“Smoking is bad, but…” version 2047576.9836.2

<p><span style="font-size: 8pt;">Here it is, once again. The umpteenth, hollow argument against smoking bans. Is this simple ignorance, faith or superstition &ndash; or is it just the desperate need to obtain ‘acceptance by conceding’, to finally deliver one&rsquo;s own argument?</span></p>

James Oyebola shot in the face over smoking

<p><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size: 8pt; font-family: Verdana;">Former Commonwealth Games medalist and British heavyweight champion James Oyebola was in critical condition in a London hospital Tuesday after being shot in the face outside a nightclub where he worked as a bouncer.<!–[endif]–></span></p>

Let’s get rid of the bansturbators!

<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size: 8pt; font-family: Verdana;">There are many new words that have been coined recently. Some of them, reflecting the times we live in, deserve inclusion in the dictionary. <o:p></o:p></span></p>

Regulation Redux: still a bad prescription

<p class="MsoNormal"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 8pt; font-family: Verdana; color: black;">There&rsquo;s a great deal wrong with the latest moves in the </span><st1:country-region><st1:place><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 8pt; font-family: Verdana; color: black;">US</span></st1:place></st1:country-region><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 8pt; font-family: Verdana; color: black;"> to have cigarettes regulated by the FDA, as a recent analysis by John Luik in the Tobacco Reporter demonstrates.</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size: 8pt; font-family: Verdana;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>

Stooge of Big Pharma proposes alternative bill

<p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size: 8pt; font-family: Verdana;">As an alternative to the FDA regulation of cigarettes, Senator Enzi proposes prohibition. Let’s look at the sick ideological postulations — the ideology here is Prohibition –&nbsp; that have emerged from the ranks of the antismokers while they continue to toil away for monetary gain on the whole fraudulent deal.</span></p>
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Junk science: carbon offsets — buyer beware

… and speaking of carbon offsets, this very nice piece of Steven Milloy on Fox News is certainly worth reading. "Congress began investigating the carbon offset industry this week. The inquiry could produce some “inconvenient truths” for Al Gore and the nascent offset industry. Carbon offsets ostensibly allow buyers to Read more…


<p><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size: 8pt; font-family: Verdana;">S&oslash;ren H&oslash;jbjerg sends us this interesting piece about a useful act of desperation that business owners who are being bankrupted by smoking bans can do to strike back at the government gangsters of &ldquo;public health&rdquo;. </span></p>

Obesity panic spurs teen smoking!

<p><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size: 8pt; font-family: Verdana;">Hilarious? Pathetic? Mental? Define it as you want, but here it is:</span><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size: 8pt; font-family: Verdana;"><o:p></o:p></span></p>