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Pill Might Limit Smoking Damage

January 15th, 2009 by Perry

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This is an exciting step. Biochemists at Boston University are getting close to creating a pill that might help people fight the damage caused from smoking cigarettes.

By identifying microRNAs which help rebuild cells damaged by smoking, scientists hope to stimulate the growth of these cells.

Avum Spira, the spearhead of this research, summed up the projects potential:

We might be able to alter the host’s response to tobacco smoke so that it is a protective one.

Bouyed by the discovery of mir-218, a microRNA which helps control cell growth in the area, scientists are confident there will soon be a pill which will help smokers regrow lost cells. It could also lead to a test that tells smokers exactly how much damage they’ve inflicted on their own lungs. Either way, more knowledge in this area is much needed, and could positively affect the lives of millions of Americans.

We’ll keep you posted.

[Photo via Oliver Weiken/European Pressphoto Agency]

Obama’s Vague Stance on Smoking

December 19th, 2008 by Perry

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Straight from Obamablunt.com, here’s a great picture of the president-elect from his youth smoking a cigarette. In recent interviews, the president’s cigarrette-smoking habit has come under scrutiny, especially in light of a no-smoking policy in the White House since the Clinton administration. That gave us all the opportunity we need to justify posting this picture.

On Obama’s Change.gov website, the soon-to-be president addressed the issue of marijuana legalization:

President-elect Obama is not in favor of the legalization of marijuana.

Update: Looks like our friends over @ CelebStoner got the jump on Lisa Jack’s 1980 shots of Barack Obama, his fancy hat and what looks like a cigarette. Good find.

Smoking Ban Makes No Difference in Big Apple

October 24th, 2008 by Perry

Stepped up enforcement just doesn’t seem to be doing the job in New York, as more patrons are complaining more frequently about smoking ban violations, and owners are being fined more often. Health department inspectors have taken to sneakier tactics to catch violators, like late-night inspections. And while fines are steadily increasing, the problem is either getting ignored or pushed underground depending on who you ask in the street.

While smoky bars still exist, some smokers insist they are by no means easy to find.

Mark Benkes was smoking outside a bar on the Lower East Side on a recent night, and he perhaps put it best: “You’ll find people doing blow more openly than smoking.”


The Sun Rip

December 27th, 2006 by Alex

Many companies are tackling the quest to make smoking pot as healthy and tasty as possible. We’ve got natural gas lighters, vape lighters and more vaporizer designs than anyone can remember.

In the end, there’s on true method that the others just can’t touch – the sun rip.

It’s not an available option all the time, but when you have the chance I suggest you give it a shot. All you need is a clear sky, a magnifying glass and a nice summer day.

It tastes better, it’s healthier and you get to tell people that you’re in tune with nature. That’s what I call a win-win situation.

King Size Smoking Green

August 9th, 2006 by Alex

King Size Smoking Green

Smoking brand papers are some of the ultimate when it comes to purely tasting what’s being smoked. Here we have their hemp based offering – King Size Smoking Green. The greens are thin and delicate, be careful not to crumple them by accident. They provide more than enough room to roll whatever size you desire, but operate best when adequately filled. Don’t use a king size for a regular sized j, they measure 4.25″ x 2″, because you’ll just be left with excess paper.

It’s hard to have anything negative to say about these papers. Personally, they are one of my absolute favorites. You don’t always need special scents and added taste to have a really high-quality session.

King Size Smoking Blue

July 25th, 2006 by Alex

King Size Smoking Blue

These classic king sized papers are a keeper. They measure 4.25″ x 2″ and come with 33 semi-transparent leaves. Smoking Blue are odorless and tasteless, they let you do nothing but enjoy what you’re smoking (in large amounts of course). They burn well and have strong glue. There’s really nothing more you can ask for out of a king size.






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