"The FDA officially announced that it would regulate electronic cigarettes like tobacco products. This is seemingly a victory for e-cigarette manufacturers and for consumers. The FDA tried to regulate e-cigarettes as drug devices, but lost the case".<br />
Got to love them, the people of Greece are completely ignoring the smoking ban introduced last September! However, that didn’t stop the World Health Organization awarding the Prime Minister George Papandreou a World No Tobacco Day award for passing anti-smoking legislation in Greece.
Overstepping one’s authority, Navajo President Ben Shelly cannot enforce an executive order to ban smoking in public places on the reservation. The full tribe was not informed and there will be meetings held to discuss this amongst members of the Navajo nation.<br />
"There is now so much money to be made by simply smuggling cigarettes from low-tax states to high-tax states, say government officials, that smuggling costs the nation as much as $5 billion a year in lost tax revenue".
A new bill has been introduced to ban smoking in some areas of multi-family residential dwellings. A hearing will be held on May 5 by the Health and Human Services Committee of the County Council of Montgomery County.<br />
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The CDC has proclaimed by the year 2020, there will be smoking bans in all fifty states. However, the southern states are not falling in line with imposed smoking bans. The goal of a smoke free planet is the Agenda of the World Health Organization, not the CDC. The original goal was 2010 since that didn’t work they added an additional ten years. World domination or nothing!<br type="_moz" />
Uninsured Pennsylvanians and health care advocates yesterday criticized state leaders’ plan to allocate hundreds of millions of dollars of state tobacco settlement money to the general fund after ending a low-income insurance program.
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Governor Jindal of Louisiana will not consider raising the tax on cigarettes. The Governor said it diminishes personal freedom. <br />
A sensible man. It is a shame there aren’t more of them.<br type="_moz" />
Edmund Contoski explains how "employing government to achieve a socially desirable goal, home ownership, has led to the greatest economic contraction since the Great Depression", and why things aren’t likely to change anytime soon.
Bill Brown is an Ohio based restarauteur and blogger, as well as a devoted, empassioned, and articulate opponent of the anti-smoking establishment. FORCES is proud to now feature Mr. Brown as a columnist. Here, Mr. Brown provides compelling criticism of a recent Ohio State Supreme Court decision.<br type="_moz" />