|The Property Rights Newsletter|
May 27, 2011 - Issue #614
"With the pride of the artist, you must blow against the walls of
every power that exists the small trumpet of your defiance."
- Norman Mailer.
| Bill would snuff out Nevada's smoking ban in bars. Lawmakers have introduced a surprise bill to lift the ban on smoking in bars that serve food, a move that might have generated more buzz Friday night if many taverns weren't already breaking the law. Inside the Tap House in Las Vegas, which cheerfully declares itself "smoker friendly!" on its façade, smokers and nonsmokers already sit side-by-side near patrons eating dinner. Despite smokers' nonchalance, the lawmakers' action drew immediate condemnation from health advocates and applause from the tavern industry. |
Hookah lounges thriving, three years after smoking ban. Chicago-area hookah lounges are hotter than ever, packing in a new crop of aficionados to puff on ancient communal water pipes. Employing a loophole that allows patrons to light up inside tobacco shops, dozens of the exotic smoking dens have sprung up in the city and suburbs since the Smoke Free Illinois Act became law in 2008, much to the frustration of some health officials.
NY: Watch the video: The smoking storm troopers are here.
NY: New York Smokes: History in Photos.
HI: Watch the video: Kawika Crowley at Tea Party 2011. The tax tsunami warning.
UK: Lobby your MP, House of Commons, June 29, 2011. MPs from the three main political parties have joined forces to support a campaign to change the smoking ban.
Marine Sgt Paul Boothroyd Takes Sniper Round To The Head;
Smokes A Cigarette 15 Minutes Later.