The United Pro Choice
Smokers Rights Newsletter

April 20, 2007 - Issue #429

"You can fool all the people all the time
if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough."
- Joseph E. Levine
Antismoking Extremists Advertising to be investigated in the UK. The Advertising Standards Authority is to ask for proof to substantiate claims made by the Department of Health about the dangers of passive smoking. “We would expect them (the respondents) to provide evidence to support their claims.”

'No-strings' funding from Big Tobacco makes research more impartial. Actually, the opposite is true. By Michael J. McFadden. The university should also insist that no government organization funded by tobacco taxes be allowed to provide grants, since the source of that money is indeed Big Tobacco...

Smoke inhalation affects non-smokers most. A Rhode Island Hospital study of 21 survivors of The Station nightclub fire in 2003 found the most severely impacted were non-smokers.
From The International Mailbag
The Canadian Smokers Rights Newsletter.
Australia: Queensland to review car ban.
Ireland: Smoking Rebel Tops Election Poll.
UK: Shisha bars defy smoking ban.
UK: Smoking On TV? The BBC in discussion.
USA: Proposed Little Cigar Regulations.
From The USA Mailbag
AR: Bentonville says NO to park ban.
CA: Burbank City Council firms up ban details.
CO: Local bars applaud smoking ban ruling.
CT: Fairfield University says NO to a full ban.
HI: Hawaii Bar Owners Association Update.
IA: Differences over details doom ban bill.
IL: Smoking battle moves to IL House.
IL: Winnebago County Asks Voters About Ban.
IN: Ban will probably be gone in negotiations.
KS: Supreme Court to hear ban arguments.
KY: Corbin Antismoking Extremists Alert.
KY: Madison County passes smoking ban.
MD: Smoking ban has some fuming.
MN: ALL workplaces includes your barn.
NC: Weakened ban passes committee again.
NH: Freedoms and liberty at stake.
OH: Agency may finalize smoking ban rules.
PA: Harrisburg says NO to ban again.
SC: Permit needed ban heads to Senate.
WI: Dunn County says NO to ban.
Ban Damage Hurts Everyone
DE: Smoking Bans Hurt Small Business.
OH: Honda Danger Of Smoke Breaks.
MO: Columbia bar owners complain.
NV: I should have been a hooker.
PA: Allegheny residents told to act like police!
SD: Problem looming due to lower tax sales.
WI: Wiganowsky on Madison tavern damage.
World: Global Betting and Gaming After Bans.
The Slippery Slope After Tobacco
Big Pharm Goes After Pet Market.
Cellphone Ban in WA about to be passed.
Dr. Evil: One Of The Good Guys.
Eminent Domain Abuse in Arlington Heights, IL.
Nanny Governments seek playpen full of laws.
Patio Fireplace Laws pits or chimineas in OH.
Plastic Bags are Barking in Nairobi.
Stab-proof hoodies and clothes on sale.
Is Bacon The Next Step After Trans Fats?

Cured meats on the chopping block.
"Cured meats, such as bacon, sausage, luncheon meats and cured hams, are high in nitrites, which are added to meat products as a preservative, an anti-microbial agent, and a color fixative," said Dr. Jiang. "Nitrates generate reactive nitrogen species that may cause damage to the lungs, producing structural changes resembling emphysema." Although certain rodent studies suggest that inhalation of nitrogen dioxide may contribute to emphysema, no other human studies to date have examined the relationship between consumption of cured meats and COPD.

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