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[Re: Airplane Smoking Ban]

Date: 12 Oct 1987
Length: 7 pages
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I smoke and I travel on airplanes The two activities until recently have not been mutually exclusive But now the House has passed an amendment which would ban smoking on shorter flights 2 hours or less The oroosed ban is a direct infringement on

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5617. Miscellaneous Issue Material
Airline Smoking Ban 88
DOT Appropriations Bill
NYSA numbers
0044 B1793 02C
Type
Letter
Author
Tortes, Richard
Bolding, David B
Recipient
Hefley, Joel
Bowman, Stan
Armstrong, William L
Schaefer, Dan
Worth, Timothy E
Named Person
Bingaman, Jeff
Bolding, David B
Boman, Stan
Domenici, Pete V
Eolding, David B
Schroeder, Pat
Torres, Richard
Named Organization
B & W
Brown & Williamson
DOB
House Of Representatives
Senate
Tobacco Industry
Tobacco Institute
Thesaurus Term
legislation
smoking restriction
airplane
government agency
Congress
Author (Organization)
Brown & Williamson

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Richard Torres PO Box 21487 Albuquerque, NM 87154-1487 Honorable Pete V. Domenici US Senator 500 Gold Avenue SW Albuquerque, N~. 87102 Dear Senator, I smoke and I travel on airplanes. The two activities, until recently, have not been mutually exclusive. But now the House has passed an amendment which would ban smoking on shorter flights (2 hours or less). The oro~osed ban is a direct infringement on Smoker's Rights. In our country, everyone should respect the personal choices of adul~s, ,,n,~ not. restrict those choices just because we do not. agree with them. The Airlines have already establ ished policies which successfully accommodate both Izhe Smoking and Non-Smoking passengers. Congress should leave things as t'hey are and focus on creating regulations that are realiy needed. Most important being the safety of the passengers ano overcrowded ~kies. .n..r.ly, R~ci~ard Torres Ti0045-0889
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Richard Tortes PO Box 21487 Albuquerque, NM 87154-1487 Honorable Jeff Bingaman US Senator 500 Gold Avenue SN Room 9017 Albuquerque, NM 87102 Dear Senator, I smoke and I travel on airplanes. The two activities, until recently, have not been mutually exclusive. But now the House has passed an amendment • ,v~.icn would ban smoking on shorter flights (2 hours or less). The proposed ban is a direct: in,~ringement on Smoker's Rights. In our country, everyone should respect the personal choices of adults, ~nd not restrict those choices just because we do not. agree with them. The Airl ines have already establ JShed policies which successful ly accommodate both the Smoking and Non-Smoking passengers. Congress should leave things as they are and focus on creating regular.ions I:hat are really needed. Most important being the safety or the passengers ana overcrowded sK Sincerely, Rlc~ard Tortes T!0045-0890
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BROWN & WILLIAMSON TOBACCO CORPOP,~TION DAVID B. BOLDING DEPARTMENT SALES MANAGER 3595 S. TELLER STREET SUITE 406 LAKEWOOD, CO I]0235 October 12, 1987 Honorable Joel Hefley, H.C. U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Honorable Hefley: I am writing to voice my opposition to recent moves in Congress to ban smoking on most or perhaps all domestic airline flights. I feel that such legislation is unwarranted from either a health aspect or a safety aspect. Current airlines provide non-smoking seats, and smoking aboard aircraft is already sharply restricted; every passenger is guaranteed a no-smoking seat, even if a smoking section must be reduced or eliminated to satisfy that guarantee. Further, measurements of nicotine in aircraft cabins indicate that the amount of cigarette smoke in the non-smoking section is so small that it would take the equivalent of 224 hours, or nine days of non-stop flying, for non-smokers to be exposed to the "nicotine equivalent of a single cigarette". I am one of the many people who make their living by working in the Tobacco Industry, one of the oldest industries in the country, one of the highest contrlb- utors to our gross national product and one of the highest contributors to those taxes collected by our government. I would appreciate your response to this letter. Sincerely, DoB. Bolding DBB:kh ~c: Stan Bowman ~500 BF3D~'N & '~L,LIAI~,,cON TOWEI~ P.D. BDX 3509~, LOUISVII3.1'~ ~Y ~023~ (502] 568-?000 TI0045-0891
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BROWN & WILUAMSON TOBACCO CORPORATION DAVID B. BOLDING DEPARTMENT SALES MANAGER 3595 S. TELLER STREET SUITE LAKEWOOD, CO 80235 October 12, 1987 Honorable Pat Schroeder, M.C. U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 205]5 hear Honorable Schroeder: I am writing to voice my opposition to recent moves in Congress to ban smoking on most or perhaps all domestic airline flights. I feel that such legislation is unwarranted from either a health aspect or a safety aspect. Current airlines provide non-smoking seats, and smoking aboard ~ircraft is already sharply restricted; every passenger is guaranteed a no-smoklng seat, even ~f a smoking section must he reduced or eliminated to satisfy that guarantee. Further, measurements of nicotine in aircraft cabins indicate that the amount of cigarette smoke in the non-smoklng section is so small that it would take the equivalent of 224 hours~ or nine days of non-stop flying, for non-smokers to be exposed to the "nicotine equivalent of a single cigarette". I am one of the many people who make their living by working in the Tobacco Industry, one of the oldest industries in the country, one of the highest contrib- utors to our gross national produ=t and one of the highest contributors to those taxes collected by our government. I would appreciate your response to th~s letter. S~ncerely, D.B. Bolding /co: Stan ~owman ~ B~O~q & WILMAMSON TOtteR. PC). BOX 350~0, LOUIS~qlmE, KY 4~s2. |~OZ] ~6~-7000 TI0045-0892
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BRoRrN & I~ON TOBACCO COKPOIL4TION DAVID a. BOLDING DEPARTMENT SALES MANAGER ;3595 S. TELLER STREET LAK;EWOOD, CO B0235 October 12, 1987 Senator William L. Armstrong, U.S.S. U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20515 Dear Senator Armstrong: I am writing to voice my opposition to recent moves in Congress to ban smoking on most or perhaps all domestic airline flights. I feel that such legislation is unwarranted from either a health aspect or a safety aspect. Current airlines provide non-smoklng seats~ and smoking aboard hircraft is already sharply restricted; every passenger ~s guaranteed a no-smoklng seat~ even if a smoking section must be reduced or Eliminated to satisfy that guarantee. Further, measurements of nicotine in aircraft cabins indicate that the amount of cigarette smoke in the non-smoking section is so small that it would take the equivalent of 224 hours, or nine days of non-stop flying, for non-smokers to be exposed to the "nicotine equivalent of a single cigarette". I am one of the many people who make their living by working in the Tobacco Industry, one of the oldest industries in the country, one of the highest contrib- utors to our gross national product and one of the highest contributors to those taxes collected by our government. I would appreciate your response to this letter. Sincerely, D.B. Bolding DBB:kh .-~c: Start Bowman Ti0045-0893
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BROWN & WILLIAMSON TOBACCO CORPORATION DAVID B. EOLDING DEPARTMENT SALES MANAGER :3595 So TELLER STREET SUITE 406 LAKEWOOD, CO 80235 October 12, ]987 Honorable Dan Schaefer, M.C. U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Honorable Schaefer: I am writing to voice my opposition to recent moves in Congress to ban smoking on most or perhaps all domestic airline flights. I feel that such legislation is unwarranted from either a health aspect or a safety aspect. Current .airlines provide non-smoking seats, and smoking aboard ~ircraft is already sharply restricted; every passenger is guaranteed a no-smoking seat, even if a smoking section must be reduced or eliminated to satisfy that guarantee. Further, measurements of nicotine in aircraft cabins indicate that the amount of cigarette smoke in the non-smoking section is so small that it would take the equivalent of 224 hours~ or nine days of non-stop flying, for non-smokers to be exposed to the "nicotine equivalent of a single cigarette". I am one of the many people who make their living by working in the Tobacco Industry, one of the oldest industries in the country, one of the highest contrib- utors to our gross national product and one of the highest contributors to those taxes collected by our government. I would appreciate your response to this letter. Sincerely, D.B. Bolding DBB:kh ~c: Stan Bowman T!0045-0894
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BROWN & WILLIAMSON TOBACCO COI~OP~A~ON B&W DAVID B, BOLDING DEPARTMENT SALES MANAGER 3595 S, TELLER STREET SUITE 406 LAKEWOOD, CO B0235 October 12, 1987 Senator Timothy E. Worth, U.S.S. U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20515 Dear Senator Worth: I am writing to voice my opposition to recent moves in Congress ~o ban smoking on most or perhaps all domestic airline flights. I feel that such legislation is unwarrented from either a health aspect or a safety aspect. Current airlines provide non-smoking seats, and smoking aboard aircraft is already sharply restricted; every passenger is guaranteed a no-smoking seat, even if a smoking section must be reduced Dr eliminated to satisfy that guarantee. Further, measurements of nicotine in aircraft cahlns indicate that the amount of cigarette smoke in the non-smoking section is so small that it would take the equivalent of 224 hours, or nine days of non-stop flying, for non-smokers to be exposed to the "nicotine equivalent of a single cigarette". I am one of the many people who make their living by working in the Tobacco Industry, one of the oldest industries in the couatry, one of the highest contrib- utors to our gross national product and one of the highest contributors to those taxes collected by our government. I would appreciate your response to this letter. Sincerely, D.B. Bolding DBB:kh ~c: Start Bowman T10045-0895

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