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Subject: Pipes Digest #49 - February 3, 1991

		 Pipes Digest #49 - February 3, 1991


From: ???????????????????????????? (Norm Carpenter)

Hello,

How has everybody been?  I did not get a new pipe for xmax but I did get
a very nice xmas present from my brother-in-law.  He went to a couple of 
different tobacco stores and bought about 5 different blends.  Put them
all in a box along with some matches.  It was great.  I don't smoke too
much (in California anything that smokes is considered evil) but about
one or two bowls a day makes me happy.  I currently have all the tobacco
still in plastic bags and in the refrigerator.  Is this a good place to keep
it or should I put it someplace else?

I currently have one pipe that I use almost exclusively.  I know this is not
a good idea.  But I just enjoy smoking this pipe more than others.  I'll
look around for some specials (the budget currently does not allow for
classics).  Till next mail,  keep in touch.

Norm 


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From: ???????????????????????????? (Norm Carpenter)
Subject: Re:  Pipes Digest #48 - January 26, 1991

I've worked in computers for a few years now,  but I still can't believe
how these things work.  The message you just sent to 13 seconds to get 
here.  From NY!  anyhow,  add my latest to the next digest.  I,  like
Elias,  look as much forward to the pipes digest as a new pipe.  It
really kicks my day of great to see the masticol header in my mail box.
Keep up the good work.  

Norm

[ Glad to provide the service, Norm, and we're always glad to hear
from you too! I hope you and the other members will forgive me a bit
of politicking in the next entry... -S. ]


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From: ?????????????????????????? (Steve Masticola)
Re: Soapbox mode ON!

Many of the readers in other states may have heard of Jim Florio, the
governor of New Jersey who became spectacularly unpopular after
raising the state sales tax last year. I was willing to forgive him
this; it seems right to pay for what we get from government. However,
I won't forgive what he did this week. He vetoed a piece of
legislation which would have prohibited discrimination against hiring
those who choose to smoke in our own homes. That means us, folks.

We have to face the fact that we're losing ground against the
antismokers. I'm not talking about the people who are uncomfortable
around tobacco; many are, and I'm perfectly willing to be polite. I'm
speaking of our self-appointed moral guardians who don't want anyone
smoking. Anything. Ever.

Now, I'm no great fan of the cigarette companies either; they've done
a lot of things that are morally shoddy, and that's a fact. But I
firmly believe that, as an adult, I am capable of taking care of my
own health and my own morality. Florio and his ilk say that we am not
our own best moral guardians. They say that some company should have
the power to regulate what we may do on our own time and in our own
homes. I regard this as a profoundly un-American attitude.

Like many of you, I choose to smoke a pipe. We must also, it seems,
choose to defend our right to do so without harassment. This I will
do, and I encourage others to join me. Even if you don't live in New
Jersey, antismoking discrimination is on the rise and will affect you
too, sooner or later. We must defend our rights or lose them.

For those who would like them, here are some smokers' rights groups
listed in the _Pipe Smokers' Ephemeris_. I'll be writing to some of
these and will let you know the results.

Grass-roots groups:

	American Smokers' Alliance
	Suite 560
	3401 West End Avenue
	Nashville, TN 37203
	
	Smokers Unite
	32 North Bartlett St.
	Kingston, Ont.
	K7L 1X7
	Canada
	
	Smokers' Freedom Society
	8615 st. Lawrence Blvd.
	Office 300
	Montreal, Que.
	H2P 2M9
	Canada

	American Pipe and Accessory League
	Cano Ozgener, President
	4121 Hillsboro Road
	Suite 209
	Nashville, TN 37215

Industry sponsored groups:

	Choice
	A service of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
	P.O. Box 453
	Winston-Salem, NC 27102

	Smoker's Advocate - National Edition
	A service of Philip Morris U.S.A.
	P.O. Box 96599
	Washington D.C. 20078-7552

	Smokers' Caucus
	A service of Philip Morris U.S.A.
	P.O. Box 90738
	Washington DC 20077-7551

Also, write for a 56 page manual on public issues and protecting your rights:

	Consumer Affairs Department
	Philip Morris U.S.A.
	120 Park Avenue
	New York, NY 10017


However you choose to do so, I hope you'll help, so that we can
continue to 
					Smoke in peace,
					~\U Steve.


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