Nothing will stop 2016 until pigs fly.
According to Andre Calatzopoulos, chief executive of cigarette and tobacco behemoth Philip Morris, “he would like to work towards the ‘phase-out’ of conventional cigarettes.”
What? Philip Morris not making cigarettes is something akin to a dairy farmer making soy milk or a slaughterhouse making seitan or a poison maker making an antidote. What’s going on here?
The BBC reports:
In his first UK broadcast interview, he has told the Today programme that the company knows its products harm their consumers, and that the only correct response is to "to find and commercialise" ones that are less harmful.
"That is clearly our objective," he said.
The company has announced a new “healthier” cigarette, which boasts 90% less of the 'nasty toxins that come from cigarette smoke.'
The innovation in this new system, called lqos, doesn’t burn cigarettes, it heats them.
It works like this. You buy a pack of “tobacco sticks” and pop them in a heater. You put the stick to your mouth and puff. This causes much less smoke and smell.
But of course, let’s not forget smoking is still incredibly dangerous. Anti-smoking groups aren’t taking their eyes off the prize.
“On current trends, smoking will kill one billion people in the 21st century, most in poor countries,” Deborah Arnott, said, chief executive of Action on Smoking and Health. "If Philip Morris really want to see the end of smoking they have to stop promoting smoking to new young smokers around the world."
Pigs, you have 31 days to start flying.
Think your vape pen is safer than smoking a cigarette? Think again.
This young gentleman, probably out for a fun night with friends, thought his choice to join the vape life would be a carefree entry into doing cool vapor tricks and wearing a fedora. Little did he know that his night was about to get explosive.
This security cam footage shows what we already presumed, a man vaping near a car, looking cool and not at all ridiculous with his e-cigarette that looks like a cross between a Men in Black neuralizer and that Doctor Who wand. Everything’s going fine, until he pops that pen back in his pocket, and, well, it all goes up in smoke after that.
Thankfully, the man appears to dance his way out of it. Next time, he might not be so lucky.
Let this be a lesson to you: if you’re going to vape, make sure you wear some flame retardant clothes that look like this:
It's almost Thanksgiving, bruh. And you know what that means...
Turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce—and lighting up a joint with your weird cousin you only see once a year so you can avoid the rest of the family.
The folks over at Cut Video have got you covered with enough weed recipes to make any Thanksgiving a VERY chill event.
These recipes will make your Thanksgiving meal taste just like grandma's, if your grandma just happens to smoke a lot of ganja.
This guy's no O.J. Simpson.
A very low-speed police chase in Ohio gave led to some well-documented footage of the slowly escaping offender.
According to Complex:
After previously being escorted home by police following reports of the chain-smoking motorized wheelchair demon of speed careening through traffic just one day earlier, 34-year-old Graham Ley was once again the target of bemused police officers after receiving a call about "a man in a wheelchair [who] keyed a woman's car."
Shortly after police descended upon a cigarette-puffing Ley in the streets of Elyria, the daring motorist attempted to flee at roughly seven miles per hour — offering a cheerful thumbs-up to the person behind the camera. After a breathtakingly well-paced maneuver, Ley was eventually apprehended and charged with Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, and a handful of other annoyances.
It all, of course, brings George Costanza to mind...
In carefully worded news Camel maker Reynolds has decided "that beginning next year, the use of traditional cigarettes, cigars or pipes will no longer be permitted at employee desks or offices, conference rooms, hallways and elevators." Additionally, "We believe it's the right thing to do and the right time to do it because updating our tobacco use policies will better accommodate both non-smokers and smokers who work in and visit our facilities. We're just better aligning our tobacco use policies with the realities of what you're seeing in society today."
[Via: USA Today]
An admitted pot smoker, President Obama couldn't help flashing a smile after being offered a hit of marijuana during a visit to a bar in Denver. Colorado is one of the two U.S. states (Washington being the other) that now allow recreational pot smoking under state law.