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The United Pro Choice Smokers Rights Newsletter

The United Pro Choice
Smokers Rights Newsletter

May 29, 2009 - Issue #528

"Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable."
- Author Unknown
Ban Damage: Michael J. McFadden, Mid-Atlantic Director, Citizens Freedom Alliance, Inc., exposes Anti lies. Any legislature considering this research in their decision-making process regarding a smoking ban needs to go back and take a very hard look both at it, and at all the other questionable data they have been given. I have done extensive research and writing in this field, and I can assure you: This study does not stand alone in its practices.

Would the anti-smoke folks lie? Have the tobacco police gone too far? So where can the anti-smoking movement go from here? “They must be intellectually mature enough to recapture the process of producing sound science,” says Lee. “There is no room for mud-slinging.”

Prohibition: Congressman Sheppard had believed in 1930 that Prohibition was destined to remain a permanent fixture in the Constitution. Yet, by 1933 nationwide alcohol Prohibition was dead, both the victim of a mass movement to repeal it and of its own failure to truly stamp out alcohol use.

Comedy: Third-hand smoke? Beware the dangers of fourth-hand smoke. Fourth Hand Smoke invariably leads to first-hand smoke, second-hand smoke, and then, not surprisingly, third-hand smoke, which is frankly, confusing.
From The Mailbag
FL: Broward jury awards widow of smoker $1.5 million.
NJ: A New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to smuggling.
NY: Is Cigarette Control Turning Citizens into Criminals?
NY: state officials have backed off plans to crack down on the $1.6 billion black market for cigarettes. The sole city unit targeting illegal tobacco full time has been reassigned, and a new law aimed at Indian reservations -- the prime source of the butts -- hasn't been enforced.
PA: Smoking Ban Violations: Complete List.
PA: Labor board says NO and reverses ruling on outdoor smoking.
WI: Statewide indoor smoking ban is looming in Wisconsin.
USA: Appeals Court Says Cigarette Makers Are Racketeers. By Jacob Sullum. The case, brought by the Justice Department during the Clinton administration, accuses the cigarette manufacturers of violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act through a pattern of mail and wire fraud, consisting of public statements aimed at minimizing the risks involved in smoking.
France: Tobacco ad laws force comedian's posters to omit pipe.
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