July 4, 2003 Issue # 231 The Smoker's Club, Inc.
2. Ten Wasted Years
3. Improving Air Quality In Your Home
4. Cinemas May Trigger Asthma
5. Environmental Tobacco Smoke in the Nonsmoking Section of a Restaurant
6. Health: Addictions: Substance Abuse: Tobacco: Public Policy
7. Environmental Tobacco Smoke
8. We Are Everyday People
9. From The Mailbag
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Smoking and Property Rights:
Ten Wasted Years:
By John Luik. Health Canada listened when the anti-smoking movement said advertising leads to youth smoking. But when the ads stopped, the smoking increased.
Improving Air Quality In Your Home:
Air filters, fans, air purifiers, dry cleaners…
Cinemas May Trigger Asthma:
Cinema seats could trigger wheezing in asthma sufferers because they are packed with allergens spread from cat fur, a study suggests.
Environmental Tobacco Smoke in the Nonsmoking Section of a Restaurant: A Case Study:
The regulatory implications of these findings are that ventilation techniques for restaurants and pubs with separate smoking and nonsmoking areas are capable of achieving non-smoking area ETS concentrations that are comparable to those of similar facilities that prohibit smoking outright.
Health: Addictions: Substance Abuse: Tobacco: Public Policy.
Links and information.
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance.
Description of System: The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six categories of priority health-risk behaviors among youth and young adults; these behaviors contribute to unintentional injuries and violence; tobacco use; alcohol and other drug use; sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection; unhealthy dietary behaviors; and physical inactivity. The YRBSS includes a national school-based survey conducted by CDC as well as state, territorial, and local school-based surveys conducted by education and health agencies. This report summarizes results from the national survey, 34 state surveys, and 18 local surveys conducted among students in grades 9--12 during February--December 2001.
Environmental Tobacco Smoke:
The dose makes the poison.
We Are Everyday People:
Quiz Center. Test your heart health knowledge.
Smoke Free Movies. See what's smoking in theaters nationwide this week.
Letters from Readers.
Take these gifs for your homepage.
In Defense of Smokers. By Lauren A. Colby. (Free PDF book online.)
Kyoto 'Flatulence Tax' Plan Causes Turbulence in New Zealand. By Patrick Goodenough. "If it wasn't so downright stupid it would be funny," seems to be the view shared by many New Zealanders, as one small regional newspaper summed it up in an editorial. Kyoto requires specified countries to meet greenhouse gas reduction quotas.
Gene mutation may play a role in child obesity: After adjusting for age, sex, race and height, children with this mutation were "heavier, had central obesity, and higher insulin levels so they had part of the so-called syndrome X," Yanovski said.
Risk of stroke may start in the womb: Researchers have long struggled to explain why some people living in certain regions of the U.S. and UK are more likely to develop stroke than others.
From The Mailbag:
AL: Alabama bans smoking in public buildings and most restaurants, September 1, 2003. The law does not restrict smoking in bars and lounges, tobacco shops, or hotel rooms, except those rooms designated as no smoking.
HI: Big Island smoking ban faces final vote. Watch Bill 260.
PA: Smokers' Rights Activist Takes on the Philadelphia City Council. Michael McFadden, a resident of West Philadelphia, offers his experiences with, and testimony given to, the politicians who are the key players in deciding whether or not to support smoking restrictions. TX: "San Marcos nixes smoking ban. This is a good-sized university town about 30 miles south of Austin.
Canada: Orville Santa, the publisher and owner of the 'Black and White', and an alderman for the City of Thunder Bay, believes in a 'cellophane council'. He has exposed the antics and the complacency and the "I don't care attitude" of the Hospitality Sector of the Mayor and Council. He is hated by some, but mostly loved by the public in Thunder Bay. He is honest and believes in taxation by representation. In other words, he is the watchdog of the taxpayer and supporter of smoker's rights. Contact: Orville Santa, 'Black and White' Paper, 201-212 E. Miles St., Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada, 807 623-8288
Korea: World's Top Health Official Urges Korea to Raise Cigarette Prices.
USA: Order your cigarettes here. The Tuscaroro Indian Nation does not report to ANY state taxation or tobacco department!
Lutheran minister and German war veteran Martin Niemoller mirrored middle-class German society of that time: "First they came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up, because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up, because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up, because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by then there was no one left to speak up for me."