01 Jul '11, 10pm

Candy Flavored Cigarettes? | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

Candy Flavored Cigarettes? | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

According to a new study from the Stanford School of Medicine, tobacco companies pumped up the advertising and lowered the price of menthol cigarettes in stores near California high schools with larger populations of African-American students. That cigarette companies use predatory marketing strategies doesn’t surprise me at all. What I find shocking is a piece of news I missed at the time: A federal law passed in 2008 banned 13 candy flavorings in cigarettes. Candy flavorings in cigarettes. (So egregious, makes me embarrassed to be of the same species that dreamed it up.) The 2008 ban, however, allowed the continued use of menthol flavoring. (I can just imagine the negotiating between the tobacco lobby and legislators: we’ll give up bubble gum and fruit punch, if we can keep peppermint.) Menthol makes the smoke from tobacco smoother and less harsh; even non- menthol cigar...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/candy-flavored-cigarette...

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You've Come a Long Way, Kombucha | Care2 Health...

care2.com 02 Jul '11, 6pm

Years ago I was told about a mushroom shaped fungus that people in the health food “know” were calling Kombucha, and using...

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8 Oddly Specific Dating Sites | Care2 Healthy &...

care2.com 01 Jul '11, 11pm

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10 Foods That Promote Brain Health | Care2 Healthy & Green Living: Many recent studies have shown how certain nu...

10 Foods That Promote Brain Health | Care2 Heal...

care2.com 02 Jul '11, 10pm

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From Eco-Jewelry to Seed Bombs | Care2 Healthy & Green Living: Listen, laugh & learn with the Green Divas (and G...

From Eco-Jewelry to Seed Bombs | Care2 Healthy ...

care2.com 02 Jul '11, 9pm

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care2.com 01 Jul '11, 9pm

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Sex, Power and Marketing Jell-O to Monkeys

Sex, Power and Marketing Jell-O to Monkeys

care2.com 01 Jul '11, 8pm

Adam Smith, famed 18th century economist and author of The Wealth of Nations, asserted that the practice of exchanging goo...

Women In Green Forum | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

Women In Green Forum | Care2 Healthy & Green Li...

care2.com 05 Jul '11, 3pm

The Women In Green Forum, which will take place in Santa Monica, CA on August 30 and 31, 2011, is a pioneering conference ...

9 Slimming Superfoods for Summer | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

9 Slimming Superfoods for Summer | Care2 Health...

care2.com 30 Jun '11, 11pm

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10 Recycling Tips from Mother Earth News | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

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care2.com 02 Jul '11, 2pm

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Scary Food Science | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

Scary Food Science | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

care2.com 03 Jul '11, 12am

By Catherine Guthrie, Experience Life Show me a chicken nugget and I will show you the world. The world, that is, of highl...

Coconut Candy Recipe (with Video) | Care2 Healthy & Green Living: Try this simple and delicious recipe for cocon...

Coconut Candy Recipe (with Video) | Care2 Healt...

care2.com 25 Jun '11, 5pm

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How To Be Alone | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

How To Be Alone | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

care2.com 08 Jul '11, 11pm

I’m about to get real folks. Really real. I like to be alone. I’m not simply saying, “I like my alone time.” Nothing puny ...

The Recipes For Relief | Care2 Healthy & Green Living

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care2.com 09 Jul '11, 1am

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Yoga for Runners | Care2 Healthy & Green Living: Proper stretching is just as important for your health as your

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care2.com 28 Jun '11, 11pm

It seems like running is the hip exercise lately! So many people that I know are lacing up and hitting the road to get in ...

Why Save Seed? (Video) | Care2 Healthy & Green ...

care2.com 07 Jul '11, 1pm

For thousands of years, farmers have saved and shared seeds to preserve flavorful, unique, and resilient varieties of frui...