The United Pro Choice January 30, 2009 - Issue #514
| India Movie Smoking. Creative victory. "A film must reflect the realities of life. Smoking is a reality of life. It may be undesirable but it exists. It is not banned by any law," Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul said. "To depict such an act (smoking) without glamorising it or promoting any particular product cannot be prohibited as it would bar a representation of how life is."|
Fire-Safe Cigarettes: Self-extinguishing smokes sweep the country, but many say they taste bad. By Alex Johnson. And they are venting on online forums like one run by the Smokers Club, which argues that "there is no end to the fictions nicotine ninnies will create to justify their venomous hatred of smokers."
Importers' Attack on $25 Billion Tobacco Settlement Is Dismissed. A federal judge on Monday rejected an antitrust attack on the $25 billion settlement reached in 1998 between the nation's major cigarette manufacturers and 46 states as it has been implemented in New York.
CA: Belmont Update. Smoking Ban Hits Home. Truly.
CO: New bill could allow smoking back in bars and more.
KS: American Soldier jailed for smoking outside!
KS: Hutchinson Huffing and puffing. By Dan Deming.
KS: State health plan backfires, Agency isn't what envisioned.
KS: State smoking ban a non-starter, let locals decide.
NY: Court rules Cayugas not charged with cigarette tax crimes.
PA: Possible Smoking Ban Violators Get Warning Letters.
TX: Freedom vs. personal taste. By Shane Warner.
TX: Killeen City Council update, Up in (no) smoke?
WA: Refusal to hire smokers and smoking bans criticized.
WV: Harrison County says NO and smoking ban is suspended.
WY: Says NO and statewide smoke ban bill exempts bars.
USA: Moran, Berry Introduce Health Care Bill, Patient Access.
USA: Bringing It Up Again: Obama And Cigarettes.
The Canadian Smokers Rights Newsletter, read all the news.
Canada: Heading to court a fourth time for Manitoba's public places.
Germany: Happy Birthday, Former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt!
UK: (Comedy) Gordon Brown Interview with truth drug.
UK: Leeds City Council: Husband deemed too fat to adopt children.
UK: Scheme to make pubs pay for drunken disorder proves a flop.
Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary
By Michael Siegel