The United Pro Choice
Smokers Rights Newsletter

November 23, 2007 - Issue #460

"To those who wonder where I've been, I point to where I've got,
to those who warn smoking kills, I answer so does not."
- Tom Dickson, Fine Artist
Sex Pistols flout UK smoking ban. The punk icons were playing at the Brixton Academy when the band lit up several cigarettes on stage, breaking the new law which came into force on 1 July (07), banning smoking in all enclosed public places. Frontman Johnny Rotten told the audience, "I can't believe you lot aren't smoking. What kind of country is this if you can't even have a smoke?"

10,000 March in Paris To Protest 2008 Smoking Ban. The demonstrators want a modification to the decree banning their Gitanes, Gauloises and other brands of tobacco in all cafes, restaurants and nightclubs at the start of 2008 so that smoking rooms with ventilation can be set up in the establishments.
From The International Mailbag
The Canadian Smokers Rights Newsletter.
Canada: Ban smoking in cars with kids, says health boss.
Canada: Tsuu T'ina looking to defy butt ban, on First Nation land.
Scotland: The facts in the way of a good story.
From The USA Mailbag
CO: Statewide ban may be waste of time, judges say.
FL: R.J. Reynolds cleared in stewardess case.
IL: Smokers attack language of statewide ban. By Jake Griffin.
MS: State AG finds himself on the wrong end of a lawsuit.
NC: Smokiest city hall of all? It's Reidsville. Smoke anywhere.
OH: Very Dangerous Time for our Country, Congressional Hearing.
TN: Agents seize nearly 1,200 cartons of cigarettes along state lines.
WI: Lake Delton airs smoking ban. By Trevor Kupfer.
USA: Johns Hopkins air quality testing of secondhand smoke.
Defiance And Ban Damage Hurts Everyone
OH: Lucas County levies 15 fines for defying smoke ban.
OH: Smoking ban leaves some bars smoldering, keep smoking.
NJ: Revenue of Atlantic City casinos down 10.6% in September.
NV: Bars working around Nevada smoking ban, creativity.
Canada: Dying for a smoke. Described as a smoker who spoke no English, Dziekanski became agitated when, following a long flight from Poland, he missed relatives who were supposed to meet him in the arrivals lounge. He was hit with a Taser stun gun and died.
The Slippery Slope After Tobacco
Gun searches in homes, with no warrants in Boston.
Marlboro Man in the school library? Ban access to sites.
Passive drinking crusade starts in the UK. By James Wilmore.
Santas warned 'ho ho ho' offensive to women. "ha ha ha" instead.
Sofas may have to go back indoors in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Vaccinate your kids or face jail in Prince George's County, MD.
Sandra Knuyt
Now showing in Gallery ArtProvo, Turks & Caicos Islands,
British West Indies.
Sandra Knuyt Gallery & Boutique Kuala Lumpur
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