There is another drug needing addition to the Controlled Substances Act. Doctors have linked it for centuries to millions of incidents and deaths:
The name of that drug is tobacco. Cigarettes cause "the worst of all drug habits, the smoking of tobacco"—Herbert H. Tidswell, M.D., The Tobacco Habit: Its History and Pathology (London: J. & A. Churchill, 1912), p 69.
Other less dangerous drugs are banned by the federal Controlled Substances Act, 21 USC 801 et seq. Tobacco should definitely be deemed covered by that law in view of its meeting the criteria of law, including 21 USC 811c et seq. and 812 et seq. principles.
Pursuant to medical research on cigarettes' toxic chemicals, cigarettes have been found to contain the hallucinogen norharmon.
The law authorizes the attorney general to add drugs to the list of controlled substances. Wherefore, please read the law, then write to Attorney General John Ashcroft, US Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20530-0001, asking him to add tobacco to the list of controlled subtances. Cite the law references, advise that tobacco meets the criteria, and ask him to take immediate action to list it pursuant to the law.
In addition, feel free to write to Rep. Fred S. Upton requesting him to introduce a bill to have that drug, tobacco, included in the Controlled Substances Act. Please write by letter or email, email@example.com, Rep. Fred S. Upton, 2333 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC 20515, telephone (202) 225-3761, fax (202) 225-4986, http://www.house.gov/upton.
In addition, please write to Michigan Senators requesting them to introduce a bill to have that drug, tobacco, included in the Controlled Substances Act.
In fact, please write to the President (email at firstname.lastname@example.org) and all officials that you can, asking each to introduce a bill to have that drug, tobacco, included in the Controlled Substances Act, both federal and state. Here are pertinent addresses (for the unknown ones, please consult your local library or other references).
|President George W. Bush||U.S. Senator _______||U.S. Representative __||Governor ___||State Senator __||State Representative __|
|1600 Pennsylvania Avenue||Senate Office Building||House Office Building||State Capitol||State Capitol||State Capitol|
|Washington DC 20500||Washington DC 20510||Washington DC 20515||City State Zip||City State Zip||City State Zip|
Here is the address of the Governor of Michigan: email email@example.com, Honorable John Engler, Governor, State of Michigan, P. O. Box 30013, Lansing MI 48909-7513, telephone (517) 335-7858, fax (517) 335-6863, http://www.migov.state.mi.us/.
Here are examples of the danger that the drug tobacco poses, meeting the criteria of the controlled substances law:
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You should be aware that the 'war on drugs'
was devised as a scam,
by government prosecutors and drug czar, using knowingly false information,
blaming drugs for tobacco effects,
a deliberate effort by them
to divert attention off tobacco effects.
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Copyright © 1999 Leroy J. Pletten
Updated 1 Dec 1999