The United Pro Choice Smokers Rights Newsletter


March 22, 2002 Issue # 164 The Smoker's Club, Inc.
CONTENTS

1. New Report Links Birth Defects, Premature Birth To Being Overweight Before Pregnancy

2. Reduce Your Risk of Dying of Cancer

3. They're Coming After You

4. Nutritionist Calls For 20% Tax On Junk Food

5. Bon Apetite!

6. High-Calorie Foods Under Attack

7. Soda Down The Drain

8. Update on Model Emergency Health Powers Act

9. We Are Everyday People

10. From The Mailbag


"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning."
Rich Cook


New Report Links Birth Defects, Premature Birth To Being Overweight Before Pregnancy:
"This report is a blueprint of practical answers for a healthier tomorrow for people in the United States and around the world," says Dr. Deckelbaum. "We hope it will inspire health providers, community leaders, and policy makers at all levels."

Reduce Your Risk of Dying of Cancer:
The American Cancer Society, worried about a nation that does too little exercise and grows more obese, is putting a new emphasis on exercise as a way to reduce the risk of getting sick and dying of cancer.


They're Coming After You:
By Walter Williams. (archive) Tyrants are never satisfied. They've lined up new victims. Surgeon General David Satcher has provided them with ammunition by describing obesity as America's No. 1 killer, costing 300,000 lives annually. America's food industry is to blame and liable.

Nutritionist Calls For 20% Tax On Junk Food:
AUSTRALIA... to help fight against obesity, a growing problem in the developed world.

Bon Apetite!:
But what exactly are those helpless victims eating and drinking in their smoke-free, toxic-free non-smoking section of the restaurant? You might be surprised.

High-Calorie Foods Under Attack:
More absurd fat tax proposals.

Soda Down The Drain:
More from the frontlines of the War on Obesity: Oakland is the latest city to fall, with students now prohibited from buying soft drinks and candy from vending machines at schools. ... What comes after the "wedge" issue wins? British "researchers looking into diet and food labeling" are working on a plan to print "fat tally" graphs on supermarket receipts -- with "recommended levels" printed alongside.



Update on Model Emergency Health Powers Act:
Dr. Joseph M. Mercola If this legislation passes, in brief:
1 - You will have a mandatory vaccination or you will be charged with a crime
2 - You will get a mandatory medical exam, or you will be charged with a crime
3 - Doctors will give the exam or you will be charged with a crime

We Are Everyday People:

Good News for Chocolate Lovers:
By Sheldon Margen, M.D., and Dale A. Ogar. So what's the moral of this sweet story? There are no bad foods.

Tomato Sauce May Cut Cancer Risk:
Giovannucci said that lycopene is thought to protect against cancer by absorbing oxygen-free radicals, which are chemicals created during metabolism that can damage the genetic structure of cells.

Anyone Like Coffee With Your Burger? Want That With Cream?:
1998! By Tim Gannon, executive vice president of Outback Steakhouses, Inc. "...a society that treats coffee and hamburgers with the disdain once reserved for heroin and pornography is in serious disorder. "

From The Mailbag:

Now we know....
[a] The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.
[b] On the other hand, the French eat a lot of fat and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans.
[c] Conclusion: Eat what you like. It's speaking English that kills you.

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