The Property Rights Newsletter|
May 14, 2010 - Issue #568
"Never, never, never give up."
- Winston Churchill
See the new website: Lighten Up with James Leavey.
Britain's most smoker-friendly journalist, broadcaster, photographer, PR and speech consultant, he was editor of the world famous The FOREST Guide to Smoking in London (and Scotland), and chief taster for Cigar Buyer magazine, and has smoked cigars in voodoo ceremonies in Brazil, on stage at the Royal National Theatre in London, in Vienna's sewers, in Dublin's main prison and on desert islands. James is also the British correspondent of The Smoker's Club, and Citizens Freedom Alliance, Inc.
Cigars loved by Churchill to be auctioned in June. By James Leavey. The wartime British prime minister's penchant for Romeo y Julieta Piramides cigars became part of his pugnacious image as a leader who defied the might of Hitler's Nazi Germany. The picture of Churchill giving the two-fingered victory sign with a cigar in his mouth is a classic World War Two image.
NC: State says NO and won't test workers for smoking.
SC: Lexington eases smoking ban. Owner Joe Biedrycki is free to resume serving smokers on his bar’s patio after Town Council repealed a local restriction that barred service to those lighting up in outdoor areas in the community’s restaurants and lounges.
SC: Senate overrides Sanford veto, raises cigarette tax.
SC: Summerville says NO and council tables smoking ban. Council members said they had concerns that the proposed ordinance was overreaching.
TX: Conroe says NO and drops bars from its smoking ordinance. City Council has removed bars from the new ordinance because of the economic impact it was having on business owners.
USA: Educational Briefing for Congressional Cigar Association.
Canada: Auditorium accepts smoking comic‘s fine. Thunder Bay District Health Unit representatives levied a $365 fine because comedian Ron White smoked a cigar during his sold-out show Tuesday night.
Canada: Crop shift up in smoke. The story is the same throughout southwestern Ontario's tobacco belt, with almost 50 million pounds (22,680 metric tonnes) of the leaf projected to be grown this season, more than double the size a year before the $286-million "Tobacco Transition Program" was offered.
Canada: Tobacco troubles: Law enforcement has not kept up with the illegal trade in cheap cigarettes. "The number of seizures is not keeping up with the growth of the contraband market and so the result is that... the problem with contraband is out of control."
Scotland: Party! 30 May, CISWO Club, Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland.