Smoking pens

First, let's look at the glass half-full: the no-smoking law passed by the Mexico City Congress comes into effect this month, and aims to protect the rights of those of us who, like it or not, have to breathe other people's fumes.

A similar, federal proposal is being considered by local Congresses around the country.
In theory, we will no longer have to eat in restaurants where customers at the next table are blowing smoke at our grilled salmon. You won't get suffocated at packed bars either.

Now, for the glass half-empty: some columnists, newspaper editors, and radio and television hosts have been using their smoking pens (and cameras, and microphones) to cry "discrimination!" A small group even called a press conference to announce they will take the smoking ban to court.

They claim the new law infringes on their right to smoke. Sure, they have the right to poison their lungs, but that shouldn't come at the expense of other people's health.

What are their real motivations? Some analysts speculate that the powerful tobacco lobby is pulling strings, but I don't think so. I suspect that these folks are just feeling some of the same anguish a nicotine addict experiences during a five-hour flight.

It is true that tobacco is a powerful industry, constantly seeking to penetrate and conquer new markets, particularly in emerging economies as tougher regulations are imposed in developed nations.

Philip Morris, the largest global tobacco company, just disassociated its international operations from its US holding company to free itself from regulations in the US and Europe and expand to less complicated and more profitable emerging markets. The new business entity, Philip Morris International, ranks as the third most profitable consumer goods company in the world, after Procter & Gamble and Nestlé. In Mexico, Phillip Morris used to own 50 percent of the company's local operations, with Carlos Slim holding the other half. Just recently it increased its participation to 80 percent: Slim, who rarely misses a good business opportunity, sold them 30 percent for $1.1 billion USD.

Since tobacco advertising is forbidden in Mexico's mass media, tobacco companies are reinventing their marketing strategies, switching to direct advertising and often breaking other laws. For example, underage school kids get invitations to parties sponsored by tobacco companies. They also receive cigarette ads on their cell phones, home phones, and e-mail. The database of a private school in Mexico City was used not long ago to reach kids at their homes. The companies aren't missing their target: 27.5 percent of Mexican teens are frequent smokers, and the rate has been growing steadily over the past six years.

The World Health Organization recommends increasing taxes as an effective measure to reduce consumption, but education programs and publicity restrictions are also necessary. In Mexico, the tax rate for cigarettes is now 150 percent, 10 percent higher than last year and 40 percent higher than three years ago. Government statistics reveal that the monthly household expenditure on cigarettes has increased from $175 MXP in 2000 to $216 MXP in 2006. Poor families allocate as much as 11 percent of their income to cigarettes: no wonder Philip Morris continues to attract investors.

Meanwhile, 16 million Mexicans are smoking; the habit is linked to 60,000 annual deaths, and drains the public coffers of $3 billion USD in health-related costs every year. This is all to say that the tobacco debate goes much deeper than the rights of a few journalists and legislators who like to smoke. Speaking of smoke, it will be interesting to see what the smoking pens say if a proposal to allow people to carry and smoke up to three grams of marijuana is approved by the Mexico City Congress. Will they find the pot-filled air comforting?

José Fernández Ramos can be reached at pumukel@gmail.com.

 

You will surprise to find the high quality tiffany jewelry in much.Everyone will focus on the shinning of
tiffany co jewelry without awareness of
rovide 100% sterling silver Tiffany jewelry,you can buy discount Tiffany & Co jewelry here.Tiffany And Co Jewelry is the best jewellry.
discount tiffany jewelry, Tiffany Jewelry, Tiffany Jewellery, Tiffany Silver, Tiffany, Tiffanys, Tiffany's Jewelry.We Provide a wide range of fashionable
tiffany co jewelry, including
Links London
In 1950 Tiffany's had its biggest boost in popularity as Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's was published. Tiffany's was shot to worldwide fame in 1961 when the film adaptation staring Audrey Hepburn was released. This film and its star became icons, as did Tiffany's
Tiffany Bracelets
Tiffany Rings
cheap tiffany with.Discounted Tiffany & Co silver jewelries are provided in our Tiffany’s online outlet store
Links Of London

People all over the world know the abercrombie and fitch,but not everyone really knows how fashion the abercrombie is,hollister is the Legend maker. Everybody wears the hollister clothing would be the abercrombie mens and the abercrombie womens, if you want know you can search the Ruehl No.925 or abercrombie outlet in the www.google.com .
abercrombie hoodiesabercrombie hoodiesabercrombie sweatersabercrombie sweatersabercrombie jeansabercrombie jeansabercrombie teesabercrombie tees

one day i went shopping outside,and in an ed hardy store,I found some kinds of ed hardy i love most they are Your website is really good Thank you for the information Abercrombie Fitch sale Abercrombie Fitch sale buy Abercrombie Fitch clothing buy Abercrombie Fitch clothing Abercrombie Fitch shop Abercrombie Fitch shop Abercrombie Fitch store Abercrombie Fitch store Cheap Abercrombie Cheap Abercrombie discount Abercrombie discount Abercrombie Abercrombie sale Abercrombie sale buy Abercrombie buy Abercrombie Abercrombie shop Abercrombie shop Abercrombie store Abercrombie store Cheap Abercrombie and Fitch clothing Cheap Abercrombie and Fitch clothing discount Abercrombie and Fitch clothing discount Abercrombie and Fitch clothing Thank you for the information

one day i went shopping outside,and in an ed hardy store,I found some kinds of ed hardy i love most they are Your website is really good Thank you for the information Abercrombie Fitch sale Abercrombie Fitch sale buy Abercrombie Fitch clothing buy Abercrombie Fitch clothing Abercrombie Fitch shop Abercrombie Fitch shop Abercrombie Fitch store Abercrombie Fitch store Cheap Abercrombie Cheap Abercrombie discount Abercrombie discount Abercrombie Abercrombie sale Abercrombie sale buy Abercrombie buy Abercrombie Abercrombie shop Abercrombie shop Abercrombie store Abercrombie store Cheap Abercrombie and Fitch clothing Cheap Abercrombie and Fitch clothing discount Abercrombie and Fitch clothing discount Abercrombie and Fitch clothing Thank you for the information

This program offers you multiple options to customize the start time and duration for thumbnail previewing. It allows you to Burn DVD Mac disc from VIDEO_TS folder, dvdmedia file and ISO file.
You can use DVD to MP3 Converter to select target subtitle and audio track according at your will. DVD to MP3 Converter also provides you with fruitful options to set audio properties of audio bitrate, Sample Rate and so on.

I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article. I am hoping the same best work from you in the future as well.
ucvhost
ucvhost

Excellent post. This was actually what I was looking forghd straightenersghd hair straightenerscheap ugg bootsUggs, and I am glad that I finally came here! This for sharing ghd hair straightenersGHDand keep uped hardyed hardy clothing the good workGHDghd iv styler. thanks for this nice article Good postCoach handbags Christian Louboutin Shoes.Valuable information for allUGG Bailey Button Bootsugg boots. I will recommend my friends to read louis vuitton handbagslouis vuitton bagsManolo Blahnik Shoesthis for sure.
It has been long before I can find some useful articles aboutGHD IV Mini Stylerghd iv stylercheap ghdUGG Bailey Button BootsUGG Classic Short BootsUGG Classic Tall Boots. Your views truly open my minded hardy bootsed hardy handbagsed hardy jeans.You have given us some interesting points on ghd iv stylerghd straightenersghd iv salon styler. This is a wonderful article and surely worth readingUGG Classic Tall BootsuggsUGG Classic Short Boots. I greatly benefit from your articles every time I read one. Thanks for the ghdspurple ghd iv stylerghd 2010 info, it helps a lotHerve Leger Dresscoach handbagschristian Louboutin ShoesUGG boots. Good job for writing this brilliant article ofJimmy Choo Shoes Yves Saint Laurent Shoes Alexander Mcqueen Shoes.

Provide high quality silver Tiffany jewellery including necklaces,rings and other style jewelry at wholesale prices.Pick your dreaming
Tiffany jewellery
Tiffany co
Tiffany
Tiffany Stores is the best online United Kingdom jewelry stores where you can buy the cheapest Tiffany & Co silver jewelry.
Our huge selection of Tiffany
Tiffany & Co Rings
Tiffany & Co Earrings
Tiffany & Co Bracelets
Buy cartier ring, cartier love on abcartier.com. We also provide cartier bracelet, cartier jewelry and so on. Now come on and get what you want.
Cartier Jewelry
Cartier jewellery

We sales replica handbags for the best prices We specializing Cheap handbags,Designer Handbags Discount handbags,Mens and Womens replica bags Looking for Cheap and Gucci Handbags Replica chanel handbag chanel handbags replica Gucci Bags replica handbags Louis Vuitton handbags Discount replica handbags Louis Vuitton handbags Discount designer handbags Replica louis vuitton handbags and many more designers.Money Back Guarantee. Free Shipping.Offering Cheap knock off handbags replica handbags replica bags fake handbags Louis Vuitton handbags fake Louis Vuitton handbags Gucci handbags replica Gucci handbags fake Gucci handbags Prada handbags replica Prada handbags replica Hermes handbags replica Hermes bags replica Chanel handbags chanel handbags and other Designer Replica handbags Discount handbags on sale handbags replica designer handbags replica louis vuitton handbags handbags for sale star handbags AAA Replica Handbags China Supplier, to buy replica watches best watches buy cheap watches cheap watches cheap replica watches replica watches replica watches free shipping and accept paypal.You can buy the cheapest louis vuitton handbags.chanel Handbags chloe handbag balenciaga Handbags Burberry handbags Prada Handbags Miu Miu handbags Dior handbags Gucci Handbags Hermes handbags... louis vuitton handbags.chanel Handbags chloe handbags balenciaga Handbags Burberry handbags Prada Handbags Miu Miu handbags Dior handbags Gucci Handbags Hermes handbag Online China replica Goods offer cheapest designer louis vuitton handbags.chanel Handbags chloe handbags balenciaga Handbags Burberry handbags Prada Handbags Miu Miu handbags Dior handbags Gucci Handbags.Online China replica Goods offer cheapest designer Hermes handbag replica rolex rolex replica replica rolex louis vuitton handbags.chanel Handbags balenciaga Handbags Burberry handbags Prada Handbags Miu Miu handbags replica rolex rolex replica replica watches .Finest Workmanship,Quality Guaranteed. All of them have already attracted large number of eyes.We choose top materials like the orginal ones in order to pursuit perfect quality to satisfy our customers.Meanwhile,we cooperate with strong express company to ensure safe and fast delivery.You never need to worry about delivery problems.Do you still hesitate to make an order?All of them are coming with outstanding quality,reasonable prices.If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.We are looking forward your order!Wish you enjoy your shopping!

-
منتدى زحمه

-


منتدى زحمه

-
موقع زحمه

-
مسلسلات زحمه

-
العاب زحمه

-

ماسنجر

-
مركز تحميل زحمه

-
افلام رعب


ارشيف العاب زحمه

-
ارشيف مسلسلات زحمه

-


برامج جوال

-
العاب كمبيوتر

-
برامج الكمبيوتر

-
الثقافة الجنسية

-

فيديو يوتيوب

-
افلام انمي

-
تحميل مسلسلات

-

ازياء

-
ستار اكاديمي 7

-
افلام مصرية

-
مقاطع بلوتوث

-
تحميل افلام

-

روايات

-
الارشيف

-

تحميل افلام اجنبية

-
صور انمي



اخبار الفنانين

-
اغتصاب

-
الغاز ذكاء

-

تحميل افلام جديدة

-
نغمات جوال

-
صور مسلسلات

-
قصائد

-

اخبار المسلسلات

-

مسلسل صرخة حجر

-
مسلسلات

-
ستار اكاديمي 6

-
الكتب الاكترونية
 
-
مدونة الاعضاء

-
صور منوعة

-
السياحة

-
العاب

-

مسلسل الارض الطيبه


منتدى العام

-
امنتدى المواضيع الجاده

-
ترحيب و التهاني

-
الجن والعفاريت

-

شعر

-
خواطر رومنسية

-
مكياج

-

اكلات

-
الطلاب والتعليم

-
عالم الشباب ادم

-
ضحك وفرفشة

-
مشاهدة افلام

-

العاب وتسالي

-
السياحة والسفر

-

رسائل جوال

-
الرياضة المحلية



الرياضة العربية والعالمية

-
سيارات

-
ماسنجر

-
-
منتدى ورديات

-
-
منتدى جريمة

-

affordable homes Home | For Sale | 3.5% FHA | Real Estate | Homes | 100% VA | Mortgage | Loans | Zero Down USDA | Houses | Homes For Sale | Half Percent Down | Realtors | Refinance | 203 K FHA | Refinancing | Housing | Conventional Loans | MLS | New Homes | Jumbo Loans | Realtor | Houses For Sale | City Down Payment | California Real Estate | Mortgage Calculator | 2yr BK Discharge OK | Mortgages | Mortgage Rates | <620 FICO with No 12 mo lates | House For Sale | Mortgage Rate | 620+ FICO Ok | California Homes | MLS Listings | 6% Seller Credit OK | Ca Home | California Homes For Sale | 30 Yr Fixed | Homes in Ca | Homes Sale California | 15 Yr Fixed | California Homes Sale | California Houses | 20 Yr Fixed | California Housing | Home in Ca | 5 Yr Adjustable | Houses in Ca | Homes For Sale In Ca | 7 Yr Adjustable | Real Estate in Ca | Home For Sale | 10 Yr Adjustable

Thank you for your sharing.I'm very interested in wholesale mlb jerseys.

It was a very nice idea! Just wanna say thank you for the information you have shared wholesale nfl jerseys. Just continue writing this kind of post.

Luck to see hereo is so powerful,thank you for sharing.I am really like ti very much,next will be p90x,I am agree with p90x for sale idear,I think you shoud do discount p90x dvds.lucky here ,and we can do online clothes,buy cheap wholesale clothing,do some cheap designer clothes at home, wholesale designer clothingis one way to earn money,cheap clothing onlineis can seee,cheap wholesale clothes,everywherecheap clothes,hotsale cheap clothes online,add chanel sandals,wholesale clothing onlinethere are top quality and really to see it.we would love p90x workout .mac cosmetics outlet
Best talk here cheap clothing idear,do at home, clothing wholesaleris one way to earn moneywe would love cheap p90x,nice post here cheap chi flat iron .should do any cheap designer handbags

cheap ugg classsic tall
ugg classsic tall
cheap ugg classsic cardy
ugg classsic cardy
cheap ugg classsic short
ugg classsic short
ugg classsic boots
cheap ugg classsic boots
lizong
UGG 5815 Classic Tall
UGG Classic Tall UGG 5815 Black
UGG 5825 Classic Short
UGG Classic Tall 5815 Chestnut
UGG Classic Tall5815 Chocolate
UGG Classic Tall UGG 5815 Sand

bose in ear headphones
Cheap bose in ear headphones
Cheap bose headphones
bose headphones
black ray ban Sunglasses
black gucci Sunglasses
black Oakley sunglasses
black sunglasses
理综
black Oakley sunglasses
black gucci sunglasses
black ray ban sunglasses

cheap uggs
cheap ugg boots
discount ugg boots
ugg boot
ugg classic boots
ugg classic
ugg classic
ugg classic
ugg classic boots
ugg classic tall
ugg classic short
ugg classic cardy

china wholesale
laptop battery
laptop batteries
Replica Chanel
Sale Chanel
Replica Louis Vuitton
Sale Louis Vuitton
Bakeware
replica handbags purses
Carbon Steel Cookware
Gabion
Hesco Barrier
puma shoes

cheap Ugg classic tall boots
Ugg classic boots
Ugg Classic Cardy
Ugg Classic Tall
Ugg Classic Short
ugg 5815
ugg 5825
ugg 5819
ugg classic Black
ugg classic Chestnut
ugg classic Chocolate
ugg classic Grey
ugg classic Sand
ugg black cardy boots
ugg chestnut cardy classic tall
Chocolate cardy classic tal
ugg grey cardy boots
ugg sand classic short

Cheap ghd hair straighteners on sale,free shipping!
cheap christian louboutin boots,louboutin boots on sale

http://www.onsale-ghd.com ghd straighteners

ghd straighteners
cheap christian louboutin shoes
p90x
p90x workout
beachbody p90x
insanity workout dvd
Louis Vuitton handbags
discount handbags

ghd straighteners
ghd hair straighteners
cheap ghd hair straighteners
discount ghd straighteners
ghd straighteners sale
cheap christian louboutin shoes
christian louboutin shoes
christian laboutin shoes
p90x
p90x workout
p90x.com
cheap p90x
p90x
beachbody
beachbody p90x
insanity workout
workout dvd
insanity workout dvd
cheap insanity workout
Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton handbags
Louis Vuitton Monogram
Louis Vuitton jewelry
discount Louis Vuitton handbags
high fashion handbags
designer handbags on sale
handbags on sale
handbag discount
used designer handbags
coach handbags on sale
cheap gucci handbags
cheap louis vuitton handbags
christian louboutin boots
christian louboutin pumps
louboutin pumps
pumps shoes
christian louboutin sandals
sandals heel
p90x
p90x dvd
wholesale p90x
cheap p90x
p90x workout
p90x fitness
buy p90x

Nike Air Max Shoes, not only is the sneakers of consolidating high-tech sporting but also emphasizing the fashionable outer designs, is working consquently together with fashion icons worldwide.We offer great products from nike air max 90, nike air max 95, nike air max 360, nike air max 2009 and many more, they are on hot sale.Our purpose is to offer a low cost alternative to high designer shoes prices. We listen to our customers, adding the latest men's and women's trendy styles.

Find nike air max running shoes and buy nike air max online, Kicksinfo,Inc. is your best choice. We can provide Fashion design High quality nike air zoom shoes for you. All products on our site are already marked down 30-60% off retail price.

i agree with the above comment, the internet is with a doubt growing into the most important medium of communication across the globe
and its due to sites like this that ideas are spreading so quickly.

vps hosting | hosting | ucvhost