January 31, 2003 Issue # 209 The Smoker's Club, Inc.
2. Lawyers Run Marathons, Not Sprints
3. Hatch Targets Anti-tobacco Funds
4. Drunken Logic
5. Commissar Laura Miller and the Dallas City Cabal
6. Smoking And Liberty
7. We Are The World
8. We Are Everyday People
9. From The Mailbag
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Beatles Abbey Road Cigarette Airbrushed:
Lawyers Run Marathons, Not Sprints:
French-fry antagonist John Banzhaf appeared on CNNfn to announce that he's not going away quietly. "Actually, the suit wasn't thrown out," Banzhaf said, adding that "we have 30 days in which to amend the complaint. Almost certainly we will, and we'll be back before the same judge."
Hatch Targets Anti-tobacco Funds:
By Josephine Marcotty. Attorney General Mike Hatch asked a court again Thursday to strip an antitobacco group of its $202 million endowment, citing new allegations that it didn't prudently manage its money.
A 1994 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) editorial concluded that 80,000 deaths could be prevented every year by moderate drinking. The American Heart Association seconds JAMA's figure. That means over a million Americans might die needlessly early over the "decade or two more" that the Post wants for additional studies to simply reconfirm what we already know.
Commissar Laura Miller and the Dallas City Cabal:
By Bill Hocutt. At what point do we stand up and object to this growing government nannyhood?
Smoking And Liberty:
By Tom DeWeese. Efforts to ban smoking aren't just a virtuous attempt to protect our health and make things smell good, it is a terrifying usurpation of individual liberty and Constitutional rights.
We Are The World:
Emirates Airlines To Reintroduce Liquor And Tobacco:
...to its inflight programme on selected routes in the coming months.
Tokyo's Smokers Given Sanctuary:
Germans Smoking More:
Hospital Lets Pregnant Women Smoke:
Austria Faces F1 Axe:
We Are Everyday People:
Steven Milloy Writes!
Junk Science, Greens to Launch New Scare Campaign, Beyond Belief, Junk Science Oscars, and more.
Council Cares About Bingo But Not Bars:
The Totalitarian Impulse:
Smoking Booth Solution!
From The Mailbag:
Everything old is new again: In colonial days they pulverized leaves and herbs by hand and provided much the same medicine that we have today. We used baking soda for indigestion, venison grease for a healing agent, whiskey for just about anything from coughs to convulsions, beer for vitamin B and relaxing food value, wine for stomach problems, and a laxative, tobacco for nervous tension, coffee for a stimulant, aspirin, of course.
Fight Cancer With Garlic and Onions. By Paul Recer. "This shows that your mother was right," said Stanford. "Eat more vegetables."
Duct Tape Therapy can also remove warts.
Study: Carbon Monoxide May Aid Arteries Tests on mice and rats indicate that the potentially deadly gas carbon monoxide -- inhaled at very low concentrations -- may help arteries damaged in angioplasty and transplants.
World Without Cancer: The Story of Vitamin B 17
AL: With three exceptions, smoking will be banned in all public places in Montgomery beginning May 1, 2003. "At least we've got 100 days to come up with another solution," said Johnny Sullivan, president of the Montgomery Restaurant Association.
DE: A bill seeking to roll back the state's ban on smoking in most indoor public places received a favorable committee assignment from House Speaker Terry R. Spence, a move that surprised many of its opponents.
IA: Supreme Court Will Review Ames Smoking Ban. It has led to a dispute between some restaurant owners and the central Iowa city. The owners said the ban violates Iowa law.
IN: Some city council members in Bloomington and Indianapolis are set to introduce proposals to ban smoking in bars and restaurants in those cities. We believe such proposals are silly and intrusive.
NE: Suggested smoking ban receives mixed reactions, if passed, would ban smoking from all restaurants throughout the state.
NM: Cadigan's vetoed bill was a compromise proposal that the Albuquerque City Council passed Jan. 6. Cadigan had previously proposed a smoking ban in all public places. The compromise proposal was intended to ban smoking in restaurants but not stand-alone bars.
Albuquerque mayor Martin Chavez, who vetoed the widely discussed smoking ban proposal, says he did so because the ban was too vague.
TX: Dallas. The ordinance, March 1, 2003, will ban smoking in restaurants, hotels, city-owned facilities, private clubs with eating establishments, bowling alleys, bingo parlors and bars that open into hotels and restaurants. Smoking will be allowed in designated areas of stand-alone bars, as well as in pool halls, outdoor patios and hotel rooms that are designated for smokers.