Saturday, January 24, 2009

The Smokers Rights Newsletter Issue

The United Pro Choice
Smokers Rights Newsletter

January 23, 2009 - Issue #513

"He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from opposition; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach himself."
- Thomas Paine
Nationalize A Cigarette Smoking Cessation Program?! Dear Sir, If you enjoy smoking, you have this patriot's permission to do so. Most intelligent people are aware that the war on smokers, not smoking, is being financed by the huge drug companies that sell Nicoderm, Nicorette and Chantix. They do not lobby to stop the selling of tobacco products, only to ostracize and shame adult users of a legally sold product.

SCHIP: CONGRESS GETS IN LINE TO TREAT SMOKERS AS NON-PERSONS: It seems that's not enough to put a chill on the plan. Congress, it would seem, has more animus towards adults who choose to smoke than it has towards terrorists. Here's a guy who "cut myself a little slack" for smoking because running for president was stressful who then cuts other indulgers none during the worst, most stressful economic downturn in four generations.

Selective research. By David W. Kuneman. It's simply not true that the only ones who challenge secondhand smoke claims are connected to Big Tobacco. In the early 1980s, the vice president of epidemiology and statistics with the American Cancer Society published two huge studies finding no health risk from secondhand smoke. In 1995, the Library of Congress reviewed all studies published to date and concluded the risks were small to nonexistent. In 2002, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration declared that secondhand smoke was such a minor risk that it was not worth regulating. Does the Post-Dispatch think these are Big Tobacco front groups?
The Truth about Cancer. Scientists should stop trying to cure cancer and start focusing on finding it early. It's the smart way to cheat death.
From The Mailbag
IN: IPCPR Casts Doubt on Need for State Indiana Smoking Ban.
KS: A vote for the ordinance is a vote against business freedom.
MO: Bill Hannegan can't stop huffing and puffing about bans.
MS: Smoke-free casino tops tourist destination study.
SC: Some lawmakers want revision to York County ban proposal.
TX: IPCPR Says Texas Legislator Tilts at Tobacco Windmills.
The Canadian Smokers Rights Newsletter, read all the news.
Canada: Christmas Eve of 2051. By Pierre Lemieux.
Africa: Global Meltdown: Africa Needs Stable Exports.
EU: TICAP. Attempt To Silence Freedom Of Speech.

The Research of David Kuneman
"It does not take a tornado to make fireplace smoke go up your chimney, and it does not take a tornado to keep secondhand smoke out of the nonsmoking section of a restaurant"
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