I can't for the life of me understand how you are supposed to settle down and relax after a hard day of gentrification without the comfort of a cigarette or two, but I guess the residents of this Brooklyn building will soon find out.
What is the cost of a pack of cigarettes in America? It is too much anywhere, but it is crazy stupid expensive in the City of New York. And now on top of that if you are a kid you are going to have to pay some 21-year-old to buy them for you because they are changing the law and also [...]
People are always saying things on the Internet all the time. But they are such teases. We like details. So we have to ask.
Only in NY: Broke down & asked to bum my yearly cig from some suits outside a hotel, turns out they're e-cig marketers at a convention.
— Rachel Syme (@rachsyme) October 3, 2013
Rachel! So what happened here? First of all, I blame this balmy Indian summer that we have been having in New York—I mean, 75 degrees after dark in October? END TIMES—but it was just such a glorious, clear night out and I was having one of those solo walks through [...]
"Legally you can’t smoke on the LIRR but vaping isn’t smoking. The rules say you can’t carry a burning product but there is no fire in a Vape." —I'm not sure what kind of trauma needs to occur in your life to induce so much apathy that you can casually utter the word "vaping" with neither irony nor shame, but apparently it happens. Anyway, "Electronic cigarettes have become such a booming business — there’s now dozens of brands to choose from — that one line, VapeNY, opened its own stand-alone store on the Lower East Side last week." I am not saying that you would vastly improve the life [...]
"The chair is out to kill us," and even exercise is no help, says Science.
I had never before heard the phrase "the cigarette community." But like so much of what comes out of the mouth of veteren Queens rapper Noreaga, I find it to be an irresistible mix of tough-guy ridiculousness, bizarro-world genius and huggable humanity. Talk about "no filter." The guy is just an amazing personality. UPDATE: Joe Budden responds!
"I put the e-cigarette on charge in my iPad charger, which I have done countless times before. I heard a huge bang that sounded like a firework. I turned around to see a ball of fire weaving about. I saw Laura running away and thought somebody had thrown a firework. A punter pointed to the e-cigarette that I had been charging and it was still smoking. It had burnt through the vinyl floor as well. When the battery exploded the end shot across the room and hit one punter in the stomach and left him with a red mark. I just keep thinking what if this had happened while I [...]
This is undeniably GREAT but do not watch it if you are stuck indoors for a while, because the middle part where Bodega Bamz does his thing is totally going to make you want to smoke. Also I will be saying "wa-da-da-dang" over and over for the rest of the day so if you are someone who has to be around me I apologize in advance. [Via]
"You know smoking doesn’t do any favors for your face – or your lungs, or your heart, or just about any other part of your body, for that matter! – but a new study of twins hints at the ways the habit makes you look older than you really are…. [The people doing the study] identified a few major areas of accelerated aging in the faces of the smoking twins: The smokers' upper eyelids drooped while the lower lids sagged, and they had more wrinkles around the mouth. The smokers were also more likely to have jowls, according to the study, which was published today [...]
"If Weight Gain Follows Smoking Cessation, Is it Worth it?" —This is one of those "you will have to decide on your own" things, I guess.
"New research suggests chronic smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and increasing age are all associated with increased oxidative damage to brain tissue." —I am not sure what they're trying to say here, although that probably proves their point.
"A smokers' advocacy group says it has sued New York City seeking to overturn the city's ban on electronic cigarettes."
Shit's getting real at JFK AIRPORT. I just took off my shoes and also my hair's all fucked up and I just smoked in the goddamn bathroom.
— lennypane (@lennypane) January 6, 2014
People drop things on the Internet and run all the time. So we have to ask. In this edition, documentary filmmaker Penny Lane tells us more about a bad airport experience she recently mentioned on Twitter.
Penny! So what happened here?
Will we ever win a race against the children of China? 86% of a group of 5- and 6-year-olds in China were able to identify at least one brand of cigarettes, compared to only 50% of Russian children. But children in India were most likely to want to grow up to be smokers—a full 30% of them. This according to a new study in Pediatrics, which didn't bother to study lazy American children, who just choose brands willy-nilly.
" An influential government health panel recommended on Monday that heavy smokers get an annual CT scan to check for lung cancer, a major change in policy that experts said had the potential to save 20,000 lives a year…. The recommendation is aimed at a high-risk population of current and former smokers: about 10 million people ages 55 to 80 who have smoked at least a pack a day for 30 years, or the equivalent, even if they quit as long as 15 years ago, said Dr. Michael LeFevre, a professor of medicine at the University of Missouri and a member of the task force." —BRB, doing some math.
This is one of those stories where the most charitable thing you can say is that there are probably additional factors beyond the issue at hand that have contributed to its denouement, but regardless, nothing you see here could exactly be considered a good advertisement for the act of smoking or those who participate in that activity.