The United Pro Choice Smokers Rights Newsletter


August 31, 2001 Issue # 135 The Smoker's Club, Inc.
CONTENTS

1. The Doors Of Perception

2. Paper Admits Altering Dean Photo

3. Researchers Hunt for Old-Age Gene

4. Nicotine Fixes

5. Fighting The Media Campaigns Of Hatred

6. Forces

7. Cigar Boxes

8. We Are Everyday People

9. From The Mailbag

10. Canada's War


No legacy is so rich as honesty.
William Shakespeare

The Doors Of Perception:
Why Americans Will Believe Almost Anything. Most of our own perceptions are scientifically implanted into our consciousness by a thousand media clips per day -- our thoughts are designed by someone else through trickery, deception and lies.

Paper Admits Altering Dean Photo:
A newspaper in Utah has admitted digitally altering a picture of James Dean to remove a cigarette dangling from his mouth.


Researchers Hunt for Old-Age Gene:
If you match this subtly different gene structure, you might live into your 90s and beyond.

Nicotine Fixes:
Partly to avoid criticism and regulatory problems, these companies do not want to admit that they are all in essentially the same business. But whatever the manufacturers say, consumers are free to use their products as they please.

Fighting The Media Campaigns Of Hatred:
It is time to clean up Public Health from corruption by pharmaceuticals and interference with the life of the citizens.

Forces:
The most read website on public health frauds and politics, with over 8.2 million hits in the last 12 months!

Cigar Boxes:
Cigar Boxes
Cigar Box Art
Cuban Cigar Label Collection
Tobacco Art
Empty Cigar Boxes
Cigar-Labels for Sale
eBay Boxes for Sale


Wellbutrin and Zyban are the same drug... DO NOT take them together or you may overdose and die.


We Are Everyday People:
Cigar Dinner:
September 25, 2001 Chesterfield, MO

Court Scolds Lead Paint Researchers:
The Maryland Court of Appeals has ordered lawsuits to proceed against a leading research institution that allegedly exposed poor children to lead-based paint during a study.

From The Mailbag:
Gutsy Mellencamp performs his way...Throughout the show, Mellencamp smoked cigarettes...

After reading the book, "Nickled and Dimed," a book about the conditions of low wage workers, a thought struck me. Is it possible that all the ETS studies coming out of the States are suffering from the same problem, failure to consider the working conditions, socio-economic status, and accessibility to resources, then blaming them on the exposure to second hand smoke?
--Susan Barclay

Pierre Lemieux


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Canada's War

Ottawa smokers vow defiance and bar owners vow to challenge the law in court:

Pub and Bar Coalition of Ontario (PUBCO) website:
We are very concerned that the city is using our tax dollars to effectively diminish and perhaps completely ruin our businesses. We will be examining the possibility with all the landlords of all affected properties of withholding the property tax until this matter is placed in a study that will explore all possibilities of obtaining the desired results without the economic hardships.

Forces: Canada News

Tobacco firm's hip 1-800 line upsets Rock:
Officials at Imperial defended their marketing strategy, noting callers to the 1-800 line are asked to hang up if they are under 19 and are then screened again before joining the mailing list.

Why the surprise?:
Perhaps these councillors might now be interested in reviewing the need for such a bylaw and the development of an alternative model that is more sensible and respectful of the rights and concerns of bar owners and patrons.

Spy tactics smack of dictatorship:
The first thing all dictatorships do is get their citizens to spy on each other, which this card is encouraging. The citizens of Ottawa should be outraged by this. This tactic was used by Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Saddam Hussein, Idi Amin, and many others, under the guise of working for the good of their people, the same guise the City Fathers are using. We don't need City Hall to save us from ourselves.

Despicable plan:
The City of Ottawa snitch line is reminiscent of the system set up by the German invaders in France during the Second World War.

Intrusive fiefdoms:
It is an understatement to say the city health department has gone "way too far" in mailing wallet cards to citizens.

City had 'better smarten up:' councillor:
"Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb," the usually mild-mannered councillor said of the latest problem. He cited the massive revenue shortfall on the Web site, the distribution of 280,000 anti-smoking "snitch cards" to residents...

Smokers take bylaw protest to City Hall:
Their message was clear: bar owners should have the freedom to choose how to run their businesses.

Judge to rule next week on smoking bylaw:
Lawyers for bar owners argue city overstepped its authority.