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The Property Rights Newsletta

The Property Rights Newsletter

October 2, 2009 - Issue #542

"A lie told often enough becomes truth."
- Vladimir Lenin
Sweet Lies About Kids and Smoking. The FDA's new ban on flavored cigarettes won't prevent teen smoking. By Steve Chapman. When it comes to cigarettes, the federal government can blow smoke with the best of them. When I asked an FDA spokesperson what portion of the cigarettes smoked by teens are flavored, she told me the agency doesn't know. So how does it know they serve as "a gateway for many children"? How does it know that banning them will have any effect on the number of new tobacco addicts? Actually, it doesn't.

The myth of the smoking ban health miracle. Update: New Study Purports to Show that Smoking Ban in Iceland Reduced Heart Attacks and Unstable Angina Within First 5 Months; However, Study is Severely Flawed and Conclusions are Invalid.

THE ANTI-TOBACCO RECIPE FOR SUCCESS
1. Choose an industry.
2. Regulate the industry.
3. Tax the industry.
4. Sue the industry.
When one source of money dries up,
return to Step 1 and repeat.
By S. Phillipe

From The Mailbag
NY: New York Mayor Proposes Smoking Ban in City Parks. By Theodore J. King. 84% polled in NY Daily News said NO!
OH: Challenge to Ohio Smoking Ban and Seizure of Tavern.
WV: Parkersburg West Virginia Tea Party Pictures.
USA: Listen: John Wayne and the Pledge of Allegiance.
USA: Watch: Red Skelton and the Pledge of Allegiance.
USA: Watch: Make Mine Freedom (1948)Cold War-era cartoon uses humor to tout the dangers of Communism and benefits of capitalism.
Africa: Foreign Aid Conundrum: Debate Continues.
Canada: Ontario files $50-billion suit against tobacco manufacturers.
Scotland: Minister Misleads Parliament and Should Resign.
UK: Christmas comes early for Britain's cigar aficionados.
UK: Photos and report of Forest at the Labour conference.
UK: You are invited to join Forest, The Free Society and The Freedom Association at the Conservative party conference in Manchester: 5th October.
UK: Watch: Third-Hand Smoke. A discussion of 'Third-Hand Smoke' referring to the unproven science deployed by its advocates to curtail personal freedom. Gawain Towler points to smokers banned from seeing their children in hospitals and also the enforcement of no smoking bans within the EU. This is useful viewing for all interested in personal freedom and its gradual erosion in modern society.
The World: Report Debunking UN's Global Warming Alarmism is Backed by 31,478 U.S. Scientists.
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