Tobacco Policies & Legislation

Anti-Tobacco Nazis Will Do Anything to Take Control of Your Life

And it’s not just about the tobacco anymore either.

The latest form of terrorism is being committed right here by our own citizens and lawmakers. They so desperately and urgently want to control how others live their lives. The U.S.A. is being overrun with Totalitarianism.

The new San Francisco law prohibiting fast-food restaurants from including toys with children’s meals that do not meet nutritional guidelines is abhorrent. It is also a perfect example of how the Anti-Tobacco-Nazis Totalitarianism is already creeping into other facets of our lives.

IT’S FOR THE CHILDREN! WE MUST SAVE THE CHILDREN!

Bullshit!

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The biggest lie and excuse for controlling our lives is that they are doing this to save the children. McDonald’s was founded in 1948. My mom started bringing my sister and I there as a treat in 1968 when I was 5-years old. I was never fat as a kid. I was actually considered "skinny". The problem today is that kids don’t get exercise. We are cutting funding for Physical Education (they called in ‘Gym’ in my day) and school sports, which is exactly the opposite of what we should do. Physical activity and sports is fun, so let’s cut that out. Getting a toy in a Happy Meal is fun. Let’s disallow that. If they cared so much about the children, they would fund physical activities instead of taking away their toys.

It’s all about control to the point of Totalitarianism, and it is a mental illness in my opinion. These people are really mentally defective and should be locked up in an insane asylum. Rather, they are gaining control of more and more facets of our lives.

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Santa Clara County Enacts Nation’s Toughest Anti-Tobacco Laws

If you live in an apartment in Santa Clara County, California, it is illegal for you to smoke in your own home.

IN YOUR OWN HOME!

They are telling you what you can and cannot do in your own home! This is a complete outrage.

The latest from the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors is that retail stores selling tobacco products will have to pay $425 for a license, and can’t display their tobacco products.

That’s one way to put small businesses out of business and get some extra money for the politicians to spend.

When I need money, I get it the old fashioned way, by actually doing an honest days work.

An article in the Mercury News, states; "Santa Clara County supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved the final piece in a package of tobacco laws aimed at snuffing out teenage smoking."

Wow! How dumb are you people!?!?!

If a teenager wants to smoke, they are going to smoke. If they want to drink, they are going to drink, and if they want to do drugs they will do that too. I’m certainly not advocating any of this, but anyone with the slightest bit of intelligence knows this is true. They also know it is a flat out lie that these laws are to protect children and teenagers. It’s just an excuse to control the lives of adults.

There are already laws about underage smoking.

In a press release from the IPCPR, it was stated;
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"It’s been written in justification of these onerous measures that ‘tobacco related diseases’ are the number one cause of preventable death in the United States," said Chris McCalla, legislative director of the IPCPR, an association of more than 2,000 retailers and manufacturers of premium cigars, tobaccos and related accessories. "First of all, there’s no such thing as a strictly ‘tobacco related disease.’ Secondly, obesity is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., not tobacco, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."

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McCalla said that claims made by the San Jose city staff that a licensing program for tobacco products and hiding all tobacco products from public view would help prevent underage smoking are "beyond reason."

"Think about it. The way to prevent underage smoking is to enforce the laws already on the books. If it costs too much to enforce the existing laws, raise the penalties high enough to pay for enforcement. The only thing these two measures would do is put a lot of good, law-abiding people out of business – small business owners who sell premium cigars almost exclusively," he said.

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The county ordinance takes effect in 60 days, but a provision prohibiting sale of flavored tobacco products will be delayed an additional 30 days while county officials consider potential impacts on cigars and pipe tobacco. County officials said that because those products cost more, they are less likely to be bought by teens.

The county earlier this month approved other tobacco laws that prohibit smoking in county parks, outdoor service areas and multi-family dwellings, including apartments, condominiums and townhomes.

It would be nice if luxury tobacconists get an exemption, but that doesn’t change the fact that this is complete Anti-Tobacco-Nazi Totalitarianism. The trampling of adult’s rights to enjoy their lives the way they would like to is what this is really all about.

The totalitarian politicians, lobbyists and activists should all be locked up. The only thing we need protection from is them.

You can read more on this here and here.

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Here is a video produced by British American Tobacco that predicts where we are headed as the anti-tobacco fanatics push cigarettes into the black market. (Used by permission.)

BAT writes on their website:

Who’s in control?

The black market in cigarettes is worth billions of dollars worldwide and it’s increasingly dominated by organised crime. Measures such as point of sale display bans and plain packaging could increase illicit trade. We ask, who’s in control?

The film contains some violence and other disturbing scenes.

Who\'s in Control?

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    cortezattic
  • November 24, 2010
You very astutely observe that "It’s all about control... and it is a mental illness..." I had some minor exposure to people with that mentality when my wife was elected to a local school council.
She found herself surrounded by people who sought the position as a springboard to more influential offices. They weren't motivated by a desire to improve the local school's day to day operations. My wife, disillusioned with the politicking, even at this lowly level, resigned in disgust.
In confronting social activists and politicians we must remember that these people are control freaks. Were they anything less, they'd have legitimate, productive jobs.
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    yuri66
  • November 24, 2010
Again the politicians strike again, it seems to me that the non-smoking community has nothing better to do. I believe I remember reading something to this affect in a history book, where a Austrian Born Corparal rose to power and took over most of Europe. If I am not mistaken it was not all to long ago, and then after that there was a thing that rose to power in Eastern Europe call communisim, sounds just like this here, the powers to be telling you what you can and cannot do....Sieg he.., oh I am sorry he lost in the end or was ist Joseph Stalin?? i cannot remember.
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    excav8tor
  • November 24, 2010
Here is a study carried out in the UK. Unfortunately it was not able to be published before the author died.
Even with such a damning report as this, which highlights the failure of Anti Smoking Campaigners and Government alike to produce acurate and factual papers, they still continue to force feed us with half truths, misinformation and unscientific reports that do nothing more than scare the uneducated!
For you all to read here it is http://www.data-yard.net/science/active_smoking/eysenck_circa_1997.pdf
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  • November 24, 2010
Unconstitutional Official Acts
16 Am Jur 2d, Sec 177 late 2d, Sec 256:
The general misconception is that any statute passed by legislators bearing the appearance of law constitutes the law of the land. The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land, and any statute, to be valid, must be In agreement. It is impossible for both the Constitution and a law violating it to be valid; one must prevail. This is succinctly stated as follows:
The General rule is that an unconstitutional statute, though having the form and name of law is in reality no law, but is wholly void, and ineffective for any purpose; since unconstitutionality dates from the time of it's enactment and not merely from the date of the decision so branding it. An unconstitutional law, in legal contemplation, is as inoperative as if it had never been passed. Such a statute leaves the question that it purports to settle just as it would be had the statute not been enacted.
Since an unconstitutional law is void, the general principles follow that it imposes no duties, confers no rights, creates no office, bestows no power or authority on anyone, affords no protection, and justifies no acts performed under it.....
A void act cannot be legally consistent with a valid one. An unconstitutional law cannot operate to supersede any existing valid law. Indeed, insofar as a statute runs counter to the fundamental law of the lend, it is superseded thereby.
No one Is bound to obey an unconstitutional law and no courts are bound to enforce it.
Jon Roland:
Strictly speaking, an unconstitutional statute is not a "law", and should not be called a "law", even if it is sustained by a court, for a finding that a statute or other official act is constitutional does not make it so, or confer any authority to anyone to enforce it.
All citizens and legal residents of the United States, by their presence on the territory of the United States, are subject to the militia duty, the duty of the social compact that creates the society, which requires that each, alone and in concert with others, not only obey the Constitution and constitutional official acts, but help enforce them, if necessary, at the risk of one's life.
Any unconstitutional act of an official will at least be a violation of the oath of that official to execute the duties of his office, and therefore grounds for his removal from office. No official immunity or privileges of rank or position survive the commission of unlawful acts. If it violates the rights of individuals, it is also likely to be a crime, and the militia duty obligates anyone aware of such a violation to investigate it, gather evidence for a prosecution, make an arrest, and if necessary, seek an indictment from a grand jury, and if one is obtained, prosecute the offender in a court of law.
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    JOHN O'KELLEY
  • November 24, 2010
these liberal left wing dick heads don't have a clue..........the usa has lost it's balls...
these "goody two shoes", pick on pipe smokers and pipe tabocco and yet they can't stop drugs from entering our country and those nasty, fifthy, mexican scum from slipping in the borders---politics--votes....cut ss/medicare benifits to our older folks that built this country---why? all these "wet back" som-bitches are taking the $$$$$$$ for them, and fucking our old folks....i'm too old now to fight the good fight.....so i'll depend on you young guy's to carry the banner for all of our rights......
ps: wouldn't you like to shove an extra large apple pipe up their ass and it smokin'....
i've not had a president since jefferson davis......
john "o"
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    Actual AMERICAN
  • November 25, 2010
As an American and a Combat Infantryman, everything John O'Kelley stands for is everything that we ought to fight against. Such racism and hate is absolutely unacceptable. PERIOD.
With pipe in mouth, gun in hand, I will continue the fight against souls like this, as I did in Iraq.
I see a great deal of rhetoric here, but no real substance, particuarlly regarding interpretation of the US Constitution and court cases setting precendence. If we are to argue for more respect for an indidividual state's rights, we cannot then pass judgment on states and cities for laws they pass for their own land, can we? Unless of course, it is found, in a court of law, to be unconstitutional.
People disagree in a free nation. I wouldn't have it any other way. When they start attacking each other with threats of violence, hatred, racism, and constitutional violations, we no longer have a free nation. If you claim to support the Constitution, you ought to be ready to defend the rights of Muslims all across the nation.
Having said all this, and having done my research regarding Santa Clara County's new laws, I can say that I believe this ought to be fought vigorously, as I do agree that this is a violation of our Constitutional rights. Just as in my own county a new law has been enacted that allows only Christian and Jewish displays on government property. This is also unacceptable.
In the meantime, let us be thankful for our great nation, those who have served it and continue to do so, and the diversity and liberty within it that has allowed to become among the greatest nations in history.
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    excav8tor
  • November 27, 2010
Live and let live!
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    excav8tor
  • November 27, 2010
They have not difinitvley proved that 2nd hand smoke kills and they are talking about 3rd hand... give me a break. This is discrimination.
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