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By Public Interest Law Professor John Banzhaf
A jury in Florida has slammed R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with a $23.6 BILLION dollars in punitive damages in a law suit alleging that the company unlawfully lied and failed to warn smokers who became addicted and died, notes Prof. John Banzhaf.
By Public Interest Law Professor John Banzhaf
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 30, 2013): Despite the many concerns voiced about Obamacare, one part clearly seems to be working, is saving money for all plan users and especially for the great majority who do not smoke, and is well liked
By Public Interest Law Professor John Banzhaf
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 24, 2013): It's an especially Merry Christmas for nonsmokers this year since they will enjoy more protections and bear less of the costly financial burdens of smoking than ever before
By Professor John Banzhaf, GWU Law School
As reported in the Wall Street Journal, the British Medical Journal, and elsewhere, imposing a smoker surcharge by requiring smokers to pay more for their health insurance – as the ACA provides – can slash smoking rates among employees by 50%.
By Professor John Banzhaf, GWU Law School
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 26, 2013): October 1st will be decision day for many smokers who must decide whether to quit, or face a 50% surcharge on their health insurance rates under Obamacare. They must also accept personal responsibility.
By Professor John Banzhaf, GWU Law School
The 50% surcharge on smokers for health insurance under Obamacare is already having an amazing impact, with companies reportedly finding that implementing the surcharge usually halves the smoking rate among their employees
By Professor John Banzhaf, GWU Law School
The 50% surcharge on smokers under Obamacare seems to be causing some confusion and even controversy, as reflected in the Wall Street Journal and other publications, but it's all rather simple and fair, says man behind it
By Ibuy Stores Inc
The south rises every Summer for grilling,smoking and frying !
By Professor John Banzhaf, GWU Law School
Three states and DC prevent businesses from requiring smokers to pay even a portion of the huge costs they impose on fellow workers under a personal responsibility portion of Obamacare which permits up to a 50% smoker surcharge
By Professor John Banzhaf, GWU Law School
Smokers are already being charged 14%-22% more for their health insurance than comparable nonsmokers, a figure likely to rise to 50% as provided for under Obamacare as companies try to avoid unhealthy clients, suggests the Associated Press
By Public Interest Law Professor John Banzhaf
Smoking “rots the brain,” and "smoking doesn't just age your lungs, it damages your brain too," according to a major new study which showed that smoking for even a few years can cause a significant decline in cognitive functions.
By Professor John Banzhaf, GWU Law School
Surveys show that many Americans are confused about Obamacare, and recent examples suggest that the media may be contributing to the confusion, at least with regard to the smoker 50% surcharge provisions of the Affordable Care Act [ACA] - Expert
By Professor John Banzhaf, GWU Law School
The Libertarian Party's candidate called for Washington to protect smokers from companies which are charging them more for their health insurance – just as smokers have long been charged more for life insurance, – on Fox News Sunday morning.
By Professor John Banzhaf, GWU Law School
Beginning this January, two giant health care systems will go beyond refusing to hire smokers by not permitting their employees to smell of tobacco smoke in the workplace - while others charge them higher health insurance rates
By Pit Bulls Up In Smoke
As some of you may know, recently, Pit Bulls “Up In Smoke” acquired our latest smoker – the Deep South Dual Chamber Smoker created and manufactured by Randall Bowman of Cumming, Georgia.
By Public Interest Law Professor John Banzhaf
If the Affordable Care Act is struck down, Congress will be pressed to find other ways to finance health care reform, and might turn to a proposal it rejected last time: imposing personal responsibility on smokers
By Public Interest Law Professor John Banzhaf
According to a new report, there's a growing trend to deny custody and adoption rights to smokers, and to ban smoking in homes and cars, and the law professor behind this trend strongly supports it
By Alaska Distillery
First Hemp Spirit Approved For US Distribution. Alaska's original micro-distillery announces the next in its line of unique products. Purgatory Vodka is distilled using the finest imported Canadian hemp seeds and pure glacier water.
By Harris County Hospital District
Ozone, the prevalent gas found in air pollution in Houston, Texas, can trigger violent breathing problems in many people, particularly children and seniors, unless they take precautions, says a lung expert from Ben Taub General Hospital.
By Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, PA
Florida law firm Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA announced today that a jury has awarded $80 million to the daughter of an Engle class member who died from lung cancer after a sixty year addiction to nicotine.
By Action on Smoking and Health (ASH)
The Aberdeen City Council - concerned about legal liability for health problems - is reportedly about to join the majority of agencies and counsel in Scotland that will no longer allow smokers to adopt children, notes Action on Smoking and Health.
By Senior Editor
By now it's say to say that every one is quite aware of the effects from smoking and second hand smoke. Every year a tremendous amount of people die from cancer that was most probably created from smoking.
By Public Interest Law Professor John Banzhaf
Several recent polls and surveys show growing public support for penalizing employees who smoke by making them pay more for their health insurance, reports Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), America's first antismoking organization.
By Action on Smoking and Health (AH)
A new survey shows that almost half of all large companies already penalize employees' unhealthy behaviors, or plan to do so shortly, a trend likely to be accelerated by the new health reform law which permits if not encourages it, reports ASH
By Dorthey Tramp
I simple cigarette encloses in itself, besides nicotine and tar. The majority of smokers do not draw attention even to this data. People possibly suspect that there are other agents, but they are not informed of them.
By jlss
A powerful new tool to help smokers kick the habit!
By Anne Leedom Publicist SacramentoTop10
The Stoven uses 100% all-natural hardwood pellets which burn virtually clean; no lengthy start-up times or hot coals to dispose of and are much safer to store, transport, and ignite compared to gas or propane while cooking with natural wood flavors.
By Gerr O'Shea
Cutting edge breakthrough to 'FAIL-PROOF' natural smoke flavored food/barbecue using a backyard gas grill. Smokes foods to Perfection! "One-of-a-Kind" patented three (3) piece design! (Multi Function - Multi Purpose) "Unequalled - Unrivaled"
By Gerry O'Shea
This gas grill smoker "Turns Every Outdoor Cook into a Gourmet Chef!" Helps backyard grillers barbecue at home like a professional on a gas grill. Foods smoked to perfection. BBQ like a pofessional at home using a gas grill. "Unexcelled Performance"
By Roger Scott
Barbecuer's love great smoked BBQ. This smoker 'Turns Every Outdoor Cook into a Gourmet Chef'. Helps backyard grillers barbecue at home like a BBQ pro on a gas grill. Foods easily smoked to perfection. Simple to Setup - Easy to Use!
By Weber
Grill Masters Jamie Purviance and Steven Raichlen Go One-on-One in Exclusive Interview
By SmokinTex
SmokinTex, a Texas based company recently announced a great deal on their popular barbeque smokers known for providing fantastic smoked flavor without all the hassle.
By Philippe Valy
UPDATE:'Day after Day' has become the Official Anthem of the international movement 'My Last Butt by Valy' founded by artist painter and designer Philippe Valy and will be included with the prestigious award to be presented to President Barack Obama.

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