Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Three Town Stores Caught Selling Tobacco To Minors

On Monday, three Waterford stores were cited for selling discount cigarettes to a minor, thanks to a sting operation by the Department of Mental Heath and Addiction Services, the Tobacco Prevention and Enforcement Program and the State of Connecticut.

Clerks at Zap-n-Go inside the Crystal Mall, Sam’s Food Store on 125 Boston Post Road and Bestway on 6 Boston Post Road all were caught selling cigarettes to a youth under the age of 18, according to a press release. The youth was employed by the TPEP.

Each store clerk was fined $200. Additionally, the cigarette dealer license holder at each store faces additional sanctions from the Department of Revenue Services, according to the press release.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Conn’s Blumenthal Praises Smokeless Tobacco Rules

Connecticut U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is praising baseball’s new labor deal that will limit players’ use of smokeless tobacco.

The agreement does not ban smokeless buy cigarettes during games, but players agreed not to carry cheap cigarettes packages and tins in their back pockets when fans are allowed in in the ballpark. They’ve also agreed not to use smokeless cigarettes for sale during pregame or postgame interviews, and at team functions.

Blumenthal was among four senators who urged the union to adopt a ban.

Blumenthal said Tuesday that the decision “is a step toward putting MLB on the right side of history and public health.’’

He said professional baseball players should be positive role models and not celebrity endorsers of what he calls “an addictive product that kills.’’

Monday, November 28, 2011

COMMUNITY COLLEGES PREPARE FOR TOBACCO BAN

A picture of untreated "hairy tongue," a jar of tar, another jar filled with green phlegm, a replica of stained teeth with ulcer-covered gums and tongue, a blackened lung, nail polish remover and rat poison all lined the IGNITE (Influence, Guide, Network for Inter-Collegiate Tobacco Education) table at Mesa Community College's student center.

Each item on the table demonstrated either what cigarettes online products can do to those who use them or illustrated the kind of chemicals and toxins found in cigarettes.

Most people who stopped at the table were nonsmokers or former smokers. Some hoped to pick up information about quitting for a family member or a friend. Others were drawn by the comparison of a healthy lung and a black lung. A few asked questions about the jars of gunk on display or the toxins found in cigarettes.

Deandre Dupis-Harrison, a sophomore, asked questions as he poked at the packaged pig lung that demonstrated what a human lung looks like after 15 to 20 years of smoking cigarettes.

"I bet people are still going to look at this and walk straight out that door and smoke cigarettes a cigarette," Dupis-Harrison said.

While he may be correct for now, that won't be the case for long. Starting July 1, 2012, smoking cigarettes and cigarettes products will be banned from Maricopa County Community College District property.

"As an educational institution, we have an obligation to lead the way in matters of health awareness and education," said Chancellor Rufus Glasper in a press release last month. "When this policy goes into effect, our district and its 10 colleges will join hundreds of other colleges and universities across the country in what is a growing trend."

About 500 American universities and colleges prohibit on-campus smoking cigarettes, cigarettes store or both.

And while the ban was announced in October, Nov. 16 marked the formal introduction of the Maricopa BreatheEasy initiative, a program designed to help those who work and learn at a Maricopa Community College school transition to a smoke- and tobacco-free campus. The formal announcement was in conjunction with the Great American Smokeout, a national campaign by the American Cancer Society to help people quit smoking cigarettes.

"We're announcing this change early because we recognize that it will require a change in behavior in a significant number of our students, faculty members and employees," Glasper said in a video announcement on the district's website.

The district is still trying to ensure people who work and learn on all its properties are aware of the upcoming change in the tobacco policy, said Angela Askey, MCC media relations coordinator.

"Right now, we're just trying to get the word out," Askey said.

Specific ways on how the district will enforce the ban haven't been finalized yet, and the district plans to explain how the ban will be enforced closer to the July start-date.

To help students and employees quit, the district has launched a website, breatheeasy.maricopa.edu, which has tips for quitting, resources for support, information about what tobacco use can lead to and an explanation as to why the school has initiated the program.

"Tobacco-free policies are not about forcing individuals to change their lifestyle or behavior," the online website states. "Rather, they intend to protect the greater campus community and district interests."

There has been some animosity toward the initiative, but on Wednesday, most of the people stopping at the display table at Mesa Community College liked the idea of a smoke-free campus. Nearly all the people who stopped by the table signed a pledge to not smoke cigarettes for 24 hours.

"It's better, it's healthier for everyone around (campus)," said James Palma, a freshman. "I don't know why people smoke. It's a nasty habit."

Sunday, November 27, 2011

‘Like Telling Someone That If He Doesn’t Get Some Sleep He’ll Become an Insomniac’


Unlike some New Yorker writers (Dorothy Parker, we’re looking at you), Peter De Vries saved his best one-liners for his work: “The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults.” “If there’s any one major cause for the spread of mass illiteracy, it’s the fact that everybody can read and write.” “If all the repressed women in the world were laid end to end, it’d be a damn good thing and a better world all around.” “No woman of breeding has nine children. It’s a contradiction in terms.” “She’s a great lay, but she needs an editor.”

This next one doesn’t show up on his quotes page, perhaps because it’s from his last novel (published in 1986) and his quote compilers went about their work chronologically. Our main character has just encountered an old flame at an A.A. meeting:
He remembered with a twinge how he had said to her, “If you don’t stop drinking you’ll become an alcoholic.” How idiotic his preachment sounded in memory. It was like telling someone that if he doesn’t get some sleep he’ll become an insomniac.
Speaking of taking De Vries chronologically, that’s not at all how I’m going about it. But I am on track to clear him out (minus a few hard-to-find titles) in the next few weeks, at which time I’ll write a proper profile, since long posts about obscure figures are becoming a bit of a tradition here.

‘They Were Fighting as to Who Should Be President of the Peace Society’

From Radical Joe: A Life of Joseph Chamberlain, a reminiscence from his primary-school teacher:
At one time, they wanted to get up a ‘Peace Society.’ I was very much against it, as I felt sure it would stir up quarrels among them, and they were of course forbidden to fight. However, like men, I knew they would get tired of it if they had their own way. One afternoon I heard there had been trouble while I had been out, and I sent for the boys to interrogate the offenders. It was just as I had expected. They had been fighting as to who should be the President of the Peace Society, and, of course, Joseph Chamberlain was among them. 
An adult Joe Chamberlain remembered the events perfectly:
I founded that Peace Society. It was to be a charitable society, and we had a fund of five pence half-penny to distribute, of which I contributed the largest share, for I remember my uncle gave me a fourpenny bit. The quarrel was as to what should be done with so large a sum. Eventually, after long consideration, it went to a crossing-sweeper near the school, and that was the end of the Peace Society.
And that little boy with the fourpenny bit grew up to start the Boer War. And now you know . . . the rest of the story.

‘Sometimes the Faithful Would Place a Few Gauloises Cigarettes in the Collection Basket’

Father Rutler on the Church during World War II.

The Different Kinds of Mustaches John McPhee Has Seen



A list compiled after being stumped by reference to an “equitable mustache” in Looking for a Ship and then turning to Google Books with mischievous intent. All of these are real.
amiable
equanimous
tetragrammatonic
guileless
competent
sincere
white
inquiring
drooping dihedral
ample
soothing
blonde
analgesic
aggressive
trapezoidal
odobene
walrus
storybook
Guinness Book
tousled
well-cared-for
wicked

Bars Want Smoking Ban Amended

Jasper bar owners are asking members of the Jasper City Council to amend its smoking cigarettes ordinance to allow nightclub-goers to smoke cigarettes in their establishments.

Supporters of such an amendment let their thoughts be heard during a council work session Tuesday afternoon.

William Legg, owner of Legg’s Hideaway on 17th Street West, said his business is down 75 percent since the smoking cigarettes ordinance took place in early October. He said if the business continues to struggle that he would be forced to close the doors by January.

“I’ve had this business for 16 years, but we won’t last until the end of the year the way things are going,” Legg said. “I’ve already laid off my day shift bartender and cut others back. Y’all are going to put us out of business because of this smoking cigarettes thing.”

Rich Garrison, owner of Midnight Special, said his business was the first in Jasper to get a citation from breaking the smoking cigarettes ordinance. Garrison said his business wouldn’t last much past the new year if something isn’t changed.

“I’m a nonsmoker, and I don’t like smoking cigarettes at all, but it is hard to run a nightclub without smoking cigarettes,” he said. “This is a different situation from a restaurant. People come to a nightclub to drink and smoke. If they can’t do one of those, they just aren’t going to come.”

Garrison said his business had previously been considered a private club by the city.

“You changed the definition of a private club,” he said. “I don’t see how I am not a private club now after I’ve been one for eight years.”

Jasper resident Kathy Russell said she enjoyed going to area nightclubs, but like many others, she doesn’t enjoy it now.

“You go to one of these places to drink, smoke cigarettes and sing some karaoke,” she said. “Now they want you to go 50 feet outside to smoke. If people are going that far into the parking lot to smoke, something bad will happen sooner or later. I feel the business owners should have the choice if they are going to allow smoking cigarettes or not.”

The group who came to Tuesday’s work session gave Jasper City Council members a petition signed by almost 500 Jasper residents asking the city to overturn the smoking cigarettes law or amend it to allow smoking cigarettes in bars. Russell said one-third of the people who signed the petition said they were nonsmokers. She also said there are many more signatures, but the group didn’t have time to collect them before the work session.

Bill Cleghorn, a Jasper resident and local political activist, said he also had a petition that had been signed by more than 200 Jasper residents that would call for the city to become completely cheap cigarettes free and ban the sale of cigarettes in Jasper.

“Once I get enough signatures and hand this in, you guys will have 30 to 45 days to put this on a special ballot,” Cleghorn told council members. “If you make the changes these other people want, then I would be plumb satisfied with that and not hand in this petition.”

City attorney Russ Robertson questioned the fact the city would have to hold a vote due to the petition. He said he would look into the matter.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Annual Underage Tobacco Compliance

Youth serving as underage decoys had a relatively difficult time buying cheap cigarettes products this year in Muskegon and Ottawa counties.

The annual Youth Tobacco Act compliance checks produced 91 percent compliant among Muskegon County retailers checked and 94 percent compliant in Ottawa County. Public health department officials in both counties reported their results Thursday.

Jenna Blamer, Public Health-Muskegon County's public health educator, said she was pleased with the results.

“Our goal is to be under 10 percent so we just made it this year,” Blamer said. “We try to create more awareness among retailers that we are holding them accountable.”

In Muskegon County, underage youth operatives with oversight by law enforcement or public health staff tested a clerk's ability to refuse cigarettes store to minors at 109 retailers. Out of those checked this year, 10 sold a discount cigarette online product to an underage buyer.

Those businesses that failed the check were Benson Drug, 961 Spring; J B Packaged Liquor, 3374 Hoyt; Jack's Corner Store, 4190 Grand Haven; Laketon Marathon, 1121 E. Laketon; Marathon, 2806 S. Getty; Plumb's, 120 E. Broadway; Ray's Mini Mart, 2210 Holton; Shell Mart, 1 W. Sherman; Tom's Drink All, 1500 S. Getty; and Westshore Wash, 2204 Glade.

In Ottawa County, underage youth operatives tried to buy tobacco at 84 retailers, finding five that failed the test. The five that sold tobacco to a minor were Oasis Party Store and Seaway Party Store in Grand Haven, Admiral Petroleum in Spring Lake, and GVL Party Store and Walgreens in Allendale.

Blamer said those retailers who fail the compliance check will be tested more often. She said law enforcement can issue a ticket, carrying a fine of $50-$200, to clerks who fail the compliance check.

The Youth Tobacco Act forbids stores from selling tobacco products to customers under age 18. Michigan faces a penalty of losing up to $23 million in federal block grants if 20 percent of retailers fail the compliance checks.

The Muskegon County and Ottawa County compliance checks are part of the No Cigs for Our Kids campaign, a partnership of Allegan, Berrien, Muskegon and Ottawa counties to eliminate sales of tobacco to youth.

Since 2004, the No Cigs for Our Kids campaign has demonstrated a statistically significant change in the following areas: fewer youth inspectors are able to purchase tobacco, clerks are more likely to ask for identification, and stores are more likely to place tobacco products behind the counter and to post the Youth Tobacco Act signage.

Muskegon County's health department initiated the program in 2005. In that first year, about 19 percent of retailers failed the compliance check.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Old Orchard Beach Is Now Tobacco-free

Smokers at Old Orchard Beach will now be asked to put out their online cigarettes before stepping foot on the sand.

After a two-year struggle, a group of four teenage girls, who formed the OOB Youth Tobacco Action Group, convinced the city council to vote unanimously in favor of a tobacco-free resolution. Unlike an ordinance, a resolution does not enforce the cigarettes ban. Even so, 'no smoking cigarettes' signs will be placed throughout town to help people become aware of the policy.

"Well enforcement would be great, but the resolution...it's a good option and we're going to be pushing in the future for an ordinance like our surrounding towns have done," Hattie Simon, Youth Tobacco Action Group, said.

The Youth Action Group will also help educate people in Old Orchard Beach on the health problems cheap cigarettes products and smoke cigarettes exposure can cause.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Famous Actress Part IV

Celebrity Actress Smoking Part IV



Here we have the fourth part of selected pictures with Hollywood Famous Actress smoking cigarettes. Enjoy the collection of photos with Celebrities Smoking Cigarettes.


1. Amrita Rao Smoking Cigarette

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Celebrity Amrita Rao Smoking Capri Azzurro Cigarette

About Amrita Rao : Amrita Rao (born 17 June 1981) is an Indian actress who appears in Bollywood films. Beginning her career as a model, Rao made her acting debut with Ab Ke Baras (2002). She then starred in Ken Ghosh's love-story Ishq Vishk (2003) and earned a Filmfare nomination in the "Best Female Debut" category. Amrita was born in Mumbai to a Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmin family.

She speaks Marathi, Hindi, English and her mother tongue, Konkani. She attended Canossa Convent Girls High School at mahim in Mumbai, and later enrolled in Sophia College to pursue a degree in Psychology. Her twin sister, Preetika Rao, is a Model, Journalist-Columnist and a South-Indian film actress.


2. Amy Acker Smoking Cigarette

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Celebrity Amy Acker Smoking Capri Bianco Cigarette

About Amy Acker : Amy Louise Acker (born December 5, 1976) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles on the television series Angel as Winifred Burkle and Illyria and on Alias as Kelly Peyton. She is also known for her role as Dr. Claire Saunders/Whiskey on Dollhouse. Acker was born and raised in Dallas, where she graduated Lake Highlands High School.

She subsequently earned a bachelor's degree in theater from Southern Methodist University. In her junior year of college, Acker enjoyed a short stint of modeling work for the J. Crew clothing catalog. In 1999, she was nominated for a Leon Rabin award for "Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role" for her performance in the play Therese Raquin. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in the same year. She worked as a stage actress for several seasons, including a stint at American Players Theatre in Spring Green, Wisconsin. Acker made her major television debut when she starred as Winifred "Fred" Burkle on the second through fifth seasons of Angel and also as the character of Illyria for part of the show's fifth and final season.

She won the 2003 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television for her portrayal. In 2005, she joined the cast of Alias for its final season, playing the villainous character Kelly Peyton. Acker graduated from guest star to fully credited cast member as the show entered the final episodes in April and May 2006. Also in 2005, Acker provided voice acting for the character of Huntress on the animated series Justice League Unlimited. Acker guest starred on fellow Buffyverse actress Alyson Hannigan's show How I Met Your Mother, in which she was reunited with Angel co-star Alexis Denisof (Hannigan's real-life husband), who had a recurring role on the show. She portrayed Dr. Claire Saunders/Whiskey, a recurring character on Joss Whedon's Dollhouse.

Acker guest starred in ten out of the thirteen episodes of the first season and three episodes of the second season. In 2010, she was a series regular in the ABC drama Happy Town, portraying the character Rachel Conroy. She will also co-star in Whedon's upcoming comedy/horror movie The Cabin in the Woods in 2011. Also in 2010, she starred in FOX series Human Target season one finale as the mysterious Katherine Walters. On May 25, 2010 she appeared on CBS's The Good Wife.


3. Amy Adams Smoking Cigarette

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Celebrity Amy Adams Smoking Capital Cigarette

About Amy Adams : Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974) is an American actress and singer. Adams began her performing career on stage in dinner theaters before making her screen debut in the 1999 black comedy film Drop Dead Gorgeous. After a series of television guest appearances and roles in B movies, she landed the role of Brenda Strong in 2002's Catch Me If You Can, but her breakthrough role was in the 2005 independent film Junebug, playing Ashley Johnsten, for which she received critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Adams subsequently starred in Disney's 2007 film Enchanted, a critical and commercial success, and received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance as Princess Giselle. She received her second Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations the following year for her role as a young nun, Sister James, in Doubt. Though she has appeared in a range of dramatic and comedic roles, Adams has gained a reputation for playing characters with cheerful and sunny dispositions. Adams starred in Sunshine Cleaning with Emily Blunt and Alan Arkin, and the following year appeared as Amelia Earhart in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. She appeared in Julie & Julia in 2009 portraying writer Julie Powell followed by Leap Year in 2010.

Her recent role as Charlene Fleming in The Fighter earned Adams her third Academy Award nomination, her third Golden Globe Award, second BAFTA Award, and fifth Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. She is scheduled to play Lois Lane in the upcoming The Man of Steel in 2013. Adams was born in Vicenza, Italy, the fourth of seven children of American parents Kathryn (nee Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams. She has four brothers and two sisters.

Her father, a US serviceman, was stationed at Caserma Ederle at the time of her birth, and took the family from base to base before settling in Castle Rock, Colorado, when she was eight or nine years old. Thereafter, her father sang professionally in restaurants, while her mother was a semi-professional bodybuilder. Adams was raised as a Mormon, although her family left the church after her parents' divorce when she was 11 years old. She said her religious upbringing "... instilled in me a value system I still hold true. The basic 'Do unto others...', that was what was hammered into me. And love."

Throughout her years at Douglas County High School, she sang in the school choir and trained as an apprentice at a local dance company with ambitions of becoming a ballerina. Her parents had hoped that she would continue her athletic training, which she gave up to pursue dance, as it would have given her a chance to obtain a college scholarship. Adams later reflected on her decision not to go to college: "I wasn't one of those people who enjoyed being in school. I regret not getting an education, though." After graduating from high school, she moved to Atlanta with her mother.

Deciding that she was not gifted enough to be a professional ballerina, she entered musical theater, which she found was "much better suited to personality". She said that ballet was "too disciplined and too restrained and I was always told off in the chorus lines" and her body at the time was "just wrecked from dancing all these years." Upon turning 18, Adams supported herself by working as a greeter at a Gap store while performing in community theater. For a few weeks after graduating high school, she took her first full-time job as a hostess at Hooters, a fact that became her "entire press career" for a while. Adams left the job three weeks later after having saved enough money to buy her first car. She admitted: "... there was definitely an innocence to my interpretation of what Hooters was about. Though I did learn, quickly, that short shorts and beer don't mix!"


4. Amy Carlson Smoking Cigarette

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Celebrity Amy Carlson Smoking Davidoff Classic Cigarette

About Amy Carlson : Amy Lynn Carlson (born July 7, 1968, in Glen Ellyn, Illinois) is an American actress best known for playing Josie Watts on Another World and Alex Taylor on Third Watch. More recently, she played Kelly Gaffney on the short-lived NBC courtroom drama, Law & Order: Trial by Jury. She currently plays Linda Reagan on the CBS drama Blue Bloods. While at first she had a recurring role, it has been revealed that she has been promoted to the series regular starting from the second season.

When Carlson was 13, her family (consisting of her parents, herself, and three siblings) moved to Amman, Jordan, for one year, where her parents had been hired to teach at the American Community School. After returning to the United States, Carlson attended Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. While in college, Carlson was active in the school’s theatre department, appearing in Fifth of July, Noises Off, A Lie of the Mind, and School for Scandal. Carlson graduated cum laude.

Carlson is represented by Karen Foreman on behalf of the The Domain Agency. She is managed by Estelle Lasher and Principal Entertainment. Carlson currently resides in Chinatown in Manhattan with her daughter, born in 2006, her son, born in August 2009 and her husband, Syd Butler, bass guitar player of Les Savy Fav and owner of the independent label Frenchkiss Records. In 2010, Carlson's first starring role in a feature film, Sight Unseen, will be completed, with no further details of a release date.


5. Amy Madigan Smoking Cigarette

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Celebrity Amy Madigan Smoking Davidoff Classic Slims Cigarette

About Amy Madigan : Amy Marie Madigan (born September 11, 1950) is an American actress who is known for her role as Annie Kinsella in the 1989 film Field of Dreams and Iris Crowe in the HBO television series Carnivale. She was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film Twice in a Lifetime.

Madigan was nominated for an Oscar for the 1985 film Twice in a Lifetime. From 2003 to 2005, she starred in the HBO series Carnivale as Iris Crowe, the sister of sinister preacher Brother Justin Crowe (Clancy Brown). Madigan also played keyboard, percussion, and vocals behind Steve Goodman on tour throughout the late 1970s. Later she briefly recorded with Danny Sheridan's Eli Radish Band replacing former Pure Prairie League vocalist Starr Smith. She was (with singers Fred Bliffert and Jesse Roe) one-third of the group Jelly whose only album, A True Story, was released by Asylum in 1977.

At the 71st Academy Awards, Madigan was one of several performers who refused to applaud Elia Kazan, due to his controversial activities during his career. Madigan appeared in four episodes of Season 3 of Fringe as Olivia's mother.


6. Amy Smart Smoking Cigarette

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Celebrity Amy Smart Smoking Davidoff Blue Cigarette

About Amy Smart : Amy Lysle Smart (born March 26, 1976) is an American television and film actress and former fashion model. Smart was born in Topanga, California. Her mother, Judy Lysle (nee Carrington), worked at a museum, and her father, John Boden Smart, was a salesman. Inspired by her friend Vinessa Shaw, Smart studied ballet for 10 years and enrolled in acting classes when she was 16, but she began her career as a fashion model, working in Italy, France, Mexico and Tahiti (award-winning spots for Club Med directed by Bruno Aveillan).

Smart's first film role was in director Martin Kunert's film Campfire Tales, followed by a small role as Queenie in the 1996 rendition of John Updike's short story, "A&P".She had a minor role in the 1997 film Starship Troopers as the co-pilot for (and friend of) Carmen Ibanez (Denise Richards). She had a starring role in the mini-series The 70s, playing a young woman from Ohio. In 1999, Smart played the girlfriend of a popular American football player (played by James Van Der Beek) in the film Varsity Blues.

Smart appeared in the series Felicity, as a girlfriend of Scott Foley's character. Other films include Road Trip (2000), The Butterfly Effect (2004) and Rat Race. In 2002, she was ranked #27 in Stuff magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World" and in 2004, she was nominated for "Best Kiss" at the MTV Movie Awards for her role in Starsky & Hutch. In 2005, Smart co-starred with Ryan Reynolds in the romantic comedy film Just Friends, which had a total domestic box office gross of $32,619,761, and a total worldwide box office of $50,817,598. Smart also had a small role in the American sitcom Scrubs, playing Jamie Moyer (aka "Tasty Coma Wife"), one of main character J.D.'s love interests.

In 2005, Smart starred as Sarah in a British independent film called The Best Man. Seth Green was her co-star. She also appeared in the 2006 film Crank, portraying the girlfriend of the lead character, Chev Chelios (played by Jason Statham). She reprised the role in the sequel, Crank: High Voltage, released in 2009. Smart was a regular cast member in the short-lived 2006 CBS television series Smith. She also has voiced some of the characters in the animated series Robot Chicken, created by Seth Green. Smart appeared as Joy in the 2006 movie Peaceful Warrior, starring Scott Mechlowicz and Nick Nolte. She stars as Melissa in the independent film Seventh Moon.


7. Andie Macdowell Smoking Cigarette

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Celebrity Andie Macdowell Smoking Davidoff Blue Slims Cigarette

About Andie Macdowell : Rosalie Anderson "Andie" MacDowell (born April 21, 1958) is an American model and actress. She has received the Golden Camera and an Honorary Cesar. Andie MacDowell was born in Gaffney, South Carolina, the daughter of Pauline "Paula" Johnston (nee Oswald), a music teacher, and Marion St. Pierre MacDowell, a lumber executive. She is of part Scottish descent. Her family owned an Antebellum period summer house in Arden, North Carolina, which has since been made into a bed-and-breakfast named the Blake House Inn. Graffiti from her childhood visits is preserved in an upstairs bedroom closet.

She attended Winthrop College for two years before moving briefly to Columbia, South Carolina. There she worked two jobs; one in a clothing boutique and the other in a restaurant/bar called "Stage Door". "Rosie," as she was known locally, lived with her sister, Beverly, and saved all her money so she could move to New York City and start her career. She was initially spotted by a rep from Wilhelmina Models while on a trip to Los Angeles before she would later sign with Elite Model Management in New York City. In the early 1980s, MacDowell modeled for Vogue magazine and appeared in ad campaigns for Yves Saint Laurent, Vassarette, Armani perfume, Sabeth-Row, Mink International, Anne Klein and Bill Blass. She worked with such esteemed photographers as Bruce Weber, Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn and Herb Ritts among others. A series of billboards in Time Square and national television commercials for Calvin Klein drew attention to her and led to her 1984 film debut in Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes, a role in which her lines were recorded by Glenn Close because her southern accent was too pronounced for her to play the role of an Englishwoman.

In 1985, she had a small part in St. Elmo's Fire. MacDowell studied method acting with teachers from the Actors Studio, in addition to working privately with the renowned coach Harold Guskin. Four years later, director Steven Soderbergh cast her in the independent film Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989). Her performance earned her an Independent Spirit Award, a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, several other award nominations and led to a series of starring roles in films such as Green Card, The Object of Beauty, and Short Cuts. In the 1990s, MacDowell achieved stardom due to the box office success of the 1993 comedy by Harold Ramis, Groundhog Day, and Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), opposite Hugh Grant. Groundhog Day and Four Weddings and a Funeral remain MacDowell's biggest box office hits.

MacDowell appears in print and television advertisements for the cosmetic and haircare company L'Oreal. In September 2010, MacDowell joined the cast of Fox's drama series Lone Star, which was canceled after two aired episodes due to low ratings.


8. Andrea Parker Smoking Cigarette

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Celebrity Andrea Parker Smoking Davidoff Gold Cigarette

About Andrea Parker : Andrea Nicole Parker (born March 8, 1970 in Monterey County, California) is an American actress and former ballet dancer. Parker began ballet training at age 6 and at age 15 she joined a professional dance company. She quit her career in ballet after three years of touring and trained to become an actress while working as a bartender. Her first documented film role was at age 19 in the movie Rented Lips in which she played a dancer/nurse.

Andrea Parker appeared in Married with Children as a Go-Go Dancer in 2 episodes - Prom Queen: The Sequel (1989) and Prom Queen: Part 1 (1989). Andrea got her break in television playing a nurse on the award-winning Seinfeld episode "The Contest" in 1992. After that first speaking role, she had several other guest-starring roles in television series and movies, most notably a recurring role in ER as Linda Farrell, the love interest of Dr. Doug Ross, and as Caitlin Pike in JAG. She was a body double for Julia Roberts in the movie Pretty Woman; hers are the legs seen in the opening scene of the main character zipping up her boots. She also did several pilots before she gained a cult-following for her role as Miss Parker on the NBC television series The Pretender.

She also played a rich, snooty neighbor on the television show My Name Is Earl. Parker says she felt compelled to play the role of the complex, cynical, powerful and intimidating yet somewhat tortured Ice Queen because her name was "all over the script." She also played the minor role of Catherine Parker, Miss Parker's mother in The Pretender, a role that is in stark contrast to the character Miss Parker. After The Pretender was cancelled by NBC in 2000, Parker did another guest spot on JAG before signing on to reprise her role as Miss Parker in the telemovies for The Pretender, which aired on TNT in 2001. She then returned to series television in 2002 and starred in the ABC network comedy Less Than Perfect, playing Lydia Weston until it was cancelled in 2006.

She has made several guest appearances on television talk shows and celebrity events such as the various celebrity poker tournaments. Parker supports various charities such as the National Hospice Palliative Care Organization, Glenn Siegel's My Good Friend charity organization, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's research and Project Angel Food. Parker is also trained as a stunt-driver and can handle firearms. In February 2006, Parker attended a benefit with former Pretender co-stars Michael T. Weiss and James Denton for Cure Autism Now.


9. Angela Bassett Smoking Cigarette

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Celebrity Angela Bassett Smoking Davidoff Gold Slims Cigarette

About Angela Bassett : Angela Evelyn Bassett (born August 16, 1958) is an American actress. She has become well known for her biographical film roles portraying real life women in African American culture, including singer Tina Turner in the motion picture What's Love Got to Do with It, as well as Betty Shabazz in the films Malcolm X and Panther, Rosa Parks in the The Rosa Parks Story, Katherine Jackson in the miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream and Voletta Wallace in the film Notorious. Bassett was born in Harlem, the daughter of Betty Jane and Daniel Benjamin Bassett.

After her parents' separation, she relocated to St. Petersburg, Florida, where she and her sister D'nette were raised by their social worker/civil servant mother. As her interest in entertainment developed, Angela and her sister would often put on shows, reading poems or performing popular music for their family. At Boca Ciega High School, Bassett was a cheerleader and a member of the debate team, student government, drama club and choir. Bassett attended Yale University and received her B.A. degree in African-American studies in 1980. In 1983, she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama. At Yale, Bassett met her future husband Courtney B. Vance, a 1986 graduate of the drama school.

After graduation, Bassett worked as a receptionist for a beauty salon and as a photo researcher. Bassett soon looked for acting work in the New York theater. One of her first New York performances came in 1985 when she appeared in J. E. Franklin's Black Girl at Second Stage Theatre. She appeared in two August Wilson plays at the Yale Repertory Theatre under the direction of her long-time instructor Lloyd Richards. The Wilson plays featuring Bassett were Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (1984) and Joe Turner's Come and Gone (1986). In 2006, she had the opportunity to work on the Wilson canon again, starring in Fences alongside longtime collaborator Laurence Fishburne at the Pasadena Playhouse in California.


10. Angelina Jolie Smoking Cigarette

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Celebrity Angelina Jolie Smoking Davidoff Gold Super Slims Cigarette

About Angelina Jolie : Angelina Jolie (pronounced /d?o??li?/ joh-lee, born Angelina Jolie Voight; June 4, 1975) is an American actress. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards, and was named Hollywood's highest-paid actress by Forbes in 2009 and 2011. Jolie is noted for promoting humanitarian causes as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

She has been cited as the world's "most beautiful" woman, a title for which she has received substantial media attention. Jolie made her screen debut as a child alongside her father Jon Voight in Lookin' to Get Out (1982), but her film career began in earnest a decade later with the low-budget production Cyborg 2 (1993). Her first leading role in a major film was in the cyber-thriller Hackers (1995). She starred in the critically acclaimed biographical television films George Wallace (1997) and Gia (1998), and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the drama Girl, Interrupted (1999).

Jolie achieved wide fame after her portrayal of video game heroine Lara Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), and established herself among the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood with the sequel Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003). She reinforced her reputation as a leading action star with Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) and Wanted (2008)—her biggest non-animated commercial successes to date—and received further critical acclaim for her performances in the dramas A Mighty Heart (2007) and Changeling (2008), which earned her a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actress. Divorced from actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton, Jolie now lives with actor Brad Pitt, in a relationship that has attracted worldwide media attention.

Jolie and Pitt have three adopted children, Maddox, Pax, and Zahara, and three biological children, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne. Born in Los Angeles, California, Jolie is the daughter of actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. She is the sister of actor James Haven, niece of singer-songwriter Chip Taylor, and goddaughter of actors Jacqueline Bisset and Maximilian Schell. On her father's side, Jolie is of German and Slovak descent, and on her mother's side, she is of French Canadian, Dutch, and German ancestry. She has also claimed to be part Iroquois through her mother, although Voight has said that Bertrand was "not seriously Iroquois."

After her parents' separation in 1976, Jolie and her brother lived with their mother, who abandoned her acting ambitions to focus on raising her children. As a child, Jolie regularly saw movies with her mother and later explained that this had inspired her interest in acting; she had not been influenced by her father. When she was six years old, her mother and stepfather, filmmaker Bill Day, moved the family to Palisades, New York; they returned to Los Angeles five years later. She then decided she wanted to act and enrolled at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, where she trained for two years and appeared in several stage productions. At the age of 14, Jolie dropped out of her acting classes and aspired to become a funeral director. She began working as a fashion model, modeling mainly in Los Angeles, New York, and London.

During this period, she wore black clothing, experimented with knife play, and went out moshing with her live-in boyfriend. Two years later, after the relationship had ended, she rented an apartment above a garage a few blocks from her mother's home. She graduated from high school and returned to theater studies, though in recent times she has referred to this period with the observation, "I am still at heart—and always will be—just a punk kid with tattoos." Jolie suffered episodes of suicidal depression throughout her teens and early twenties. She felt isolated at Beverly Hills High School among the children of some of the area's affluent families, as her mother survived on a more modest income, and she was teased by other students, who targeted her for being extremely thin and for wearing glasses and braces.

She found it difficult to emotionally connect with other people, and as a result she started to self-harm; later commenting, "I collected knives and always had certain things around. For some reason, the ritual of having cut myself and feeling the pain, maybe feeling alive, feeling some kind of release, it was somehow therapeutic to me." She also began experimenting with drugs; by the age of 20, she had tried "just about every drug possible," including heroin. Jolie has had a difficult relationship with her father.

Due to Voight's marital infidelity and the resulting breakup of her parents' marriage, she was estranged from her father for many years. They reconciled and he appeared with her in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001), but their relationship again deteriorated. In July 2002, Jolie—who had long used her middle name as a stage name to establish her own identity as an actress—filed a request to legally drop Voight as her surname, which was granted on September 12, 2002.

In August of that year, Voight claimed that his daughter had "serious mental problems" on Access Hollywood. In response, Jolie released a statement in which she indicated that she no longer wished to pursue a relationship with her father. She stated that she did not want to publicize her reasons for their estrangement, but because she had adopted her son Maddox, she did not think it was healthy for her to associate with Voight. In 2009, Jolie again reconciled with her father after a seven-year estrangement.


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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Maryland Starts Campaign To Curb Cigar Smoking Among Kids

The number of Maryland teenagers who smoke cigarettes discount cigarette online dropped significantly in the past decade, but state health officials say new statistics show that more young people are now getting hooked on candy-flavored cigars instead.

In response, the state announced Thursday that it is launching a marketing campaign aimed at curbing the problem and trying to prevent the unraveling of years of work to stop teens from smoking cigarettes.

"It jeopardizes all of the gains in Maryland we have made in terms of online cigarettes use, and we cannot let that happen," said Dr. Donald Shell, interim director of the state Center for Health Promotion & Education.

Cigarette smoking cigarettes among middle and high school students dropped 38.9 percent from 2000 to 2010, according to results of a survey by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Cigar use increased by more than 11 percent during the same time period.

A decade ago, 12.5 percent of Marylanders under age 18 said they had smoked a cigar in the last 30 days, while 23 percent had smoked a cigarette. That gap narrowed significantly last year when 13.9 percent of young people had smoked a cigar in the last 30 days and 14.1 percent had smoked a cigarette.

Selling cigarettes store products to minors is illegal, but not all stores check identification, and many teenagers find adults to buy them cheap cigarettes and cigars.

Health advocates have long argued that discount cigarettes companies lure teens into buying the cigars with colorful packaging and flavors like strawberry, peach, mango or chocolate that cover up the taste of the tobacco. The cigars are also sold individually, sometimes for less than a dollar, an amount that many children and teens can afford.

Many teenagers don't believe cigars have the same health risks as cigarettes. But state health officials said that cigars have more tobacco than cigarettes, burn longer and give off greater amounts of secondhand smoke. They put people at risk for ailments such cancer, emphysema and infertility, just as cigarettes online do.

In addition, officials say, the cigars are sometimes hollowed out and filled with marijuana.

Several attempts at the state and local level to ban the sale of the flavored cigars or to require that they be sold in larger packets to drive up the cost, have failed. Baltimore is fighting in court to end the individual sale of the cigars.

The Food and Drug Administration banned the sale of flavored cigarettes nationally in 2009, but not cigars. Pending legislation could soon give the agency more regulatory authority over cigars, although that doesn't necessarily mean an immediate ban.

A representative with the Cigar Association of America did not return calls Thursday, but the group has spoken out against cigar bans in the past.

State Secretary of Health Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein said the new marketing campaign is a good first step to help reduce cigar smoking cigarettes by teens until broader change is made.

"What this adds up to is a real threat," Sharfstein said. "It's not just about buy cigarettes and cigars. It's about health."

The $125,000 campaign funded by federal stimulus money will start in mid-December. It features a picture of children chasing after an ice cream truck with a giant cigar on the roof.

The message on the advertisement reads: "Warning: Cigars are sold in the same flavors & prices as ice cream. No matter how they sugarcoat it, cigars kill."

The marketing campaign was unveiled at Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School in Baltimore, where students said cigars are easy for young people to get.

Taneisha Carter, a 17-year-old senior who lives in Cherry Hill, said that she thinks the tobacco companies shouldn't use such colorful packaging. She also doesn't like how prominently they are displayed in stores.

"You go in to get a chicken box or buy candy, and they are right there, tempting kids," Carter said.

Carter said she tried a cigarette once when she was 12 years old and didn't like the taste.

Health advocates applauded the campaign even as they said more can be done.

Kathleen Dachille, an associate professor and director of the Legal Resource Center for Tobacco, Regulation, Litigation and Advocacy at the University of Maryland School of Law, said hitting people in their pocketbook would help cut back on cigar use. She supports a tax on cigars and banning single sales.

"The campaign is fantastic, but of course more can be done," she said.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Local Governments To Protect Citizens Health

Despite huge strides over the past few decades, use of online cigarettes continues to be the nation's leading preventable cause of disease, disability and death — and not just for smokers. According to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, some 450,000 Americans die from cigarettes store use each year, with about 50,000 of those deaths attributable to secondhand smoke cigarettes exposure.

The fight to protect all Floridians from asthma, lung cancer, heart disease and other health effects of discount cigarette online is gaining momentum. Orange County is at the epicenter of that movement, with the "all in" project leading the way. The strong support from business, health, education and community groups is helping the project in championing efforts to expand tobacco-free places in our community.

Efforts of this magnitude are not enough. Unfair language inserted into state statutes stands in the way. Florida law pre-empts the regulation of smoking cigarettes to the state government, tying the hands of cities and counties that wish to enact stricter smoking cigarettes policies. Shouldn't our locally elected officials be able to respond to their constituents' desires for more pro-health policies?

Many communities in Orange County think so. Apopka, Belle Isle, Eatonville, Ocoee, Oakland and Orlando recently passed resolutions calling for the restoration of home rule, and the Orange County Commission approved the resolution on Tuesday. Our local state legislators should take heed of this movement and lead the charge to repeal the unfair pre-emption law during the 2012 legislative session.

The time has come to deal with the facts on how tobacco-free places impact our local economy. A recent study by University of Illinois economists found Florida's 2003 ban on workplace smoking cigarettes actually boosted restaurant sales and did not affect other businesses. Smoke-free policies also produce dramatic increases in workplace productivity and decreases in employer health-care costs.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that each worker who smokes costs an employer an additional $3,391 per year in lost productivity and excess medical expenditures. Tobacco-free policies do not hinder businesses but in fact provide substantial benefits.

Let's not forget there are lives at stake. In Orange County, more than half our children are regularly exposed to secondhand smoke. Recognizing the importance of ensuring a healthy environment for their students, Orange County Public Schools will make all campus properties tobacco-free this January. Valencia College and the University of Central Florida will become smoke-free next fall.

Those three community efforts alone will protect nearly 300,000 students from secondhand smoke cigarettes while they are at school. But many Orange County residents still face daily risks. Take, for example, bar employees. As in so many other states, shouldn't they have the right to work in a smoke-free environment? And shouldn't parks and other public outdoor venues, especially those likely to have children present, be smoke-free as well?

Local governments should be afforded the opportunity to protect community health as their citizens have requested. An independent survey conducted for the "all in" project in May found that a majority of Orange County's registered voters support making our bars, parks, schools and colleges tobacco-free.

As a former U.S. surgeon general, I am honored to chair the "all in" project's volunteer board. The broad support for this initiative is evidenced by the range of community leaders who serve with me, including representatives of the American Cancer Society, Orange County Healthy Start Coalition, University of Central Florida, Orlando Magic, Community Foundation of Central Florida, Walt Disney World, Orlando City Council, American Heart Association, Orlando Health, Winter Park Health Foundation, and Rosen Hotels and Resorts.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Delaware Says Tobacco Firms Drop Case

Tobacco companies that reached a health-care settlement with Delaware in 1998 dropped a lawsuit over the state’s enforcement of the agreement, state Attorney General Beau Biden said.

The companies had claimed Delaware didn’t meet its obligation to regulate smaller online cigarettes firms that aren’t part of the settlement, according to Biden.

“I’m pleased that we have succeeded in protecting Delaware’s payments, which are used to improve public health and fund anti-tobacco education,” Biden said in a statement today. Biden didn’t identify the companies that brought the dispute.

Under the 1998 agreement, major cigarettes for sale companies make annual payments to the states. If the cigarettes store companies had been successful in their claims, Biden said, the state might have lost as much as $24 million.

Steve Callahan, a spokesman for cigarette maker Philip Morris USA, said his company and 20 other tobacco makers agreed to end the dispute over Delaware’s enforcement of the settlement’s provisions.

“It was resolved as part of an arbitration process,” Callahan said in a telephone interview. Philip Morris, the world’s largest publicly traded tobacco company, is a unit of Richmond, Virginia-based Altria Group Inc.

The Delaware attorney general said the tobacco industry’s challenges to enforcement of the accord are continuing in 35 states. Tobacco companies agreed to pay the $246 billion over 25 years to settle lawsuits by state attorneys general seeking to recoup the costs of treating sick smokers.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Strong Tobacco Control Legislation

The DC Tobacco Free Coalition (DCTFC) and partners are marking the 36th Great American Smokeout today by calling on Mayor Vincent Gray and the City Council to protect the health of District residents by restoring local funding for cheap cigarettes prevention and cessation programs.

"Despite major advances in the past few years in the effort to ensure smoke-free workplaces and to discourage smoking cigarettes through higher cigarettes taxes, we've seen funding for proven programs dwindle even though they help smokers quit," said Peter Fisher, Chair of the DCTFC Policy Committee and Vice President, State Issues at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. "Now is not the time to back down on buy cigarettes control. Since the Coalition's inception in 2005 we have successfully reduced local smoking cigarettes rates and the District must continue this positive trend. Failing to fund critical life-saving tobacco prevention and cessation programs is not an option."

The Coalition is working closely with members of the DC City Council to ensure that tobacco use is addressed through a comprehensive approach which will build upon the 2007 comprehensive smoke-free legislation and the current $2.50 per pack cigarette excise tax by increasing local funding for tobacco prevention and cessation programs. "A comprehensive approach to tobacco control -- including funding for these critical programs -- is proven effective in decreasing smoking cigarettes rates and the incidence of tobacco-related deaths," said Kimberly Williams, Manager, Advocacy and Communications at the American Lung Association in the District of Columbia.

In Fiscal Year 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that the District of Columbia spend $10.5 million on tobacco control including District-wide programs and media campaigns to prevent kids from starting to smoke cigarettes and help smokers quit. The District, however, only spent $3.2 million (36.4 percent of the recommended level) with $569,000 allocated from local DC funding and the remainder from Federal funding. The percentage for Fiscal Year 2012 is not expected to increase and local funding may be completely eliminated. This poses a serious threat to residents of the District of Columbia and puts at risk the strides the city has made in decreasing the overall smoking cigarettes rate and protecting children from exposure to tobacco products and smoking cigarettes initiation.

The use of tobacco products remains the nation's number one preventable cause of death, killing more than 443,000 Americans, of which more than 700 are DC residents and costing $96 billion in direct health care costs each year. According to the CDC's most recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on smoking cigarettes cessation, nearly 70 percent of current smokers say they want to completely stop smoking cigarettes and more than 52 percent say they have made a quit attempt in the past year. Unfortunately, only 6.2 percent say they were successful in quitting in the past year. Furthermore, Black, non-Hispanic smokers were only 3.3 percent successful in their quit attempts despite having the highest desire to quit among racial/ethnic groups.

States with comprehensive tobacco control programs experience faster declines in cigarette sales, smoking cigarettes prevalence, and lung cancer incidence and mortality than states that do not invest in these programs. The DC Tobacco Free Coalition is committed to continuing to address the District's level of funding for tobacco prevention and control programs and ensuring measures are in place to protect residents from the detrimental effects of tobacco use and exposure.

The American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout began more than 30 years ago as a platform to encourage smokers to quit. Since then, the platform has expanded to not only encourage smokers to make a plan to quit, but also to encourage all Americans to advocate for comprehensive smoke-free laws, increased tobacco excise taxes and increased funding for tobacco cessation programs.

The DC Tobacco Free Coalition (DCTFC) is an alliance of community-based and national public health organizations working together to educate the District of Columbia about the harmful effects of tobacco and secondhand smoke. The Coalition's mission is to improve health and protect lives in the nation's capital, by decreasing tobacco use and exposure through education, advocacy and public policy.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Dissolvable Tobacco Products Appealing To Women

Adult female buy cigarette online users have proven an elusive consumer group for manufacturers' smokeless/smokefree products, particularly — and especially — if they involve spitting.

However, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. reported recently its Camel dissolvable cheap cigarette online products, which do not require spitting, are gaining traction with females in its test markets of Charlotte and Denver.

Reynolds said the flavored, finely milled discount cigarettes products serve as an alternative to cigarettes, giving adults a discreet option in venues where smoking cigarettes is banned out of concern for secondhand smoke cigarettes exposure.

Reynolds' dissolvable products include:

* Camel Sticks, a stick of pulverized tobacco, with flavoring, similar in shape to a toothpick.

* Camel Strips, tobacco film strips that dissolve in the mouth.

* Camel Orbs, similar in shape to Tic Tacs.

Of the adult smokers who bought Camel Sticks, Camel Strips and Camel Orbs in the test markets during September and October, adult females represented 45 percent of the consumers, according to Reynolds. Of all tobacco consumers, 31 percent of the buyers were adult females.

By comparison, adult males constitute 85 percent of the users of moist snuff and Camel Snus.

"We have seen a noticeable appeal and interest of the dissolvable products with adult female tobacco consumers," Reynolds spokesman David Howard said.

Stephen Pope, an industry analyst and managing partner of Spotlight Ideas in England, said Reynolds may have discovered a niche with adult female tobacco users.

"Clearly the figures for the dissolvable products make for fascinating reading and actually show that here could be a product that, if handled correctly, could well offer an opportunity for a special female-targeted product that could be as significant as Virginia Slims was for Philip Morris," Pope said.

The dissolvable products "could prove to be the first viable smokeless tobacco products for females," wrote Bonnie Herzog, an analyst with Wells Fargo Securities LLC. During the early to mid-20th century, female consumption of dip snuff was fairly common in a more rural Triad.

The closest the dissolvable products are available to the Triad is Lake Norman and Mooresville. The products are sold in three mint styles, as well as a variety pack.

Reynolds has not said when the national roll-out of the products will happen.

The dissolvables could play a pivotal role for Reynolds' transformation into a "total tobacco company" that emphasizes smokeless tobacco sales as cigarette volumes continue to decline amid regulatory and societal pressures.

The transformation is daunting for Reynolds considering there are 42 million adult smokers in the United States compared with 8 million adults who consume moist snuff and 3 million adults who consume snus. Camel Snus, a spitless, smokeless tobacco, holds about 70 percent of the U.S. snus market share.

However, about 50 percent of the 1 million U.S. adults who successfully quit smoking cigarettes turn to smokeless products, Herzog wrote.

"The relative risk of these products vary greatly, with smoking cigarettes likely causing the most risk to consumers and dissolvables likely causing significantly less risk," she said.

"Over time, we expect the FDA will play a pivotal role for consumers as the relative risk of these products becomes public."

Howard said Reynolds has no plans to expand testing of the dissolvable products beyond Charlotte and Denver. Reynolds exited test markets in Columbus, Ohio; Indianapolis; and Portland, Ore., after two years in December 2010.

Herzog's comments were part of an overall favorable review of Reynolds that also noted its productivity gains, the increasing popularity of its Camel Crush cigarette style and the growing niche for its Natural American Tobacco products, particularly internationally. Camel Crush has a capsule that can be squeezed to release more menthol flavoring.

"Bottom line, we believe Reynolds American has transformed itself into a much leaner, more focused, total tobacco company," Herzog said.

"Given the halo effect of Camel and Pall Mall's momentum, the company should be able to generate greater returns for shareholders."

Jeff Middleswart, portfolio manager for the Vice Fund of USA Mutuals, said having the Camel and Marlboro brands in dissolvable products is likely to intensify the debate among advocacy groups.

One set says that smokeless tobacco products serve as gateways for teenagers to cigarettes. The other set sees the products as a way to reduce the risk of tobacco use compared with cigarettes.

"Anything tobacco will create criticism — it's just the way of the world," Middleswart said. "A new product that has the potential to gain market share is going to be a target."

John Spangler, a professor of family and community medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, said he found it "disturbing that any smokeless tobacco product is now becoming popular among women."

His concern is that the dissolvable products may encourage women to use smokeless tobacco for the first time.

"It is unclear if dissolvables will truly be harm-reducing on a population basis," Spangler said.

"For example, as many as half of smokeless tobacco users also smoke, providing evidence that, instead of aiding smokers to quit, smokeless tobacco actually helps users maintain their nicotine addiction in situations where smoking cigarettes is banned, such as work places, airplanes, etc."

"Then, when they are in situations where they can smoke cigarettes again, they will smoke cigarettes the same amount as previously."

Reynolds has marketed the appeal of smokeless products in those scenarios, to the point of conducting national and regional ad campaigns for Camel Snus timed for whenever a new smoking cigarettes ban goes into effect or with the recent Great American Smokeout.

The convenience factor of the dissolvable products, as well as potentially being less stigmatized in society, are likely to appeal to women, Pope said.

"The ability to light up or even dispose of a smokeless pouch is not so easy," Pope said. "The dissolvable product, perhaps with menthol or other flavored twists, has the potential to be a home-run product for the female segment."

Matthew Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, has called on Reynolds to permanently pull the dissolvable products and to stop pushing tobacco products that he said enticed children and discouraged smokers from quitting.

Myers has said the dissolvable products appeal to children because they are easily concealed and colorfully packaged, shaped and flavored to resemble mints or gum.

Even though the Food and Drug Administration acknowledges Reynolds is targeting the dissolvable products at adults, legislators in some states are trying to ban them even though they are not sold there.

In October 2010, GlaxoSmithKline, which sells the nicotine-replacement therapy products Nicorette and NicoDerm, requested that the FDA take Reynolds' dissolvable products out of test markets.

"Smokeless tobacco products are currently being marketed without clear evidence of their safety," Glaxo said in a statement. The Reynolds products are being reviewed by the FDA's Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee.

Howard said Reynolds has made adjustments to the packaging, marketing and product mix of its dissolvable products.

"The packaging is now larger and looks more like packaging of other types of traditional tobacco products, and is a different color," Howard said. "The packaging still carries language 'keep this product out of the reach of children.' "

Friday, November 18, 2011

On the Anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre, Remembering Its Strangest Casualty



Shiva Naipaul is not as well known as his Nobel-laureate brother, but a devoted minority considers him the better writer, and I do not think there can be much question that he is the only Naipaul with a sense of humor visible to the human eye. He is also the more tragic of the two. Shiva died of a heart attack in 1985, when he was only 40—an important but not determinative data point in the argument over whether he was a bitter, lazy chain-smoking sot, as alleged by Paul Theroux, or the (admittedly whiskey-fond) “humorous, recalcitrant, and denunciatory” genius warmly remembered by Martin Amis. But we can leave that dispute to Britain’s men of letters. The more interesting tragedy of Shiva Naipaul’s life was the way his spirit was broken by the Jonestown massacre.

His first book was a comic novel, and so was his second. He never wrote one again. After the late ’70s, it was all Third World journalism and travel writing, apart from one more novel called Love and Death in a Hot Country which was not comic at all. After that bleak book came out in 1983, his wife’s father asked him in a letter whether he might not want to “reconsider a comic vein.” His reply was, “How can I? I have walked over the bodies at Jonestown.” As indeed he had: Naipaul arrived in Guyana less than two months after the incident, when coffins were still being flown out from the capital and native Indians were still laboring over an incineration pit, disposing of whatever remnants—shoes, mattresses, clothes, blankets—were left of the Peoples Temple. Naipaul wrote a book about it, Journey to Nowhere, but that didn’t seem to purge Jonestown from his mind. Friends who’d known him before November 1978 said he was never the same after it.

For most of the people who were traumatized by Jonestown, it was the idealism that got to them. This was the largest loss of civilian life in American history, apart from natural disasters (and, later, September 11), and it had been committed in the name of ideals that all right-thinking people of Naipaul’s generation embraced: racial equality, economic “cooperation,” worry about nuclear war, ministry to the poor and the outcast. When Jones claimed that he was decamping for Guyana because the Third World held greater promise for him than racist, fascist, capitalist America, he was not expressing a fringe opinion. As Naipaul sat down to write his book, he had before him the testimony of Timothy Stoen, who was in the middle of a custody battle with Jonestown when his 6-year-old son died on November 18 along with everyone else; but he also had before him effusive letters from 24-year-old Maria Katsaris to her skeptical father:
I just want to share my enthusiasm with your for what is going on here. I know you would love it. . . . It is hard to describe all the beauty of the jungle and all that is going on at the Project.
Her father was shot on the runway at Port Kaituma by the same gunmen who killed Congressman Leo Ryan and four of the others who had flown down to investigate. Mr. Katsaris lived; Maria died with a note next to her that read: “I Maria Katsaris leave all of the money in the Banco Union de Venezuela in Caracas to the Communist Party Soviet Union.”

But even allowing for the effect it must have had on Naipaul to stand ankle-deep in the mud of the main pavilion breathing in the cleaning crew’s disinfectant, it doesn’t seem possible that he would have been permanently disturbed by the revelation that bothered everyone else, that socialist ideals can end in misery and death. That was no revelation to him. His previous book, an African travelogue called North of South, was written to answer “my own concerns—or, if you prefer, obsessions. What do terms like ‘liberation,’ ‘revolution,’ ‘socialism,’ actually mean to the people—i.e., the masses—who experience them?” These are questions that a man looking to be disillusioned would ask, and because he went to Nyerere’s Tanzania to answer them, he got his wish.

Naipaul was no idealist—and in his opinion, neither were the men and women of Jonestown:
It has often been said that the Temple was reared on an idealism which, somehow, became perverted. It would, I think, be more correct to say that the Temple was reared on—or, better still, inherited—an idealism that had already gone wrong, that had already lost its way and been twisted out of shape in the promiscuous chaos of the sixties. Jim Jones was a beachcomber, picking up the flotsam and jetsam washed ashore from the sixties shipwrecks. The “idealism” on which he fed was not virginal but considerably shop-soiled, eaten up with inner decay.
There is probably no definite explanation why the events of Jonestown affected Naipaul so deeply. Maybe he was more of a true-believing socialist than his authorial persona suggested. Maybe it was the aftermath as much as the atrocity: Naipaul interviewed dozens of people for his book, and not only could no one agree on the most basic facts—Was it a cult or not? Was Jonestown beautiful or hellish to live in?—but no one, not even people who had been to the commune themselves, seemed any better for having survived to learn its lesson. Defectors found new cults to believe in; politicians denied that their vetting of the Temple had been too lax; those who thought Jonestown was gassed by the CIA (to prevent it from becoming an exemplary socialist paradise) could not be dissuaded. Maybe that’s why Naipaul didn’t pick up social realism when he put down comedy; if people are this impervious to new information, what difference could a book possibly make?

My own favorite of Shiva Naipaul’s books is the essay collection Beyond the Dragon’s Mouth, and since half of the pieces in it were written after Jonestown, I don’t think his spiritual crisis did anything to diminish his talent. Then again, I haven’t read his debut, Fireflies, the funny one that everybody loved. (Martin Amis: “The moment I finished his first novel, I felt delight in being alive at the same time as such a writer.”) It’s sitting on my desk now; maybe by the 34th anniversary, I will have revised my opinion. If I’m lucky, I will also have a better answer to the mystery of Naipaul’s midstream abandonment of the humor that had made his career.

Community Colleges Prepare For Tobacco Ban

A picture of untreated "hairy tongue," a jar of tar, another jar filled with green phlegm, a replica of stained teeth with ulcer-covered gums and tongue, a blackened lung, nail polish remover and rat poison all lined the IGNITE (Influence, Guide, Network for Inter-Collegiate Tobacco Education) table at Mesa Community College's student center.

Each item on the table demonstrated either what cigarettes online products can do to those who use them or illustrated the kind of chemicals and toxins found in cigarettes.

Most people who stopped at the table were nonsmokers or former smokers. Some hoped to pick up information about quitting for a family member or a friend. Others were drawn by the comparison of a healthy lung and a black lung. A few asked questions about the jars of gunk on display or the toxins found in cigarettes.

Deandre Dupis-Harrison, a sophomore, asked questions as he poked at the packaged pig lung that demonstrated what a human lung looks like after 15 to 20 years of smoking cigarettes.

"I bet people are still going to look at this and walk straight out that door and smoke cigarettes a cigarette," Dupis-Harrison said.

While he may be correct for now, that won't be the case for long. Starting July 1, 2012, smoking cigarettes and cheap cigarettes products will be banned from Maricopa County Community College District property.

"As an educational institution, we have an obligation to lead the way in matters of health awareness and education," said Chancellor Rufus Glasper in a press release last month. "When this policy goes into effect, our district and its 10 colleges will join hundreds of other colleges and universities across the country in what is a growing trend."

About 500 American universities and colleges prohibit on-campus smoking cigarettes, cigarettes store or both.

And while the ban was announced last month, Wednesday marked the formal introduction of the Maricopa BreatheEasy initiative, a program designed to help those who work and learn at a Maricopa Community College school transition to a smoke- and tobacco-free campus. The formal announcement was in conjunction with the Great American Smokeout, a national campaign by the American Cancer Society to help people quit smoking cigarettes.

"We're announcing this change early because we recognize that it will require a change in behavior in a significant number of our students, faculty members and employees," Glasper said in a video announcement on the district's website.

The district is still trying to ensure people who work and learn on all its properties are aware of the upcoming change in the tobacco policy, said Angela Askey, MCC media relations coordinator.

"Right now, we're just trying to get the word out," Askey said.

Specific ways on how the district will enforce the ban haven't been finalized yet, and the district plans to explain how the ban will be enforced closer to the July start-date.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Famous Actress Part III

Celebrity Actress Smoking Part III



Here we have the third part of selected pictures with Hollywood Famous Actress smoking cigarettes. Enjoy the collection of photos with Celebrities Smoking Cigarettes.


1. Ally Sheedy Smoking Cigarette

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Celebrity Ally Sheedy Smoking Winston Classic Cigarette

About Ally Sheedy : Alexandra Elizabeth "Ally" Sheedy (born June 13, 1962) is an American film and stage actress, as well as the author of two books. She is best known for her roles in the Brat Pack films The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo's Fire. Sheedy was born in New York City and has two siblings, Patrick and Meghan. Her mother, Charlotte (nee Baum), was a writer and press agent who was involved in women's and civil rights movements, and her father, John J. Sheedy, Jr., was a Manhattan advertising executive. Ally Sheedy's mother was Jewish and her father was of Irish Catholic descent. Her parents divorced in 1971.

Sheedy attended Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in New York City, graduating in 1980. She started dancing with the American Ballet Theatre at age six and was planning to make it a full-time career. However, she gave up dance in favor of acting full-time. At age 12 she wrote a children's book, She Was Nice to Mice; the book was published by McGraw-Hill and became a best-seller. On June 19, 1975, she appeared on the game show To Tell the Truth in her role as a young writer.


2. Alyson Hannigan Smoking Cigarette

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Celebrity Alyson Hannigan Smoking Winston Blue Cigarette

About Alyson Hannigan : Alyson Lee Hannigan (born March 24, 1974) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Willow Rosenberg in the cult classic television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Michelle Flaherty in three American Pie films, and Lily Aldrin on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother. Although Hannigan had appeared in an industrial film for "Active Parenting" as a baby, as well as having starred in a commercial for the Duncan Hines cookie mix in 1978, it was not until 1985, when she moved to Los Angeles, California, that she formally began her acting career.

Living with her mother and attending North Hollywood High School, she successfully auditioned for agents while visiting her father in Santa Barbara. After attending North Hollywood High School, she attended California State University, Northridge. Hannigan's first major film role was in My Stepmother Is an Alien, a science fiction comedy released in 1988; one of her co-stars in the film was actor Seth Green, who would later join her in the regular cast of Buffy as her on-screen boyfriend. Then in 1989, her first regular role on a TV series came when she was cast in the short-lived ABC sitcom Free Spirit.


3. Alyssa Milano Smoking Cigarette

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Celebrity Alyssa Milano Smoking Winston Silver Cigarette

About Alyssa Milano : Alyssa Jayne Milano (born December 19, 1972) is an American actress and former singer, known for her childhood role as Samantha Micelli in the sitcom Who's the Boss? and an eight-year stint as Phoebe Halliwell on the series Charmed. She was also a series regular on the original Melrose Place portraying the role of Jennifer Mancini. Milano has a female sports apparel line, Touch. Alyssa Milano is the daughter of Lin, a fashion designer and talent manager, and Thomas M. Milano, a film music editor and boating enthusiast. Milano was born in Brooklyn, grew up on Staten Island, and was raised Roman Catholic. She has a younger brother, Cory (born in 1982), who is also an actor. In a 2003 interview, Milano recalled having had a good childhood, having grown up in a "loving, true family." Milano is a cousin to both Eric Lloyd and Emily Ann Lloyd.


4. Amanda Holden Smoking Cigarette

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Celebrity Amanda Holden Smoking Winston White Cigarette

About Amanda Holden : Amanda Louise Holden (born 16 February 1971) is an English actress and presenter. Among her roles are Mia Bevan in Cutting It, Sarah Trevanion in Wild at Heart, and the title role in Thoroughly Modern Millie, for which she was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award. She is one of the judges on Britain's Got Talent. She is married to record producer Chris Hughes. Her marriage to Family Fortunes presenter Les Dennis ended in divorce in 2003. Holden was born in Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire to Judith Mary Harrison and Naval petty officer Frank Holden. Her parents split up when she was four and she was brought up in the village of Waltham Chase, by Harrison and stepfather Leslie Drew Collister.

She joined the Bishop's Waltham Little Theatre Company when she was nine, and credits Angie Blackford as influential in her early stage career. When she was 16 the family moved to Bournemouth and ran a small B&B while Amanda herself studied Drama and English literature A levels with Terry Clarke and Charles Lamb at the Jellicoe Theatre, now part of Bournemouth and Poole College. She successfully auditioned for the independent drama school Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in the Wood Green area of North London when she was 18, graduating in July 1994.


5. Amanda Peet Smoking Cigarette

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Celebrity Amanda Peet Smoking Winston XS Blue Cigarette

About Amanda Peet : Amanda Peet (born January 11, 1972) is an American actress, who has appeared on film, stage, and television. After studying with Uta Hagen at Columbia University, Peet began her career in television commercials, and progressed to small roles on television, before making her film debut in 1995. Featured roles in films such as the 2000 comedy film The Whole Nine Yards brought her to a much wider recognition. She has appeared in a variety of films, including the 2003 horror film Identity, the 2005 action-thriller Syriana, the 2006 comedy-drama Griffin & Phoenix, the 2007 romantic comedy The Ex, the 2008 science fiction film The X-Files: I Want to Believe and the 2009 disaster adventure drama 2012.

She has also appeared in the 1999 drama series Jack & Jill and the 2006 drama series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Amanda Peet was born in New York City, the daughter of Penny (nee Levy), a social worker, and Charles Peet, a corporate lawyer. The two are now divorced. Her father is a Quaker and her mother is Jewish. Peet attended Friends Seminary, then studied history at and graduated from Columbia University, where she auditioned for acting teacher Uta Hagen and decided to become an actress after taking Hagen's class. During her four-year period of study with Hagen, Peet appeared in the off-Broadway revival of Clifford Odets's Awake and Sing with Stephen Lang.


6. Amber Heard Smoking Cigarette

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Celebrity Amber Heard Smoking Winston XS Silver Cigarette

About Amber Heard : Amber Laura Heard (born April 22, 1986) is an American actress and model. She played the lead and title character in All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2006. Heard's first starring role came in 2007 on the CW television show Hidden Palms. Her breakthrough came in 2008 with roles in Never Back Down and Pineapple Express. In 2009, Heard starred in The Stepfather and also had a small role in the horror-comedy Zombieland. She next starred in The Joneses and And Soon the Darkness (both 2010), John Carpenter's The Ward, alongside Nicolas Cage in Drive Angry, and alongside Johnny Depp in The Rum Diary.

Heard was born and raised in Austin, Texas. Her father, David, is a contractor, and her mother, Paige (nee Parsons), is an internet researcher for the state. She attended St. Michael's Catholic Academy in Austin until her junior year, when she left to pursue a career in Hollywood. As a teenager, Heard was active in her school's drama department and appeared in local commercials and campaigns. At the age of 16, her best friend died in a car crash and Heard, who was raised Catholic, subsequently declared herself an atheist, due to the influence of the works of Ayn Rand. Dropping out of school at the age of 17, to go to New York to start a career in modeling, she then relocated to Los Angeles to get into acting.


7. Amber Smith Smoking Cigarette

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Celebrity Amber Smith Smoking Winston Super Slims Blue Cigarette

About Amber Smith : Amber Smith (born March 2, 1971) is an American actress and former model. The daughter of professional American football player Russ Smith and Carol Smith, Smith started modeling by age 16. As a teenager she traveled to Paris, France, where she worked as a model throughout Europe for four years. Her breakthrough came when her naturally blonde hair was dyed red, giving her a strong resemblance to 1940s and '50s movie star Rita Hayworth. Smith appeared in back-to-back issues of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and became Esquire magazine's first Vargas Girl of the 1990s.

She also became the first model of the Wonderbra campaign. She later posed for photographer Helmut Newton for a Wolford advertising campaign, and was the model for the 2002 lingerie campaign for Venus Victoria, the European sister company to Victoria's Secret. Smith has appeared on the covers of the fashion magazines and women's magazines Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire, among others, and was the cover girl for the March 1995 issue of Playboy. She has appeared in advertising for L'Oreal makeup, Buffalo Jeans, Camel cigarettes, Kahlua liqueur, Volkswagen automobiles, and Panama Jack, among others, and has walked the runway for such fashion designers as Chanel and Jean Paul Gaultier.

Smith was cast in her first film role in Paul Mazursky's Faithful, on a referral from Robert DeNiro that stemmed from her Casino auditions. She also appeared in The Funeral, directed by Abel Ferrara, and Barbra Streisand's The Mirror Has Two Faces. She played Susan Lefferts, a Rita Hayworth lookalike, in Curtis Hanson's L.A. Confidential. Smith's resemblance to Hayworth came into play again with a role in HBO's cable telefilm The Rat Pack. She also had a role in American Beauty. Her biggest role to date has been as the star of the Cinemax TV series Sin City Diaries, which debuted in 2007. She played Angelica, a Las Vegas entertainment consultant who plans activities for casinos' high-roller guests. Overall, she has played various roles in several 1990's feature films and television series. Since 2000, she has appeared primarily in films.


8. Amber Tamblyn Smoking Cigarette

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Celebrity Amber Tamblyn Smoking Winston Super Slims Silver Cigarette

About Amber Tamblyn : Amber Rose Tamblyn (born May 14, 1983) is an American actress and poet. She first came to national attention in her role on the soap opera General Hospital as Emily Quartermaine, followed by a starring role on the prime-time series Joan of Arcadia portraying the title character. Her feature film work includes roles in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Grudge 2, and 127 Hours; she recently had an extended arc as Martha M. Masters on the main cast of the medical drama House. Tamblyn was born in Santa Monica, California, the daughter of Russ Tamblyn, an actor, dancer, and singer who starred in the 1961 film of West Side Story, and Bonnie Murray, a singer, teacher, and artist.

Her paternal grandfather, Eddie Tamblyn, was a vaudeville performer. She attended the Santa Monica Alternative School House, which, in her words, was "very unorthodox, no letter grades". At the age of ten, she played Pippi Longstocking in a school play; her father's agent, Sharon Debord, was attending as a family friend and ended up convincing her father to allow Tamblyn to go on auditions.


9. Amber Valletta Smoking Cigarette

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Celebrity Amber Valletta Smoking Winston Super Slims Fresh Cigarette

About Amber Valletta : Amber Evangeline Valletta (born February 2, 1973) is an American actress and model. She began her career as a model for fashion agencies, and appeared on cover pages of internationally recognized magazines. She made her film debut in Drop Back Ten (2000). She then starred in the hit film Hitch (2005). She has since appeared in films such as Man About Town (2006), Dead Silence (2007), Gamer (2009), and The Spy Next Door (2010). Valletta was born in Phoenix, Arizona and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her mother worked at the post office. She attended Booker T. Washington High School. She got her start in the fashion industry when her mother enrolled her in modeling school at the age of fifteen at the Linda Layman Agency. She appeared on the cover of magazines and in advertisements for Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein and Versace and hosted MTV's House of Style with fellow model Shalom Harlow.


10. Amrita Arora Smoking Cigarette

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Celebrity Amrita Arora Smoking Winston Super Slims White Cigarette

About Amrita Arora : Amrita Arora (born 31 January 1981) is a Bollywood actress. Arora was born in Chembur Mumbai to a Malayali mother, Joyce Polycarp, and a Punjabi father, Anil Arora. Her sister is Malaika Arora Khan. Arora had a Christian wedding ceremony with boyfriend, Shakeel Ladak on 4 March 2009 and also had a traditional Muslim nikaah. Reportedly due to her pregnancy, she was dropped from UTV's film, Season's Greetings. She gave birth to a baby boy named Azaan on 5 February 2010. Arora made her Bollywood debut in 2002 opposite Fardeen Khan in the film, Kitne Door Kitne Paas, which was not successful at the box office. Her first successful film was the action comedy, Awara Paagal Deewana. A series of flops followed, among them the controversial Girlfriend (2004), about a lesbian relationship, in which she appeared opposite Isha Koppikar.

In 2007, She made a special appearance in Farah Khan's film, Om Shanti Om in the song "Deewangi Deewangi" with her sister and brother-in-law Arbaaz Khan. In the same year, she appeared in Speed and Red: The Dark Side, also starring Aftab Shivdasani and Celina Jaitley. The films received mixed reviews at the box office. In 2009, her releases were Deha and Team the Force. The same year, she appeared in a supporting role in Kambakth Ishq, produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. She appeared with her sister on the show Koffee with Karan, hosted by Karan Johar.


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