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Sunday, November 4, 2007

The Great Smokers Rebellion

A message from another smoker that needs to be passed along.

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THE GREAT SMOKER'S REBELLION - A CALL TO ACTION!

The American Cancer Society has designated November 15th, 2007 as the
day that all good Americans should stop smoking, even if just for one day.

I propose that we should NOT stop smoking on that day. In fact, I
think we should take the following actions on November 15th:

1) Call in SICK to work! If all of us do it, there will be an economic
consequence that politicians cannot ignore. It will show that we have
power. If we all do it, it will absolutely cripple the economy for
that day. If you are worried about repercussions, arrange to have the
day off in advance - you do not have to specify the real reason to
your employer. Just tell them it is a "family thing".

2) Do NOT spend any money on this day! Stock up on whatever you need
to get through it ahead of time! If 25% of us stop spending for one
day, we WILL be noticed!

3) On November 15th, mark all of your money by writing (or using a
pre-inked stamp "SMOKERS MONEY" in preparation for use after this day.
Keep marking your money until December 31st, 2007.

4) Use this day to email, fax, or write your elected officials
(Federal, State, County, City) to express your displeasure at being
taxed unfairly, and/or to express your displeasure with unfair tobacco
taxes and smoking bans. If you cannot get through, KEEP TRYING! Let's
take their phone and fax systems out for the entire day!

5) If a member of the media wants to interview you, please agree! Tell
them that you are SICK AND TIRED of being TAXED AT EVERY TURN to pay
for everything from schools, to roads, to health insurance while the
non-smokers get a free ride!

6) If anyone asks questions, ANSWER THEM! Tax increases in the several
hundred percentage points to the several thousand percentage points
are horribly unfair.

7) If you have a particularly heart wrenching story of an elderly
person, who has been addicted their entire life, having to try to quit
due to unfair taxes, try to get it into the press.

IF WE ALL DO THIS, THE PRESS WILL COVER IT - THEY WILL NOT HAVE A
CHOICE! IF THREE OF US DO THIS, THEY WILL NOT COVER IT. WE MUST BE
VERY PROACTIVE HERE, IN THE SAME WAY THE ANTIS ARE. LET'S STOP
ALLOWING THE ANTIS TO FRAME THE DEBATE IN THEIR FAVOR!

Just My Opinion,

Jeff Weinstein
Chicago, Illinois

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