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The Property Rights Newsletter September 12, 2014 - Issue #771

"The one thing ... that is truly ugly is the climate of hate and intimidation, created by a noisy few, which makes the decent majority reluctant to air in public their views on anything controversial. Where all pretend to be thinking alike, it's likely that no one is thinking at all."
- Edward Abbey
The Smokers Club thanks Theodore J. King CVS Ceased To Sell Cigarettes Because Of Intimidation Or Cronyism, Not Public Health. By Theodore J. King. President Obama and many in the press made it appear that CVS was being altruistic, forsaking between 1.5 and 2 billion dollars in annual revenue from the sale of tobacco products. The reality is this was a business decision by CVS in order to cash in on the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare), which allows insurance companies to charge up to 50 percent more in premiums for smokers and get favorable publicity from much of the media already hostile to tobacco. CVS is more than within its right to sell or not sell a legal product but they should be honest about it.
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Junk Science:
Leaping From Mouse to Man, Researchers Warn That E-Cigarettes Could Make You Snort Cocaine. By Jacob Sullum. Here is a warning you will never see on a pack of cigarettes: "The Surgeon General Has Determined That Cigarette Smoking May Enhance Your Enjoyment of Cocaine." "This study tells us little about human biology and nothing at all about real-world human behavior," says Phillips. "It does not even measure mouse behavior. The study provides no evidence there is a gateway effect, and there is no reason to believe there is one." CASAA President Julie Woessner calls it "a classic case of someone with a political agenda tacking their opinions onto technical research and trying trick the press into reporting it that way." Fortunately for the Kandels, the press is easy to trick.
Propaganda - WHO Would Have Expected This?
The very same day that the World Health Organization launched its latest attack on electronic cigarettes one of the UK's best-selling newspapers ran an article making exactly the same claims. If you were really suspicious you might suspect a major international PR agency was somehow involved. Of course that can't be true. Then again, Rachael Lloyd isn't just a random person with a story to tell. She works for BLJ London, an "international strategic advisory consultancy" that specialises in "policy, legislative and market access campaigns". The WHO's jihad against e-cigarettes is focused firmly on changing policy, encouraging legislation and denying market access - just the sort of campaign BLJ discreetly carries out for its high-profile clients. And yes, "discreetly" is their description, not mine.
Reputation Launderers: The London PR firms with their own image problems. London's public relations industry has got a PR problem. Top firms such as Bell Pottinger, Brown Lloyd James, Portland and Grayling are coming under intense scrutiny because of their work for foreign governments or in regimes of dubious repute.

The Public Health Mask Slips.
By Dick Puddlecote. During the conversation I expressed my view that the public health movement had morphed from a position of benevolent concern for the public into one where coercion and bullying appeared to be central tactics; that in the past, public health had offered advice and support for those who wished to change their lifestyles, but generally left alone those who were content with taking ubiquitously-known risks. The occasion sticks in my mind because - to my surprise - the guy nodded and seemed to agree with me!
Also: E-Cigarette users and public health experts are starkly divided. Public health chiefs have accused e-cigarette users of a campaign of online abuse, saying that junior scientists are being scared away from research by explicit attacks from "vapers" on Twitter.

Indoor Air Quality Standard Modified.
ASHRAE has proposed an alternate compliance path for existing buildings in its indoor air quality standard, in a move that recognizes that the ventilation rate procedure may be difficult to apply in these facilities. Also open for public comment is proposed addendum c, which would revise the current definition of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) to include emissions from electronic smoking devices and from smoking of cannabis, now allowed by some jurisdictions.

The Food Insecurity Hoax.
Promoting hunger scam is how federal bean counters keep their jobs. According to the U.S. Agriculture Department, American households suffer far more "food insecurity" than do families in Angola, Mozambique and Pakistan. The USDA uses different standards to gauge domestic and foreign "food security," but neither measure make senses. Still, that technicality will do nothing to deter politicians and pundits from demagoging the hunger issue.

Food Good For You. (Comedy)
REGULARLY eating food protects against death, it has emerged. Professor Brubaker believes there is a clear link between eating food and not dying. "Eventually you will die, but that is inevitable."

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  Past Newsletter Issues Issue #770

The Property Rights Newsletter September 5, 2014 - Issue #770

"When an opponent declares, "I will not come over to your side," I calmly say, Your child belongs to us already... What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community."
- Adolph Hitler
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The Inversion of Science, Justice and Common Sense. I am sure that we are all aware that the WHO has recommended that ecigs should be banned in enclosed places (surprise, surprise). This propaganda suggestion is blatantly the work of the Big Pharma Companies which the WHO represents. And the reasoning is also blatant nonsense - literally. "We do not know what the long-term effects on 'passive vapers' will be, so make sure that there are no passive vapers so that no one will EVER know what the effects on passive vapers will be". Re-work that sentence with a few clever words, and Bob's yer uncle - vaping banned in pubs. But it was the evidence that the WHO produced which led me to think...
Cut off one limb, another appears... Clive Bates has recently given his response to the WHO's disproportionate recommendations on e-cigarettes, which you can read here.
What is The World Health Organization? The organization faces criticism for its growing dependence on the pharmaceutical industry. The "People's Health Movement," a network of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) focused on health policy from more than 70 countries, has criticized the pharmaceutical industry's growing influence on WHO as well as the organization's increasing reliance on private donors.

What is The United Nations?
Read the full text of "The fearful master; a second look at the United Nations" and Watch the video: G. Edward Griffin On The United Nations. In reality, the United Nations is the seat of what the member governments hope will become a true world government.
"U.N. Me" Documentary Exposes the United Nations. Most people are familiar with the U.N.'s notorious ineffectiveness, but viewers of the documentary U.N. Me will reach an inevitable conclusion: It's even worse than we thought.

NE: Smoking in cigar bars, tobacco outlets ruled unconstitutional.
In its decision, the court upheld the overall ban. "Allowing patrons of such shops to smoke simply because it is convenient does not comport with the purpose of the Act, which is to protect the public and employees from the dangers of second-hand smoke," Stephan wrote.

TN: Involuntary blood test.
Under "no refusal" enforcement, suspected drunk drivers will be forced to submit to a breathalyzer or blood test, even if they refuse. Forced blood extractions take place off-site at a police precinct, making the process time consuming for individuals who might be innocent. Additionally, for those who refuse to comply, extraction locations are equipped with tools to strap down suspects and masks to cover their faces.

WV: Gaming down at Berkeley County bars since smoking ban went into effect.
The amount of cash put into limited video lottery game machines at more than 80 of these alcohol-serving establishments also dropped by about $1 million from June to July. Three clubs have indicated they might very well close in the coming days given the effect of the smoking ban on their business.

Australia: Smoking cops will get power to enter Victorian schools.
Parents and older siblings who picked up students from school knew that smoking would no longer be tolerated at the school gates. Council inspectors will be allowed in to investigate possible breaches and ensure the rules are being complied with.

Australia: Has the nanny state gone too far?
NOTHING stirs up the emotions quite as much as the debate around the so-called nanny state. Plain packaging, 1:30am lockouts, bicycle helmet laws - public health advocates say it's all for the greater good, but libertarians say they erode personal responsibility and impose burdensome red tape. The issue of the nanny state raised its head again this week with the second of four planned hikes to the tobacco excise, expected to discourage people from smoking. Cigarette prices are set to rise by $1.41 for a pack of 25.

Canada: Capital Health's smoke-free policy expands to homes.
New policy, effective Oct. 20, covers cigarettes and e-cigarettes. MacIntosh says many patients who smoke already avoid lighting up when their caregiver visits.

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  Past Newsletter Issues Issue #769

The Property Rights Newsletter August 29, 2014 - Issue #769

"A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business."
- Henry Ford
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CDC proposes tobacco ban at every workplace in the U.S.
"Establish and maintain tobacco-free workplaces for all employees, allowing no use of any tobacco products, including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and smokeless tobacco products by anyone at any time in the workplace," the document reads. "At a minimum, the tobacco-free zone should encompass all indoor areas with no exceptions and no indoor smoking areas of any kind (including separately enclosed and/or ventilation areas), as well as areas immediately outside building entrances and air intakes, and all work vehicles," the bulletin said. "Optimally and whenever feasible, the entire workplace campus, including all outdoor areas, should be established as tobacco-free."

AZ Pima County proposes hiring ban, extra charges for smokers.
Chuck Huckelberry said the proposed smoking ban for new employees, and medical insurance surcharges of up to 50 percent for current employees who use tobacco, is a matter of dollars and common sense.

Don't like smoking bans at state parks? Do something about it.
Decisions are made by those who show up. The majority opinion, from what I've seen, has been mostly negative. Many believe the rule is unenforceable, a gross overreaction and represents a slippery slope in terms of rule-making. OPRD has been called everything from a nanny-state enforcer to a rogue branch of tyrannical government on par with Nazis.

Jail For Smoking Outdoors?
By Dick Puddlecote. There has never been - nor will there ever be - a scientific study which says passive smoking outdoors is dangerous to passers-by. It doesn't stop one town from proposing a criminal record for smoking outdoors though, complete with a possible jail sentence.

E-cigarettes are not a 'gateway,' they help smokers quit.
If there was a device that helped smokers quit the habit - saving lives, reducing the leading cause of preventable disease in the United States and making life better for everyone - you would think public health officials would enthusiastically endorse it.
Cup of Joe, or Cup of Death?
Estimates suggest 85% of Americans old enough to eat solid food consume at least one caffeinated beverage any given day. That hasn't stopped activists from opening a scare campaign designed to "de-normalize" - fancy-pants Ph.D.- speak for "make regular people feel guilty about" - your morning cup of Joe, soft drink, or tea.

NZ: Gluten-free beer labels to be banned.
Gluten-free claims will be banned from beer bottles under new regulations - frustrating brewers and people with gluten allergies.
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  Past Newsletter Issues Issue #768

The Property Rights Newsletter August 22, 2014 - Issue #768

"We must continue research into new forms of energy
and into more efficient use of existing energy sources."
- Mac Thornberry
Property Rights for all include Smokers Rights! Butt batteries: Scientists store energy in used cigarette filters. Scientists in South Korea say they have found a way of converting used cigarette butts into a material capable of storing energy that could help power everything from mobile phones to electric cars. The end result is a so-called supercapacitor, which the scientists said stores more power, charges quicker and lasts longer than available storage alternatives. "Carbon is one of the promising materials considered for use in supercapacitors due to its low cost, high porosity, electronic conductivity and stability," the study added.

Did CVS Burn Itself by Banning Tobacco Sales?
During the pharmacy chain's second-quarter earnings conference call, it confirmed that it remains on track to see sales fall by $2 billion this year, but what may have caught some unawares was the impact on sales beyond cigarettes. CVS said a broad basket of goods was also going wanting as a result of the ban.

Will Atlantic City's Revel casino get a second life?
If Revel goes dark, more than 3,000 workers will lose their jobs, and it wouldn't be the only Atlantic City casino to go out of business this year. Showboat, which is owned by Caesar Entertainment (CZ), is due to close Aug. 31, followed by Trump Plaza on Sept. 16.

Australia Ban Damage:
Smokers are being refused surgery by doctors unless they quit. The Heart Foundation said it does not support the refusal of treatment for patients who are suffering from smoking-caused diseases.

UK Ban Damage:
The Smoking Ban, Not Cheap Supermarket Alcohol, Has Decimated British Pubs. By David Atherton. Free market exponents may view that property, especially freehold, should be left to the sole discretion of the owner, within reason. However, CAMRA's blind spot on horrific pub closures, which they have sheepishly never commented on for seven years, is the smoking ban.

UK E-cigarette advert
saying 'Love your lungs' is banned because it implies they're a health product. Manufacturers E&L Distribution argued there was no health claim being made as the advert did not state that the products would improve users' health or benefit the health of their lungs. They added that they had wanted the slogan to be catchy, alliterative and relevant to both the product and the action of inhaling vapour into the lungs.

Wonder Why Cops Act the Way They Do?
ATF high ranking official goes after illegal cigarettes and gets owned by Josh Tolley. Listen to the conversation about illegal cigarettes, black and gray markets.

The World Black Market.
The Irish Retailers Against Smuggling hold the Provisional IRA, the Real IRA, the Continuity IRA and the INLA responsible, stating that "criminal gangs are making 3 million per week from illegal tobacco trade. Worldwide, Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Scotland accuse the Taliban, al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)... the Columbian FARC... and the Chinese Triads. I am sure it will not be long before ISIS is involved.
Property Rights for all include Smokers Rights!
What is Marijuana?
Marijuana contains a potent chemical called delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, more commonly known as THC. It's very similar to chemicals that the brain naturally produces, and disrupts the function of these chemicals in the brain. Marijuana today is more potent than marijuana of past decades. For a long time THC levels averaged 2.3 percent. Today, average THC levels are higher than 8 percent and can go up to 35 percent in medical marijuana. --- Also Read The war on smoking (except maybe pot) by Alan Caruba. And the government is not done yet interfering with the right of people to smoke. Steve Stanek, a research fellow at The Heartland Institute and managing editor of its monthly Budget & Tax News, recently reported that "E-cigarettes have no tobacco smoke but that hasn't stopped the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from proposing rules to treat e-cigarettes much like tobacco-based cigarettes. The draft regulations also cover cigars, pipe tobacco and other tobacco products that have not been regulated like cigarettes."

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  Past Newsletter Issues Issue #767

The Property Rights Newsletter August 15, 2014 - Issue #767

"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom."
-Isaac Asimov
Property Rights for all include Smokers Rights! Tobacco Plants used in Ebola Cure. The drug cocktail the two Americans received, known as ZMapp, was developed by the San Diego company Mapp Biopharmaceutical. It is manufactured in Kentucky using fast-growing tobacco plants, which act as "photocopiers" to produce proteins that are extracted from the plants and processed into the drug, said a spokeswoman for Kentucky BioProcessing, the company that works with Mapp. --- The plants contain designer antibodies developed are grown in Kentucky by a unit of Reynolds American Inc. Two stricken U.S. health workers received an experimental treatment containing the antibodies in Liberia last week. Since receiving doses of the drug, both patients' conditions have improved. --- Tobacco plant-derived medicines, which are also being developed by a company whose investors include Philip Morris International Inc., are part of a handful of cutting edge plant-based treatments that are in the works for everything from pandemic flu to rabies using plants. --- Chen has worked on research producing antibodies in lettuce and tobacco-related plants. His current research focuses on antibodies to combat the West Nile virus.

Scotland Ban Damage:
A 69 year old angry smoker has actually got to the stage where he is sick to death of his social life being completely ruined - and has, accordingly, set about suing the Scottish government for doing just that: killing off his social life!

UK Ban Damage:
British smokers being denied treatment by state-run healthcare service. Smokers probably have every right to be aggrieved. Given how much they contribute to UK PLC, being denied services seems outrageous. Maybe they should have the option of opting out of the NHS and going private and being able to buy a packet of cigarettes free of taxation.

UK Ban Damage:
Paul Nuttall has eloquently stated the obvious in the wake of the Publican's announcement that we are back up to 31 pubs a week CLOSING. It's not difficult to see why now is it! Ever since this ridiculous ban has been made into a law the industry has gone downhill, a bit further down hill and is now in full descent as people finally get fed up of eating out.

UK: ASA rules against JTI's anti-plain tobacco packs ad.
The move has been backed by anti-smoking organsiation ASH, which complained, along with Cancer Research UK, against the 2013 advert. However, JTI has rejected the ruling and is taking its case to the ASA's independent reviewer.

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Property Rights for all include Smokers Rights! CASAA writes to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: We are writing to comment on the proposed regulation of e-cigarettes, and all of our comments should be interpreted as referring to that product category unless explicitly noted otherwise. CASAA represents users of all smoke-free alternatives to combustible cigarettes, and thus is a stakeholder representative for users and potential users of the other smoke-free products covered under the proposed regulation.
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Quit Vaping With Big Pharmaceutical.
Quit Vaping. By Chris Snowdon. I read that to be a Quit Vaping ad. First they wanted people to quit smoking. Now they want them to quit vaping. I wondered how Nicorette Quickmist worked. For laboratories that market nicotine replacement therapy (GSK, Pierre Fabre, Johnson & Johnson), the economic outlook is bleak for the coming year. They predict a double-digit decline in the market for nicotine replacement in 2014, before stagnating in 2015. "The hardest thing is that we still do not know really how to act in relation to this phenomenon. We do not know much about the principles of e-cigarettes," said Sophie Ragot.
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  Past Newsletter Issues Issue #766

The Property Rights Newsletter August 8, 2014 - Issue #766

"When you stretch the truth, watch out for the snapback."
- Bill Copeland
Smokers in movies attacked!
Anti-tobacco lobby protests smoking in movies.

In Transformers: Age of Extinction, and Snowpiercer. The campaigners asked the administration to "examine and limit" the number of smoking shots, and require all cinemas to run anti-smoking advertisements before the movie. In 2011, the administration released a circular on smoking in movies and TV plays. Since then, the CATC has released daily reports, granting a "Dirty Ashtray Award" to the movies and TV plays featuring the most smoking, such as blockbuster movie Let the Bullets Fly.

Reynolds, Lorillard Dump Blu E-Cigarettes In $27 Billion Merger.
Reynolds American RAI -0.59% agreed to buy rival Lorillard LO +1.13% in a $27.4 billion deal ($68.88 per share in cash and stock) that will create a credible second-place challenger to cigarette giant Altria. The deal ends Lorillard's independent reign as the oldest continuously operating US tobacco company and brings together some iconic cigarette brands, like Camel, Newport, Pall Mall, and American Spirit. Some brands will also be spun off in the deal. Imperial Tobacco Group , another competitor, will pay just over $7 billion for cigarette brands Kool, Salem, and Winston - tripling its size in the large American market. Imperial is also acquiring Blu, the leading e-cigarette brand. Meanwhile, British American Tobacco , Reynolds' largest shareholder, has backed the deal with a $4.7 billion investment that will maintain its 42% ownership stake in the combined company.

Many U.S. Smokers Say Higher Cigarette Taxes Are Unjust.
overnments have increased taxes on cigarettes in recent years at least partly to discourage smoking, but more than half of U.S. smokers (58%) see these tax hikes as an act of unjust discrimination. A study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research says, "It will take sizable tax increases, on the order of 100%, to decrease adult smoking by as much as 5%."

Seeking National Soda Tax.
Revenue to go to Obamacare fund cut by Congress. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D., Conn.) is seeking a national soda tax, an effort backed by leaders of the movement to ban smoking indoors and others who call carbonated beverages "toxic." DeLauro introduced the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax Act, also known as the "SWEET Act," on Wednesday, which would impose a 1 cent excise tax per teaspoon of caloric sweetener in soda, energy drinks, sports drinks, and sweet teas.

Asthma: Just believing an odor is harmful could trigger airway inflammation.
For many individuals with asthma, exposure to some odors - such as perfume - can increase inflammation of the airways. But according to a new study by researchers from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, PA, just believing an odor will cause harm, even if it contains no irritants, can have the same effect. The team wanted to determine whether anxiety surrounding exposure to odors may contribute to the development of asthma symptoms. Participants who believed the odor could cause harm experienced immediate airway inflammation, and to the team's surprise, this inflammation remained 24 hours later.

LA: Will All New Orleans Bars Soon Be Smoke-Free?
Elizabeth Stella attended a recent town hall meeting at Carrollton Station. The topic: smoking in New Orleans' bars, something Stella is very vocal about. "I'll tell you what," Stella said during the meeting. "I'm sick and tired of being treated like a dog by this society because I happen to be a smoker. I have rights too, I pay taxes. Sometimes I think I'm living in the Soviet U nion. When I was a kid this wasn't even a damn issue."

NJ: Considers Restrictions on Shore Smoking.
Kristen Debell of Wayne says there's plenty of room for smokers on the sand. "I'm mindful of who I'm around, but it gets burdensome to have to walk to a special section, especially when you have kids," she said. "It's nuts to ban smoking outside. Where do you draw the line?"

A dress code for taxi drivers is to be introduced in Moray. A restriction on smoking was backed by 67% of respondents, while 96% supported the introduction of a language test.

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  Past Newsletter Issues Issue #765

The Property Rights Newsletter July 25, 2014 - Issue #765

"Puritanism - The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy."
- H L Mencken
Property Rights for all include Smokers Rights! PA Attempt To Tax Lap Dances at Strip Clubs.
The Nutter administration has lost in its legal battle to tax lap dances performed in the back rooms of strip clubs. Lawyers for the city had gone before Common Pleas judge Ellen Ceisler, arguing that the city's Tax Review Board last year was wrong when it said the city's amusement tax was too vague to be applied to lap dances. But Judge Ceisler, ruling from the bench, today upheld the board and quickly threw out the appeal.

Ohio University Considers MANDATORY Re-Education Classes For Smokers.
They have plans for students who refuse to abide by the ban. Serial smokers who insist of lighting up repeatedly will be sent to the taxpayer-funded school's Office of Community Standards to "talk to somebody," said Ryan Lombardi, Ohio University's vice president for student affairs, according to the News. Students who have no desire to kick the habit may also be affected. School officials are also pondering a policy that will force incorrigible users of demon nicotine to enroll in the anti-smoking programs.

Watch the trailer
for the film Freedom From Choice. In an era where regulations and red tape rule every industry, where lobby groups and big business wield more influence than ever before, our daily choices have become increasingly limited. And with all our options so deliberately handpicked, are we really making a choice at all?

Property Rights for all include Smokers Rights! On the dangers of third hand stupid. By Carl V. Phillips. The hazards of anti-tobacco stupid to the stupid themselves are well known. The loss of judgment that allows someone to participate in the tobacco control industry, and thus lose their ethics and humanity, are tragic. The images of their suffering - the compulsion to blatantly lie about the facts, the desperation resulting from trying to rationalize how they are helping the people they are actively inflicting harm upon, the doublethink €” are horrible to look upon. But in some sense, these are victims of their own free choice, and they have made this lifestyle decision for themselves. The Circle of Hell that is reserved for them is chosen and accepted by those who choose to stupid.

No Water = No NSA Data Center.
In Utah, the Bluffdale Data Center will require 1.7 million gallons of water every single day to operate - to keep the computers cool. That water is being provided by the State of Utah.

Asthma inhalers may stunt children's growth, study finds.
All corticosteroids except triamcinolone were shown to suppress growth when compared with placebos or non-steroidal drugs.

ID Garden City.
No longer unanimous, Garden City moves forward on smoking ban; hookah bar owner fears impact. No more public hearings are planned, but the public may comment in writing. The third reading of the ordinance is scheduled for Monday, July 28. If the council approves it after that reading, it becomes law.

IN South Bend:
Smoke-free group won't give up on smoking ban. Even though the South Bend Common Council voted against a smoking ban in some restaurants and bars Monday night, Smoke Free St. Joe members say they will resubmit a request for the smoking ban as soon as they can regroup.

NM Santa Fe city councilor seeks smoking ban.
Councilor Ron Trujillo has taken some criticism for the idea, which would also include a ban on electronic cigarettes and chewing tobacco.

Property Rights for all include Smokers Rights! Australia Black Market. Attempt to smuggle tobacco goes up in smoke. Two Korean nationals were the first to be prosecuted by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) and the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions yesterday with the new increased penalties under the Customs Act 1901 for illegally importing tobacco.

Ireland Black Market:
Consumption of 'illicit whites', illegal cigarettes manufactured for the sole purpose of being smuggled, rose by 57% between 2012 and 2013 in Ireland, a KPMG study has found.

UK BBC Bans E-cigs:
BBC bans use of electronic cigarettes from all of its offices and studios across the country. It means e-cigarette users now have to go outside to designated smoking areas to use their product - which are seen by some as a healthy alternative to tobacco cigarettes.

UK Video:
BMA vs Forest on cracking down on smoking. BBC1 HD, Sunday Politics. Prof. Vivienne Nathanson from the British Medical Association versus Simon Clark from Forest. About the proposed after year 2000 smoking ban.

Wales Smoking In Car Ban:
The Welsh Government will soon open a consultation on the proposal, and the Health Minister urges the public to have their say. Mark Drakeford AM said: "We now believe the introduction of regulations to prohibit smoking in private vehicles carrying under-18s is needed as the final piece in the jigsaw to eliminate the harm and end persistent inequalities in exposure."
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The Property Rights Newsletter July 18, 2014 - Issue #764

"The victor will never be asked if he told the truth."
- Adolph Hitler
The Nazis' Forgotten Anti-Smoking Campaign

The Nazis' Forgotten Anti-Smoking Campaign:

The Third Reich viewed tobacco as a threat to the health of the "chosen folk." Nazi Germany's well-known obsession with creating a master Aryan race led to many atrocities. But from these same sinister motives came research that may have had health benefits for the German people during World War II-studies on the dangers of smoking that led to the most advanced anti-tobacco campaign of its time. Unfortunately, the campaign was only concerned with protecting the health of Aryan Germans. A paper prepared by German scientists convincingly established for the first time that cigarette smoking is a direct cause of lung cancer. In 1939, German scientist Franz Muller presented the first epidemiological study linking tobacco use and cancer. In 1943, a paper prepared by German scientists Eberhard Schairer and Erich Schoniger at Jena University confirmed this study, and convincingly established for the first time that cigarette smoking is a direct cause of lung cancer. Research by German doctors also brought to light the harmful effects of secondhand smoke for the first time, and coined the term "passive smoking." But Proctor says the findings cannot be separated from the context in which they were realized. According to Proctor, Schairer and Schoniger's paper needs to be seen as "a political document, a product of the Nazi ideological focus on tobacco as a corrupting force whose elimination would serve the cause of 'racial hygiene.'"

Your Doctor Knows You're Killing Yourself. The Data Brokers Told Her.
You may soon get a call from your doctor if you've let your gym membership lapse, made a habit of picking up candy bars at the check-out counter or begin shopping at plus-sized stores. That's because some hospitals are starting to use detailed consumer data to create profiles on current and potential patients to identify those most likely to get sick, so the hospitals can intervene before they do.

Canada: My kids are grown,
so I don't want yours at the restaurant. A new report shows that Canadian parents are leaving the children at home more often when they dine out, but this may not be so good for the hospitality industry.

France: Mayor of Paris announces plans to ban smoking
in public parks, just days after government announces banning wine from workplace. "We are not into banning, we are experimenting," said Ms Hidalgo, who said parks in the unfashionable 14th arrondissement would act as 'guinea pigs in this experiment'. But the move follows a new Socialist directive which allows bosses to ban wine in the work place - leading to accusations that the very heart of Gallic culture is under attack.

Congress Destroys A Hobby, FAA Gets The Blame.
This week, the FAA released its interpretation of what model aircraft operators can and can't do, and the news isn't good: FPV flights with quadcopters and model airplanes are now effectively banned, an entire industry centered around manufacturing and selling FPV equipment and autopilots will be highly regulated.

Voices of Liberty with Dr. Ron Paul:
FDA Funds Research of Electronic Cigarettes. On the surface, it seems the FDA is on the hunt for ways to regulate and most likely tax e-cigarettes like tobacco. Is it at all a surprise that the federal government would go after this lucrative business?

Sign a petition to Carnival Cruise Lines
to allow smoking on port side of the ship in private balconies and suites.

FL: Proposed regulations could threaten
Tampa's last cigar factory. Don't take the cigars out of Cigar City. That's the message workers at the J.C. Newman Cigar Company in Ybor City are hoping to convey. They hoisted a banner outside of Tampa's last remaining cigar factory that says, "Save this Factory, Take Action Today." The Fedral Drug Administration published proposed regulations on the cigar industry.

IN: South Bend smoking ban sponsor has change of heart.
Common Council member Valerie Schey released a statement Wednesday saying she's concerned about how the bill will affect South Bend businesses.

MO: St. Joseph Smoking ban confusion persists.
In response, at least two North End bars have decided to still allow smoking Monday at the advice of an attorney who claims the city cannot ticket someone under the guise of two conflicting ordinances.

WV: Hancock County smoking ban out for public comment.
The draft of the document is now under a public comment period through Aug. 11. Afterwards, the board will go through and consider what residents want done during the board's meeting on Aug. 26.

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  Past Newsletter Issues Issue #763

The Property Rights Newsletter July 11, 2014 - Issue #763

"Mankind is at its best when it is most free. This will be clear if we grasp the principle of liberty. We must recall that the basic principle is freedom of choice, which saying many have on their lips but few in their minds."
- Dante Alighieri
Property Rights for all include Smokers Rights! Hospitals Are Using Credit Card Data To Predict People's Health. Some hospitals are identifying high-risk patients by buying loads of consumer data (i.e. credit card purchases, store loyalty programs, etc.) and plugging it into algorithms so they can step in before the customer gets sick. How does it work? Take, for example, an asthma patient. A hospital would decide how likely a person would arrive in the emergency room by tracking how often they have refilled their medication, if they're caught buying cigarettes, and if they live in an area with a high pollen county. "The idea is to use Big Data and predictive models to think about population health and drill down to the individual levels," said Michael Dulin, a chief clinical officer for analytics and outcomes research for the medical network, in the Bloomberg Businessweek report.

Who's afraid of the nanny state?
Fear of an emergent nanny state is a familiar theme in ongoing debates about what governments ought to do to protect the health of the community. In a unique, interdisciplinary conference, co-hosted by Sydney Law School and the Charles Perkins Centre, this issue was explored in detail. The conference, which paired University of Sydney researchers with leading scholars from Scotland, the United States, and New Zealand, also showcased the contribution that the humanities and social sciences can make towards finding real world solutions to ease the burdens of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and related conditions...

Laws That Were Great On Paper...
(And Insane Everywhere Else. The road to Hell is paved with good intentions. And Bourbon. The point being, history is full of well-meant laws and reforms meant to protect us from ourselves that either don't do a damned thing, or in these cases, actually make things worse.

That's why they will not survive.
As with all Puritan movements of the past, present and future, there is one reason they fail, one reason they will not or cannot understand. (WHO) does what all Socialists do and declares all opposition mad and/or illegal.

Hospital Bans Employees From Smoking Anywhere On Earth.
This so-called "job screening" will bar any applicants who smoke cigarettes, cigars, pipes, snuff, hookah, and even e-cigarettes from being eligible for employment. While the hospital already has a smoking ban on the premises and surrounding sidewalks, this policy forbids new employees from consuming tobacco anywhere, at any time.
When Salt IS Good for You
When Salt IS Good for You:
The Thyroid Health Connection. In recent years, medical journals and consumer publications alike have been hashing out the controversy about salt consumption and its effects on an array of medical conditions, primarily high blood pressure and heart disease, but also osteoporosis, kidney stones and kidney disease, and obesity. There is one fundamental fact that has gotten lost in the great salt debate: the substance is one of the primary vehicles for delivering iodine to the body's thyroid gland, which is essential to production of thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone is used in every cell of our bodies to regulate metabolism and weight by controlling the burning of fat for energy and heat and managing the regulation of other vital body functions. Without iodine, thyroid hormone production simply does not happen, thus throwing the body into a tailspin.
Target for added sugar
Call to halve target for added sugar.
People need to more than halve their intake of added sugar to tackle the obesity crisis, according to scientific advice for the government in England. The sugar industry said "demonising one ingredient" would not "solve the obesity epidemic". The body reviewed 600 scientific studies on the evidence of carbohydrates - including sugar - on health to develop the new recommendations.
E-cigarettes: What part of 'no danger' don't you understand?
By Dave Pickrell. It is classic that e-cigarettes has given public health everything they said they wanted, smoke with no odor or effects to bystanders and safer for smokers because they don't inhale anything burning to get nicotine. Are anti-smokers happy now? No. An e-cigarette legitimizes smoking again, and that scares anti-smokers to death. This means they will lose absolute control of the debate. It also means that things will become much better for smokers.

World Smokers News - See today's breaking news about smoking.
Property Rights for all include Smokers Rights!
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  Past Newsletter Issues Issue #762

The Property Rights Newsletter
June 27, 2014 - Issue #762

"[Lighting a cigarette] Well, I'm not here to impinge on anybody else's lifestyle. If I'm in a place where I know I'm going to harm somebody's health or somebody asks me to please not smoke, I just go outside and smoke. But I do resent the way the nonsmoking mentality has been imposed on the smoking minority. Because, first of all, in a democracy, minorities do have rights. And, second, the whole pitch about smoking has gone from being a health issue to a moral issue, and when they reduce something to a moral issue, it has no place in any kind of legislation, as far as I'm concerned."
- Frank Zappa

Watch the Video from the USA, The PretenderWatch the music video from
The United States of America:
Foo Fighters - The Pretender

A visually stunning video, complete with a red blood bath exploding wall, for freedom loving non-sheeple people.
"What if I say I will never surrender?"

Watch the music video from Ireland:
Damian McGinty and Celtic Thunder
A Place in the Choir

"All God's creatures got a place in the choir - Some sing low and some sing higher..."
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  Past Newsletter Issues Issue #761

The Property Rights Newsletter
June 20, 2014 - Issue #761

"Better a smoking freedom than a non-smoking tyranny"
- Antonio Martino, Italiaanse Minister van Defensie

Watch the Video from Russia, Patiently I Keep On Going
Watch the music video from Russia:
Big Difference
Patiently, I Keep On Going

Watch the music video from Bosnia:
Emir Kusturica No Smoking Orchestra
Unza Unza Time

On the planet earth - There was no more fun...
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  Past Newsletter Issues Issue #760

The Property Rights Newsletter
June 13, 2014 - Issue #760

"Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily."
- Thomas S. Szasz

Watch the Video - Frank Turner - Sons of LibertyWatch the Video - Frank Turner - Sons of Liberty
Stand up sons of liberty, and fight for what you own - Stand up sons of liberty, and fight, fight for your homes - So if ever a man should ask you for your business or your name - Tell him to go and f* himself, tell his friends to do the same - 'Cause a man who'd trade his liberty for a safe and dreamless sleep - Doesn't deserve the both of them and neither shall he keep.
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  Past Newsletter Issues Issue #759

The Property Rights Newsletter
June 6, 2014 - Issue #759

"The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it,
ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is."
- Winston Churchill

Property Rights for all include Smokers Rights!

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  Past Newsletter Issues Issue #758

The Property Rights Newsletter
May 30, 2014 - Issue #758

"The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are:
Hard work, Stick-to-itiveness, and Common sense."
- Thomas A. Edison

Property Rights for all include Smokers Rights!

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  Past Newsletter Issues Issue #757

The Property Rights Newsletter
May 23, 2014 - Issue #757

"On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind
As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home,
we leave no veteran behind."
- Dan Lipinski

Thank you Rep. Duncan Hunter!Rep. Duncan Hunter fights for soldiers' right to smoke."We sleep in the dirt for this country. We get shot at for this country. But we can't have a cigarette if we want to for this country, because that's unhealthy," the California Republican said Wednesday. "Well, I'll tell you what. If you want to make us all healthy, then let's outlaw war, because war is really dangerous," Mr. Hunter said. "And it was bad for my health, and it's bad for other people's health. So if you truly want to make it so we're all healthy, then we shouldn't have a military at all, because that in and of itself is dangerous."
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