March 21, 2003 Issue # 216 The Smoker's Club, Inc.
2. Taxing Smoke Doesn't Work
3. No Link Between Smoking Or Drinking And Impotence
4. Liberals Are Selective In Their Pro-choice Position
5. Preparing For Terrorism
8. We Are Everyday People
9. From The Mailbag
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Tobacco Stocks Drop Amid Renewed Talk of Gov't Litigation:
Taxing Smoke Doesn't Work:
By Bruce Bartlett. Long ago, Adam Smith noted that it is possible for tax increases to reduce revenues. Said Smith, "High taxes, sometimes by diminishing the consumption of the taxed commodities, and sometimes by encouraging smuggling, frequently afford a smaller revenue to government than what might be drawn from more moderate taxes."
Gray Market Cigarettes. Investigation into big tobacco's big problems.
No Link Between Smoking Or Drinking And Impotence:
By Jonathan Tisdall. The study of 1,600 Norwegian men in three counties was the largest ever carried out in Europe, newspaper Bergens Tidende reports.
Liberals Are Selective In Their Pro-choice Position:
By Kristopher Tefft. The world's strongest anti-smoking movement became state policy in 1930s Nazi Germany, where Hitler banned smoking as part of his effort to preserve the German race. Hitler even suggested that had he not given up smoking, Nazism might never have succeeded.
Preparing For Terrorism:
The Government site with helpful information.
The COMEDY version of the emergency sheet.
For Your Own Good: The Anti-Smoking Crusade and the Tyranny of Public Health By Jacob Sullum
The King of Torts By John Grisham
You've Been Had!: How the Media and Environmentalists Turned America into a Nation of Hypochondriacs By Melvin A. Benarde
Thank You For Smoking By Christopher Buckley
Federation of Canadian Municipalities and Health Canada. Community Expression of Interest Form C-2.
Ventilation Works! ASHRAE standards are moving in the direction of protecting non- smoking areas from ETS, but not of providing criteria for smoking spaces themselves.
Tough smoking bylaw not a slam dunk. By Kerry Diotte. Whoever said that you can't fight city hall was dead wrong.
We Are Everyday People:
Immediate Worldwide Boycott of Benetton:
Hidden sensors in clothing may fuel global surveillance network.
Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise:
Man Ordered to Doghouse for Whipping Son:
From The Mailbag:
CA: Send a letter, fax or email on the "Age 21" legislation in California. AND No smoking until 21 under renewed push to raise legal age. AND Calif. Lawmaker Proposes Raising Smoking Age.
CO: Pueblo. More recall signatures submitted to city clerk.
DE: Smoking ban not helping Delaware casinos.
DE: Delaware House eases smoking ban
FL: Tallahassee. Smokers may find themselves unable to light up in bars under language being considered by a House panel looking at wording for a bill to eliminate smoking in the workplace.
GA: Proposed smoking ban hits a snag. The next public safety committee meeting should take place next week, said Vance.
IA: Mason City. Smoker's gathering at Meetup Days.
IL: Fighting the Chicago Smoking Ban
IN: The Bloomington City Council has given tentative approval to a ban on smoking. The council's final vote is expected on March 26th. The ban would prevent smokers from lighting up in many public places and most workplaces.
KY: Lexington. Smoking ban updates from The Rosebud Bar.
NY: This is about giving EVERYONE the right to engage in a legal activity in a private establishment.
OK: Norman. Staged film? Why not real smokers?
TX: Dallas. Leaders of the Dallas Democracy Project, composed of restaurant and bar owners and proprietors of other businesses, hope to collect 47,000 signatures during the next 60 days, which would force the council to consider their compromise ordinance or call for a public vote on the issue.
VT: Smoking ban bill unlikely to pass.
WA: Members of the Olympia City Council's General Government Committee have abandoned plans to ban smoking in city parks. Policing such a ban would have been impossible.
New Zealand: Total ban on smoking in bars and restaurants proposed.