The United Pro Choice
August 10, 2007 - Issue #445
The Slippery Slope of Nanny-State Politics. By Jeffrey A. Singer. First our government “protectors” take away the rights of property owners to decide whether they will allow guests to smoke in their restaurants and other private business establishments. Now, before the smoke has even had a chance to clear, our “parents” are turning their attention to what we choose to eat.
Soon there will be no activity that “free” American adults can engage in that will not require the prior approval of nanny-state bureaucrats.
Bomb threat and white powder sent to Nashville's court clerk over the smoking ban. State trial court administrator Larry Stephenson said the letter came from a Tennessee prison and the writer was angry about not being allowed to smoke. The inmate has not yet been identified.
Australia: Victoria nightclubs not enforcing the ban.
France: Raises the tobacco taxes by 6%.
Germany: New smoking ban in place but already not working.
Pakistan: ITP to educate people about smoking ban.
UK: Flouting the ban, rebel landlord, and more.
IL: Last call for stogies at Chicago steakhouses.
IL: Smoking banned at Bears Soldier Field home games.
IN: Franklin restaurant owners fight smoking ban.
MS: Pascagoula Council mulls smoking ban.
NH: State still debating enforcement of smoking ban.
PA: Neighboring residents of UPMC criticize hospital smoking ban.
SC: Careful Conway, ban benefits yet to be seen.
TX: Federal lawsuit challenges Houston's smoking ban.
TX: Restaurant Owners Want Fort Worth Smoking Ban Done Right.
VA: We Will Fight! Small town justice is a joke.
WV: Putnam County Extinguishes Smoking Ban, it was invalid.
USA: FDA Fiasco heads to the Senate floor.
USA: More Marriott Smoking Ban Fury, $250. for odor?
Arse Cancer caused by sitting, say docs. (Comedy)
Blindness caused by smoking. Anti campaign hitting the press.
Coffee. Harmful chemicals and not everyone likes that smell.
Men who smoke compromise well-being and quality of life.
Obesity. Workers are told to shape up or pay up real money.
Sock puppets and dancing are illegal in NYC in the public view.
SUVs. The actual directions, How to ban SUVs from city streets.