The United Pro Choice
Smokers Rights Newsletter

April 24, 2009 - Issue #523

"One of the most essential branches of English liberty is the
freedom of one's house. A man's house is his castle."
- James Otis, 1761
Smochiewochie: Defying the ban. Recently, a courageous supporter of freedom has been breaking the smoking ban. The reasons for this is that he wants to be fined and taken to court so that he can challenge the legality of the ban. As you can see, no fine was forthcoming, in fact it seems the whole is a joke; no doubt because the 'enforcers' are well aware there is no legality in the ban. Watch the videos.

Anti-Smoking Advocates Blast Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for Having Represented Tobacco Companies and Call Her A "Sellout" For Defending Them in Court. By Michael Siegel. These attacks frame the issue inappropriately in the public eye, and undermine the public's appreciation for an essential aspect of the very integrity of our justice system.
The Dangers of Using Cigarette Taxes to Fund Essential Government Programs: Financial Partnerships Lead to Big Tobacco Bailouts. Rethink dependence of tax increases.
From The Mailbag
CA: Parks and beaches SB 4 - A bad idea. By Robert Deitz, II.
CA: Smoking Everywhere at NAACP Image Awards Backstage Celebrity Experience. Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles.
CT: Casino smoking ban likely will burn up state revenue.
FL: IPCPR Expresses Concern For Tobacco Retailers.
IL: Residents: Help Stop a Tax Increase in Your State!
NC: A Spirited Debate on Smoking. By John Hood.
NV: Senate overwhelmingly approves reversing statewide smoking ban. The fact that Nevada's smoking ban has had a disastrous effect on their economy is no doubt the driving factor to re-instating freedom. And that lawmakers are now being educated about special interests who manufacture alternative nicotine products.
VT: IPCPR Urges Common Sense by Vermont Lawmakers.
WI: Please tell your state today to forego raising taxes.
USA: How the Tea Partiers can make Washington pay attention.
The Canadian Smokers Rights Newsletter, read all the news.
The Slippery Slope After Tobacco
Report: Fat people cause of global warming. “Moving about in a heavy body is like driving in a gas guzzler," said Dr. Phil Edwards of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. According to the report, scientists say overweight people means more food production -- a cause of CO2 gas emissions. It also says that means more people are likely to drive.
In Loving Memory Of Garnet Dawn
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