The Property Rights Newsletter|
September 17, 2010 - Issue #584
"For most folks, no news is good news;
for the press, good news is not news."
- Gloria Borger
Chile: Cigarettes, electricity on the way to trapped miners. The miners trapped for more than a month in Chile are getting a light in more ways than one. The 33 men have received a power line that will allow them to install electric lights in their shelter 2,300 feet underground, mining officials said Saturday. Officials are also granting the miners' longstanding request for cigarettes. Rescuers are sending down two packs a day to be split between the miners who want to smoke, Chilean Health Minister Jaime Manalich said.
Can Staying Sober Shorten Your Life? Findings such as this have met with much controversy in the medical community, less because it supports the health benefits of modest drinking, and more because it suggests that those who say no to that evening glass of wine are substantially more likely to die sooner.
Doctors have criticised "subliminal" tobacco advertising on Ferrari’s Formula One cars and their links to the maker of Marlboro cigarettes. The red and white bar code visible on Ferrari racing cars and its drivers’ overalls resembles the bottom of a packet of Marlboro cigarettes, it is claimed.
New St. Louis AQ study published by Washington University proves once again shs is not a workplace health hazard. The test results prove secondhand smoke levels in St. Louis MO. establishments tested are 110 to 877 times SAFER than OSHA workplace air quality requirements. Thank you Washington University for proving our point once again... secondhand smoke is not a workplace health hazard, and doesn't require government legislation. Especially in light of the fact that smoking bans eliminate hundreds of thousands of jobs
USA: Watch music video, The Fightin' Side Of Me.
Canada: Woman wins wrongful termination suit against 7-Eleven. Queen’s Bench Justice Lori Spivak has now agreed with Salkeld’s position, saying she could have easily mistaken him for an older man and therefore wouldn’t have felt the need to ask for photo identification. As a result, Spivak has ordered 7-Eleven to pay her the equivalent of 14 months salary, which comes to just over $40,000 in severance.
Ireland: Criminal gangs are using young people to sell smuggled tobacco door-to-door in housing estates around the State, an Oireachtas committee has heard. Benny Gilsenan, a shopkeeper in Dublin’s north inner city, said 12-14 year olds were being used to offload illegal cigarettes by criminals anxious to avoid detection by gardaí.
Macedonia: The income of Macedonian café and restaurant owners plummeted an astonishing 90 per cent since the introduction of a harsh new anti-smoking law at the start of the year, a survey shows.
Antis: What to expect
The Cold Sharp Slap Of Reality