The United Pro Choice
Smokers Rights Newsletter

April 7, 2006 Issue #375

"The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing.
If you can fake that, you've got it made."
- Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx
Rob Reiner Resigns Rob Reiner Resigns. "It's reasonably clear that there have been taxpayer dollars used for the promotion of a personal political agenda. That's the issue here," said state Sen. Dave Cox, who had called for Reiner's resignation. The audit "is about the inappropriate use of dollars to promote another initiative."

25 More Anti-Smoking Groups Make Completely Fallacious Scientific Claims; Credibility Crisis for Tobacco Control Movement Imminent. By Michael Siegel. Evidence supporting the claims being made by these groups would defy medical science.

Alabama State smoking ban goes up in smoke. Sen. Vivian Davis Figures’ proposed constitutional amendments to keep smoking out of restaurants and bars didn’t make it out of the House State Government Committee. “You’ve cut out the choice for the people that do want to smoke,” said Rep. Ralph Howard, D-Greensboro.
From The International Mailbag:
The Canadian Smokers Rights Newsletter.
Canada: Ontario Bar Hires Lawyer.
Canada: Quebec smoking ban challenged.
Scotland: Bar profits down due to ban.
World: Nic Patch, Gum May Undermine Chemo.
World: Threat for miners, diesel exhaust.

From The USA Mailbag:
AL: Troy meeting April 10th.
AR: Can still smoke in bars, nursing homes...
CA: Santa Cruz park ban proposal.
CA: Yucaipa bans smoking in parks.
HI: State Update.
IL: Calumet City ventilation instead of bar ban.
IL: Evanston to reconsider smoking ban.
IL: McLean County Update.
IL: Normal meeting update.
IN: Lawyer hired against St. Joseph County.
IN: Tippecanoe County Ban Shot Down.
IN: West Lafayette lawsuit on the way.
MD: Howard County alert AGAIN.
MO: Ballwin Vote out Antismoking Extremists.
MO: Columbia/Boone County Update.
NC: "I Remember Charlotte"
NH: State Update.
TX: Laredo Update.
TX: Smokers pay homeowners tax for all?!
WA: Bar owners challenge smoking ban.
WA: Frankies Sports Bar & Grill fights in court.
WA: State Will Challenge "Sin Tax" Ruling.
WI: Appleton Antis caught breaking the law.
WI: Appleton ban upheld.
WI: Rhinelander Smoking ban voted down.
WV: Upshur County Alert.
USA: MSA money update.
USA: Lobby against online gambling ban.


Russell Crowe broke NZ's anti-smoking laws.




First Death From Scotland Ban.


Donachie's son, Stewart, denounced the ban in the Daily Record. "I believe that if the ban had not come in, my dad would have been sitting at the table and he would still have been here today," he said. "I think there should be leeway for older and disabled people not to have to go out in the rain for a cigar or a cigarette."

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