The United Pro Choice
Smokers Rights Newsletter

December 14, 2007 - Issue #463

"Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science."
- Henri Poincare
Taxing bars for buses. By Robert Gehrmann. One special-interest group spokesman, Kevin Joyce of the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association, has found that dancing with wolves can be dangerous.

James E. Enstrom. Epidemiologic Perspectives & Innovations 2007. Found no significant relationship between environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) and tobacco-related mortality.

Canada Tobacco Advertising. For the first time in a decade, Canadian magazines are carrying tobacco ads after tobacco companies ended a voluntary ban on advertising in mass-market publications.
From The International Mailbag
The Canadian Smokers Rights Newsletter.
Australia: Apathy stubs out smokes campaign against retailers.
Mozambique: Mozambique: New Tobacco Regulations Take Effect.
Russia: Correct Smokers are to Appear in Primorye for tournament.
UK: DRIVERS face a 200 fine for smoking inside the Tyne Tunnel.
From The USA Mailbag
CA: Fresh faces for Belmont council, Warden and Mathewson gone.
CA: LA County considers tobacco sales permit.
CA: San Carlos Condo smoking suit fails in small claims.
CA: Smoking policy flawed. By Mark Aspillera.
FL: Naples makes second-hand effort to ban at beaches, parks.
IL: Opposes smoking ban on constitutional grounds.
KS: Wichita Cigar Smoking Priest to Hold Smoke In.
MI: The bill to ban in bars, restaurants and workplaces is HB 4163.
OH: Logan County will no longer enforce smoking ban.
SD: Push For Smoking Ban At Local Level. ACS wants power.
VT: RJR to manufacture only fire-safe cigarettes by end of 2009.
WI: Local lawmakers don't think statewide smoking ban will happen.
WY: Green River Petition targets smoking ban.
Defiance And Ban Damage Hurts Everyone
DC: Good Times Flowed At the Surf Club, End of the Roadhouse.
IL: Casino funds up in smoke. Joliet expects to lose money.
ME: Smokers Not Welcome Here. By John Herbert.
NV: Taverns hurt by smoking ban, 30 percent in revenue.
NZ: Wellington cafe fined $600 for allowing smoking.
UK: Pete Robinson: Are opinion polls damaging your pub?
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