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Smokers Day Out Kicks Butt!

Published: Mon 12 Jun 2000 09:55 AM
Saturdays inaugural Smokers Day Out in Sulphur City Rotorua, may have created a stink but was a roaring success according to organiser Joy Faulkner, Founder of Smokers Of The World Unite.
The day was supported by the Libertarianz Party who did a roaring trade in Tee-shirts and leaflet handouts, while a continual flow of punters accepted a free cigarette and discussed how their personal freedom is being compromised. Approximately 1600-1800 individual cigarettes were passed out.
"Rotorua City Centre's usual sulphuric smell was drowned out by a plume of luxuriant cigarette smoke," laughs Faulkner, " and without the loss of one life from passive smoking!"
Very few anti-smokers were encountered. Instead, both smokers and non-smokers alike who stopped to chat were heartily sick of the way smokers are being treated by society today.
"This is a great way to get the smoking issue across," reported a fired up smokers advocate Joy Faulkner, " and a great way to demonstrate the isue of personal freedom. The Libertarianz message that all tax is theft and that tobacco tax is extortion was not lost on those who where given it."
This action was seen as such a success for firing up the smoker - and happily many non-smokers - that Smokers Of the World Unite will organize a similar event for Auckland and approximately 30 centers nationwide later this year. And from that date the event will be set to become an annual event. SMOKERS DAY OUT IS HERE TO STAY!
ENDS
Joy Faulkner Founder Smokers Of The World Unite Libertarianz Spokesman for Tobacco And Alcohol Deregulation
Contact: 09 2684251 or mobile 025 201 9604 email: jfaulkne@ihug.co.nz Join my email smokers loop: http://www.egroups.com/group/Smokersoftheworldunite

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