Posts Tagged ‘smoke’

Smoke on the water

The liquid inside a hookah is generally made by blending fresh dark leaves, fruit pulp, honey or molasses, and glycerin. Also, available in a wide variety of flavours, smokers experiment by adding ice, fruit juice, milk, red bull or even wine to water in the glass vase in order to change the taste, texture, or effect of the smoke. “All flavours are inspired by different substances and basically have tobacco, in which you add fruit flavours. There are also flavours that include pan or ones like coffee which are not fruit-based,” says Joey, a graduate, who goes on to explain, “I like sheesha because it calms me down. It’s very relaxing.” ... read more >>

Middle class professionals bigger binge drinkers than blue collar workers

Middle class professionals are much bigger drinkers than blue collar workers – but smoke half as much, a Government study shows. Professionals drink an average of 13.5 units of alcohol a week – almost a pint of beer or two glasses of wine a day – compared to 10.7 units for adults in routine and manual jobs. ... read more >>

Common sense goes up in smoke as Teen Mom star Jenelle Evans lights a cigarette at a petrol station

She’s currently fighting to regain custody of her one year old baby son Jace as well as facing charges of breaking and entering and drug possession. But if Teen Mom star Jenelle Evans is hoping to repair her image any time soon, she isn’t exactly going about it the right way. In a move that is irresponsible, dangerous and illegal in some states, 19-year-old was seen smoking a cigarette in a North Carolina petrol station yesterday. ... read more >>

Hookah Lounge Plans Go Up in Smoke

A plan to bring a hookah lounge to Tolland went up in smoke Monday night. The owner of New Haven’s Mediterranea wanted to set up shop near UConn. The goal was to offer a place where people can come have a communal smoke of a hookah, which is filled with tobacco, fruit and honey. ... read more >>

Fort Carson Soldiers Who Broke Into Dispensary: ‘We Were Just Trying To Get Rid Of All The Marijuana’

Soldiers accused of breaking into a Colorado medical marijuana dispensary and then accidentally locking themselves inside told police they planned to destroy the marijuana – not smoke or sell it. The Gazette in Colorado Springs reports a police affidavit says two of the three Fort Carson soldiers told officers they were trying to steal the marijuana so they could get rid of it. ... read more >>

Tarantula bite? A little rum could cure you

The tips from the golden age of the Royal Navy will be able to be viewed as the National Archives completes its project to allow searches of ship surgeons’ notebooks from the 18th and 19th centuries. The books feature records of mutinies, drunkenness and thefts of Eskimo skulls in the name of science, but some of the most compelling stories concern the gruesome illnesses suffered by the crew and doctors’ eccentric attempts to cure them. ... read more >>

‘People should smoke and drink more’, says Russian finance minister

Speaking as the Russian government announces plan to raise duty on alcohol and cigarettes, Alexei Kudrin said that by smoking a pack, “you are giving more to help solve social problems such as boosting demographics, developing other social services and upholding birth rates”. “People should understand: Those who drink, those who smoke are doing more to help the state,” he told the Interfax news agency. ... read more >>

Gangs and drugs prevalent in public schools, survey finds

More than a quarter of public middle and high school students say both gangs and drugs are present at their campuses, according to a survey released Thursday by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. Those roughly 5.7 million students nationwide are also more likely than their counterparts at private and religious schools to smoke, drink and use drugs, said Joseph A. Califano Jr., chairman and founder of the center, which has been surveying youth for the last 16 years. ... read more >>

Military care packages with cigarettes go up in smoke after new smuggling law takes effect

Family and friends have suddenly found themselves blocked from shipping cigarettes and other tobacco products to American troops in Afghanistan and Iraq because of a new law meant to hamper smuggling and underage sales through the mail. The Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act of 2009 quietly took effect June 29. It cut off those care packages by effectively requiring that tobacco be sent with one particular kind of U.S. Postal Service shipping that requires a signature for delivery but does not deliver to most overseas military addresses. ... read more >>

When Parents Smoke, Kids’ Weight, Behavior May Suffer

Two new studies suggest there’s a connection between parents who smoke and kids who are heavier or misbehave more than other children.The researchers haven’t definitively proven that lighting up puts kids at risk for bad behavior and extra pounds. In fact, it may be impossible to ever prove a cause-and-effect because it’s considered unethical to assign some parents to smoke and then see what happens. ... read more >>

420 events include smoke-in, hotel party

Marijuana enthusiasts in Boston and Los Angeles said 420 events Tuesday included a smoke-in at a university and a hotel party. The Boston Globe reported a smoke-in was set for Tuesday — April 20, known as 420 to marijuana aficionados — on the roof of a city university’s library, but the school was not identified. ... read more >>