<div>The usual suspects are supporting a Proposition to increase the tax on cigarettes by 90 cents per pack.&nbsp; The justification is also the same old tired argument.<br />

Santa Alert

Pamela McColl a former smoker, spent $200,000 of her own money to self-publish her updated version of the classic poem mentioning &quot;The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth. And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath&quot;.<br />
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Really woman, get a LIFE!<br type="_moz" />

From Think Scotland

WHAT FRESH HELL is this? Via the ever-excellent Christopher Snowdon (whose book &ldquo;The Art of Suppression&rdquo; everyone should go out and buy), we learn that the World Health Organisation is pushing for a worldwide ban on electronic cigarettes, presumably because it has nothing better to do now that it has eradicated malaria and AIDS.


A new study was of 15 people was presented to American College of Chest Physicians’ annual meeting in Atlanta.&nbsp; They used them as lab rats were once used – stuffing them in a small room and piping in tobacco smoke.&nbsp; They call this &quot;science&quot; really we call it junk.&nbsp;&nbsp; The Jenkins study done in 16 cities when smoking was allowed in actual bars, did not show the same results as this fake piece of nonsense.<br />


Fat tax is a bad idea. Food is food, and the only proven road to good health is a combination of moderation and exercise. A surtax on foods identified as &ldquo;junk&rdquo; would be a punishing measure that would hurt busy families that enjoy the odd pizza night.


<p>Santa Monica City Council gave final approval Tuesday to a law that bans smoking in all apartment and condo units occupied after November 22.<br />
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Smoking Lowers Skin Cancer

&ldquo;We detected trends between lower melanoma risk and longer duration of smoking, intensity of smoking in current smokers and pack years smoking&rdquo;. <br />
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This is an epidemology study and since the anti’s can’t have anything positive about smoking, we are sure another epidemology study will appear with the reverse results.&nbsp; &quot;Studies&quot; that are dependent on questionnaires can easily be manipulated to yield whatever results that are wanted.<br type="_moz" />

EPA’s Lies

As the video says, The Environmental Protection Agency is <a href="http://epahumantesting.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/2012-09-21-complaint-as-filed.pdf">being sued</a> for exposing human subjects to levels that greatly exceed its own daily exposure limits in a number of experiments, in which the subjects are exposed to &nbsp; &ndash; and not just any subjects but <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=x5rRkWE23Ag#t=79s">those who are particularly at risk</a>.


County Board President Toni Preckwinkle wants to increase the price of a pack of cigarettes by $4.67.&nbsp; If passed smuggling will become very popular in Chi-town.&nbsp; <br />