The United Pro Choice
Smokers Rights Newsletter

July 7, 2006 - Issue #388

"Liberty has never come from government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of government. The history of liberty is the history of resistance."
- Woodrow Wilson
Lift airline ban on lighters, TSA urges. The nation's aviation security chief says Congress should lift a ban on passengers carrying lighters on airplanes because screeners are spending too much time looking for lighters instead of bombs.

The lawlessness of the FDA, Big Pharma immunity, and crimes against humanity. "Final Rule" goes into effect, establishing a regulatory power grab of such scale and scope that it attempts to bypass all laws, the will of Congress and fundamental protections for consumers.

From The Health Mailbag
Coffee drinking may lower diabetes risk.
Junk Science: Stop-smoking regimen that scares doctors.
Milk thistle drug blocks lung cancer in mice.
Parody? No amount of exposure to fat people is safe.
X-RAY-INDUCED cancers kill 780 to 2,500 Canadians a year.

Surgeon General's Communications Misrepresent Findings of Report... By Michael Siegel. One can say that there is no safe level of exposure to any carcinogen. There is no safe level of exposure to car exhaust...
Did Carmona Read His Own Report? By Jacob Sullum. There is absolutely no evidence to support this claim.
Killing the passive smoking debate. By Michael Fumento. Actually, “debate over” simply means: “If you have your doubts, shut up!”
Anti smokers get the figurative finger. America becomes a joke on the world stage. And: Rights as a two tier system majority Vs minority.
FORCES International. Passive Smoke: An Institutional Problem.
From The International Mailbag
The Canadian Smokers Rights Newsletter.
Australia: Creative outdoor smoking spaces.
Australia: Package Warnings Update.
Australia: Townsville ban damage.
Kenya: Thanks BAT, BAN REVERSED!
Scotland: Ban Causes Bug Problem.
Scotland: Bingo demands money lost from ban.

From The USA Mailbag
AZ: "First Things First" Tax Alert.
CA: Cig tax for medical care for illegals.
CA: Ban for Cars, government intrusion.
CO: Ban will cost State money.
FL: The Lynching of Big Tobacco.
IL: Chicago considers people ban at beaches.
IL: Champaign-Urbana bar owners fight.
IL: Wheaton public hearing July 10.
IL: Liquor group challenges Springfield ban.
KS: State Alert.
KY: Campbell County says NO to ban.
KY: Daviess County says NO to stronger ban.
LA: Governor Blanco signs people ban.
NC: Columbus County says NO to ban.
NE: Ralston says NO to ban.
NM: Farmington debates over people ban.
MN: Creative outdoor smoking spaces.
PA: Philadelphia Update. Puff, Puff, Bash.
SC: Alert! Councilman Safay, Anti Extremist.
VT: Tobacco tax jumps 60 cents.
WY: Cheyenne challenge heads to ballot.
USA: Big tobacco, AGs at odds.

UK What if:

large-scale disobedience?
You can't underestimate the passion of normally law-abiding people when they are told to embrace regulations they consider infantile and senseless.

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