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Date: 09 Sep 1987
Length: 4 pages
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I would like to voice my opposition to the proposed smoking ban on airlines the Durbin Amendment I know that there have been reports on surveys which show that the majority of airline passengers would be in favor of a ban One must consider the source

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5617. Miscellaneous Issue Material
Airline Smoking Ban 88
DOT Appropriations Bill
NYSA numbers
0044 B1793 02C
Type
Letter
Author
Gibson, Jack
Anderson, Barry
Gerlits, Bonnie
Recipient
Armstrong, William
Wirth, Tim
Named Person
Gerlits, Bonnie
Anderson, Barry
Wirth, Tim
Named Organization
United States Senate
Tobacco Institute (Industry Trade Association)
The purpose of the Institute was to defeat legislation unfavorable to the industry, put a positive spin on the tobacco industry, bolster the industry's credibility with legislators and the public, and help maintain the controversy over "the primary issue" (the health issue).
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Smoking Restrictions
Airplanes

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6900 East Wyoming Place Denver, Colorado 80224 September 9, 1987 Honorable William Armstrong U. S. Senate Washington, D. C. 20510 Dear Senator Armstrong: I would like to voice my opposition to the proposed smoking ban on airlines -- the Durbin Amendment. I know that there have been reports on surveys which show that the majority of airline passengers would be in favor of a ban. One must consider the source of these surveys -- the anti-smokinq faction. i~ rely you~., • Gibson JEG:lak TI0045-1001
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September I0, 1987 Honorable William Armstrong U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Armstrong: I am writing to express my opposition to the Durbin Amendment which would prohibit smoking on all airline flights of two hours or less. I am not only opposed to the Durbin Amendment but I am strongly against any further smoking restrictions. I feel the legislature should be putting their energies towards more important issues that confront us today rather than spending time on restrictive smoking measures which are only favored by a minority. The majority of the people are not bothered by cigarette smoke however, the minority seem to be able to intimidate the smokers. The smoking and nonsmoking issue is and can be solved by common courtesy. I urge you to vote against the Durbin Amendment and to strongly weigh all aspects for all the people on any further smoking legislation or taxation. You are elected to represent all the people. Sincerely, Barry/Anderson 8243 S. St. Paul Way Littleton, CO 80122 TI0045-1002
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September 10, 1987 Honorable Tim Wirth U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Wirth: I am writing to express my opposition to the Durbin Amendment which would prohibit smoking on all airline flights of two hours or less. I am not only opposed to the Durbin Amendment but I am strongly against any further smoking restrictions. I feel the legislature should be putting their energies towards more important issues that confront us today rather than spending time on restrictive smoking measures which are only favored by a minority. The majority of the people are not bothered by cigarette smoke however, the minority seem to be able to intimidate the smokers. The smoking and nonsmoking issue is and can be solved by common courtesy. I urge you to vote against the Durbin Amendment and to strongly weigh all aspects for all the people on any further smoking legislation or taxation. You are elected to represent all the people. Sincerely, Barry~An.d~erson 8243 S. St. Paul Way Littleton, CO 80122 T!0045-1003
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September I0, 1987 Honorable William Armstrong U.S. Senate WashingtQn, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Armstrong: I am writing to express my opposition to the Durbin Amendment, which would prohibit smoking on all airline flights of two hours or less, as well as any further smoking restrictions. The legislature should be spending their energies and time towards more important issues rather than restrictive .4 smoking measures which are only favored by a minority. I am a smoker and I find that the majority of the people are not bothered by cigarette smoke however, the minority seem to be able to intimidate the smokers. I, for one, do not feel intimidated as I feel as I have just as much right as the nonsmoker. I urge you to not only vote against the Durbin Amendment but any further smoking legislation or taxation. You are elected to represent all the people. Sincerely, Bonnie Gerlits 7253 S. Teller Court Littleton, CO 80123 T!0045-'1004

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