The United Pro Choice Smokers Rights Newsletter

September 27, 2002 Issue # 191 The Smoker's Club, Inc.

1. Ashcroft’s Newspeak

2. Anti-Tobacco Violence

3. Boston Mayor Offers Smoking Ban At Work, Bars,Restaurants

4. State Addicted to Tobacco Taxes

5. LAS VEGAS! Casino Profits Could Go Up In (no) Smoke

6. Transgenic Tobacco Drug Farming

7. New Law Seeks to Reduce Obesity

8. We Are Everyday People

9. From The Mailbag

"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.

Ashcroft’s Newspeak:
It sent me to look at the book, “1984.” Here are the three slogans of “the Party”: War is peace; Freedom is slavery; and Ignorance is strength.

Anti-Tobacco Violence:
By Norman E. Kjono. The only question left is what are state and federal law enforcement officials going to do to stop it?

Boston Mayor Offers Smoking Ban At Work, Bars,Restaurants:
"You want to smoke? Go outside," he said.

47.6% of men worldwide are smokers

State Addicted to Tobacco Taxes:
By Robert A. Levy. Arizona's politicians can't make up their minds about tobacco.

LAS VEGAS! Casino Profits Could Go Up In (no) Smoke :
"It's not just the loss of customers, but also the loss of gambling time - 12 percent less time for smokers. They would spend that time going out for a smoke," Mehl said.

Transgenic Tobacco Drug Farming:
Genetically Modified Crops and Food

New Law Seeks to Reduce Obesity:
Low fat New Yorkers might be healthier for the state budget. This week, the governor signed the Obesity Prevention Act into law. It asks the Health Department to find ways to help New Yorkers get healthier,

We Are Everyday People:

Northeast Smokers Alliance (NESA) Forum

Liberty 2002 European Conference
London, England. Email


From The Mailbag:
"Old veterans clubs don't die - they just fade away because their members join clubs in other towns where they can smoke a cigarette in peace."
Weymouth, MA

Zero-tolerance is the goal for all things antis don't like. Anti-smoking was just the beginning of anti-everything. That is not democracy.
Stephen Hartwell, Smokers Rights Canada

The citizens of Alamogordo, New Mexico narrowly voted down Ordinance 1156 which would have banned smoking in public places.

Allegations that a high school teacher made a 13-year-old boy eat a cigarette after he was caught smoking are being investigated by the Ontario Provincial Police and the local school board.

A California judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed against major U.S. cigarette manufacturers… "This is a common-sense decision recognizing that our advertising is lawful and protected by the First Amendment," Daniel Donahue, deputy general counsel at R.J. Reynolds.

"After the bell, RJR (RJR) announced that it has been held not liable in the case of retired flight attendant Suzette Janoff, who attempted to pin the blame for her chronic sinusitis and other ailments on occupational exposure to secondhand smoke."

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