The United Pro Choice Smokers Rights Newsletter


February 22, 2002 Issue # 160 The Smoker's Club, Inc.
CONTENTS

1. Memoirs of A Reluctant Advocate

2. State Tax/Legislator Information

3. Surgery Ban On Smokers

4. McRae's World: Jack Feeney's Bar And Grill

5. Obesity Overtaking Smoking as Greatest Threat

6. ASHRAE Explores Ventilating Smoking Spaces

7. Smoking Bans Up In Smoke

8. We Are Everyday People

9. From The Mailbag


To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites.
Robert A. Heinlein

Memoirs of A Reluctant Advocate:
By: Luc Martial. An insiders account of tobacco control in Canada.

State Tax/Legislator Information :
Select Your State For More Information.

Surgery Ban On Smokers:
By Tanya Taylor. (Melbourne) DOCTORS are refusing smokers potentially life-saving surgery until they quit their habit.

McRae's World: Jack Feeney's Bar And Grill
Open letter from George Kachulis, owner of Jack Feeney's Bar And Grill. "All you'd have needed is a sign on the door saying 'This is a smoking establishment,' and if you don't like it, then don't come in." Tell it to the morality engineers.

Obesity Overtaking Smoking as Greatest Threat:
to Oral, General Health. Naber pointed to U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher's recent warning that 155 million Americans are either overweight or obese, while 192 million Americans suffer from poor oral health, as further evidence of the connection between poor diet and chronic oral infection.


ASHRAE Explores Ventilating Smoking Spaces:
After four hours of debate, the only thing participants and speakers at two ASHRAE programs could agree on is that there is not likely to be agreement on smoking issues anytime soon. To move the issue forward, ASHRAE will determine what guidance it should provide for ventilating smoking areas.

Smoking Bans Up In Smoke:

No-smoking Bylaw Smoulders:
By Scott Stanfield. A delegation of pub owners asked city council Monday to not initiate an all-out no-smoking bylaw in pubs and other drinking establishments.

Council Votes Down Smoke Ban Extension:
By Michele Young. ...city residents are also breathing in airborne carcinogens from car fumes and wood stoves, she added. "I don't think my mandate is to thwart business."

Send Lawyers, Guns and Cigarettes:
By Katie Burnett. Who's monkey-wrenching the Loose Moose Saloon?

Inmate Sues Over Prison Tobacco Ban:
By Butch Mabin. Thompson on Monday became the first Nebraska inmate to sue the state Department of Correctional Services over its tobacco ban, instituted throughout the state penal system the same day.


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We Are Everyday People:

Scents And Sensitivities:
By Francesca Lyman. According to some allergists, dermatologists, pulmonary specialists and nurses, a growing number of patients - as well as health care practitioners - seem to be suffering from sensitivities to fragrances.

Ending Public School Violence:
by Jacob G. Hornberger. If parents want the best education possible for their children (and most do)-there is one-and only one-solution: End all government involvement in education by separating school and state, as our ancestors separated church and state.

Public Schools Stifled by Bureaucracy and Politics:
By George A. Clowes. Handcuffed administrators can't reward good teachers--or fire bad ones

Chester School Experiments With Pupils' Smoking Area:
A school in Chester set up a smoking area for pupils to try to encourage them to stop. Pupils at Christleton High School in Chester are allowed to smoke behind the sports hall.

Unbelievable! Woman is handcuffed and arrested for a late video rental:
Unfortunately, this isn't the only law that has expanded far beyond its original intent, said Getz.

From The Mailbag:

Genetic study aims to map out individual cancer treatments:
A study is hoping to produce tailor-made treatments for cancer patients based on their genetic make-up.

Anti-smoking Drug Deaths Triple:
The number of people who died after taking the anti-smoking drug Zyban has more than tripled in a year.

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