The United Pro Choice Smokers Rights Newsletter

May 17, 2002 Issue # 172 The Smoker's Club, Inc.

1. County Butts Out Of Smoking Ban Debate

2. Up In Smoke: The U.S. Government's Definitive Report About Smoking On Airplanes

3. Airport List

4. Hidden Cigarettes Prompt Suit

5. A Brief History Of The War On Smokers

6. Nestle, Hershey, Mars, Others Are Named In Toxic-metals Suit

7. Fat tax? Fat Chance

8. We Are Everyday People

9. From The Mailbag

A dead end street is a good place to turn around.
Naomi Judd

County Butts Out Of Smoking Ban Debate:
By Laura Adelmann. After the unanimous vote against instituting a county-wide ban on smoking in public places, Turner said the action doesn't preclude local governments from implementing a ban locally.

Up In Smoke: The U.S. Government's Definitive Report About Smoking On Airplanes:
By Linda Stewart. Fasten your seatbelts, you're in for a major jolt.

Airport List:
Contacts and Policies. Manchester (NH) airport has a couple of glassed-in zoo cages for smokers near the gates. Lafayette (LA) Regional Airport has a spot (NOT glassed-in) hidden away in a little corner for about 8 smokers to sit and relax...

Hidden Cigarettes Prompt Suit:
By Michael Friscolanti. A major Canadian tobacco company is suing the Saskatchewan government over its recent decision to prohibit vendors from displaying cigarettes in their stores.

A Brief History Of The War On Smokers:
It degrades democracy, for it is an attempt by government to manipulate and manufacture the will of the people.

Nestle, Hershey, Mars, Others Are Named In Toxic-metals Suit:
By Goran Mijuk. A nonprofit environmental group on Wednesday named several chocolate makers in a lawsuit alleging that their products contain dangerous levels of lead and cadmium.


The Writing of Warren Klass

Fat tax? Fat Chance:
By Ruth Kava. "Slightly increasing the price of certain categories of foods will not necessarily make consumers any wiser, nor will it necessarily make more information available to them."

We Are Everyday People:

Montana's Marlboro Man:
By Vince Devlin. He started smoking at age 10 and quit cold turkey 60 years later. He is in good health and has no regrets or guilt about being a model for the Marlboro cigarette campaign. He's a tough gent from a state where whining is kept to a minimum. This country needs more like him.

Are Parents Boycotting Public Schools?
By Wendy McElroy. Perhaps Marshall Fritz is correct in believing that Dobson's statements could signal the beginning of a revolution.

Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOCs)in Drinking Water

Rodent Carcinogens: Setting Priorities

Stavros Mendros:
Join us today in our campaign to make Stavros Mendros the next Congressman from Maine .

From The Mailbag:

Seen on a sign:
"This Is A Work-Free Smokeplace... Thank You For Not Working"

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