CHICAGO PLAN
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EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY!


Smoking Bans Hurt
Business


Madison, WI


2008 - Smoking Ban Economic Impact
St. Louis, MO


SCHIP Voting Scorecard

Contact Your Congressman Based on How They Voted!

Retail Tobacco Dealers
of America


The United Pro Choice Smokers Rights Newsletter

Antis: Who they are

Antis: How to fight

Ban Damage

Ban Loss

Another Ban Failed

Why do we die?

Smokers Links

Smokers Blogs

Smokers Rights Groups

Smokers Forum Links

Smokers Rights Videos


AMERICAN SMOKERS PARTY - ILLINOIS


"The Facts"
and
"Smoking Ban Links"
by Dave Hitt - 2006


Google


The Smoker's Club, Inc.
WWW

Stanton Glantz
Doctor of WHAT?

He has a Ph.D
in
Mechanical Engineering!


NEW
History of Tobacco Regulation

READ
TOBACCO TIMELINE



Heartland Institute Chicago


Competitive Enterprise Institute (C.E.I.)


Cato Institute

Council for
Citizens Against Government Waste -
Illinois (CAGW)

Chicagoland Chamber
of Commerce


THE REST OF THE STORY
Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary

READ:
David W Kuneman
Studies and Editorials

"HIT & RUN"
Jacob Sullum

Pennsylvania Smokers Action Network
(PASAN)

NYC C.L.A.S.H.

New York Coalition
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Virginia Smokers Alliance

Cambridge Citizens
for Smokers' Rights


From Hawaii

NAACATS
North American Association of Cigarette and Tobacco Smokers

SadIreland.com

NEW from Holland: Rokersbelangen


Citizens for Civil Liberties (2CL) - Canada

NEW! - C.A.G.E.
Citizens Against Government Encroachment

Canadian News!


Visit MUGSY'S
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Click for more information


OTHER
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CigarettesPedia.com

A Full Encyclopedia of Cigarettes

Illinois Restaurants
A listing of over 15,000 restaurants across Illinois. Includes contact information and location map.


Hollywood Stars Speak Out on Tobacco


VIDEOS

Is Second Hand Smoke Hazardous?

Penn & Teller

Proposed Chicago Smoking Ban
"North Halsted" Smoking Ban Debate
WCIU-TV Channel 26
October 1, 2005


UP IN SMOKE
Battle Begins
As Bar Ban Looms

Milwaukee, WI


Property Rights and Smokers
Brendan Trainor


53,000 Deaths
Annually
From SHS!"


How WAS that number determined?


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The Vice Squad

Why the new Puritans threaten us all!



IL State Flag



The Anti-Smoking
Lobby
Just Doesn't Get It

Editorial by
Ryan D. Gabriel

Why Do We Smoke Cigarettes?

Lies, Damned Lies, & 400,000
Smoking-Related
Deaths

The Ten Biggest Lies about Smoke
&: Smoking.

Big
Pharmaceutical




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THE UNITED PRO-CHOICE SMOKERS RIGHTS NEWSLETTER
for the most recent IL and other news,
update and editorials on Smoking Related Issues




In Loving Memory Of Garnet Dawn

Garnet passed away very peacefully during a nap on Monday, April 20, 2009. It was sudden, very peaceful, and completely unexpected.
Garnet has been a warrior in this battle for a very long time and took it seriously enough to actually fight through the red tape and bureaucracy needed to make Illinois Smokers Rights a non-profit group.
It was largely through Garnet's efforts that many of the individual yahoo rights groups for a number of different states were set up, and she took on the role of moderator for many of them in their infancy - making sure that spammers didn't fill them with ads.
Garnet put a lot of thought and work into promoting our efforts with Heartland, a Libertarian organization that has come to recognize the importance of the Free Choice in Property Rights movement as an important symbol of individual freedoms being under attack.
Garnet was a Midwest Regional Director of The Smoker's Club, and Citizens Freedom Alliance, Inc. Her many interviews in the media ranged from foreign magazines to college newspapers. They were in print, on the radio, and on television. She was instrumental in many local and national Club projects, and she served on the Action Committee for The Smokers Rights Newsletter.
Garnet was a Midwestern beacon of light for our movement and will be sorely missed. The best thing we can do in her memory is to continue the fight that she was so dedicated to and work to bring Illinois and the rest of the states and countries suffering under the Antis' yoke back to some semblance of freedom.
- Michael J. McFadden

We are stunned and saddened. Garnet was so instrumental in helping our hawaii movement get off the ground in such a powerful manner.
Our trademark daily "drop-offs" were fueled by all the daily info that we garnered off of her Illinois smoker rights site and the many members who daily provided various links, stats, and info to everyone.
That crucial information was our main source of TRUTH AMMUNITION during those first critical 2 months of our battle in '07.
Thank you Garnet, for all you have done for the movement,we will miss you and we will carry on and take that baton forward, and we will win for you.
Aloha,
Dave Crowley and Jolyn Tenn
HawaiiSmokersAlliance.com
TheSmokeVote.com
Hawaii Bar Owners Association

I wanted her to be there when IL softens it's ban....
When the NV legislature overturns it's ban...
When she and I could ride on an airplane and smoke sitting next to each other.
She's not really gone, you know...
because there was a time we could do those things...
and that time still exists in our memories...
and there will be a time again.
- Dave Kuneman


More Than 2.8 Million Illinois Smoking Residents
Have Been Betrayed by Our Illinois Elected Officials.
Read: "Smoke Free Illinois" (SB 500)
Signed by Governor in Chicago - 07-23-07
Effective Date - January 1, 2008



Illinois Smokers Rights is intended to provide smokers, concerned about current tobacco usage issues and the present trend toward legislative reduction of personal property rights, with reliable information. ISR also strives to entertain readers by providing an interesting variety of topics for review through useful links, news worthy stories, editorials, presentations and a little humor.

"A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves."
--Bertrand de Jouvenel - FRENCH STATESMAN AND JOURNALIST (1876-1935)


NEW
Open Letter to the American Cancer Society
Requesting Documentation for Smoke Free Illinois Health Claims

PETITION - Illinois Smokers Rights - Letter to ACS

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS PRINTOUT PETITION
Smoking Ban Rebuttal Petition to Illinois General Assembly

(Both PDF and HTML Formats Available)

American Cancer Society:
The World's Wealthiest "Nonprofit" Institution

Samuel S. Epstein M. D.


VOTING HISTORY & CONTACT INFORMATION
for Illinois State Assembly - 2007


SHAME ON SMOKE FREE ILLINOIS!
Belleville, Illinois, Westfield Manor Apartments -
Statewide Smoking Ban Used as Excuse to Bully and Punish Disabled Seniors

(See photos and read letter)


UPDATE TO: "Veterans smoking issue"
Veterans Now Able to Smoke Inside Illinois Veteran's Home

Veterans smoking issue: What happened to smoking shelters?
(Quincy, IL)

More lies and phony promises from IL before Smoke Free Illinois was enacted. Watch the video! Veterans are not receiving the consideration dogs are given.....after all, dogs are legally allowed within restaurant patio areas in Illinois now, but smokers are not! These are our veterans' homes! Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs is "looking into the issue" now and all bets are off on any relief for veterans in the foreseeable future, according to their spokesperson. Her logic paraphrased: "Well, they have to go out in the cold anyway to get to a smoking shelter..."


Open Letter to the Naperville, Illinois City Council
Joe Fay


For adults who smoke and still believe in preserving our civil rights.

ILLINOIS NEWS

THE UNITED PRO-CHOICE SMOKERS RIGHTS NEWSLETTER
for the most recent news, update and editorials on Smoking Related Issues


Excellent Political and News Resource!


YET ANOTHER IL ASSEMBLY SMOKING BAN BILL PENDING:
Next Hearing Scheduled 01.20.08 in Springfield

HB 4184 - SMOKE FREE IL ACT-EXEMPTIONS


ATTENTION SMOKERS
Illinois General Assembly
"FINAL ACTION" dates had been extended to January 10, 2008
Now referred to RULES...


HB0556 - PROPOSED CIGARETTE TAX INCREASE

11/30/2007 House Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) - January 10, 2008
Last Action - 8/10/2007

HB0025 - RIVERBOAT GAMBLING-ADMIN
11/30/2007 House Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) - January 10, 2008
Last Action - 6/1/2007

HB2035 - IDOT-FUNDING GRANT PROGRAMS
11/30/2007 House Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) - January 10, 2008
Last Action - 9/19/2007

Senate Floor Amendment 8: "...Creates the Chicago Casino Development Authority Act. Creates the Chicago Casino Development Authority and vests its powers in the Chicago Casino Development Board. Provides that the Board shall select casino operators to develop and operate a land-based casino in Chicago..."

HB3740 - BUDGET IMPLEMENTATION-FY2008 (Illinois State Fiscal Budget)
11/30/2007 House Final Action Deadline Extended-9(b) - January 10, 2008
Latst Action - 6/28/2007
"...Creates the FY2008 Budget Implementation Act. Provides that the purpose of the Act is to make the changes in State programs that are necessary to implement the Governor's FY2008 budget recommendations. Effective July 1, 2007..."


Opinion

NEW BLOG - KEEP ST. LOUIS FREE!
Bill Hannegan

FIGHTING WORDS!!!
Illinois Smoking Ban Goes Into Effect January 1

SB 500 - ILLINOIS STATE SMOKING BAN
The "Social Isolation Act" - 08.15.07

Light Cigarette Suit Snuffed Out by Illinois High Court
Editorial - 08.27.07

Over 2.8 Million Residents Reject Smoke Free Illinois Act - SB 500
Press Release - 05.17.07

Proposed IL $.90 per Pack Cigarette Tax Increase
2007


Speech to Illinois Senate Executive Committee
Rebutting Proposed Illinois State-Wide Smoking Ban

Speech to Glenview, IL Village Board of Trustees,
Addressing Proposed Village Smoking Ban (02-08-07)


SCHIP EXPANSION:
SOCIALIZED MEDICINE ON THE INSTALLMENT PLAN


SMOKERS' HEALTH CARE - IS THIS PROGRESS?

- Tobacco Control or Sadists?

- British Smoker Refused Operation


ILLINOIS "REBEL" SMOKING SONG!
We have our own smoking song available online!
Our thanks to 'Guitar George' for this musical contribution and also to
The Smokers Club, Inc. website for all their Multi-Media Selections.

Click here to listen and enjoy!! - "THE ILLINOIS SMOKING SONG"


Illinois Tobacco Taxes
(January 2007)
Federal: 39 cents
State: 98 cents (2002 - 40 cent increase)
Cook County: $2 (01/06)
Chicago: 68 cents (11/05)

United States - Tobacco Tax Map - 2007
Full size - in color


Taxing a Minority to Fund Government -- What Would James Madison Say?
The Tax Foundation - Washington, D.C.

The Federal House SCHIP Bill:
Cutting Medicare, Undercutting Private Coverage,
and Expanding Dependency
The Heritage Foundation - August 1, 2007
HTML - PDF


"How to Catch a Wild Hog" - A SERIOUS Scary Story

Thirteen "Reasons" Why Antis Hate Smokers!

"Candy Cigarette Addictions Are No Treat" - Satire


RECAP FROM 09-08-07 ILLINOIS SMOKERS RIGHTS MEETING

ILLINOIS SMOKERS RIGHTS MEETING AGENDA AND INFORMATION
Saturday, September 8, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.
Windy City Inn, Chicago, Illinois

A PLAN OF ACTION FOR ILLINOIS


Dear Health Control Industry and Our Elected Illinois Representatives,

When is "enough" too much?

Sincerely,
The Illinois Pro-Choice Smokers (AND VOTERS)


GLOBAL WARMING SNOWJOB!
This YouTube spoof highlights three of Al Gore’s greatest exaggerations.
Enjoy Heartland Institute’s latest release.


Smoking with what? No aloha in smoking ban

HAWAIIAN DAY OF DEFIANCE! - "One Puff at a Time!"


Our First International Day of Defiance for Smokers
July 1, 2007

ENGLAND - SMOKING PROTEST PUB SUPPORT 'OVERWHELMING'
"If someone wants to light up I will tell them it is illegal
but I can’t put my staff in a position where they might be threatened with violence" -
Licensee, Tony Blows.


Letter/Review

Smoke Free Illinois Act
Only one year after IL Home Rule Authority enacted?



The REAL Story About Quit Smoking Hot-Lines:
1-866-QUIT-YES
The American Lung Association Smoking Cessation Hot Line


State Laws on Tobacco Issues
(See Map - Just click on your state)


News Story
SB 500 - "SMOKE FREE ILLINOIS ACT"
SIGNED BY GOVERNOR IN CHICAGO

..."Blagojevich signed the legislation at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, surrounded by medical professionals, cancer survivors and other anti-smoking advocates"....
Effective date: January 1, 2008


A Study Delayed:
Helena, Mt's Smoking Ban and the Heart Attack Study

By Michael J. McFadden and David W. Kuneman

Was Pueblo Study Released To Influence Vote
On Chicago Smoking Ban?


Read Press Release and
Kuneman/McFadden Heart Attack Study
Debunking Both Pueblo and Helena Studies


Economic Report - The verdict is in:
Smoking bans hurt the hospitality business.

Economic Losses Due to Smoking Bans in California
and Other States

By David W. Kuneman and Michael J. McFadden

Economic Impact of the New York State Smoking Ban
on New York’s Bars

Ridgewood Economic Associates, Ltd.


SMOKE, LIES & THE NANNY STATE
by Joe Jackson

"Your Favorite Supper Club / Restaurant" - January 1, 2017

Confused by Smoking Ban Ordinances in Illinois?
Click here to read each individual ordinance

OVER 1000 ILLINOIS COMMUNITIES
NOT COVERED BY SMOKING BANS - DISTORTED CLAIMS - 2007

Nicotine and Addiction - Opinion


"Please Don't Poop in My Salad"
About the book...

"....Salad" Speech in Decatur, IL
Joseph Bast, President, Heartland Institute, Chicago

"Aliens Cause Global Warming"
Michael Crichton

WE ARE AMERICANS, TOO!
Smokers, Stand Up and Take Back Your Dignity!


SURGEON GENERAL COMPILED REBUTTALS

SHUTTING DOWN DEBATE - By Joseph Bast


WHERE IS THE "SHS" FACTOR HERE?
Woodsmoke - Air Pollution Sources and Their Contributions


NONSMOKERS WHERE ARE YOU? WE'RE GOING BROKE!

...White Elephant bartender Jim Harcrow, 32, says he doesn't need the state to make health decisions for him. He needs a job: "I'd rather deal with a bar full of smoke and get paid than work 18 hours a week and have to stand in line to get food stamps."
READ


New York Coalition of Social Smokers:

PROHIBITION CARTOONS, FLYERS AND QUOTES

TEEN SMOKING ON THE RISE


FROM CONNESSIONE SCIENTIFIC, INC. and QUALITY FILTER SERVICES INC.
"...There Are Specifically Designed Commercially Available Systems That Will Remove the Toxic and Carcinogenic Components of Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS)...

GLOBAL AIR FILTRATION SYSTEMS INC.
Press Release informs the world that
Global Air Filtration equipment reduced secondhand smoke levels to
152 times safer than OSHA regulations require...

YOU KNOW YOU'RE FROM CHICAGO WHEN....

WELCOME TO ILLINOIS....




ILLINOIS SMOKERS!
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Exposures to second-hand smoke lower than believed,
Oak Ridge National Laboratory study finds...


Human Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke:
Is What You See What You Get??

by Roger A. Jenkins, Ph.D.
Presented to the Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University

Environmental Tobacco Smoke in a Restaurant
Non-Smoking Area: A Case Study

Roger A. Jenkins
55th Tobacco Science Research Conference
Greensboro, NC


How State Regulation of the Internet
Violates the Commerce Clause

(Cato Institute) - Dan L. Burk
Usage of the global Internet computer network is rising.... Not surprisingly,
attempts at governmental regulation are not far behind...


Dictatorship of the Attorney's General
Several state attorneys general along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms have struck a deal with the major credit card companies to no longer process orders for most online cigarette retailers...


SMOKESHOP Tobacco Report:
Promising New Conference Seeks Meaningful Response
to Anti-Tobacco Policy. - by Luc Martial

The Smokers Club, Inc.
International Smokers Rights Conference

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
June 27-29, 2005
(Recap and Updates)


The Heartland Institute - Recap Report
- Tobacco Summit III -

Chicago, Illinois - July 11, 2005


"In Defense of Smokers"
by Lauren A. Colby
An entire book on line!
Including
"Tobacco Control in 1917"


ARCHIVES - Letters and Opinion Editorial Collection



Illinois Smokers forum board
We are a public group created to discuss Illinois tobacco issues. We welcome conversations and information on products, bans, taxes and other topics relating to smokers and smokers' rights.

Illinois Smokers Alliance forum board
Sister Illinois public group created to discuss Illinois tobacco issues.

The Smokers Club, Inc.

Forces Illinois
"When the people fear the government, you have tyranny. When the government fears the people, you have freedom." - Thomas Paine

NEW - FORUMS AND CHATS!
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Contact Illinois Smokers Rights via E-mail


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We are a non-profit, non-partisan, and educational organization.

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THE ENEMY!
Who are the "Partners for Tobacco Free Lake County"
?


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REVEL - What is It?



Smokeless Tobacco:
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Sated With Snus
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Antibrains is Born!

Disecting Antismokers' Brains
by Michael J. McFadden


Smoke: A Global History of Smoking

By Sander L. Gilman

"People Will Always Smoke"
- An interview



Free Republic -
Great Forum!!


Canada:
Government Data
Shows Smoking Bans
Devastate Bar Industry

ONTARIO



"Smoking to Kill 1 Billion,
Life to Kill 6.3 Billion"


Should cigarettes be banned in public places?
Montreal Economic Institute


Visit Mason City Limits - Smoker Friendly
Comedy Club

One half hour north of Springfield


Obese Workers
See Lower Pay

WEYCO -
Keep Smoking or
Keep My Job?

A History of the Progress of Smoking Bans in America
Robert Hayes Halfpenny


Doug Jensen
and the Feel Kings


"Economic Consequences of a Full Smoking Ban on Northern Ireland's Licensed Trade"
FRLT Study - 2006


The Cigar Dave Show
Saturdays
12:00 - 2:00 p.m (ET)
- with Miss Kitty


SEARCHING THE CITY
FOR A HOTEL
WITH SMOKING ROOMS?


FAKEFAGS.CO.UK
For Smokers With a
Sense of Humor


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* Stickers


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