Friday, May 8, 2009

The United Pro Choice Smokers Rights Newsletter

The United Pro Choice
Smokers Rights Newsletter

May 8, 2009 - Issue #525

"It's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses."
- Elwood Blues
Tobacco Control Reveals The Ultimate Goal. Global Smokefree Partnership has announced that it is supporting The Global Battle Against Tobacco, a.k.a. G-BAT. They have released a list of "Standard Calls" to be printed on the middle-row of signature panels that people have to sign to demonstrate their support. Read the list!

Cancer risk of nicotine gum and lozenges higher than thought. Scientists have discovered a link between mouth cancer and exposure to nicotine, which may indicate that using oral nicotine replacement therapies for long periods could contribute to a raised risk of the disease.

Nicotine may prevent bioterrorism damage. Activation of the anti-inflammatory cholinergic pathway is now undergoing testing to reduce inflammation in a wide range of diseases.
From The Mailbag
OH: Senator Schuler introduced SB120 to redefine private clubs.
NV: You are missing the wording "indoor smoking areas."
WI: Drug company funding of continuing medical education.
USA: The nomination of William Corr -- former executive director of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, where he was a registered lobbyist until September -- highlights the murkiness of Mr. Obama's antilobbyist policy.
The Canadian Smokers Rights Newsletter, read all the news.
Canada: Video, Brisson on using the Law to Social Engineer.
China: Officials In Gongan County Urged To Smoke Local Cigs.
Scotland: Thousands of homes at risk from cancer gas, radon.
UK: Retailers fear for business as Tobacco Display Ban passes through the Lords. Andy Davis says, "Evidence should take priority over social engineering goals, particularly when businesses and livelihoods are being so heavily affected."
TICAC Conference Videos Part 1 and 2
A funny look at what a Nanny
conference might look like.
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Past Newsletter Issues Issue #524

The United Pro Choice
Smokers Rights Newsletter

May 1, 2009 - Issue #524

"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must,
like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."
- Tom Paine
From The USA Mailbag
100 Days Later: Nation Waits for FDA Overhaul. Agency is so understaffed, it inspects less than 1 percent of imported food. Who's going to take the blame when the tobacco black market sends us back to the days of Al Capone with a nasty Bin Ladin element added, when the lobbyists are exposed as corrupt and in bed with the NicoGummyPatchyProductPeople at Big Pharma, and when the overstretched FDA results in thousands of deaths and illnesses from school lunches? The antismoking movement may end up doing more to destroy Obama's presidency than the trillion dollar bailouts. Sad.

House Panel Approves Bill to Deter Illegal (Internet) Sales and Smuggling of Tobacco. The panel also adopted by voice vote a Robert W. Goodlatte , R-Va., amendment that would express the sense of Congress that the measure does not set a precedent regarding states’ ability to collect sales tax on out-of-state entities.

Competing Interests of Glantz Must Be Declared. Opponents of Ohio Bans activist Pam Parker takes on the mechanical engineer who likes to wear white coats and be called "Dr." Glantz. It does science a grave injustice. Further there should be, at the very least, journalistic ramifications for not disclosing competing interests, especially when these findings are used to validate laws and create policies.

CA: Long Beach puts smoking lounges on hold, one year review.
FL: Jury Verdict For Philip Morris USA In Engle Progeny Case.
IA: Freedom Fighters gear up for ongoing battles against ban.
KS: You'll only see it here: Reno County Health Dept. exposed!
LA: IPCPR Says LA Legislature Puts State Businesses at Risk.
MA: Landlords push to ban smoking at home, activists sidestep fray.
MI: The Biggest Threat to Freedom: Ideologues In Extremis.
NV: Bar owners disagree with research, bans hurt!
TN: It'll cost state employees to smoke, you AND spouse.
TX: Smoking Ban Proposition Could Be Snuffed Out Soon.
WI: Antis want their people to make calls. Here is the contact info.
WI: E-cigs big tobacco ploy; Smoke Free Wisconsin.
Video: Electric Cigarette: Smoking Everywhere on ABC News.
WebMD: Provides Answers to Your Questions About Swine Flu.
USA Tax: Outlook hazy for smoking rates in the USA. "It's a paradoxical phenomenon: even though people have less money to spend, they still buy cigarettes."
George Koodray
"A lot of people may not object to this kind of policy because they don’t smoke,” Koodray said. “But down the road, it’s a slippery slope, where we see this taking form to other prohibitions in the future that people don’t approve of but are completely legal."
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