The United Pro Choice
Smokers Rights Newsletter

February 29, 2008 - Issue #472

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed -- and thus clamorous to be led to safety -- by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
- H.L. Mencken
They're Coming After You. By Walter E. Williams... warned that Americans who enthusiastically supported the anti-tobacco zealots' attack on smokers were, like decent Germans did during the 1920s and '30s, building the Trojan Horse that would one day enable a tyrant to take over.

Supreme Court Strikes Down State's Law to Diminish Internet Tobacco Sales to Teens. Justice Stephen G. Breyer said the restrictions were a clear violation of federal law and could lead to a "patchwork of state service-determining laws, rules and regulations" that Congress meant to forbid.
From The International Mailbag
The Canadian Smokers Rights Newsletter.
Canada & USA: Sheraton Hotels & Resorts going smokeless.
Australia: Wagga says NO to draconian outside ban for parks.
Iran: REVERSES ban on water pipes in tea houses.
Thailand: Bans Smoking In All Bars, Nightclubs.
UK: Joe Jackson attacks "nannies, prigs and bullies."
From The USA Mailbag
IA: Casino smoking ban passes committee.
IA: Smoking ban: A step toward communism.
KS: Vote on statewide public smoking ban delayed.
MI: Universities asked not to hire smokers.
MS: Scruggs pays 'bagman' for work on tobacco settlement.
NE: One step closer to being smoke-free.
NY: In Famous NYC Building Sue Over Neighbor's Smoking.
PA: Quakertown considers smoking ban in parks.
PA: State Update, fighting for the rights of fellow vets.
TN: James S. Burnette lawsuit against The State of Tennessee.
USA: A policy line between doctors and drug companies.
Defiance And Ban Damage Hurts Everyone
MD: No butts about it, Maryland smokers head north.
MN: Prosecutor warns against ploy to evade smoking ban.
TX: Is Houston's Smoking Ban Being Enforced?
UK: Regent Inns Profit Falls 71% After Ban on Pub Smoking.
HI: White House official beaten, robbed when outside to smoke.
IL: Darrell R. Adams falls and dies going out for a smoke.
PA: Smoker on subway wounded by police.
PA: Woman falls from a window while leaning out to smoke.
Canada: Leo Joseph "Joe" Kearley, 74, was found dead.
Germany: Anti-smoker puts out cigarette with fire extinguisher.
UK: Omer Jama kills himself "after taking smoking wonder drug."
The Slippery Slope After Tobacco
Alcohol: How about a permit to drink? By Thomas Sutcliffe.
Car Exhaust Causes Heart Disease. By Colin Grainger.
Control the car, Highway to hell. By Michael McFadden.
Fat People can still dine in MS. HB 282 dead in session.
Firework Displays Ban in EU with new safety regulations.
Novelty Lighters National Ban Sought across the United States.
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