Since the early days of Colorado's marijuana legalization movement, the prospect of Big Tobacco moving into the state and taking over the pot industry has concerned activists. So it was only natural that when RJ Reynolds, among the most powerful of the nation's tobacco companies, announced that it h ... More >>
What Tobacco-Free Aurora lacks in longevity and membership, it makes up for in ambition. Founded a little more than a year ago with a rotating volunteer staff of twelve to thirty, the group recently pushed the entirety of its efforts toward creating a city ordinance regulating the sale of tob ... More >>
In a post this week, the Colorado Tobacco Education and Prevention Alliance called for RJ Reynolds to stop Colorado test-marketing of dissolvable tobacco products he believes are being marketing to kids via candy-like packaging -- and the state health board subsequently joined the cause. But ... More >>
Yep, we all know.The main argument for quitting smoking is that it's bad for you; indeed, the evidence is well documented. That's perhaps why a lot of people who don't smoke have a hard time understanding why smokers continue to smoke despite the risks -- and certainly plenty of those people ... More >>
If anyone needed further evidence that the tide of public opinion has turned firmly against smoking cigarettes, look no further than the mass freak-out that ensued when cancer-survivor Michael Douglas was recently spotted possibly smoking a cigarette. As an incorrigible smoker myself, I under ... More >>
Back on the shit?Every time I go to the doctor's office, it's the same old story: I show up on time for the appointment I've made in advance and then wait for two hours, during which they make sure I'm going to pay them and provide six-month-old gossip magazines for me to read. Then they tell ... More >>
Is Churchill Bar Denver's best cigar bar?In Best of Denver 2011, we served up many places to drink, including Best New Bar, Best Dive Bar and Best Tap House. But what if you're looking for a drink and a smoke?
Your last edition featuring "Best of" failed to mention best Cigar Bar ... More >>
It's been said that quitting smoking is harder than kicking heroin. Johnny Wolfhart is in the midst of his own battle with cigarettes and decided to make a video in response to the irritation that comes with kicking the habit. Wolfhart, aka Nervesandgel (aka the guy who played a show at Starb ... More >>
This is the last time this somehow happens to youAnd now the end is here, as Frank Sinatra might have said before his end actually was there and he died. As we coast toward the close of the debauched year that was 2010, we've got less than a week left to get our party on before facing the unp ... More >>
Keep us in flavor country, DIADear Denver International Airport,
You stress me out. It's not you -- it's just that airports in general stress me out. You're too crowded, parking is a hassle, TSA makes me take off half my clothing and then feels me up inappropriately, and then when I finally ... More >>
We love when a strong take pops up on an older post. That's precisely what happened recently, when a reader weighed in on a 2008 item about a surprising link between smoking bans and drunk-driving fatalities -- and took dead aim at Boulder.
Since the mid-1980s, crowds of hipsters have populated the dark rooms at Paris on the Platte, 1553 Platte Street, sipping espresso and smoking cigarettes (until December of last year, when the joint finally went non-smoking) in one of Denver's favorite alternative coffeehouses.
Now, the crew ... More >>
A Flickr photoYou won't be seeing these on the Curious Theatre stage.In December, we told you about the Colorado Supreme Court's ruling against the Curious Theatre, which had argued that extending the state's smoking ban to the stage improperly infringed on creative expression.
Curious appea ... More >>
A Flickr photoLast night, at a study session of the Wheat Ridge City Council, members considered making significant revisions to the town's smoking ordinance, including banning smoking on outdoor restaurant and bar patios.
"The council provided staff direction to bring the ordinance forward ... More >>
Back in 1986, when Paris on the Platte opened at 1553 Platte Street, in the no man's land between LoDo and Highland, there was no Sushi Sasa, no Colt & Gray -- just My Brother's Bar over on the corner of 15th Street. But the little coffeehouse hung on, adding a wine bar at 1549 Platte in 2004 ... More >>
Smokin' mechanics on duty
In today's competitive economy, small businesses must offer more services to a wider range of consumers -- and this Denver mechanic is providing customers with the best of both worlds. Storefront signage states that all makes and models of auto mechanic specialist se ... More >>