The United Pro Choice
Smokers Rights Newsletter

February 24, 2006 Issue #369

I ain't gonna be just a face in the crowd. You're gonna hear my voice, when I shout it out loud.
It's my life. It's now or never.
- Bon Jovi "It's My Life"
New Bill Could Ban All Tobacco Products In Utah. The substitute bill banning all tobacco products is expected to be introduced during the final debate over the no-smoking bill.

Anti-Smoking Hypocrisy Awards. By Michael Siegel. This level of hypocrisy is just too much to take. So I decided that I'm not going to take it any more. Instead, I'm going to reward it! ASH, ALF, ANR, TFK all exposed!

A lot of smoke. By Chris Salmon. The whole rhetoric of the anti-smoking industry has the tone of the religious fanatic and the true believer.

Hormone Replacement Therapy: Study overturns HRT risk. AMA obstetrics and gynaecology spokesman Dr Andrew Pesce said the latest research turned earlier warnings on their head.
Study Links Power Plants to Deaths, Asthma. "In response, the EPA has finalized two of the most sweeping air pollution reduction rules ever promulgated, the Clean Air Diesel Rule and Clean Air Interstate Rule," Gould said in a statement.
Vitamins C and E May Help Lower Smokers' Cancer Risk.
From The International Mailbag:
The Canadian Smokers Rights Newsletter.
Canada: Medical Association fires 2 editors.
France: Formula One drivers wearing logos.
India: Smoking in the movies update.
NZ: Maori MP wants total smoking ban.
Puerto Rico: Smoking Ban Alert.
UK: Hate Crime: No outdoor heaters?
World: Culture of Fear.

From The USA Mailbag:
AL: Jefferson County Cigarette tax update.
AL: Troy council considering a ban for city.
CA: Tax alert update.
CT: Margaret "Peg" Perry.
IL: Cigar tax alert.
IL: Park Ridge preliminary approval.
IL: Smokers become alley rats.
IN: Greenwood update.
KY: Store owner intentionally violates ban.
MA: A sweet tooth is tough to pull.
MD: State update and estimated costs.
MN: St. Louis County Board says NO to ban.
MO: Truman Medical Centers.
NJ: Casino Update.
NV: Bill on teen smoking meets with resistance.
NY: No Pets, No Parties—No Smoking?
OH: Ban on smoking in cars snuffed.
VA: Government is overstepping its bounds.
VA: House should kill smoking ban.
WA: Hospitality Partners Fight.
WI: Appleton Ban Loss.
WI: Milwaukee Update.
USA: ASH wants no smoking in homes.


"You drive by here at night, and you'll see little 80-year-old ladies bundled up and smoking," Coram said. "Not a healthy situation."

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