The United Pro Choice
Smokers Rights Newsletter

August 24, 2007 - Issue #447

"A judicious man uses statistics, not to get knowledge, but to
save himself from having ignorance foisted upon him."
- Thomas Carlyle
The Smoking Ban: Still a Heated Debate, by Brooke Gowen Smith, Beverage Media Group. David W. Kuneman, Director of Research of the Smoker's Club, tells Beverage World readers, in an interview, that bans do indeed harm business.

Cars With Kids: NYC's Next Smoking Ban? "My premise here is that secondhand smoking science is junk science," Nolan flatly told ABC News, claiming that information has been "cherrypicked" so that the federal government can make sweeping conclusions about the dangers of secondhand smoke.

Debate on lower drinking age bubbling up. Proponents say current restriction drives teen alcohol use underground. Opponents of the idea point to a reported rise in binge drinking as teenagers increasingly turn to hard liquor as proof that minors should not be allowed to drink.
From The International Mailbag
The Canadian Smokers Rights Newsletter.
Canada: Supreme Court Oks Gvts Shooting Wildly In The Dark.
Canada: Exasperated tobacco growers plead for help.
Denmark: Soeren Hoejbjerg protest in Copenhagen's main square.
UK: May Scrap ID Cards, will do nothing for security.
USA: Your health is the government's business.
From The USA Mailbag
AL: Decatur, Kyle opts not to veto smoking ordinance.
CA: The El Cajon City Council calls for smoking ban.
CO: Judge overturns ruling that law is unconstitutional.
CO: Judge says owners can be cited only once a day.
DE: Two DE Resort Towns Consider New Smoking Bans.
IL: They may talk about it but they haven't LIVED it yet.
OH: A brazen new take on the underground concert house.
OR: Tobacco giants RJR and PM take up fight to squash tax.
NV: Inspectors to cite individuals violating ban in restaurants, bars.
SC: Secondhand Smoke, Firsthand Ignorance. The Southern Avenger.
Defiance And Ban Damage Hurts Everyone
NJ: Kevin Lipka and the Smiles II go-go bar update.
OH: The Lime Spider in Akron closes in September.
NJ: Trump calls for repeal of casino smoking ban.
NV: Herbst Gaming revenue jump goes up in smoke.
Canada: Cheers, a landmark watering hole taps out.
UK: Is this the end of English literature? By A.N. Wilson.
UK: More Ban Damage: Ban causes 'havoc' on the street.
The Slippery Slope After Tobacco
Beer Tax: A proposal to raise WI beer tax, first time in 38 years.
Breast Implants Linked to suicide, psychiatric disorders, and...
Flaming pyjamas, poisoned trousers from China.
Regulation of food advertisements, presidential report.
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