1. Cities 'As Dangerous As Smoking'
2. The Sham Behind The Science Behind The Tobacco Warnings
3. Less Smoking, More Fighting
4. Farm Official Backs Tobacco Program
5. Tobacco Industry Denies Hiding Risk
7. News From Israel
8. We Are Everyday People
9. From The Mailbag
"It makes no difference if I burn my bridges - I never retreat."
Fiorello LaGuardia, New York City mayor (1882-1947).
Cities 'As Dangerous As Smoking':
"It seems reasonable, based on what we already know. And it fits in with the difference between life expectancy between lower and higher income groups."
The Sham Behind The Science Behind The Tobacco Warnings:
It exposes how bureaucrats corrupted the machinery of government and impugned the integrity of science to force into law the new regulations.
Gulf War Illnesses Still Studied:
A Pentagon-sponsored study raises the possibility that some of the undiagnosed illnesses reported by Gulf War veterans could be explained by their exposure to low levels of Iraqi nerve gas.
The Ballad of Al Gore
From The Mailbag:
Traveling in Japan? Japan's struggling Hokkaido International Airlines on December 1st revoked its in-flight smoking ban in an attempt to attract more customers and boost profits (AP).
Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. announced it will no longer sponsor the "Symphony of Fire" firework displays held in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver each year, nor the Toronto International Film Festival, due to Federal restrictions on advertising and sponsorship that came into effect October 2000 (National Post).
"If the Democrats wanted Gore to be president, they should have voted for impeachment."
~~ The Wall Street Journal