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[Re: Aircraft Smoking Ban]

Date: 09 Sep 1987 (est.)
Length: 10 pages
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I am writinq 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

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Box
5617. Miscellaneous Issue Material
Airline Smoking Ban 88
DOT Appropriations Bill
NYSA numbers
0044 B1793 02C
Type
Letter
Author
Hayes, P D
Recipient
Wirth, Tim
Armstrong, Nilliam A
Kassebaum, Nancy
Buechner, Jack
Danforth, John C
Bond
Named Person
Ballwin
Boman, Stanley
Buechner, John W
Croom, Wilson B
Durbin
Hayes, P D
Peters, St
Wirth, Timothy E
Named Organization
House Of Representatives
National Academy Of Science
PDH
Tobacco Institute
United States Senate
Thesaurus Term
airplane
legislation
smoking restriction
Congress
Recipient (Organization)
US Senate

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September i0, 1987 Honorable Tim Wirth U.S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 ~'~ Dear Senator Wirth: I am writinq 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 .~ 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. S.~ncerely~,n 7253 S. Teller Court Littleton, CO 80123 T!0045-1005
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PHONE (303) 394-2534 6795 "A" SANDOWN RD. DENVER, CO B0216 PO BOX 5304 TA DENVER. CO 80217-5304 September 9, 1987 WILSON B. CROOM Senator Nilliam A. Armstrong 528 Hart Senate 0ffice Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Armstrong: This letter is to urge you to oppose any legislation designed to ban smoking on commercial air carriers. Nearly 90% of the flying public feels that the current smoking restrictions on airplanes is satisfactory. Such restrictions would surely cause compliance problems and could create a situation where smoking in lavoratories occurs where there could be a fire hazard. Your appreciated. Best personal regards. Sincerely, WBC:dld consideration in opposing any such legislation is Stanley Boman, The Tobacco Institute T!0045-1006
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September 9, 1987 The Honorable Senator Timothy E. Wlrth United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Wir~: WILSON B CROOM Preslden[ This letter is to urge you to oppose an~ legislation designed to ban smoking on commercial air carriers. Nearly 90~ of the flying public feels that the current smoking restrictions on airplanes is satisfactory. Such restrictions would surely cause compliance problems and could create a situationwhere smoking lavoratortes occurs where there could be a fire hazard. Your apprec iated. Best personal regards. Sincerely, WBO :did bc: consideration in opposing any such legislation is Stanley Boman, The Tobacco Institute TI0045-1007
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September 10, 1987 STATE SEP B $19B7 The Honorable Nancy Kassebaum U. S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Kassebaum: As a smoker and frequent flier, I must voice my opposition to the Durbin Amendment. Ventilation systems on airliners are more than adequate to accommodate smokers and non-smokers. I truly feel we have many more serious problems in the airline industry that need to be taken care of and need your attention. Sincerely, 8308 Twilight Lane Lenexa, Kansas 66219 bcc: Mr. Stan Boman The Tobacco Institute 12600 W. Colfax Suite A-220 Lakewood, CO 80215 T!0045-1008
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September 10, 1987 STATE SEP 2,1 1987 The Honorable Nancy Kassebaum U. S. Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Kassebaum: As a smoker and frequent flier, I must voice my opposition to the Durbin Amendment. Ventilation systems on airliners are more than adequate to accommodate smokers and non-smokers. I truly feel we have many more serious problems in the airline industry that need to be taken care of and need your attention. Sincerely, 8308 Twilight Lane Lenexa, Kansas 66219 bcc: ~r. Stan B~man The Tobacco Institute 12600 W. Colfax Suite A-220 Lakewood, CO 80215 T!0045-1009
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Honorable Jack Buechner 13645 Barrett Parkway Dr. Ballwin, Missouri 63021 September 15, 1987, Dear Mr. Buechner, ! am writing to voice my bppositionon two issues that concerns me. The first is the proposed increase in the federal excise tax on a pack of cigarettes, which was doubled in,1984 from 8¢ to 16¢, The •second issue is,the attempt to curtail or ban smoking,on domestic airline.fights, whic5 limits freedom of choice. I feel most smokers in public are considerateof the rights of non- smokers and the limit has worked on airlines with the last few ~eats in the back on the aircraft designated for smoking. Thank you for your consideration on these two what I feel are veryimportan~ matters~ Matt ~arigan 11603 Sandy View. Creve Coeur, Missouri 63146 Yours truly, TI0045-1010
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P. D. Hayes 142 Lakeridge St~ Peters, MO 63376 September 4, 1987 Honorable John W. Buechner, M.C. U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Sir: As a smoker and a frequent flyer, I am very pleased and thankful that you have opposed regulations in regards to Airline Smoking Bans. The National Academy of Science said last year that there is nothing in the scientific literature showing casual exposure to tobacco smoke in public places to be a health risk. This includes airplanes. Based on this, I would strongly appreciate you opposing anyfurther regulations on airline smoking bans. PDH/amp Sincerely, P. D. Hayes T!004~-1012
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P. D. Hayes 142 Lakeridge St. Peters, MO 63376 September 4, 1987 Senator John C. Danforth, U.S.S. U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Mr. Danforth : 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. Based on the above, I would appreciate you opposing any cur- rent or future restrictions against airline smoking bans. PDH/amp Sincerely, P. D. Hayes TI004~-1013
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P. D. Hayes 142 Lakeridge St. Peters, MO September 4, 1987 Senator Christopher B. Bond, U.S.S. U.S. Senate Washington, DC.20510 Dear Mr. Bond: A 1987 Airline Pilots Association poll determined airline passengers, by a margin of 87~ to 12~, believe that the "current p~actice of separating smoking and non-smoking passengers is a reasonable policy that respects the rights of each." Based on the above, I would appreciate you opposing any current or future restrictions against airline smoking bans. PDH/amp Sincere ly, P. D. Hayes T10045-1014

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