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A Reminder About Helen Clark

Joy Faulkner reminds everyone - before they get out the wacky backy to celebrate a new Prime Minister - that Helen Clark is the woman who brought in the Smoke-free Environments Act.

"The woman who banned tobacco advertising - who denied employers and restaurant owners the right to choose their own smoking policies in their own businesses - is now expecting to take over the top chair," says Faulkner, Libertarianz Spokesman on Tobacco and Alcohol.

Look what she's done: You can no longer buy 'Cigar Aficianado' or 'Smoke' magazines - this woman set up the existing bureaucracy which bans magazines. You can no longer sponsor sports events or fashion shows - this woman wrote the legislation making this illegal. Yet she now says she supports partial decriminalisation of marijuana. "Well good on her I say, but what a double standard. Does she not realise you smoke the stuff," wonders Faulkner.

"Perhaps she could tell us in advance what she proposes to ban this time around, and give us all time to stock up!"

ENDS

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