The United Pro Choice Smokers Rights Newsletter

October 4, 2002 Issue # 192 The Smoker's Club, Inc.

1. Smoking Ordinance Tabled After Restaurants Protest

2. Reader Opinions

3. Blood Money

4. Not 1 Death or Sickness Etiologically Assigned to Tobacco

5. Back To Their Meddling Ways

6. Smokers' Rights Activist Takes on the Philadelphia City Council

7. Poor Dying At A Faster Rate

8. We Are Everyday People

9. From The Mailbag

" does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.."
Samuel Adams

Smoking Ordinance Tabled After Restaurants Protest:
By Michael Taylor. Area restaurateurs worried about bar receipts made it just in time for last call Thursday night, convincing the Round Rock City Council to table a smoking ordinance that would require restaurants to proclaim themselves either entirely smoking or entirely non-smoking.

Reader Opinions:
The Pioneer. Michael J. McFadden, Ronald Zastavenik, M.L. Herrin, Dan Hass, Ed Sweda, Linda Krug, Jim Skoog, and more.

Places to Smoke and Eat
... Do Not Go

Blood Money:
It is interesting that when a court action was recently launched in the U.S. against junk-food suppliers, such as McDonald's, The Gazette wrote an editorial saying that it was a ludicrous thing to do and that every individual has the right to choose what he or she eats.

Not 1 Death or Sickness Etiologically Assigned to Tobacco:
By Dr. Simoncini, MD. All the diseases attributed to smoking are also present in non smokers. It means, in other words, that they are multifactorial, that is, the result of the interaction of tens, hundreds, sometimes thousands of factors, either known or suspected contributors - of which smoking can be one.

Back To Their Meddling Ways:
By Kerry Diotte. On Oct. 21, a public hearing will be held to get feedback on banning smoking in Edmonton restaurants, bars, bingo halls and casinos.

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.

Poor Dying At A Faster Rate:
By Heather Sokoloff. However, Mr. Wilkins said the rate in Canada's richest neighbourhoods was no better than Sweden's national average rate of four deaths per 1,000.


We Are Everyday People:

Will Massachusetts repeal its income tax?:
By Harry Browne. For years people who love liberty have been fighting battles chosen by the advocates of big government.

Dr. Phil on fast-food lawsuits: "A load of crap!":
…the restaurant industry is responsible for the weight problems of its customers and their children.

Hasty plan smoked:
Calgary, Alberta …this manoeuvre went down in flames. As it deserved to do.

The world without cigarettes:
By George Will. New York has spent some settlement money on a sprinkler system for an upstate golf course.

In Defense of Liberty:
The homepage of author Woodrow Knowles. Ohio Petition.

From The Mailbag: Liquor companies should be forced to pay damages to the victims of liquor-related crimes, just as tobacco companies are forced to pay restitution to second-hand smoke victims, says the head of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
Edmonton Sun

City Council Hearing
10/10/02 1:00
City Hall, NYC, Council Chambers
Meet us there!

El Paso: Eagle's Nest Petition If out of the area, send email in support to be printed and given to the politicians!

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