The United Pro Choice Smokers Rights Newsletter

August 9, 2002 Issue # 184 The Smoker's Club, Inc.

1. FTC Urged to Hold Hearings on Tobacco Advertising

2. Smoke Screen

3. Communities in Nova Scotia

4. EPA - What Was Said Vs. What Is True

5. Air Pollution Linked to Lung Disease in Children

6. Smokefree Pub -Buys Ashtrays

7. Tobacco Lawyers' Award Cut Under Investigation

8. We Are Everyday People

9. From The Mailbag

"Enjoy life...there's plenty of time to be dead."

FTC Urged to Hold Hearings on Tobacco Advertising:
By Joseph L. Bast. Customers have a right to know the choices they face.

Smoke Screen:
By Samuel Loewenberg. Why does Philip Morris suddenly want the FDA to regulate cigarettes? Philip Morris' flip-flop has left the rest of the tobacco industry feeling confused, angry, and jilted.

Communities in Nova Scotia:
Most tobacco issues are raised and discussed in an atmosphere of emotion and rhetoric rather than careful and rigorous analysis.

EPA - What Was Said Vs. What Is True:
The history of tobacco is also the history of anti-smoking movements. While such crusades are nothing new, the current attempt to create a smoke-free society relies heavily on an unprecedented strategy. That strategy has turned smoking into arguably the most emotionally charged issue in public health today.

Air Pollution Linked to Lung Disease in Children:
By Nicolle Charbonneau. Rumack says, "the concern would be about children in inner cities, where there's a lot of traffic and high pollution."
City Air Could Kill You:
By Colette Bouchez. City living can increase your chances of dying from lung cancer or heart disease, and the culprits are particles of air pollution so small they are virtually invisible to the naked eye.

Smokefree Pub -Buys Ashtrays:
By Peter McLaughlin. “It was starting to become quite inconvenient, and an eyesore, to send them outside,’’ he said. “There comes a point where you want to keep all your customers happy. The demand was just too great not to start to accomodate them.’’

Tobacco Lawyers' Award Cut Under Investigation:
There's big money in big tobacco and trial lawyers got a big chunk of it from the 1998 tobacco settlement.

We Are Everyday People:

Bureau Crash:
A network of activists dedicated to the idea of a free society.

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From The Mailbag:

The California Supreme Court handed the tobacco industry a partial victory on Monday in a verdict giving cigarette makers some protection from smoker lawsuits in the nation's most populous state.

With an estimated 61 percent of people in the United States classified as overweight or obese, America is the land of plenty and it shows.

SLAVERY: Forcibly using one person to serve the purposes of another.

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