” That's the... more
Canada's Green party Leader Elizabeth May apologized on Wednesday for never having smoked marijuana, as she unveiled her election plank, which touts legalizing and taxing pot.
Canada's Green party Leader Elizabeth May apologized on Wednesday for never... more
Natural smoke (and its Photoshop variety) seem to become more and more a media of choice for artistic expression. Artists inherently like smoke for its flux and dynamic properties, and the public seem to enjoy asking the perennial question "What were they smoking?" when seeing a radical and challenging piece of art.
Today, we'll feature some examples of "smoke art", and marvel at how such an elusive substance can be possibly herded into fascinating shapes.Natural smoke (and its Photoshop variety) seem to become more and more a media of... more
"Bill and Melinda Gates announced yesterday that they were joining Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, in a $500m campaign against smoking in the developing world.
The initiative, which will include campaigns to persuade people of the inadvisability of smoking, and efforts to induce governments to impose bans - is a departure for Gates. His foundation has been primarily committed to finding solutions to health problems, such as vaccines for killer diseases. But he is joining forces with Bloomberg, who made New York smoke-free in 2002 and gone on to found an anti-tobacco initiative working to get worldwide bans.
Bloomberg's initiative supports projects that increase tobacco tax, change the image of tobacco, protect non-smokers from exposure to smoke, and help people quit. Together with the World Health Organisation, he launched the Mpower package of evidence-based interventions this year: monitor tobacco use and the policies to prevent it; protect people from tobacco smoke; offer smokers help to quit; warn of the dangers of tobacco; enforce bans on advertising, promotion and sponsorship; and raise taxes on tobacco."
How are you gonna let me smoke and then ban the whole freaking world from smoking!?
Big tobacco and the Government, get us hooked, make ass loads of money, successfully kill us off before 65, and if we survive, they rip our smokes right from our hands...
Makes me mad enough to want a smoke."Bill and Melinda Gates announced yesterday that they were joining Michael... more
KATU Poll: What do you think of the idea?
Story Published: Jul 7, 2008 at 1:02 PM PDT
Story Updated: Jul 7, 2008 at 5:45 PM PDT
By KATU Staff Video SALEM, Ore. - Relax it and tax it.
That's the motto behind a new cannabis initiative that would allow Oregon's state-controlled liquor stores to legally sell marijuana to adults.
Initiative backers said their plan would send 90 percent of the proceeds from the state's sale of marijuana to Oregon's General Fund, which could lower Oregonians' state tax burden.
Smaller percentages would go to funding drug abuse education and treatment programs.
The initiative would also legalize the growing of hemp, a non-drug variant of cannabis that can be used to make industrial-strength fibers and bio-fuels.
Supporters claim that allowing cannabis cultivation and sales through state liquor stores would add $300 million in combined tax revenues and savings to Oregon's budget.
Paul Stanford of the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act said the measure would also put a dent in illegal dealing of the weed.
"We want to take marijuana out of the hands of children and substance abusers, who control the market today, and put it in the hands of the state's liquor control commission and the age limit of 21 will be strictly enforced," Stanford said at a press briefing.
Supporters have two years to collect nearly 83,000 signatures to get the measure on the November ballot in 2010.
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Howard Weyers tried the "carrot" approach by giving his employees incentives and encouragement to quit smoking. But when that didn't work, he resorted to the stick. A big stick.
Weyers, owner of a health care benefits administrator in Lansing, Mich., gave his 200 employees an ultimatum in 2004: Quit smoking in 15 months or lose your job. He refused to hire smokers. Ultimately, he extended his smoking ban to employees' spouses and monitored compliance through mandatory random blood testing.
Weyers' method, while effective, wouldn't fly in California because the state has laws that prohibit employers from making hiring or firing decisions based on employee participation in a legal activity.
About 45 million Americans, 4 million of whom live in California, smoke cigarettes despite more than three decades of public efforts to encourage people to quit.
California, on both the state and local levels, has been at the forefront of anti-smoking efforts with laws to ban smoking in public places. A law went into effect in January that prohibits drivers from smoking when children are in the car. Still, smoking costs the state an estimated $8.6 billion in direct medical costs and $7.3 billion in lost productivity a year, according to the California division of the American Cancer Society.
In addition to lost work hours, employers have a vested interest in getting their workforce to kick the habit, given that they pay a large portion of health care costs and are the main source of health insurance for more than half the population.Howard Weyers tried the "carrot" approach by giving his employees incentives... more
Cannabis, weed, blow, whatever you want to call it!
Here is a selection of cannabis pictures being seized from homes, factories and fields around the world.Cannabis, weed, blow, whatever you want to call it! Here is a selection of cannabis... more