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Death Sticks

I’m pleased to announce that another country has passed a ban on smoking in public places. Woohoo! There’s more good news on the horizon: ” In Britain, the government has announced plans to introduce public smoking bans in England and Wales.” Now, if we could just get more US states to follow New York and …

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Currency Up in Smoke

The Governator has banned smoking in California prisons. I’m happy to see smoking banned any place. This ban might have some interesting consequences, however. Cigarettes are often used as currency in prison. This will upset the whole economy.

Fresh Air!

WOOHOO!!! Bar, Restaurant Smoking Ban Discussed A state lawmaker says the time has come to ban smoking at all workplaces in Pennsylvania, including bars and restaurants. State Sen. Stewart Greenleaf, R-Montgomery County, says he will push for legislation simlar to that of California, New York, Maine, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida and Massachusetts, where the law is …

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Undue Burden?

Limitation on freedoms is not a new concept. Speech is, on the whole, free, but there are some utterances that can get you in trouble with the law. Shouting “Fire!” in a crowded theater or joking about shooting the president are good examples. In other words, there is legal precedent for placing limitations on constitutional …

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