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There are two certainties in a bar that allows smoking: 1) The drinks are cheap, and 2) The bar has history. Those are two precious commodities these days, especially in a city that, like many cities, is morphing into one giant luxury apartment building with a generic name.
Higher Standards is a high-end, NYC-based smoke shop that opened in Atlanta this spring. The move seems strategic as they establish themselves as the mature spot to score.
Georgia State University’s School of Public Health and its partners will receive $19 million over five years from the FDA and the National Institutes of Health to create one of fourteen Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science. It's the largest grant in the university's history.
Maybe raising the cigarette tax could do more than make people smoke less. It could also make people drink less. U.S. researchers looked at data from more than 21,000 drinkers and found that higher cigarette taxes translated to reduced drinking in certain groups of people—particularly male smokers.
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