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Property Rights Newsletta

The Property Rights Newsletter

October 23, 2009 - Issue #544

"Hatred paralyses life; love releases it.
Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.
Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Property Rights for all include Smokers Rights! CDC-Commissioned Report Says More Evidence Is Needed to Decide Whether Smoking Bans Are Good. By Jacob Sullum. Yet the people conducting these reviews are not neutral observers either; as reflected by Benowitz's comments, they are committed partisans in the push to extend strict smoking bans across the country. AND Michael Siegel's Analysis Reveals that Institute of Medicine Report Failed to Include Data that Found No Effect of Smoking Bans on Acute Coronary Events in 3 Countries.
From The Mailbag
OH: Toledo Bar Wins Smoking Case. Bar owners who try to keep their customers from smoking can't be penalized under the state's anti-smoking law just because a patron disobeys.
OR: Hillsboro ban in parks, looking into smoking areas.
SC: North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey looks back on 15 years.
SC: Springdale bans smoking; 2 others consider it.
USA: National tobacco case. Attorneys from around the country descended Wednesday on the federal courthouse in Bangor for a conference on a class-action lawsuit against the makers of light cigarettes. At least 20 lawsuits from around the country have been combined.
USA: The American College Health Association (ACHA) has adopted a NO TOBACCO USE policy and encourages colleges and universities to be diligent in their efforts to achieve a 100% indoor and outdoor campus-wide tobacco-free environment.
Canada: Prison inmates want prohibition on tobacco overturned.
Malaysia: Teacher Forces Student to Smoke 42 cigarettes as punishment, for having a cigarette and lighter.
Nigeria: Will Moghalu restore confidence in banks?
Sweden: Court gives woman OK to smoke in her own garden.
UK: Action on Champix and Other Cessation Medications.
UK: Says NO. "The Government has ditched plans to ban smoking in cars when children are passengers."
Defiance And Ban Damage Hurts Everyone
A Bartender's Letter. By Sheila Martin. This world we live in can be such a lonely place. What on earth will happen to them? I don't know.
Dead: Missing patient found buried, had looked for a spot to smoke.
Employment: B.C. woman claims smoking ‘disability’ cost her job.
Video: Heartless nurse anti-smoker telling smokers to die.
The Slippery Slope
Apple refuses to fix a smokers computer. That makes this a case of discrimination, which is illegal in every state.
Bacon: Step away from the bacon: Processed meat is the latest thing to cause cancer according to the health police.
Body Odor Ban: Honolulu City Council members are considering a proposal to ban riders from buses if their body odor is too stinky.
Fat: Childhood Obesity Report Calls For Government Regulations to Limit Access to 'Unhealthy' Restaurant Chains.
Flags: Oregon Apartment Complex Bans Flying the American Flag. Not only from their dwellings but also their vehicles.
GMO: Genetic engineering is completely different from traditional breeding and carries unique risks, dangerous foods. A close examination reveals that industry manipulation and political collusion – not sound science – was the driving force.
Light Bulbs vs. The Nanny State. Watch this video from ReasonTV.
Naked: Man Arrested for Being Naked in His Own Kitchen.

Phil Williams

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