Just When You Think You Have Seen It All

State Rep. Mitch Greenlick representing Portland, Oregon says nicotine is as dangerous as heroin and methamphetamine. He believes that tobacco should be outlawed.&nbsp;<span style="COLOR: #000000"> </span><span style="COLOR: #000000">He&rsquo;s been pushing a bill since 2009 that would&nbsp;</span><span style="COLOR: #000000">make it a crime to possess nicotine without a physician&rsquo;s prescription.</span><br />
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This is one time Big Pharma is allowed to take a crack at him next election.&nbsp; He apparently doesn’t know that the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, who is funded by Johnson and Johnson, makes billions of dollars a year on their nicotine based products. They have also spent billions to convince legislators to ban smoking.&nbsp; Looks like their brainwashing techniques have boomeranged.<br />
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Smuggling Smokes Profitable

<p>In 2010, President Obama signed the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act (PACT), which requires wholesalers, distributors and manufacturers to register with the ATF and file monthly invoices to authorities in each state where they do business. It also prohibits the mailing of cigarettes (with some minor exceptions).<br />
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Smuggling is good business and very profitable it always has been going back to Prohibition.&nbsp; Why,&nbsp; because some states have raised taxes on tobacco to an obscene rate.&nbsp; People who want to smoke, will smoke and find a way to do so cheaply.&nbsp; You cannot change people’s behavior no matter how hard one tries.&nbsp; After all tobacco is LEGAL.</p>

US Partners With China

<span lang="EN-US">On September 7, the China-US Smoke-free Workplace Initiative, a public-private partnership that represents the next cooperative effort on tobacco control between the US and China, was launched in Beijing. The new initiative aims to expand the number of smoke and tobacco free worksites throughout the country.<br />
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The current government of the United States has cut benefits to Senior’s Medicare Programs and increased taxes to pay for The New Health Care Reform Act yet the government has money to send to China for a no smoking program?&nbsp; What’s wrong with this picture?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"><br />
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The Movies

Stan Glanz must be spitting out flames!&nbsp; In 2011, more people smoked in films than the previous year.&nbsp; We hope this trend continues, there are lots of ways to rebel against the health nannies who want to rule the world – their way.<br />

FDA Campaign Against Smokers

<p class="skip">The FDA has selected six agencies to support its anti-smoking educational efforts and will spend $360 million dollars over the next five years. <br />
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As you go to the polls this year remember on who’s watch this unprecended war against smokers has taken place.</p>

Robert Woods Johnson Foundation

Who’s is behind the smoking bans, the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation.&nbsp; Why?&nbsp; Money.&nbsp; <br />
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We link to the <a href="http://www.cleanairquality.blogspot.com/2012/09/3-ways-rwjf-violates-ethics-if-not.html">Clearing the Air </a>for the rest of the story.<br type="_moz" />

Steve Milloy

<p>Talked about the EPA&rsquo;s outlaw human experiments on July 16 at the John Locke Foundation in Raleigh, NC. The talk includes brand new information about the EPA&rsquo;s illegal conduct.<br />
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A must see.</p>


<p><i>The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is using taxpayer money to lobby local governments to pass anti-tobacco policies not covered by the state&rsquo;s no-smoking ban.</i></p>
<p><i>As a result, Sen. Steve King, R-Grand Junction, questioned the practice&rsquo;s legality and is calling on the department to stop doing it.</i><br />
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About time someone objects.&nbsp; The anti’s are giving grants to Department of Health of states to publish junk science against smokers. They have been doing this for twenty years, like locus, going from town to town, city to city, state to state.</p>

Santa Claus Attacked

<p>&quot;Pamela McColl, 54, of Vancouver, an anti-smoking advocate, decided the jolly gent described in the classic A Visit From Saint Nicholas (better known as &rsquo;Twas The Night Before Christmas), written by Clement Clarke Moore 190 years ago, needed cleaning up lest he poison the minds of youngsters because of his filthy nicotine addiction, to wit: &ldquo;The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth and the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.&rdquo;<br />
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Lady get a life! </p>

Asian Tobacco Farmers Fight Back

In 2005, the World Health Organization adopted a plan called the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control who’s goal is to end tobacco use globally and to stop farmers from growing the plant.&nbsp; Over 10 million Asian farmers grow tobacco and they have launched a petition and a spot on YouTube to be able to continue to grow tobacco which is a very lucrative crop.<br />
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WHO has no business telling farmers what to grow.<br />
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