The United Pro Choice
Smokers Rights Newsletter

June 6, 2008 - Issue #485

"Don't stay up thinking of ways to get rid of me,
it makes wrinkles."
- Frederick Loren, "House on Haunted Hill" 1959
The Stiletto. A save and print out flyer designed for anyone anywhere facing or in the middle of a ban. Give copies to your local business owners.
More Smokers Stuff To Print And Use.
Hawaii: The Red List - Who to vote out in November!

War on smokers is like a horror movie. By Jim Bailey. The classic 1959 film "House on Haunted Hill" presents a bone-chilling image. After all the other guests in an isolated mansion have been killed one by one, the last one alive says: "They are coming for me now ..." Then he looks dead on into the camera and says: "... and then they will come for you." The evil is approaching - slow and steady.
From The International Mailbag
The Canadian Smokers Rights Newsletter.
India: People can only smoke on Roads or in their homes.
Israel: Is there basis to the belief that passive smoking is harmful?
Portugal: Observations from a Freedom to Choose Member.
UK: Forest slams tobacco display ban, gesture politics.
UK: Cigarette Packs May Go Plain in UK, undermining brands.
From The USA Mailbag
AR: Two university campus' say NO to bans. ACLU of Arkansas has stepped in and proclaimed that civil rights were being violated with this proposed smoking ban.
MO: Lawsuit filed against Kansas City's smoking ban.
NH: House delays proposed 25 cent cigarette tax hike.
NY: Ithaca, How about a ban on legislating morality?
PA: Says NO, snuffs out proposed state smoking ban.
SC: State Primaries - see who the antis are and take action.
SC: House sustains cigarette-tax veto, no increase.
SC: Folly Beach City Council says NO, rejected a smoking ban.
USA: Court Denies N.Y. State a Separate Arbitration Over Huge Tobacco Settlement. Appeals court also removes Manhattan justice as judge responsible for enforcing compliance with the 1998 settlement.
Ventilation not Legislation: Studies that show secondhand smoke is safer than OSHA permissible exposure limits may help pre-empt every state smoking ban enacted. By Mark Wernimont.
Defiance And Ban Damage Hurts Everyone
CO: Bronco Billy’s Casino claims exemption to smoke-free law.
OH: The Columbus Symphony Orchestra is out of money.
WA: Bar owner opens 'private club' for smoking patrons.
Australia: No smoking ban rethink, despite pokies profit fall.
Germany: Public smoking ban makes rebels of Germans.
UK: The smoking ban in psychiatric institutions means their patients are the only people in Britain forbidden from smoking at home.
The Slippery Slope After Tobacco
Fined 5 percent of Massachusetts taxpayers uninsured.
Global Warming: UK: Breaking the Climate Deadlock initiative.
Lifestyle Discrimination: Florida Smokers need not apply.
Obesity epidemic in U.S. kids may have peaked.
Tech Ban: Group wants Wi-Fi banned from public buildings.

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