|The Property Rights Newsletter|
March 5, 2010 - Issue #560
"The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as
sacred as the law of God, and that there is not a force of law and
public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence."
- John Adams
| Nick Hogan Update... Nick Hogan was the first person to be prosecuted under the new smoking laws. He will spend six months in prison after refusing to pay a fine. REMINDER: Tobacco is a legal product, and he was on his own property!|
Nicotine Patch: New Study Shows That Even Extended Nicotine Replacement Therapy is Extremely Ineffective; Unaided Quitting Rates are Far Better. By Michael Siegel. The senior author of the study has a severe financial conflict of interest as she has served as a consultant to GlaxoSmithKline, one company that manufactures the nicotine patch. She has also served as a consultant or has received research funding from AstraZeneca, Pfizer, and Novartis.
GA: House Bill 39. Tobacco Tax Favors High-Income Counties.
GA: Savannah Mayor says "Sue Us" if you don't like it.
OH: State is hypocritical on smoking ban. By Pam Parker.
USA: Which Burger Chains Dominate the U.S. Landscape?
Canada: The International Olympic Committee will investigate the actions of Canadian women's hockey players who celebrated their gold medal victory Thursday night by swigging beer and smoking cigars on the ice in Vancouver.
Ireland: Tobacco price law ruled illegal. The European Court of Justice rejected Irish government claims that it needs to fix a high minimum price to discourage smoking.
Jakarta: City to issue individual healthcare cards to outcast smokers from burdening its budget. SKTM cards are held by residents that are recognized by the administration to be living in poverty.
UK: Woo-hoo!! Government unblocks Forest website.
Treat Me Like a Dog:
What Human Health Care Can Learn from Pet Care.
Watch the video from Reason TV.