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    05/12/2009 5:37:33 AM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 7 replies · 409+ views
    The Christian History of the American Revolution | 1849 | Robert C. Winthrop
    THE BIBLE An address delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Bible Society in Boston, May 28, 1849, by Robert C. Winthrop. Undoubtedly, Sir, the first of all charities, the noblest of all philanthropies, is that which brings the Bible home to every fireside, which places its Divine truths within the range of every eye, and its blessed promises and consolations within the reach of every heart. All other charities should follow, and, indeed, they naturally do follow, in the train of this.... Diffuse the knowledge of the Bible, and the hungry will be fed, and the naked clothed....
  • Chicago: Smoking ban debate continues

    10/28/2005 10:51:57 AM PDT · by SheLion · 30 replies · 1,077+ views ^ | October 28, 2005 | CHRIS WETTERICH
    As citizens Thursday night continued to debate a possible smoking ban in Springfield, the executive director of the Illinois Licensed Beverage Association threatened to sue the city if it prohibits smoking in taverns and bowling alleys.Opponents of a ban also attacked the idea that scientific studies show that secondhand smoke is harmful to those who inhale it.Supporters cited reports by the U.S. surgeon general and numerous medical groups that secondhand smoke is a cause of disease, including lung cancer, in nonsmokers. They argued the issue is more about the health of patrons and workers than economics.A proposed ordinance would ban...
  • Chicago: If you can't take the smoke, get out of the bar

    10/27/2005 4:12:30 AM PDT · by SheLion · 28 replies · 965+ views
    Chicago Flame ^ | 10-03-05 | Michaelia Fosses
    This week, supporters of a smoking ban in Chicago's restaurants will rally in the Federal Plaza at noon in anticipation of a vote on the Chicago Clean Indoor Air Ordinance. They will effectively remove smoking from all public places. This ordinance is a more comprehensive form of the current ordinance, which only bans smoking in public places except for designated smoking areas. The new Chicago Clean Indoor Air Ordinance 2005 by Alderman Ed Smith of Ward 28, bans it completely from all public places. Any adult that has lived in the public sphere for at least part of his/her life...
  • UPS agrees to end cigarette deliveries to individuals

    10/25/2005 6:59:09 AM PDT · by SheLion · 85 replies · 2,293+ views
    United Pro Smoker's Newsletter ^ | 24 Oct 05 | MICHAEL GORMLEY
    ALBANY, N.Y. - The world's largest shipping carrier, UPS Inc., will stop delivering cigarettes to individuals in the United States under an agreement announced Monday with state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer.The agreement is the latest in federal and state efforts to combat the sale of under-taxed cigarette and to fight underage smoking. Most under-taxed or untaxed cigarettes are sold by Indian tribes, where the taxation of sales to non-Indians is disputed.Monday's agreement leaves only the U.S. Postal Service among major carriers to continue to deliver cigarettes to individuals, Spitzer said. He called that practice "an embarrassment." Spitzer continues to negotiate...
  • Canada: Closure of tobacco plants a chance to say "good buy"

    10/25/2005 6:54:19 AM PDT · by SheLion · 13 replies · 517+ views
    CNN Matthews ^ | 21 Oct 05
    Doctors call on Ottawa to buy big tobacco and manage orderly phase-out OTTAWA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 21, 2005) - (Ottawa) Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada (PSC) today called on the government to stop the "rape and run" tactics of tobacco business corporations by buying tobacco companies outright and seeing that they are run in the public interest to phase out tobacco completely by 2030."Yesterday's announcement by Imperial Tobacco that they would close their manufacturing plants and lay off 650 workers was entirely predictable." said Neil Collishaw, Research Director of Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada. "Canada is making great strides at reducing tobacco...
  • NASCAR Fans Kick the Habit Hits the Track (Oh Brother)

    10/14/2005 5:03:28 AM PDT · by SheLion · 56 replies · 1,069+ views ^ | 10-14-04
    CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 13-- After opening the 2005 season with Nicorette as the first quit-smoking sponsor in NASCAR, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare is closing the year with its Commit® stop smoking lozenges as the primary sponsor of a car for two Cup Series races. David Stremme will run the #39 Commit Dodge in tonight's UAW-GM Quality 500 at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C., and again at the Ford 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2005, to help promote the newest form of medicinal nicotine for smokers trying to quit.
  • Fat: SECONDHAND FAT KILLS! . . . It's more deadly than smoke

    10/06/2005 7:01:52 AM PDT · by SheLion · 96 replies · 2,142+ views
    Weekly World News ^ | 10-06-05 | SHARON HUMPHREYS
    THERE'S something even deadlier in the air than secondhand smoke -- it's secondhand fat, says a top researcher.For years, doctors have been baffled by the high number of heart attack deaths of extremely skinny people, who were married to fatties or living with whale-size family members.Some theorized that they just might be getting clogged arteries because they adopted the same poor eating habits of their obese spouses or housemates.But now, Dr. Benjamin Myers, an obesity specialist in Bristol, Conn., says that invisible particles of fat detach themselves from obese people and are breathed in by those around them."I believe that...
  • Smoking bans cloud free market's ability to thrive

    09/28/2005 7:50:11 AM PDT · by SheLion · 33 replies · 853+ views
    BlueGrass Institute ^ | 9-28-05 | By Aaron Morris
    Smoking and health concernsThe harmful effects of cigarettes on smokers have been well documented since the 1950s.Health officials, doctors and government agencies have long cautioned that cigarettes cause numerous cancers, emphysema, chronic bronchitis and obstructive pulmonary disorders, among other ailments. Despite warning labels and public campaigns, many smokers continue to accept the health risks and simply light up.Nevertheless, the persistent efforts of health advocates have been increasingly persuasive. Smoking rates in the U.S. have consistently fallen since the early 1960s.1 Smoking rates per capita have fallen to 22.5 percent2 and show no signs of recovering.Adult per capita cigarette yearly...
  • Maine: State appeals Tobacco Delivery Law ruling

    07/23/2005 7:16:32 AM PDT · by SheLion · 39 replies · 1,990+ views
    AUGUSTA - Maine Attorney General Steven Rowe said Friday that he has appealed a federal judge's decision that invalidated a significant portion of a 2003 state law aimed at preventing youth access to tobacco from Internet and mail-order sales. Maine's law required procedures to verify that those who purchase tobacco by mail are old enough to do so. It was designed in part to prevent youths from ordering cigarettes online and also to assist the state in collecting taxes that would otherwise be unpaid. U.S. District Judge D. Brock Hornby said that while Maine's statute was well-intentioned, it ran afoul...
  • SMOKERS NOT WELCOME AT WINTHROP BEACH, Maine - Then post a sign!

    07/17/2005 11:51:36 AM PDT · by SheLion · 162 replies · 2,755+ views
    Maine Smokers Rights ^ | 7-16-05 | D. Brennan
    What's up in the town of Winthrop, Maine? SMOKERS NOT WELCOME AT WINTHROP BEACH!Winthrop proves smoking is not a health issue at all.  But it's all about CON T R O L!7-16-05 - I was notified of the ridiculous treatment given to one family just because a family member was smoking. A cop approached the family and told them they would have to leave because this was a "no smoking beach."  The family, as you can see, is not "on" the beach, but on the grassy area.  There were no signs stating that the area was smoke free.  The cop told...