The United Pro Choice Smokers
Rights Newsletter

September 9, 2005 Issue #345

"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven." - John Milton (1608-1674)

Wales:  Critique of the Report of the Committee on Smoking in Public Places.  By Michael J. McFadden.  The following document has been submitted to various British and Welsh authorities and is currently being studied by them. 

Canadian bar owners to defy law, October 10, 2005.  And this time, they intend to make government take notice. "The civil disobedience that will come into play ... is something that will be tested here, he said.

Castaways seafood and Italian restaurant fights Florida.  In his order granting the state's motion to dismiss the suit, Steele wrote that citizens can sue state officers in their official capacities.   He then tossed out the case without prejudice, meaning Castaways has until Sept. 20 to amend the suit.   George Waas, special counsel for the state, said Tuesday that if Castaways amends the suit and names the right defendant, "We'll go on from there. It's a procedural thing. You have to sue the right defendant."

American Legacy Foundation Again Fails to Disclose Conflict of Interest in Reporting Results of Its "Truth" Evaluation.  By Michael Siegel.

"Go Back to Emptying Bedpans - Leave Smokers Alone," British Nurses Told.  By Sean Gabb.  Breathing the cigarette smoke of others has no proven adverse consequences for health. This being so, smoking is a purely personal matter. There should be no ban on smoking in public. This should be left to the choices of consenting adults.

We Are Everyday Wisconsin People: 

WI:  Wausau Restaurant owner, Zack Jusufi, goes to court over smoking ban.
WI:  No Refund Checks For Wisconsin Smokers.
WI:  Reality Check: What Survey Should You Believe About Smoking Ban?
WI:  Critics of smoking ban air ad.
WI:  Council Sends Smoking Ban Repeal To Committee.  Mayor Supports Temporary Hardship Exemption.
WI:  Second petition started on ban.  Smoking ban foes seek new vote on issue.
WI:  Fitchburg smoking ban plan draws fire at hearing.
WI:  Read more WI articles.
WI:  Post at the WI Forum.

From The Mailbag:

AZ:  Arizona Licensed Beverage Association, Inc.  Position On Smoking.
GA:  Gwinnett County Commission votes to loosen smoking ban.
GA:  Smoking ban creates new risks.
IL:  Smoking ban would extinguish small business.
IL:  Deerfield woman pushes for smoking ban.
IL:  Letter to Springfield.
IL:  AG Accuses EPA Of Letting Coal-Fired Plants Pollute Air.
IN:  Students have mixed reactions to proposed legislation.
IN:  Auburn Council debates additions, but OKs original draft.
MA:  State Update.  Smoking ban back in the hot seat.
MD:  Howard County Officials Mull Smoking Ban.
ME:  Smoke-Free Housing Drive.
ME:  Lawsuit against Philip Morris tobacco has been filed in federal court.
MI:  State's work force wouldn't tolerate a ban on smoking.
MN:  What goes around comes around on tobacco suit.
MO:  Smoking Over Eminent Domain? By Don Corrigan.
NY:   R.J. Reynolds challenging city's effort to restrict posting of tobacco ads.
NY:  Hells Kitchen Art Show.
NY:  Bill Murawski for City Council, District 3 in Manhattan.
TX:  Corpus Christi Update.  Early voting ends Sept. 6. Election day is Sept. 10.
VT:  Burlington Update.

Ireland:  Tobacco compensation claims almost stubbed out.
New Zealand:  Carlton Hotel Update.  Court delay on smoking case angers.
Scotland:  Students defy Glasgow Uni's smoking ban.
UK:  Smoking ban could cost "thousands of jobs." AND Simon Clark, Plan for smoking ban lacks support.
UK:  Pubs to 'drop food and evade smoke ban.'
UK:  Ferrari extend tobacco contract.
USA:  RICO Update:  Health Groups Seek To Revive Tobacco Cessation Plan.

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