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Orange is the New Black AU

  • Guards & Prison Staff: Agathe, Belle, Maurice, Cogsworth, Lumiere, Plumette. Prisoners: Adam, Mrs Potts, Cadenza, Gaston, LeFou, Stanley, Tom, Dick, the Bimbettes and other people of Villeneuve.
  • Agathe is the prison director.
  • Maurice is the weird psychologist of the prison.
  • Belle is the most lawful guard of the prison (and a bit strict).
  • Adam sings “Evenmore” in an isolation cell.
  • Belle and Adam have a secret love story.
  • Gaston steals eggs from the kitchen.
  • LeFou wants to organize a singing and dancing club.
  • The Bimbettes occupy the girls’ bathroom all mornings for doing their make up and get beauiful.
  • Stanley hates the Bimbettes and always annoys them.
  • Tom has the uniform’s trousers one size larger.
  • Dick sales clandestine cigarettes.
  • Gaston and LeFou make love hidden in the library.
  • Gaston says he loves the library but no one believes it.
  • Stanely takes secretly female hormones sold illegally by Samuel (in the movie, he’s the “Flirtatious Farmer” who sells eggs).
  • Lumière is called Pornstache or Pornmière, but he is a good guard and sometimes offers sweet snacks to prisoners.
  • Cogsworth is a grumpy guard who eats donuts all day long, but he is good too.
  • Plumette is a super hot and charming guard.
  • Lumière and Plumette make love everyday in a secret room.
  • Gaston knows about Lumière and Plumette, and Lumière knows about Gaston and LeFou.
  • Mrs Potts is a quiet prisoner who lives only to see her beloved son Chip during the visiting hours.
  • Cadenza is a romantic italian prisoner who speaks and sings in italian on the phone with il suo amore madame Garderobe.
  • LeFou, during the common shower, proudly shows his hickeys and bite marks.
  • Belle often takes references to Gaston and prescribes him a psychological therapy with Maurice for anger issues.
  • Gaston isn’t collaborative and once eats a gear of the clock that Maurice was assembling on his desk.
  • Clothilde is a bigot prisoner who says things like “Guards, do something! Thare are two gays who are gaying together!”
  • Coghsworth and Clothilde have been lovers a long time ago, but Coghsworth always denies it all.
  • Nasty Headmaster is an old grumpy prisoner who hates everyone.
  • Mrs Potts and LeFou are close friends, she tells him about her family and he tells her about his love story with Gaston.
  • Père Robert is a prisoner and is a priest, he is in for a pacific protest and he won’t stay in prison for too long.
  • Stanley disapproves the anti-sex horrible white underwears of the prison’s uniforms.
  • Gaston is totally childish and complains about everything, but fortunately LeFou always encourages him.

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. 

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The British Have a Plan to Make Their Country a Smoke-Free Society By 2035

Britain has a plan to totally eliminate one of the biggest public health problems of our time: cigarettes.

The British Medical Association (BMA) has voted “overwhelmingly” to ban the sale of cigarettes to those born after the year 2000, in much the same way that the BMA helped push through a ban on smoking in public in 2002 and smoking in cars carrying children in 2011. Tim Crocker-Buque, a specialist registrar in public health medicine who proposed the motion, told the Guardian that any such law could make the U.K. the first nation to totally eradicate smoking.

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Proposed ban on flavoured tobacco sales raises worries among retailers

A proposed ban on the sale of flavoured tobacco products in Singapore has caused rising concerns among provision shops, coffee shops, minimarts and other tobacco retailers over the sustainability of their businesses.

In a recent survey of 1,475 independent general trade retailers commissioned by four trade associations, almost all respondents (99 per cent) were worried that such a ban would hurt their business. 

Their concerns stem mainly from the potential revenue loss from menthol cigarettes – the most popular flavour on the shelves.

A handful of provision shop and minimart owners who spoke to Yahoo Singapore estimated that 40 to 65 per cent of their profits come from cigarette sales. Most of these merchants said that flavoured cigarette sales accounted for at least half of these profits.

In tandem with overall cigarette sales, market share for menthol-flavoured tobacco has increased over the past three years, according to three minimart owners. They were troubled by the prospect of having to forgo their biggest income generator.

Businesses interviewed by Yahoo Singapore attributed at least half of their total revenues to cigarette sales, of which about half are from flavoured cigarettes.

“Cigarettes are good profit-makers especially since they take up less storage space compared to food and drinks. Furthermore, they have a high sales turnover since people don’t typically sit at the table to smoke for long periods of time,” said Hong Poh Hin, chairman of the Foochow Coffee Restaurant and Bar Merchants Association, one of the associations that commissioned the survey.

“It is important that any proposed tobacco control measures be supported by evidence of their effectiveness in reducing smoking incidence in Singapore, while addressing the impact to the affected retailers,” he added, warning of possible business closures that could follow if the rule is passed. Hong compared the potential impact to the ban on alcohol sales between 10.30pm and 7am, which has been in place since 1 April 2015, and its negative effect on retailers that sell alcohol products.

This survey was concluded in September 2016 and was commissioned by several trade associations, including the Foochow Coffee Restaurant and Bar Merchants Association Kheng Keow Coffee Merchants Restaurant and Bar-Owners Association, the Singapore Mini Mart Association and the Singapore Provision Shop Friendly Association.

About 97 per cent of the respondents flagged another key concern — that a ban could cause smokers of flavoured cigarettes to turn to the black market.

A provision shop owner, who declined to be named, agreed with the finding. “What happens is that when people can’t get the kind of (cigarette) variant they want, they will find alternative ways to get them,” he said.

The trade associations said they were carrying out a separate study on the efficacy and business impact of the proposed ban on flavoured tobacco products. The results will be presented to the government upon completion.

“The trade associations urge the government to review these results and consult with their members before further deliberating on this proposed regulation,” Mr Hong added.

This article was produced in partnership with the Foochow Coffee Restaurant & Bar Merchants Association

CVS has announced plans to become the first major U.S. pharmacy chain to stop selling cigarettes and all other tobacco products, despite the fact that it will cost the company an estimated $2 billion in annual sales. CVS plans to have completely removed tobacco products from its 7,600 locations by October 2014, though specific timelines for each store will likely vary. (Photo via Generic Brand Productions) source

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 wsj.com

How do stores constantly get away with false advertising?
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There’s a legal concept called “mere puffery.” Basically, claims that are unreasonable or clearly just brags are not taken as statements of fact. One of the more famous cases of puffery is Leonard v. Pepsico, in which someone tried to redeem 7 million Pepsi Points (purchased for $700,000) for a Harrier jet, as depicted in this ad. It was clear that there was no offer to give you a $23 million jet for $700,000, so the claimed offer/advertisement was ruled mere puffery.

Here, it’s clear that they’re not selling at the lowest price allowed by law, as that price would be sales tax + cigarette tax, no cost of the cigarettes, no overhead, no profit. It’s a brag about having good prices, not an absolute statement. Actual price guarantees, like those given by Wal-Mart or Target, have conditions that need to be met to claim the guarantee’s benefits. You often have to show them the lower advertised price, within so many days of purchase, ensure that both prices are offered at the same time, etc.

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anonymous asked:

Yesterday I rejected a cigarette sale because the guy (who clearly looked over 18, but we still have to card under 40) forgot his ID. Then right after that, I had to reject an alcohol sale because the girl with the guy buying it didn't have her ID with her. All three of these people were very understanding and didn't cause a fuss at all. How?? I was so confused at how nice they all were lmao. I thanked each of them like 20 times for being nice about it.