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Tobacco Verdict A Victory For Commonsense

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    PRESS RELEASE Libertarianz Health Deregulation Tobacco Verdict A Victory For Commonsense ================================ Libertarianz health deregulation
    Message 1 of 1 , May 4, 2006
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      PRESS RELEASE
      Libertarianz
      Health Deregulation

      Tobacco Verdict A Victory For Commonsense
      ================================

      Libertarianz health deregulation spokesman Richard McGrath today praised the
      High Court's decision to disallow a claim for damages against British
      American Tobacco by the family of smoker Janice Pou.

      "Justice Lang pointed out that the health risks of smoking were common
      knowledge before 1968 when Mrs Pou took up smoking of her own free will,"
      said Dr McGrath.

      "As BAT have stated, their tobacco manufacturing business is perfectly
      legal - and rightly so - despite the efforts of interfering busybodies such
      as Hone Harawira to shut them down, throw their staff out of work, and
      deliver their industry to the criminal underworld on a silver platter.

      "Although I don't smoke myself," added Dr McGrath, "it is a choice every
      adult should be allowed to make - in the knowledge that any resulting health
      problems remain the responsibility of the smoker."

      ENDS

      Richard McGrath
      Libertarianz Health Deregulation Spokesman
      richardmcgrath@...
      0273 222 907

      Libertarianz: More Freedom - Less Government
      www.libertarianz.org.nz
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