The United Pro Choice
Smokers Rights Newsletter

February 3, 2006 Issue #366

"There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading, the few who learn by observation, and the rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves." - Will Rogers

Siegel the stooge??? Anti-Smoking Advocate Accuses Rest of the Story Author of Being a Traitor. By Michael Siegel. I am critical of the accusation only in its lack of clarity, since it is not clear which of The Three Stooges the advocate is accusing me of being most like.

Race May Be Factor In Lung Cancer. Latinos and Japanese-Americans were 60 percent to 80 percent less likely than blacks to develop the disease.
Cigarettes, Our Genes Decide How Many We Smoke A Day.
Nicotine Helps Schizophrenia Patients with Attention and Memory Problems.

California EPA Air Resources. Don't both these test results indicate that purported secondhand smoke "hazards" have been hyped, exaggerated, and misconstrued in an effort to bring about unnecessary and overly restrictive violations of property rights?
Ruling on secondhand smoke spurs local groups to action.
Ventilation Myth. You may be interested in recent scientific health department test results which prove the BMJ story incorrect.

Car and Sidewalk Alert! Warning: New Antismoking Extremists RULE BOOK out. Don't fall for it.

WHO To Rely Less On U.S. Research. A U.S.-based research foundation is being barred by the World Health Organization from helping set global standards for protecting food and water supplies because of its funding sources.

FDA Weighs Listing Red Dye on Some Labels. Food and cosmetic labels may soon be required to list the presence of widely used red colorings made from insects, but will not have to disclose the dyes' origins.
From The International Mailbag:
The Canadian Smokers Rights Newsletter.
Canada: North American report on children's health and environment.
Canada: Lose C$500 Mln From Casino Ban.
Australia: Denim is 'too fun' to wear to school.
Australia: Smoke bans set to widen.
Australia: Smoking in cars alert.
Denmark: Novo paid U.S. pharmacists.
Japan: Top court dismisses appeal.
New Zealand: Ban brings drop in gambling.
Mexico: Sales tax update.
Scotland: Prisons face chaos.
Turkey: Smoking Ban.
UK: Alcohol Is Next.
USA: PM to stop shipments to illegal sellers.

From The USA Mailbag:
AR: Fayetteville Update.
CA: Woman Stabbed When She Goes For Smoke.
CO: Consider several important words: choice, discrimination, freedom, intolerance, ignorance and bigotry. Ban Amended.
DC: Mayor Lets Ban Pass Without Signature.
IL: Health-risk argument falls flat.
IL: Kick the habit to save some cash?
IL: Reconsider PM Ruling?
IN: Delaware County Update.
IN: Hendricks County Update.
IN: Indianapolis Update.
IN: Shelbyville seeks feedback on a ban.
IN: St. Joseph County Vetoed Ban.
IN: Lowe's Update.
KY: House Bill 55.
KY: Tax Big Tobacco?
MD: State Alert.
ME: Smoking may return to vets' clubs.
MI: Saginaw County board delays vote on ban.
MN: Dave Thune. Tell a lie enough times...
MN: St. Paul bars fight.
NE: Lexington holds off ban talk.
NJ: Continental - State Fair Bingo Update.
NY: Man Shoots To Kill When Can't Smoke.
OK: Suspends rule on tobacco sales for some.
TX: Baytown Update.
WA: Nonprofit bingo hall calls last winner.
WA: Seattle litter due to ban.
WA: Bus-Stop Smoking Ban.
WI: First Smoking Ban Exemption.
WV: Ohio County ban damage.
USA: Tobacco Sues 39 States.
USA: Smokers' Rights Up In Smoke.

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