The United Pro Choice
Smokers Rights Newsletter

October 7, 2005 Issue #349

"The most sacred of the duties of a government [is] to do equal and impartial justice to all citizens."- Thomas Jefferson
NEW! Smokers Rights Video And Audio Archive

SECONDHAND FAT KILLS! . . . It's more deadly than smoke. Dr. Benjamin Myers, an obesity specialist in Bristol, Conn., says that invisible particles of fat detach themselves from obese people and are breathed in by those around them.
Public health tyranny spreads from tobacco to food. Jacob Sullum. It was an argument once dismissed as preposterous, but is becoming the new reality: using anti-tobacco strategies to erode people's freedom of food choice.
Another Junk Study. Don't fall for them.

Debate Video between Garnet Dawn, Mid West Regional Director of The Smoker's Club, Inc. and Joel Africk, CEO for the Metropolitan Chicago American Lung Association.

If the non-profits can't get me to stop presenting the facts... they'll resort to threats. With the multi-millions of dollars supplied to you from RWJF have you ever considered hiring a scientist?

Study: Air Pollution Deadlier Than Thought. ... heart-disease-related deaths rose by 25 percent to 39 percent.

Bacterial infection causes ulcers. Dave Kuneman comments.

Internet Sales Tax on the Horizon. The Streamlined Sales Tax Project may sound to some like the states are getting ready to start charging state sales tax on all e-commerce purchases, but the reality isn't that simple.
From The International Mailbag:
The Canadian Smokers Rights Newsletter.
Canada: Lawsuit smokescreen -- Government is senior partner in tobacco industry.
Canada: Letting patrons light up costs bar owner $2,550.
Australia: Study says smoke bans failing.
Australia: Smoking bans turning teens into smokers!
Pakistan: Health Effects of Passive Smoking Questions.
UK: Guernsey. States backs smoking ban.
UK: Hockney blows smoke on Labour's plan to ban tobacco.
USA: Parents sue school over depression test.
USA: Michael Siegel on Hypocrisy and Doublespeak.
WHO backs away from 150 million flu deaths.

From The USA Mailbag:
AL: Decatur ban talk update.
AL: Holy Smoke, Cartoonists "Take Up Smoking"
CA: R.J. Reynolds fighting to give out free tobacco.
CO: Big Tobacco and the States are Business Partners.
DC: Sign and Send Your Message Now! You Do NOT Need to Be a D.C. Resident.
FL: New Cigarette Filter.
IL: Chicago likely to OK indoor smoking ban.
IL: Battle In Chicago. Restaurant group to fight city smoking ban. Vote postponed until 10/26.
MN: Tobacco lawyers attack cigarette fee.
MN: Taxpayer League: Smoking bans bad.
MN: Bars Blame Smoking Ban For Closings.
NY: Letter to Judge Kessler from NYC C.L.A.S.H.
NY: After "Big Alcohol"
OK: Notified to pony up for Internet purchases.
TX: It is time to quit.... listening!
WI: Let Bars Buy, Sell Smoking Permits.
WI: Smoking Ban and Convention Business.

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