The mods may move this thread, and if that's necessary then that's fine. But I think pipe smokers specifically need to hear about these things. How many pipe smokers enjoy a bowl in the car or with a cup of coffee? If you don't get involved you may not be able to for long:
In Oregon you can be cited if you smoke in your car with a child present:
Lighting Up With Children in Car Banned by Oregon Smoking Law
Starbucks doesn't want your business even if it is legal to smoke outside of one:
Starbucks to forbid smoking within 25 feet of its stores | Fox News
Heartened by all the pipe smoking in movies lately? The UN isn't:
World Health Organizationís Continuing Attempts to Usurp American Sovereignty | RedState
I didn't start this thread to start a political debate or have a "you should vote for these guys" argument, so please don't go there. I just wanted to inform fellow pipers of some of the latest moves against people that enjoy tobacco, because I think we tend to avoid things like this. We turn to our briars to escape it. But I don't think it is an exaggeration to say that sooner or later our own homes wouldn't be a safe haven for smoking (and if you live in an apartment that's already the case for many). If this gets political it should only be to encourage each other to get involved. Pay attention to the news for smoking/tobacco items, join the CRA (CRA - Cigar Rights of America | Home) and CTR (http://www.tobaccorights.com/ctr/advocacy/default.aspx); and from your local city councilman or small business on up to your senator and large corporations - make your voice heard!