The United Pro Choice
Happy New Year! (Click on the cartoon for a larger copy to print out.)
Final Thoughts Before the Holidays: On Pueblo, Parks, and People. By Michael Siegel. A lot has happened and I have learned quite a bit, not only about the anti-smoking movement, but about many of the people who I think we should be trying to serve. Thinking back over the past months, I think 3 things stand out.
Swinger Clubs. Smoking? Jurists confirm that there is indeed a parallel to draw between the two cases. This decision could invalidate the Ontario court ruling, since smokers would assemble in a private club knowing that tobacco is harmful to their health, without endangering non-smokers' lives.
Lord, save us from nanny state do-gooders pushing guilt about our kids’ diets. By Jeff Dreibus. Now, all of this might not be so disturbing if they were able to prove that there is an actual correlation between the advertising of snack foods by cartoon characters and childhood obesity.
22% Of General Practitioners Think Nicotine In Stop Smoking Products As Harmful As Cigarettes. According to new data presented at the British Thoracic Society (BTS) Winter meeting.
NY: Tribe seeks waiver for smoking at casino.
USA: Casinos to fight bans.
WA: Smoke-filled casinos aren't about to clean our their coffers.
|From The International Mailbag:
The Canadian Smokers Rights Newsletter.
Japan: Smoking and Christmas.
NZ: Police reluctance to shut down gang bars.
Philippines: No ban exemption during holidays.
Scotland: Executive: no smoking at home.
Shanghai: Huge cigarette smuggling trial starts.
Seoul: New cafes all smoke and frills.
Spain: Altadis Cost-cutting plan.
Turkey: No Smoking In Cars.
UK: Clash over under-18s smoking ban.
UK: Smoker Temp Loses Job.
UK: New Year smoking ban for stadium.
From The USA Mailbag:
AL: “I Told You So” to the Tobacco Nazis.
AR: State Alert.
AZ: Warnings are smoke screen.
AZ: Cigar Group Fighting Ban.
CO: Grass roots.
IL: Cook County Alert.
IN: $90,000 in tobacco funds missing.
KS: Lawrence lawsuit update.
KS: PJ's Sports Bar and Grill.
KY: Bingo halls cited for violating ban.
MN: Smoking bans hurt individual businesses.
MT: Smoking ban enforcement blasted.
NY: Mike’s just blowing smoke.
OH: Light cigarette lawsuit.
OH: Let's ban booze, too.
OH: Kent Update.
OK: State action against smoking is laughable.
TN: Chattanooga Update.
TX: Victoria City Update.
TX: DARE Video Angers Parents.
VA: Arlington Update, No ban.
VT: Edgy health campaign goes up in smoke.
WA: No money to enforce smoking ban.
WA: Restaurants Want To Snuff Out Ban.
WA: Bellingham cafe owner defies ban.
WA: Businesses Look For Ways Around Law.
USA: Don't want toxins in food? Then eating could be tricky.