The Property Rights Newsletter|
July 2, 2010 - Issue #574
"In a time of universal deceit,
telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."
- George Orwell
UK: Smoking ban U-turn appeal. Smoking ban rebel Hamish Howitt claims he was forced to close his Happy Scots bar because of the smoking ban. Mr Howitt, who flouted the ban at his DelBoy's Sports Bar on Rigby Road, Blackpool, for 18 months, racking up many court appearances and thousands of pounds, said: "This blanket ban has destroyed the industry.
USA, KS: Restraining order delays state smoking ban in Wichita. "To make a long story short, the state law will not be enforced in the city of Wichita on July 1," said Harry Najim, who sought the restraining order on behalf of three Wichita businesses — Mort's Cigar Bar, Walt's Sports Bar, and Phoenician Room and Heat Cigar Bar & Hookah Lounge.
USA, MO: Smoking ban booted by council members. O'Neal offered two amendments before the public comment period began Monday. One, he said, corrected an inadvertent change that would have banned smoking in private homes where meetings are held.
USA: High court turns down both sides in tobacco fight. It prevents the administration from trying to extract billions of dollars from the industry either in past profits or to fund a national campaign to curb smoking.
Pandemic Virus Update... WHO disease-mongers have Big Pharma ties. Financial conflicts, false panic, rash decisions, wasted money and secret panels — with the identities of many so- called flu experts still protected, like witnesses in a mafia trial.
MI: Reactions to the smoking ban.
NY: George Koodray on Russia Today, Smoking ban divides New Yorkers. Despite tough anti policies NY continues to light up.
USA: The Onion Movie- Smoking Ban. Smoking within US borders has been restricted to a single room in Iowa. More Onion.
Greece: The "Phoney War" on Smoking.
Syria: Smoking ban burns Syrian businesses.
Turkey: Smoking Ban in Turkey Poses No Easy Task.
Turkey: Protest Against Smoking Ban.
Turkey: Man Shot Dead for Enforcing Smoking Ban.
UK: Simon Cowell chats about the smoking ban.
UK: FOREST, Amend the Smoking Ban.
UK: Simon Clark, Save Our Pubs And Clubs.
UK: The Buck Inn. Another victim of the smoking ban.
UK: Homage to the Smoking Ban Hero's. Dedicated to the brave publicans who are facing bankruptcy but still fight this dreadful smoking ban.
UK: Pubs losing trade because of the smoking ban are fighting back by allowing smoking and saying, enough is enough.
UK: The Smoking Ban Loophole, this is a research center, not a bar.
More: Ban Videos. - More: Celebrities Smoking.