Issue #769 – Property Right Newsletter, August 29, 2014




The Property Rights Newsletter

August 29, 2014 – Issue #769

“A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business.”
– Henry Ford

Property Rights for all include Smokers Rights!

CDC proposes tobacco ban at every workplace in the U.S.
“Establish and maintain tobacco-free workplaces for all employees, allowing no use of any tobacco products, including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and smokeless tobacco products by anyone at any time in the workplace,” the document reads.

“At a minimum, the tobacco-free zone should encompass all indoor areas with no exceptions and no indoor smoking areas of any kind (including separately enclosed and/or ventilation areas), as well as areas immediately outside building entrances and air intakes, and all work vehicles,” the bulletin said.

“Optimally and whenever feasible, the entire workplace campus, including all outdoor areas, should be established as tobacco-free.”

AZ Pima County proposes hiring ban, extra charges for smokers.
: Chuck Huckelberry said the proposed smoking ban for new employees, and medical insurance surcharges of up to 50 percent for current employees who use tobacco, is a matter of dollars and common sense.

Don’t like smoking bans at state parks? Do something about it.
:Decisions are made by those who show up. The majority opinion, from what I’ve seen, has been mostly negative. Many believe the rule is unenforceable, a gross overreaction and represents a slippery slope in terms of rule-making.

OPRD has been called everything from a nanny-state enforcer to a rogue branch of tyrannical government on par with Nazis.

Jail For Smoking Outdoors?
: By Dick Puddlecote. There has never been – nor will there ever be – a scientific study which says passive smoking outdoors is dangerous to passers-by.

It doesn’t stop one town from proposing a criminal record for smoking outdoors though, complete with a possible jail sentence.

E-cigarettes are not a ‘gateway,’ they help smokers quit.
: If there was a device that helped smokers quit the habit – saving lives, reducing the leading cause of preventable disease in the United States and making life better for everyone – you would think public health officials would enthusiastically endorse it.

Cup of Joe, or Cup of Death?
: Estimates suggest 85% of Americans old enough to eat solid food consume at least one caffeinated beverage any given day.

That hasn’t stopped activists from opening a scare campaign designed to “de-normalize” – fancy-pants Ph.D.- speak for “make regular people feel guilty about” – your morning cup of Joe, soft drink, or tea.

NZ: Gluten-free beer labels to be banned.
: Gluten-free claims will be banned from beer bottles under new regulations – frustrating brewers and people with gluten allergies.

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