The United Pro Choice
Smokers Rights Newsletter

February 1, 2008 - Issue #468

"Liberty is not a means to a higher political end.
It is the highest political end."
- Lord Acton
Taking liberties. By Jonah Goldberg. Once again, personal choices are under attack by good-for-you government.

Pharmaceutical interests who funded smoking ban laws expect pharmaceutical nicotine sales to reach $4.6 billion annually by 2016. Anti-smoking vaccines: set to ignite underdeveloped prescription market.

Ovarian cancer risk not affected by alcohol and smoking, but reduced by caffeine. From CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.

Crown 7: “My product gives you the nicotine, but what looks like smoke is really water vapor. It is an alternative for bars and restaurants. It’s not meant to be a replacement,” MacDonald said.
Electric cigarette beats pub smoking ban in Australia. THE term "lighting up" a smoke could take on a whole new meaning with the development of an electronic cigarette.
Read: Product reviews for smokers who enjoy smoking.
From The International Mailbag
The Canadian Smokers Rights Newsletter.
Canada: Segregation alive and booming... By Sylvia Lanski.
France: Beating The Smoking Ban In France & Germany.
Taiwan: May Quadruple Cigarette Tax to Curb Smoking.
From The USA Mailbag
IL: ACTION: Print the petition to the Illinois General Assembly.
IL: The Batavia City Council takes smoke ban local.
IL: Naperville. The police sent three cruisers and five big cops.
IL: Tazewell County reviews smoking ban, on all county property.
IL: Veterans are forced to sit or stand out in freezing temperatures.
ME: Car smoking ban with kids under 16 years old goes for vote.
MO: Kansas City ban that affects most restaurants, but not bars.
NY: Dr. Richard F. Daines crack down on tobacco.
TX: Public can comment on Nederland, TX smoking ban plan.
TX: Proposed Tyler Smoking Ban Up For Debate.
UT: Protecting the children? Smoking while children are in the car?
VA: Anti Smoking Extremist smoking suit cites ADA.
WI: Legislators push back on Doyle’s call for smoking ban.
WI: Smoking ban takes away our freedom of choice.
USA: Drugmakers spend billions wooing doctors with gifts and trips.
USA: House Sustains Bush Veto Of Health Bill, cigarette tax.
Defiance And Ban Damage Hurts Everyone
AZ: Alfonso Larriva, Metro Sportz Bar, fighting the ban update.
MO: Independence group gathers names for possible amendments.
MO: Smoking Ban Hurts Business. Decreased nearly one-third.
Germany: Helmut Schmidt, ex-chancellor, flouting smoking ban.
Philippines: Pasig defying citys smoking ban, faced resistance.
The Slippery Slope After Tobacco
Booze: New rules require bars in Sunrise, FL to close by midnight.
Fatosphere: Big Is In, or at Least Accepted, in fat people blogs.
Food Regulations: NYC post calorie content on the menu board.
Health: Americans to Drink More Treated Sewage.
Health: Manure drastically reduces development of lung cancer.
Medical Care: UK, Smokers, heavy drinkers, the obese and the elderly should be barred from receiving some operations, according to doctors, with most saying the health service cannot afford to provide free care to everyone. Don't treat the old and unhealthy.
Smoke Free Illinois Act
Smoking Ban Printout Petition
to Illinois General Assembly
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