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I was given the option to write either a 7-10 page paper on a topic of my choice, or take a 3 hour oral exam. I decided to write the paper and choose to write on smoking bans. The instructor was pleased with this topic and I ordered some research materials (that I had already been planning on reading.)


Heres the problem: they havent arrived and the paper is due monday.




So...anyone have any starting points for research? Hopefully I will find the paper I have with lexis account info on it so I can get some sources. Any websites specifically against the smoking ban?


I plan on writing about the problem (health hazards etc), the rights interests of allowing people to make choices and the free-market aspect of allowing businesses to allow or disallow smoking, various compromises (venting, sections).

The primary concentration will be on rights interests and the "what-if" question if Americans continue to allow the government to make choices for them.

Thanks for any reserach leads!
 

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If you can pick up the recent Cigar Magazine (Summer 2005 ) issue, they write a great few pages on this. How the EPA lied about there stats to get the Smoking ban accross and how Cigar smoke doesn't greatly effect the second hand smoke issue at all. When is it due, I'll ship you mine and when your done, ship it back ( I like to keep everything about cigars :D ), Don
JustAyoungMC said:
I was given the option to write either a 7-10 page paper on a topic of my choice, or take a 3 hour oral exam. I decided to write the paper and choose to write on smoking bans. The instructor was pleased with this topic and I ordered some research materials (that I had already been planning on reading.)

Heres the problem: they havent arrived and the paper is due monday.

So...anyone have any starting points for research? Hopefully I will find the paper I have with lexis account info on it so I can get some sources. Any websites specifically against the smoking ban?

I plan on writing about the problem (health hazards etc), the rights interests of allowing people to make choices and the free-market aspect of allowing businesses to allow or disallow smoking, various compromises (venting, sections).

The primary concentration will be on rights interests and the "what-if" question if Americans continue to allow the government to make choices for them.

Thanks for any reserach leads!
 

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JustAyoungMC said:
I was given the option to write either a 7-10 page paper on a topic of my choice, or take a 3 hour oral exam. I decided to write the paper and choose to write on smoking bans. The instructor was pleased with this topic and I ordered some research materials (that I had already been planning on reading.)

Heres the problem: they havent arrived and the paper is due monday.

So...anyone have any starting points for research? Hopefully I will find the paper I have with lexis account info on it so I can get some sources. Any websites specifically against the smoking ban?

I plan on writing about the problem (health hazards etc), the rights interests of allowing people to make choices and the free-market aspect of allowing businesses to allow or disallow smoking, various compromises (venting, sections).

The primary concentration will be on rights interests and the "what-if" question if Americans continue to allow the government to make choices for them.

Thanks for any reserach leads!
....these sites have a lot of good stuff....., good luck.....

http://www.reason.com/links/links112503.shtml

http://www.davehitt.com/facts/

http://www.forces.org/

http://www.smokersclubinc.com/

http://www.nycclash.com/

http://www.antibrains.com/
 

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Might try some actuary stats if you can find them. I ran across them in one of my text books (why this was in a civil engineering book, i dont know) and they were pretty interesting. It really helps to look at the risk level of secondhand smoke in comparison to living in a stone house for 50 years. Unfortunately I dont remember the time of exposure necessary to equal the risk of cancer from living in a natural stone house, but you should be able to find similar information. And God knows its easy to manipulate statistics to prove any point you care to make.
 

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When I was in school and they told us to write these long-winded papers about a subject, I told em there's no way. I always handed in a 2 page paper and told them that I could get to the point a lot faster if I didn't have to embelish so much. They must have liked that response because I never recieved anything under a B. :)


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A lot of bar/restaurant folks try to fight bans with economic damage arguments. Those arguments are quite valid (see "Ban Losses" near the top of the left hand column at smokersclubinc.com ) but they can't stand alone. Antismokers waving "Dead Babies" in the air beat out business owners waving "Empty Wallets" every time.

Your paper should strongly attack the lies behind the health arguments surrounding secondary smoke exposure. Go to the link in my signature below and read "The Great Helena Heart Fraud" and "TheTruthIsALie.com" Too bad you don't have more time for your paper: my book would give you a whiz bang A+ (unless your prof is an avowed Anti, in which case you'd be guaranteed an F- ) :>

Best of luck!

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Michael J. McFadden
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CANTILOPER:

....you are bringing to light some good stuff about the ridiculously fraudulant secondhand smoke hysteria that purposely escapes mention by the PC mainstream media...., when are the sheeple ever going to wake up and smell the coffee?????..... the horror of the controlling nanny state is upon us yet nobody seems to give a damn......, least of all cigar smokers who are blase about smoking bans.....
 

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Cantiloper said:
A lot of bar/restaurant folks try to fight bans with economic damage arguments. Those arguments are quite valid (see "Ban Losses" near the top of the left hand column at smokersclubinc.com ) but they can't stand alone. Antismokers waving "Dead Babies" in the air beat out business owners waving "Empty Wallets" every time.

Your paper should strongly attack the lies behind the health arguments surrounding secondary smoke exposure. Go to the link in my signature below and read "The Great Helena Heart Fraud" and "TheTruthIsALie.com" Too bad you don't have more time for your paper: my book would give you a whiz bang A+ (unless your prof is an avowed Anti, in which case you'd be guaranteed an F- ) :>

Best of luck!

:)
Michael J. McFadden
Author of "Dissecting Antismokers' Brains"
http://cantiloper.tripod.com
Actually I ordered it last saturday...it is a shame it didnt make it to me yet. I did use the bar model from the anti webpage.

The prof seemed receptive of the smoking ban topic, so I hope he will approach it with an open mind.
 

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Cantiloper said:
A lot of bar/restaurant folks try to fight bans with economic damage arguments. Those arguments are quite valid (see "Ban Losses" near the top of the left hand column at smokersclubinc.com ) but they can't stand alone. Antismokers waving "Dead Babies" in the air beat out business owners waving "Empty Wallets" every time.

Your paper should strongly attack the lies behind the health arguments surrounding secondary smoke exposure. Go to the link in my signature below and read "The Great Helena Heart Fraud" and "TheTruthIsALie.com" Too bad you don't have more time for your paper: my book would give you a whiz bang A+ (unless your prof is an avowed Anti, in which case you'd be guaranteed an F- ) :>

Best of luck!

:)
Michael J. McFadden
Author of "Dissecting Antismokers' Brains"
http://cantiloper.tripod.com
Just noted you werent previously a member...welcome to the jungle. I am sure your views will be much appreciated here.
 

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JustAyoungMC said:
Finished the paper, edited it, and sent it out.

Thanks everyone for the links and information! Time to wait and see how it is received.
I hope your paper was well-received! :) And, speaking of received... did you get the book yet? If you ordered it through Amazon it should have only taken three days or so (although if you got it from one of their "sellers" the time frames are a lot more hit-or-miss... I generally avoid them and wait until I've got enough of an order to get the "Super Saver Shipping" from Amazon proper.)

If you got it and read it I'd love to hear any comments!

:)
Michael J. McFadden
Author of "Dissecting Antismokers' Brains"
http://cantiloper.tripod.com
 

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All I have to say is good luck to you. Research local newspaper archives, too. I've found a ton of stuff on smoking bans while doing my research paper. I picked a better topic though, the Cuban Trade Embargo. Wrote it in about a week.
 
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