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Property Rights Newsletta

The Property Rights Newsletter

March 19, 2010 - Issue #562

"Write something worth reading or do something worth writing."
- Ben Franklin
Property Rights for all include Smokers Rights! Report From The TICAP Conference: The Hague! By Michael J. McFadden, Citizens Freedom Alliance. The Conference was a great success! To the future... We have the truth and the facts on our side, while the power of the antismoking industry is based only on money and lies. We CAN beat them! Keep on fighting!

Another Published Study Finds No Evidence that Smoking Ban Resulted in Short-Term Decline in Heart Attacks. By Michael Siegel, MD, MPH. Negative Finding Doesn't Stop Researchers from Telling the Media that They Found an Effect. Why bother doing the research if you are going to tell the media the same thing no matter how the study results come out? In addition, the study itself uses misleading, inappropriate, and non-scientific language in describing its findings. How does this get past the peer review of the journal?

Columbia Study as Corrupt Misuse of Junk Science. “Nothing in the study justifies this erroneous conclusion. It is prejudicial and preconceived, thereby justifying the labeling of the survey as being a corrupt misuse of junk science,” said Chris McCalla, legislative director of the IPCPR.

Cigarettes might be infectious. And, presumably, people wouldn't need to light up to risk getting sick. The idea that tobacco might contain viable germs isn’t just idle conjecture.

Four Members of FDA Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee Have Received Pharmaceutical Money; Influence of Industry on FDA Grows Pfizer and Nabi Pharmaceuticals Also Given a Seat at the Table. The tobacco and pharmaceutical industries must be laughing all the way to the bank. There's nothing like sitting on the panel of the Agency that regulates your products or makes decisions about the regulation of the products of your chief competitors.

A New Policy on Tobacco Papers. Simon Chapman and Ross MacKenzie critique the dominant messages about smoking cessation contained in most tobacco control campaigns, which emphasize that serious attempts at quitting smoking must be pharmacologically or professionally mediated.

Cooking with gas raises risk of lung cancer - study. The results showed more naphthalene - a banned substance contained in traditional mothballs - and mutagenic aldehydes were produced when cooking with gas.

Consumption Of Magnesium Rich Foods Can Cut Colon Cancer Risk In Men. Magnesium has been shown to defend against hypertension, cardiopathy, Type 2 diabetes, migraines and osteoporosis. Currently, the new research suggests that the health gains of magnesium expand even further.
From The Mailbag
GA: Tobacco taxes. They have led to massive smuggling in many places that have imposed them. Nanny Bloomberg's New York has witnessed this as organized crime organizations have brought cigarettes in by the truckloads from states like VA and NC.
IN: The Indiana General Assembly adjourned last week before acting on a proposed statewide smoking ban that would have cost the state untold jobs and tax revenues.
NC: The Juggling Gypsy said it will fight the penalties, taking to the courts if necessary.
NY: City Tries to Shut Club It Says Flouts Smoking Ban. The nightclub, the M2 UltraLounge on West 28th Street in Manhattan, went on trial last week at a special administrative court that the city uses when it seeks to take away property.
OH: Watch video. Department of Health figures show the state has spent $3.2 million to impose $1.2 million in fines on violators of Ohio's smoking ban. Also Maurice Thompson's Ohio series.
Canada: The Gestapo come in many forms. By George Jonas. When the smoking wars went into overdrive, anti-smoking activists couldn’t believe that anyone who quit smoking years earlier, as I did, could nevertheless object to the tyranny of the smoke Gestapo.
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