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
"..it does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.."
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.
The Pioneer. Michael J. McFadden, Ronald Zastavenik, M.L. Herrin, Dan Hass, Ed Sweda, Linda Krug, Jim Skoog, and more.
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.