The United Pro Choice
Smokers Rights Newsletter

January 19, 2007 - Issue #416

"So you think that money is the root of all evil.
Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?"
- Ayn Rand
Where Has the MSA Money Gone? Find out what is being done with MSA funds in your state. Contact the attorney general's office in your state and your state's elected officials to find out where the money is going.

Outdoor smoking bans rile anti-tobacco leader. Siegel is speaking out against the movement he helped create. Why? Today's anti-smoking crusaders, he says, have lost their moorings in science by advocating smoking bans in the last refuge for smokers -- the great outdoors.

Jose Rodriguez. It's a sad day for freedom when business owners who cater to strictly adult clientele aren't allowed to dictate what legal activities can take place inside the closed doors of their establishments. I'm sure somewhere in hell, Stalin is applauding.

Rise of the food tyrants. By Walter E. Williams. Smokers have been relatively passive and have allowed the anti-smoking zealots to run roughshod over them. The question is whether those of us who wish to eat as we please will allow the food zealots to do the same. These people are cowards, and here's why: If Mayor Bloomberg and other food zealots think I'm eating too many trans fats, let them personally come and take fatty foods off my plate or remove them from my shopping cart. Since they don't have the guts to do that, they correctly deem it safer to use the brute force of the state to control what I eat.
From The International Mailbag
The Canadian Smokers Rights Newsletter.
Canada: Ontario gives own casinos a break.
Australia: Pubs rush on outdoor areas.
Indonesia: Can't afford to sign tobacco treaty.
Scotland: Jim McCabe breaks smoking ban.
World: The history of smoking.
From The USA Mailbag
CO: Smoke-free casino bill on tap.
DC: Nancy Pelosi, Antismoking Extremist.
IL: Sen. John Cullerton wants a state ban.
IL: DuPage County told NO on cig tax.
IL: Orland Park may rescind smoking ban.
IN: Fort Wayne Citizens Sound Off.
KS: Derby Council weighs pros, cons of ban.
MD: Anne Arundel County says NO to ban.
MD: Advocates try again for smoking ban.
ME: Brewer Now Considering Ban In Cars.
MS: State Considering Smoking Ban.
NH: State Smoking Ban Alert.
NJ: Opposing sides speak out on ban.
OH: The 14 steps to ban enforcement.
PA: Philadelphia Starts Fining Violators.
PA: Scranton Fine May Jump to $1,000.
SC: Charleston might have ban in July.
SC: North Charleston says NO to ban.
SC: Mt Pleasant Antismoking Extremist Alert.
TN: State Update and Alert.
WY: Zwonitzer Antismoking Extremist Alert.
USA: CDC Defends Surgeon General.
Ban Damage Hurts Everyone
IL: 16 more businesses closed.
IL: How to lose your business in 8 days.
MS: Ban crackdown hits 3 bars.
SC: Some eateries feeling burned by ban.
Australia: Bans 'lead to illegal grog shops.'
Scotland: John Wraith goes to court over ban.
The Slippery Slope After Tobacco
CA: UC leaders question sources of funding.
IL: Foie Gras Ban in Chicago Is Flouted.
UK: NHS "should treat Muslims differently."
UK: Killer fats to be banned from food.
USA: Is America Still No.1?
Check your BMI
OBESE PEOPLE AND THEIR BMI:
Mel Gibson 5'9" 214: 32 Matt LeBlanc: 5'11" 218: 30 Steve McNair: 6'2" 235: 30 The Rock: 6'5" 275: 33 Arnold: 6'2" 257: 33 Stallone: 5'9" 228: 34


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