Please fire me. I work in a convenience store that sells cigarettes. I am the only worker who doesn’t smoke. My boss informed me that I needed to start smoking so I can be more “helpful and informative” for the customers when they ask about the different brands. I thought she was joking til she gave me a pack of cigarettes when I clocked out.

Cat: Pack of cigarettes please.
Sales person: Are you sure that you want to waste one of your 9 lives on cigarettes?
Cat: You’re wasting your only life working in a convenience store.
Sales person: (wiping tears) 90 rubles please.

Ларёк - also киоск - a booth, a sort of a convenience store in Russia.

Pain relief Cannabis E-cigarette goes on sale worldwide tomorrow. Legal as no THC, they say. So no high but anti-epileptic, anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory elements will still work?

More from the Independent below:

The vaping trend seemingly knows no bounds as the first “cannabis” e-cigarette goes on sale in the UK tomorrow.

The KanaVape, which contains hemp, has been legalised for use in France by people with cancer, multiple sclerosis (MS) and other conditions requiring pain relief.

Its creators told The Independent it will go on sale around the world tomorrow but the Home Office has cast doubt on whether that would be legal, saying the product must be tested for controlled substances.

Antonin Cohen and Sebastien Beguerie said the KanaVape cannot be compared to a joint or spliff because it does not contain THC, the chemical credited with causing cannabis highs.

A statement on its website said the product is made from certified hemp, which contains far less of the chemical than marijuana, and “does not have any psychoactive or euphoric effect”.

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The KanaVape hemp vapouriserIt is one of more than 60 active “cannabinoids” in the plant, which have varying effects including relaxation and pain relief.

“We made KanaVape to give millions of people a legal and tasteful way of using cannabinoids,” Mr Cohen and Mr Beguerie said.

“We craft our production with love, care and scientific research. KanaVape is good for our customers and good for the planet.”

The website boasts that the vaporiser allows the enjoyment of the “original flavour” of hemp without the accompanying smoke or psychotic effects.

“Stay relaxed, keep a clear mind and an active lifestyle with KanaVape – anytime, anywhere,” it says. “It will not make you ‘high’ but will help you relax.”

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Different strains of hemp with varying cannabinoid content are grown for different usesThe hemp inside contains 5 per cent cannabidiol, which is being tested for medical applications around the world.

Licences are available to grow hemp in the UK and it can be legally sold in certain forms, including oil, paper and clothing.

A spokesperson for the Home Office said KanaVape would have to be tested for illegal substances before going on sale.

“Cannabis is classed as an illegal drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971,” he added.

“It is an offence to supply and possess a controlled drug and to supply any article believing it to be used for their administration.”

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency is responsible for approving products for medical use. 

Why CVS Quit Smoking

What inspired CVS’s rhetorical shift from saving pennies to saving lives? Vauhini Vara on the high-profile cigarette ban:

“The change in image has come at a cost. The company has estimated that it will lose two billion dollars in revenue in the first year by shutting down cigarette sales. What’s more, its executives haven’t been able to quantify what it would gain in new health-care business.”

Photograph by Seth Wenig/AP

FDA to propose new regulations for electronic cigarettes

The Wall Street Journal: The Food and Drug Administration plans to impose new regulations on electronic cigarettes, eventually banning sales to minors and requiring makers gain FDA approval for products.

Makers will be required to disclose the chemicals used in the devices, and new health warnings will note that the nicotine they contain can be addictive.

Photo credit: Bloomberg News via

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