The United Pro Choice
Smokers Rights Newsletter

November 4, 2005 Issue #353

"The true purpose of Law is not to abolish or restrain but to preserve and enlarge freedom."
- John Locke, British philosopher 1632-1704
A breath of fresh air? A breath of fresh air? By Gordon Blackstock ... suggested we might like to go on a pub crawl armed with a device for measuring air pollutants. It would show the threat of passive smoking in pubs. We agreed but, after seeing our test results, the Executive might be wishing they hadnít bothered.
Scotland updates.
UK updates.
Wales Call for smoking ban compensation. A brewery is calling for compensation for anyone who loses their job as a result of the introduction of a smoking ban in its pubs.

France says NO to Ban. Anti-smoking proposal fails to win backing in French parliament.

Whose Life Is It Anyway? Correspondent Morley Safer reports the issue is the way we live our lives. More and more that cigarette, or drink at home, that political candidate you supported, even your eating habits, are coming under the scrutiny of your boss. Watch the video. Weyco update. Read more employment articles.

On the Need for Protection from Discrimination against Smokers. By Michael Siegel. ... each person should be judged as an individual based on their own merits as a potential employee, not judged solely on the basis of the group to which they belong.

Health Effects Of Wood Smoke. EPA researchers suggest that the lifetime cancer risk from wood stove emissions may be 12 times greater than the lifetime cancer risk from exposure to an equal amount of cigarette smoke.
From The International Mailbag:
The Canadian Smokers Rights Newsletter.
Canada: The Kahnawake Advantage.
Rwanda: Few smokers have paid attention to ban.
UK: Wetherspoon's non-smoking pubs' sales down.
Creepy! A remote control that controls humans. AND Is Your Printer Spying On You?

From The USA Mailbag:
AL: Columbiana looks at possible ban.
AZ: Anti-Tobacco Crusade: Smoke Free or Free to Smoke? By Robert A. Levy.
DC: Dear Council Chair Cropp...
IL: Anti-smoking crusader trying to thwart ban.
IL: Mom and pop bars could get ban break.
IL: Chicago compromise likely.
IL: Springfield Smoking ban debate continues.
IL: State Alert.
IL: Mt. Carmel says NO to ban.
IN: Indiana is watching Kentucky.
IN: Greenfield OKs smoking ban.
KY: Owensboro Update.
KY: Alexandria. Public asked to share views
MD: Alert Again.
MN: Smoking ban hurts small Minnesota businesses like Stub & Herbs.
MN: "Devil's Weed" Film Update.
MN: 75-cent-per-pack cigarette charge update.
NY: Darren Dopp, Assistant to the Attorney General on the UPS ban.
NY: Bill Murawski debates the upcoming election. Live webcast Sunday, November 6, 2005.
OH: Summit County update.
OH: Floyd Locke speaks to the Newsletter.
TX: Take It Outside Anti-smokers.
USA: Marlboro birthday bash.
USA: Lawsuit Challenges Constitutionality of Tobacco Settlement.
USA: Smoke-free zones extend outdoors.

'Prejudice & Propaganda'

'Smoking Out The Truth'

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