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Kent Packaging Design

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Kent is a brand of cigarettes, property of British American Tobacco group. The brand is named after Herbert Kent, a former executive at Lorillard Tobacco Company.

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By Julia Wyse
Melbourne, Australia

British American Tobacco is the world’s tobacco group, with brands sold in 180 markets around the world. We produce high quality tobacco products to meet the diverse preferences of millions of consumers, and we work in all areas of the business.
Today there are several kinds of Kent cigarettes developed specially for enjoyment and satisfaction of different tastes. They came to being after a recent re branding of Kent, which took place in 2006. Let us take a look at the most famous of them.

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By Julia Wyse

Explore New Kent

Monday, January 6th, 2014

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The brand is the property of British American Tobacco group. The brand is named after Herbert Kent, a former executive at Lorillard Tobacco Company.

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Smoking Zones Policy Unenforced

Monday, September 12th, 2011

kent cigarettes onlineIn the month since UT’s stricter smoking zone policy has gone into effect, there have been questions asked by the community as to whether it’s being enforced adequately. Markie Miller, a senior double-majoring in German and anthropology, has been walking around Main Campus in her spare time picking up cigarette butts left by those who smoke Kent cigarettes outside of the zones.

In the last two weeks, she has collected enough butts to pack a small Folgers coffee can and half of a half-gallon sized bag.

“It’s exhausting that I’m trying to do all of this alone,” she said. There are seven designated tobacco-use areas, which look similar to bus stops.

Locations include Dowd, Nash and White Halls, Stranahan Hall, between the Student Union Building and Carlson Library, Academic House, between the Crossings and Ottawa House and among McComas Village, Parks Tower and Carter Hall as well as Nitschke Hall.

Alexis Blavos, the Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drug Prevention Committee specialist, said because smoking is a sensitive issue to most on campus, the main goal of having designated smoking areas is to work to slowly change the atmosphere at UT.

“The campus belongs to all of us,” Blavos said. “It’s going to take time to change the culture. My hope is that the students, staff and faculty want to have a cleaner campus and cleaner air.”

Blavos said stricter enforcement policies have yet to be discussed and as long as members of the UT community are compliant, violators of the smoking policy will not be fined.

Blavos said members of the staff in Student Affairs are handing out information cards regarding the smoking zone locations to those seen smoking outside of the designated areas.

Most smokers approached by Student Affairs were not aware of the new smoking policy, according to Blavos.
Blavos said she has actually been surprised by the number of people utilizing the designated zones, overall. But Miller feels the policy isn’t receiving much respect by the UT community and she supports a smoke-free campus.
Miller pointed out rules for library procedures, tuition fees and deadlines are enforced with the help of fines, so smoking zone procedures should also be enforced.

“Our public institutions have the right to take privileges away,” she said. “I want to see UT held accountable the same way they expect me to pay my bills.”

While Miller stands for a smoke-free UT, some students who smoke aren’t completely for the new policy but are willing to comply.

James Law, a freshman majoring in pharmacy, said although he feels people should be able to walk outside unrestricted with a cigarette in their hand, he does not like the alternative policy.
“I’d rather have this than nothing at all,” Law said.

Law said sometimes there is not enough time for him to walk to a smoking zone between classes and admits to sometimes not entirely finishing a cigarette before leaving a smoking zone.

Law said the designated areas are becoming social hubs for smokers because students who use the zones are able to chat and bond with other smokers.

“All of my friends that I’ve met [at UT], I’ve met here [at a smoking zone],” Law said.

Some believe the smoking areas are beneficial for health reasons.

“I guess you have to respect smoker’s rights as long as it doesn’t hurt the general health of everyone else,” said Stanford Feldstein, part-time instructor of Spanish.

Annette Opfermann, a junior majoring in English, agreed and said the zones can help prevent secondhand smoke from affecting non-smokers.

“There should be zones because it is an individual freedom to smoke, but as a healthcare provider, there should be separate places so that everyone has the right to be healthy by not being around the zones,” Opfermann said.

No-Smoke Law Caused Tension and Violence in Prison

Monday, August 29th, 2011

discount kent cigaretteA Wanganui woman with contacts in Whanganui Prison says that since the facility went non-smoking there has been an increase in standover tactics, tension and violence.

Prison manager Hati Kaiwai says the implementation of a smokefree environment in the prison has gone “extremely well”.

The woman, who did not wish to be named, said she was in daily contact with two inmates serving long sentences.

One prisoner was a long-time smoker and was not coping well with his withdrawals, she said.

Prisoners had been stocking up on Kent cigarettes and or tobacco in preparation for the ban and there were prisoners who would do anything for them, she said.

Five cigarettes cost a minimum of $10, but could be more than that depending on the mood of the person selling them, she said.

She said she was particularly worried about one man she spoke to, who she said had tried to be brave on the phone, but had sounded angrier and more tense.

“He sounds like he’s going to flip out or hit someone,” she said.

The prisoners had told her that they’d witnessed “a couple of kids” getting a “hiding” over cigarette debts they had accumulated.

She herself had deposited $170 into the account of one inmate, a young man who was in for the first time, because he had been beaten up by three men for his cigarette debt.

In asking her to contact the media, they wanted simply to let people know what was really going on, she said.

Mr Kaiwai said more than 67 per cent of the prison population identified as smokers before the ban and the change had gone “extremely well”.

There had been 20 incidents of smoking or smoking-related equipment – tobacco pipes, cigarettes, filters, cigarette papers, matches and lighters, found at Whanganui Prison in July, but no increase in prisoner-on-prisoner assaults since before the ban, with no serious assaults of this kind at the prison since July 1.

He said staff were “vigilant” in looking for prisoner “trade” activities, but they had not noticed any increase since the ban was introduced.

Mr Kaiwai said any prisoner with knowledge of others engaging in trade activity were encouraged to report it to staff, or call the anonymous Crimestopper line. The same went for any prisoner or visitor feeling pressured to bring contraband in.

Their methods of stopping contraband entering the prison had been adapted so prisoners and visitors attempting to introduce tobacco or lighters face consequences, he said. Visitors could be prohibited and prisoners face internal charges, including cell confinement and loss of privileges if the charge is proven.

“We are and will continue to offer a range of smoking cessation support to prisoners, this includes supplying nicotine replacement therapy and ongoing assessment by prison health staff.”

Casual Smoking on the Rise Among Young Adults

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

buy kent cigarettes onlineNew study suggests while heavy Kent cigarettes smoking is dropping in teenagers, casual smoking is on the rise and still poses a significant health risk to young adults.

United States high school students are less likely to smoke “heavily” but the trend of casual smoking is rising and researchers from the Center for Disease control have warned using a new study that the effects of this form of smoking are still dangerous to health and wellbeing.

The researchers found that “casual” smoking, or occasional smoking, had risen among teens from 67% in 1991 to 79% in 2009 with the study outlining heavy smoking as 11 or more cigarettes a day and light at one to five. It also suggested that price increases and smoking-law implementations have influenced this overall number of teenagers engaging in this form of smoking.

“With fewer cigarettes, the price effect, smoke-free policies and a change in the broad public awareness of risk, the heaviest patterns of use are becoming very rare,” commented Dr. Terry Pechachek co-author of the study from the CDC. But he advised that any form of smoking was still a negative impact on health.

“It is important to note that light and intermittent smoking still has significant health risks,” he explained. “[And] we think there may be an emerging pattern. We may be creating a new type of smoker that may be more durable, that are adapting to smoke-free environments and to changing social norms.”

The CDC’s study was recently published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine and it’s estimated that between 14,000 and 16,000 students took part in the national survey’s that formed part of the research.

Do E-cigarettes Help Quit Smoking?

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Do electric cigarettes really help people kick the habit for good? About 1 million smokers worldwide are hoping “e-cigarettes” will cure them of their addiction. But not everyone thinks they can live up to the claim.

Results from the first-ever U.S. study on e-cigarettes have been released.

Hollywood movies got Freda Souligny smoking at age 13. Now 81, she had a pack-a-day habit for 61 years. She stopped when emphysema led her to electric cigarettes two months ago.

“This made the transition easier. I didn’t feel this horrible withdrawal,” said Freda.

Battery-operated, they deliver nicotine vapor through an adjustable cartridge, and cost about $60 to start. Freda kicked her habit by slowly cutting the nicotine dose over several weeks.

But Virginia Commonwealth University Psychology Professor Thomas Eissenberg says e-cigarettes are misleading.

“We wanted to know if they really delivered nicotine, one of the things they’re supposed to do, if they really produce some of the same effects of a tobacco cigarette,” said Eissenberg.

A pair of studies found while real Kent cigarettes deliver nicotine, e-cigs do not – despite claiming to do so.

“Neither of them delivered nicotine, which was surprising, because that is in fact exactly what they are supposed to do,” said Eissenberg

Eissenberg says smoking an e-cigarette is just like puffing on an un-lit cigarette: no nicotine, no tobacco, nothing.

“Well, you have to tell me what changed my life,” said Freda. She doesn’t agree. “It wasn’t medication, ’cause I didn’t take medication,” she said.

The studies do say e-cigs can cut the urge to smoke by nearly half. So Freda’s mind may be tricking her body, but she doesn’t care.

“To me it’s just been miraculous,” said Freda.

Miraculous, or smoke and mirrors? It really doesn’t matter as long as you quit.

Eissenberg says e-cigs may indeed be a key tool in helping people quit standard cigarettes. Still, he’s calling for tighter government control of the products. The reason: If they don’t do what they claim to do, consumers have the right to know.

Somerville Police Remove Pipes and Smoking Brands From Shops

Friday, April 8th, 2011

kent cigarettes onlineSomerville police have recently sent investigators from the Drug Control Unit into local stores warning owners they can not sell glass pipes, Kent and other cigarettes. Two Union Square stores were visited by Sgt. John Gobiel in order to educate the owners of the prevention of selling glass pipes and bongs in the state.

“There’s a lot of people who do things that they don’t really understand are wrong, and they shouldn’t be doing,” said Deputy Chief Paul Upton. “It was more of an educational type of thing and all we look for is voluntary compliance.”

No enforcement action was required. Buzzy’s Glass Gifts and Other Cool Stuff, a counter in the pet supply store “Bone Appetit” and the glass-wares counter of the Mid Nite Convenience, store were both pulled without incident. Owners Domenic Bazzalo and Frank Golden would not comment further.

Upton said that both cases were examples of citizen’s tips, and were violations of a Massachusetts law that states, “No person shall sell, possess or purchase with intent to sell… drug paraphernalia, knowing or under circumstances where one would reasonably know that it would be used to… inhale” an illegal drug. The violation carries with it a penalty of up to two years imprisonment and up to a $5,000 fine.

“This was strictly citizen to police, police referring it to the drug unit, the drug unit referring it to the DA’s office for clarification, they got clarification [and] the drug unit went back,” said Upton.

While consumption of the glassware’s supposed drug, marijuana, has been decriminalized for less than an ounce, the status of its use has not been changed. “It does not make it legal,” said Upton. “We enforce the law as we go. We don’t make them and we’re enforcing the law the way it’s written.”