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Property Rights Newsletter

The Property Rights Newsletter

September 11, 2009 - Issue #539

"No single raindrop believes it is to blame for the flood."
- Anonymous
Champix Kills: But Don’t Tell The Smokers! By Chris Holmes. How stupid are you, all you medical professionals who are just sitting on your hands and pretending it is okay to keep taking the incentives and keep your mouths shut about killer drugs like Champix? You keep pretending nicotine replacement is a real medication even though you know it doesn’t work at all, you keep prescribing Prozac and Seroxat even though we all know now that they didn’t perform any better than placebos in the trials… Your professional credibility is rotting away even as I type this, and the stench of your corruption is making even the most conservative of patients wince. If you continue down this road there will BE no medical profession, it will all become Medico-Pharmaceutical Inc.

WHO Admits to Releasing Pandemic Virus into Population via 'Mock-Up' Vaccines. The swine flu vaccine has not been tested for safety or efficacy, but we DO know it will contain harmful additives.
The FDA - Electronic Cigarette Fiasco
Electronic Cigarettes and the FDA. The FDA is wrong about e-cigarettes, says FDA study.
FDA Scientists Accuse Agency of Corruption, Intimidation. Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee have written to von Eschenbach, saying that the scientists' letter provided "compelling evidence of serious wrongdoing."
Electronic cigarettes -- No smoke, but plenty of heat. Also, Siegel said, e-cigarette users aren't inhaling potentially thousands of harmful chemicals into their bodies, as they do with tobacco. "From a public health standpoint these devices are potentially life saving," he said.
E-cigarette debate: Anti-Smoking Groups Argue that E-Cigarette Use Leads to More Smoking by Sidetracking Smokers Who Would Otherwise Quit. Once again, the logic of this argument by anti-smoking groups eludes me: If a person switches from cigarettes to electronic cigarettes, he or she is no longer a tobacco-dependent person. He is no longer a smoker. So e-cigarette use doesn't increase smoking, it decreases it. It doesn't create new customers for tobacco, it reduces tobacco use.
Ash Refuses To Debate Electronic Cigarette Issues. "ASH has entirely failed to respond to these issues. Instead, ASH has used emotive language, accusing us of writing a "nasty" letter and of being a "bully". In our opinion, their use of emotive phrases is an attempt to change the debate from one based on the issues to one based on emotion."
A LOT MORE articles about E-cigs from this Newsletter.
The Smoker's Club product review on electronic cigarettes.
From The Mailbag
DC: ALERT: Proposed Ban on Sales of Single Cigars.
KS: A Bar Owner's Plea to Glenn Beck. By Sheila Martin.
KS: IPCPR Says No to Proposed Topeka Smoking Ban.
KS: Salina Smoking ban violators cited, Labor Building Social Club.
WA: Rain City Cigar Celebrates America with Cigars for Troops.
UK: Would an alcohol advertising ban work?
UK: The Lion Moves. By Pat Nurse. She is also relieved because she says her thriving packed pub, full of atmosphere, began to die immediately after the ban. The income raised at the festival will ensure that she can survive yet another lean winter.
UK: UKIP Update. A symbolic victory has been won at the UKIP conference where 90% of delegates voted for a motion to end the huge drain on public finances and the political power of the unelected Smoke Free quango.
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