The United Pro Choice
Smokers Rights Newsletter

February 2, 2007 - Issue #418

"Everybody's a mad scientist, and life is their lab.
We're all trying to experiment to find a way to live, to solve problems,
to fend off madness and chaos."
- David Cronenberg
Brain's 'addiction centre' found. The discovery of individuals with brain damage who give up smoking with ease could point the way to a surgical 'cure' for smoking, US scientists say.

Case Dropped Against Durango Bar Over Smoking Ban. Patrons at Orio's Roadhouse can keep smoking indoors after prosecutors dropped a criminal case claiming the bar violated the statewide smoking ban.

Violating Smoking Ban with wood-fired pizza oven. Warning letters are now going out to local restaurants accused of violating Ohio's voter-approved smoking ban. The smoking ban states no one shall burn tobacco or "any other plant."

Your dog can go into a bar but you can't? The reason for the existing law is that animals in such venues pose a potential health risk to humans. Apparently, that is no longer the case, but second-hand smoke from cigarettes continues to be banned as a major health risk.
From The International Mailbag
The Canadian Smokers Rights Newsletter.
EU: Kyprianou Calls for EU-Wide Smoking Ban.
USA: Nationwide smoking ban sought.
Wales: Assembly smoking den will be illegal.
From The USA Mailbag
CA: Belmont ban delayed until March reading.
CO: Lift smoking ban in mom-and-pops bars?
IL: Alsip says NO to smoking ban.
IL: Some towns glad they didn't ban smoking.
IL: Tinley Park's study of the effects of bans.
IN: Fort Wayne ban starts June first.
KS: Says NO to smoking in car ban.
MS: Brookhaven asks for voluntary smoking ban.
NJ: First OK Passes on Casino Smoking Ban.
NV: Judge Lets Nevada Smoking Ban Stand.
PA: Harrisburg Ban at a stand still.
PA: Yorkers sound off on proposed ban.
SC: Charleston, Randall Story fights ban.
TX: Baytown bars outright ignore ban.
TX: Lawmakers to consider smoking ban.
VA: Restaurants post sign if cigarettes are OK.
WI: Donovan wants to snuff out proposed ban.
Ban Damage Hurts Everyone
Canada: 65 year old smoker dies out in the cold.
NV: Non-smoking deli closed due to ban.
OH: Ban at VFWs disrespectful to vets.
WI: Ban killed business, Ravens owner says.
The Slippery Slope After Tobacco
Phthalates Chemicals in your cosmetics.
Trans Fat alternative has its own problems.
Toxic Dry-Cleaning Chemical Ban In CA.
TX: Mandates cervical cancer vaccine for girls.
The Bogus Science of Secondhand Smoke
By Gio Batta Gori.
A frank discussion is needed to restore straight thinking in the legitimate uses of "the science" of epidemiology uses that go well beyond secondhand smoke issues.

By Michael Siegel.
I agree that many of the claims being publicly disseminated by anti-smoking groups, including the Surgeon General's office, are based on bogus science. Public policy should be based on accurate and well-documented science...

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