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Sunday, May 17, 2009

The United Pro Choice Smokers Rights Newsletter

My bad for the delay if anyone actually reads these newsletta posts. I don't mean to give anti lurkers a heart attack. But I do have a life outside of the net. My smoking is actually a major part of enjoying (in my case) life in a city. hee hee

It's actually nice running into lots of smokers in urban life. Unfortunately, a lot of smokers near me are trying to quit, and some of em actually think smokers rights are a joke. It ain't a Fkin joke to me of course. However, I do admire smokers around me who will light up whereva they are. And I wish more smokers would say somethang similar to this quote I heard from a sista on my job. "When I wanna smoke, dat's MY business. I don't give a sh!t about not smoking in [the work] line [at my job]."

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The United Pro Choice
Smokers Rights Newsletter

May 15, 2009 - Issue #526

"I always wondered why somebody doesn't do
something about that. Then I realized I was somebody."
- Lily Tomlin

Hawaii. KHON TV Video
Smokers Protest Tobacco Tax Hikes

Watch: The great ban loophole of Minnesota Smoking performance video
Patrons of Barnacles on Mille Lacs Lake found a loophole in Minnesota's Freedom to Breathe Act, which banned smoking in bars and restaurants.

Update MN: Appeals Court Hears Theater Nights Smoking Case.
Glantz Defrocked! The Smoker's Club Mid-Atlantic Director, Michael J. McFadden, has teamed up with Pam Parker of Opponents of Ohio Bans to challenge Stanton Glantz's fondness for declaring that he has "no competing interests" at the end of all his research submissions.

Soda Tax: Some liberals in Congress have proposed paying for government-run health care by hiking taxes on soft drinks and other beverages. Because the socialized health care schemes being considered will cost at least a trillion dollars, liberal politicians are looking for ways to pay for their schemes without upsetting too many folks. So they think that a tax on soft drinks is better than any other type of tax.
Watch Jackie and Dunlap discuss Washington's proposed tax on cigarettes, alcohol, and junk food.
From The Mailbag
NC: The bill now goes to Gov. Perdue, who is expected to sign it.
NJ: Study: N.J. Cigarette Tax Hike to Result in $12M Loss.
NV: Bill that would loosen smoking restrictions dies.
NY: Michael Herklots cigar fundraiser for school program.
TX: Alert: Don't Allow Your Rights to Go Up in Smoke.
WI: Smoking Ban Bill Awaits Governor's Signature.
USA: Proposed E-Cigarette Ban Pushed in the Name of America's Health Actually a Backdoor Boost to Pharmaceutical Companies.
Netherlands: A Dutch appeals court ruled that small bars with no staff except their owners are exempt from a national smoking ban introduced for the hospitality industry last July.
UK: Smoking room? No, it's our research centre. Kerry Fenton, landlady at the Cutting Edge in Worsbrough, Barnsley, turned the pub's tap room into a "smoking research centre", where people could smoke if they filled in a questionnaire.

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