Michigan Smokers' Rights Election Archive

Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D)

Democrats failed to send HB 4163, the proposed state workplace smoking ban, to the anti-smoker-controlled Health Policy Committee. It went to the Government Operations and Reform Committee instead, which is chaired by Sen. Majority Leader Mike Bishop, R-Rochester, where it is likely to die. Even if it got through this committee: "If all 17 Senate Democrats voted for it, along with Republican Sens. George and Kahn, a 19-19 tie could be broken by Democratic Lt. Gov. John Cherry. Gov. Jennifer Granholm has said she would sign a smoking ban. It's unclear if Senate Democrats are fully united behind the bill, though,..." (Senate snuffs out smoking ban. AP. Dec. 12, 2007.) She got $8000 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Attorney General Mike Cox got $3600, and Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land got $1000.

Pfizer PAC & Corporate Political Contributions Report 2005 – 2006 Cycle / Pfizer (pdf, 110 pp)

Make MI Air Smokefree

Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, which hopes to make money from its quit-smoking drug Chantix, was one of the supporters of "Make MI Air Smokefree." Look at the lies this unscrupulous organization tells (accessed Jan. 14, 2008):

The Facts / Make MI Air Smokefree

They lie that "Secondhand smoke causes between 35,000 and 62,000 deaths from heart disease every year." Their reference for this is Steenland, K. (1992). Passive Smoking and the Risk of Heart Disease. Journal of the American Medical Association 267(1): 94-99. This claim was based on nothing but a paper by infamous anti-smokers Stanton A. Glantz and William Parmley, who in 1991 had fraudulently wrapped their manuscript in an EPA wrapper to misrepresent that it had been approved by the EPA (whose report hadn't even been released at that time).

The Lie That Passive Smoking Causes Heart Disease

They lie that "12,000 otherwise healthy nonsmokers will die of some form of cancer, 3,000 specifically to lung cancer, because of their exposure to secondhand smoke." Their reference is U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (1992). Respiratory Health Effects of Passive Smoking: Lung Cancer and Other Disorders. Washington, D.C.: EPA. And, they claim that "The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has classified secondhand smoke as a Group A carcinogen, a substance which is known to cause human cancer." In fact, the EPA report didn't study any form of cancer except lung cancer. And every one of their studies is fraudulent, because they're based on nothing but lifestyle questionnaires. They're guilty of flagrant fraud for ignoring more than 50 studies, which show that human papillomaviruses cause over ten times more lung cancers than they pretend are caused by secondhand smoke. Passive smokers are more likely to have been exposed to this virus, so the anti-smokers' studies, because they are all based on nothing but lifestyle questionnaires, have been cynically DESIGNED to falsely blame passive smoking for all those extra lung cancers that are really caused by HPV.

HPV Causes Lung Cancer

The so-called EPA report wasn't even written by the real EPA scientists, who were against calling secondhand smoke a human carcinogen. The key chapters were written by anti-smoking activists, who used illegal pass-through contracts to conceal their role. And, on the board of directors of the crooked company that handled the pass-throughs sat Fred Malek, the 1992 campaign director for President George H.W. Bush, during whose administration the report was released, as well as a big shot Democrat.

The EPA's ETS Lies

They claim that "Studies show secondhand smoke may be a major factor in the development of asthma in children under five," and "Secondhand smoke is a serious trigger of asthma and can cause or worsen respiratory conditions. Studies have shown that children with asthma who are exposed to secondhand smoke require more asthma medicines, have more emergency room visits and lower lung function." In fact, in 2003, EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman boasted that "This report marks the progress we have made as a nation to reduce environmental risks faced by childen," including "Implementing the Smoke-Free Home Pledge campaign, designed to protect millions of children from the risks of tobacco smoke at home." But you have to go all the way down to pdf page 73 to learn that "Between 1980 and 1995, the percentage of children with asthma doubled, from 3.6 percent in 1980 to 7.5 percent in 1995." [And death rates from asthma during this period nearly tripled. The death rates are a more solid indicator than diagnoses of asthma because, unlike doctor visits, death is not optional.] The graph on pdf page 65 boasts of declines in cotinine levels during this same period. ("America's Children and the Environment. Measures of Contaminants, Body Burdens, and Illnesses," Second Edition, US EPA, Feb. 2003.) Furthermore, not even the author of the EPA ETS report chapters on asthma, Dr. Fernando Martinez of the University of Arizona, believes in the garbage that he wrote any more. Quote: "Like most people, I assumed tobacco smoke and pollution were the problem -- this was the politically correct way to think. But these factors turned out not to play a major role. In high-pollution areas, in low-pollution areas, among all ethnic groups, there was asthma. Clearly, something else was involved." (Does Civilization Cause Asthma? By Ellen Ruppel Shell. The Atlantic Monthly, 2000 May;285(5):90-100, page 94.)

New Views About Asthma Causes

They lie that 1,340 to 2,390 adults, children, and babies die each year from others' smoking (secondhand smoke and pregnancy smoking). Their preganancy smoking claim is based, as usual, on deliberately defective studies that falsely blame perinatal illnesses caused by chorioamnionitis on maternal smoking and passive smoke.

Chorioamnionitis Causes Perinatal Illnesses Blamed on Smoking

Their lies about "$3.4 billion—Annual health care costs in Michigan directly caused by smoking," "$1.1 billion—Portion covered by the state Medicaid program," "$637—Per household resident's state and federal tax burden from smoking-caused government expenditures," and "$3.80 billion—Smoking-caused productivity losses in Michigan" are most likely based on the Centers for Disease Control's deliberately fraudulent SAMMEC computer program, which pretends that costs paid by smokers were paid by non-smokers, that diseases caused by infection were caused by smoking, and that non-smokers' costs don't exist at all!

The BIG LIE That Smoking is an Economic Burden to Society

Michigan Legislature Bill Search Page

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HB 4087 (2007) - ban smoking in dormitories

HB 4087 (Hammon) Last Action: 01/24/2007 - printed bill filed 01/24/2007.

HB4087 to ban smoking in dormitories / Michigan Legislature

HB 4099 (2009) - workplace and restaurant smoking ban

HB 4009 introduced Jan. 22, 2009, referred to Committee on Commerce. Expands ban and includes smokeless tobacco. Sponsors - Paul Scott (primary), Alma Wheeler Smith, Rashida Tlaib, Rebekah Warren, Matt Lori, Kevin Daley, James Marleau, Richard Ball.

HB 4099 (2009) workplace and restaurant smoking ban / Michigan Legislature

HB 4163 (2007) - statewide smoking ban

HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. It was read a second time on Dec. 5, 2007, and passed 56 to 46. 12/11/2007 Referred to Committee on Government Operations and Reform. It was expected to have no chance in the Senate, but it passed on May 8, 2008, 25 ayes to 12 nays, 1 excused. "Senators Cropsey and Garcia, under their constitutional right of protest (Art. 4, Sec. 18), protested against the passage of House Bill No. 4163." Their protest was nothing but a snivel about business owners' rights - not a protest against six decades of systemic scientific fraud and media censorship by the lie-spewing, subhuman anti-smoker filth! This is why the filthy vermin got away with it!

HB 4163 (2007) / Michigan Legislature

HB 4196 (2009) - smoke-free commercial and public buildings

HB 4196 "Commercial or Public Building" includes schools, industrial and office buildings, government buildings, colleges and universities, factories, hotels and motels, and includes smokeless tobacco; tobacco retailers would have to have a separate building. Introduced Feb. 5, 2009, referred to Committee on Regulatory Reform. Sponsor - Dian Slavens.

HB 4196 (2009) smoke-free commercial and public buildings / Michigan Legislature

HB 4389 (2007) - tobacco tax increase

HB 4389 (Young) Last Action: 09/25/2007 - notice given to discharge committee.

HB 4389 tobacco tax increase / Michigan Legislature

HB 4470 (2007) - tobacco tax increase

HB 4470 (LaJoy) Last Action: 03/20/2007 - printed bill filed 03/16/2007.

HB 4470 tobacco tax increase / Michigan Legislature

HB 4971 (2007) - licensing fee for establishments that allow smoking

HB 4971 (Bieda) Last Action: 06/26/2007 - printed bill filed 06/22/2007.

HB 4971 licensing fee for establishments that allow smoking / Michigan Legislature

HB 4972 (2007) - permits for establishments that allow smoking

HB 4972 (Bieda) would require a $600 fee in addition to licensing fee. Last Action: 06/26/2007 - printed bill filed 06/22/2007.

HB 4972 permits for establishments that allow smoking / Michigan Legislature

HB 5074 (2007) - to ban smoking in dormitories

HB 5074 (Hammon) Last Action: 08/08/2007 - printed bill filed 08/02/2007.

HB 5074 to ban smoking in dormitories / Michigan Legislature

HB 5635 (2008) - $50 fine for tobacco use on school property

HB 5635 (Byrum) to make smoking, inhaling, chewing, or even "the placing of a tobacco product within a person's mouth" of a tobacco product on school property a misdemeanor with a $50 fine. Last Action: 01/22/2008 - printed bill filed 01/18/2008.

HB 5635 to prohibit smoking on school property / Michigan Legiaslature

HB 5815 (2008) - "community health" appropriations

(Original Content Same As Senate Bill 1141) Sponsor: Gary McDowell. Last Action: 02/27/2008 - printed bill filed 02/27/2008.

HB 5815 "community health" appropriations / Michigan Legislature

House District 001 Edward Gaffney, R-Grosse Pointe. Member of Health Policy Committee. He voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. In 2008, Timothy Bledsoe (D) defeated Mary Treder Land (R).

House District 002 LaMar Lemmons Jr., D-Detroit. Senior Health, Security, and Retirement Committee. Lemmons was a co-sponsor of and voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Lemmons defeated Edith Floyd (R) in 2008.

House District 003 Bettie Cook Scott, D-Detroit, voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Scott defeated Fred Vitale (Grn) and Tim Beck (Lib) in 2008.

House District 004 Coleman Young II, D-Detroit. Young was a co-sponsor of and voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban; and the primary sponsor of HB 4389 (2007), a proposed cigarette tax increase. Young was re-elected in 2008.

House District 005 Bert Johnson, D-Highland Park. Johnson was a co-sponsor of and voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Johnson was re-elected in 2008.

House District 006 Marsha Cheeks, D-Detroit. Cheeks was a co-sponsor of HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban, but voted against it. Fred Durhal Jr. (D) was elected in 2008.

House District 007 Virgil Smith, D-Detroit. Virgil Smith was a co-sponsor of and voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban; and HB 4389 (2007), a proposed cigarette tax increase. In 2008, Jimmy Womack (D) defeated Derek Grigsby (Grn).

House District 008 George Cushingberry Jr., D-Detroit. Cushingberry was a co-sponsor of HB 4389 (2007), a proposed cigarette tax increase. Cushingberry defeated Thomas Jones (Lib) in 2008.

House District 009 Shanelle Jackson, D-Detroit. Jackson was a co-sponsor of HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Jackson was re-elected in 2008.

House District 010 Gabe Leland, D-Detroit. Leland was a co-sponsor of and voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Leland defeated Marc Sosnowski (UST) in 2008.

House District 011 Morris Hood III, D-Detroit and Dearborn, voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. He got $150 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. In 2008, David Nathan (D) defeated Leonard Mier Jr. (R).

House District 012 Steve Tobocman, D-Detroit, voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. He got $450 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. In 2008, Rashida Tlaib (D) defeated Darrin Daigle (R). Tlaib is a sponsor of HB 4099 (2009) workplace and restaurant smoking ban.

House District 013 Barbara Farrah, D-Southgate, voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. She got $150 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. In 2008, Andrew Kandrevas (D) defeated Timothy Kachinski (R).

House District 014 Ed Clemente, D-Detroit. Had Fellowship at John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. On HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban, Clemente did not vote on the grounds of possible conflict of interest. He got $500 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Clemente defeated Patrick O'Connell (R) in 2008.

House District 015 Gino Polidori, D-Dearborn, voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Polidori defeated J. Saionz (R) in 2008.

House District 016 Bob Constan, D-Dearborn Heights. Senior Health, Security, and Retirement Committee. Constan was a co-sponsor of HB 4389 (2007), a proposed cigarette tax increase, and .voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. He is a co-sponsor of HB 5635 (2008), $50 fine for tobacco use on school property. Constan defeated Joseph Smith (R) in 2008.

House District 017 Andy Dillon, D-Redford Twp. Was an Aide to anti-smoker Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley of New Jersey. Dillon voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. He got $325 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Dillon defeated Sandra Eggers (R) in 2008.

House District 018 Richard LeBlanc, D-Westland, voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. LeBlanc defeated Harold Dunn (UST) in 2008.

House District 019 John Pastor, R-Livonia, voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. In 2008, John Walsh (R) defeated Steve King (D).

House District 020 Marc Corriveau, D-Northville. Member of Health Policy Committee. Corriveau voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. He is a co-sponsor of HB 5635 (2008), $50 fine for tobacco use on school property. Corriveau defeated Jerry Vorva (R) in 2008.

House District 021 Philip LaJoy, R-Belleville. LaJoy was the primary sponsor of HB 4470 (2007), a proposed cigarette tax increase, and voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. He got $175 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Dian Slavens (D) defeated LaJoy in 2008. Slavens is sponsor of HB 4196 (2009) smoke-free commercial and public buildings.

House District 022 Hoon-Yung Hopgood, D-Taylor. Senior Health, Security, and Retirement Committee. Hopgood was a co-sponsor of and voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. In 2008, Douglas Geiss (D) defeated Darrell McNeill (R); Chaklrey Johnson (NPA); and Dennis Schlemmer (Lib).

House District 023 Kathleen Law, D-Gibraltar. Research scientist, retired in 1988. Law introduced House Concurrent Resolution 37, "asking Congress to support the National Cancer Institute's plan to eliminate suffering and death from cancer by the year 2015." (Law: Congress Must Support National Cancer Institute. June 27, 2006.) She voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. In 2008, Deb Kennedy (D) defeated Neil DeBlois (R).

House District 024 Jack Brandenburg, R-Harrison Township, voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. As of Nov. 5, 2008: Sarah Roberts (D) 23,494; Bryan Brandenburg (R) 22,428; Jody Beaubien (Grn) 1,678.

House District 025 Steve Bieda, D-Warren. Bieda was a co-sponsor of and voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban; and primary sponsor of HB 4971 (2007), a proposed $600 permit to allow restaurant smoking, and HB 4972 (2007), a $600 permit for a liquor licensee to allow smoking. He is a co-sponsor of HB 5635 (2008), $50 fine for tobacco use on school property. In 2008, Jon Switalski (D) defeated Michael Wiecek (R), James Allison (Lib), Steven Revis (UST), and Richard Kuzmar (Grn).

House District 026 Marie Donigan, D-Royal Oak. Health Policy Committee. Donigan was a co-sponsor of and voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Donigan defeated Michael Goodman (R) and James Young (Lib) in 2008.

House District 027 Andy Meisner, D-Ferndale. Meisner was a co-sponsor of HB 4087 and HB 5074, to ban smoking in dormitories. He voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. "He downplayed concerns that Michigan restaurant and bar owners would lose business if the ban took effect. 'It's just the opposite', he said. 'The legislation would put Michigan in the vanguard of cultural change on attitudes toward smoking, something it needs to help shed its smokestack reputation,' Meisner said." (House panel OKs ban on smoking in casinos, bars, but bill has ways to go, Detroit Free Press, July 25, 2007.) In 2008, Ellen Lipton (D) defeated David Micola (R), Shelly Bane (Grn), and John Skosnik (Lib).

House District 028 Lisa Wojno, D-Warren. Health Policy Committee. BS in nursing from Oakland University. "Rep. Wojno previously worked at Beaumont Health Care System as a registered nurse in a variety of capacities, serving in oncology, the surgical intensive care unit, labor and delivery, and insurance authorization... In 2004, Rep. Wojno was chosen as Senator John F. Kerry's representative and spokesperson at the Michigan Presidential Health Care Forum in Lansing." She voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. She is a co-sponsor of HB 5635 (2008), $50 fine for tobacco use on school property. In 2008, Lesia Liss (D) defeated Jason Balaska (R).

House District 029 Tim Melton, D-Pontiac. Melton was a co-sponsor of HB 4087 and HB 5074 (2007), to ban smoking in dormitories, and voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Melton defeated Scott Sampeer (R) in 2008.

House District 030 Tory Rocca, R-Sterling Heights, voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Rocca defeated Grant Hughes (D) in 2008.

House District 031 Fred Miller, D-Mount Clemens, voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Miller defeated Daniel Tollis (R) and James Miller (Lib) in 2008.

House District 032 Daniel Acciavatti, R-Chesterfield, voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. In 2008, Jennifer Haase (D) defeated John Accavitti (R) and Joseph Zemens (Lib).

House District 033 Kim Meltzer, R-Clinton Twp., voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Meltzer defeated Andrew Prasiloski (D) in 2008.

House District 034 Brenda Clack, D-Flint. Vice Chair of Senior Health, Retirement and Security. "Clack was one of four state lawmakers who introduced bipartisan legislation Tuesday to ban smoking in workplaces, restaurants and bars statewide [HB 4163 (2007)]. She cited skyrocketing health care costs from smoking-related illnesses [a Hitler Big Lie] and concern for the well-being of people exposed to smoking as reasons... Genesee County has had smoke-free workplaces since a ban took effect in February 2004, and Clack said she thought about the local ban when considering the proposed statewide legislation. 'I've appreciated the fact that we have had smoke-free work environments,' she said, citing counties such as Ingham, Washtenaw and others that have imposed similar bans. 'If we can do it, why not the entire state of Michigan?' Clack also stressed that those who smoke are not the only ones harmed by the habit. 'Parents need to take a look at this,' she said. '(Secondhand smoke is) is really detrimental.' [another filthy Big Lie!]. Clack was invited to co-sponsor the legislation by State Rep. Barb Vander Veen, R-Allendale and the Campaign for Smokefree Air, a coalition led by the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association and the American Lung Association." (Press Release. Clack backs bills to expand smoke ban. Include workplace, bars, restaurants. Apr. 20, 2005.) She voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban, and was a co-sponsor of HB 4087 and HB 5074 (2007), to ban smoking in dormitories; and HB 4389 (2007), a proposed cigarette tax increase. In 2008, Woodrow Stanley (D) defeated Adam Ford (R).

House District 035 Paul Condino, D-Southfield. Condino was a co-sponsor of and voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban; and a co-sponsor of HB 4971 (2007), a proposed $600 permit to allow restaurant smoking, and HB 4972 (2007), a $600 permit for a liquor licensee to allow smoking. He is a co-sponsor of HB 5635 (2008), $50 fine for tobacco use on school property. In 2008, Vincent Gregory (D) defeated Katie Koppin (R) and Franklin Hardin (Grn).

House District 036 Brian Palmer, R-Romeo. Palmer was a co-sponsor of HB 4470 (2007), a proposed cigarette tax increase. He voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. In 2008, Pete Lund (R) defeated Robert Murphy (D).

House District 037 Aldo Vagnozzi, D-Farmington/Farmington Hills. Vagnozzi was a co-sponsor of HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban; and HB 4389 (2007), a proposed cigarette tax increase. In 2008, Vicki Barnett (D) defeated Paul Welday (R).

House District 038 Craig DeRoche, R-Novi, voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. In 2008, Hugh Crawford (R) defeated Chuck Tindall (D).

House District 039 David Law, R-Commerce Township. Law was a co-sponsor of HB 4470 (2007), a proposed cigarette tax increase, and voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. He got $1050 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. In 2008, Lisa Brown (D) defeated Amy Peterman (R) and Gerald Plas (Lib).

House District 040 Chuck Moss, R-Birmingham, voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Moss defeated Julie Candler (D) and Larry Ross (Lib) in 2008.

House District 041 Marty Knollenberg, R-Troy, voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Knollenberg defeated Evan Treharne (D) in 2008.

House District 042 Frank Accavitti Jr., D-Eastpointe. Accavitti was a co-sponsor of HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. In 2008, Harold Haugh (D) defeated Greg Fleming (R) and Daniel Flamand (Lib).

House District 043 Fran Amos, R-Waterford. In 2008, Gail Haines (R) defeated Scott Hudson (D) and Paul Greenawalt (UST).

House District 044 John Stakoe, R-Highland Township, voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. In 2008, Eileen Kowall (R) defeated Mark Venie (D).

House District 045 John Garfield, R-Rochester Hills, voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. In 2008, Tom McMillin (R) defeated Randy Young (D).

House District 046 Jim Marleau, R-Lake Orion. Marleau was a co-sponsor of HB 4470 (2007), a proposed cigarette tax increase. He voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Marleau defeated Katherine Houston (D) in 2008. He is a sponsor of HB 4099 (2009) workplace and restaurant smoking ban.

House District 047 Joe Hune, R-Hamburg Township. Republican vice chair of the House Insurance Committee for the 2007-08 legislative session, and member of House Health Policy Committee. Hune was a co-sponsor of HB 4470 (2007), a proposed cigarette tax increase. He voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. He got $150 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. In 2008, Cindy Denby (R) defeated Scott Lucas (D), Rodger Young (Lib), and Philip Johnson (UST).

House District 048 Richard Hammel, D-Mt. Morris Twp. Hammel was a co-sponsor of and voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Hammel was a co-sponsor of HB 4087 and HB 5074 (2007), to ban smoking in dormitories. Hammel defeated Ralph Burger (R) in 2008.

House District 049 Lee Gonzales, D-Flint Township. Gonzales completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. "'I am pleased to welcome representatives from Wayne State, the Harvard School of Public Health, Monsanto and other organizations who can advance the discussion of this urgent health issue,' Gonzales said. 'We must build on the momentum around the rest of the country and make Michigan a leader in protecting our residents' health and well-being. Eliminating trans fats is truly a matter of life and death.'" [sic sic sic] He claims that "Trans fat is linked to obesity, Type 2 diabetes, cardiac disease and other potentially fatal ailments." (Gonzales To Give Keynote Speech at National Trans Fat Symposium. Press Release, May 14, 2007.) Gonzales was a co-sponsor of and voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Gonzales was re-elected in 2008.

House District 050 Ted Hammon, D-Mt. Morris Twp. Health Policy Committee. Hammon was the primary sponsor of HB 4087 and HB 5074 (2007), to ban smoking in dormitories; and HB 4389 (2007), a proposed cigarette tax increase. He voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. In 2008, Jim Slezak (D) defeated Douglas ONeal (R).

House District 051 David Robertson, R-Grand Blanc, voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. He got $300 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. In 2008, Paul Scott (R) defeated Michael Thorp (D). Scott said he planned to introduce a bill to ban smoking in all public places as soon as the Legislature convenes. (New anti-smoking proposal brewing in Michigan. By The Associated Press. Jan. 8, 2009.) The deluded anti-smoker scum babbled, "People are dying from secondhand smoke. There's no doubt about it. I don't understand how you can make exceptions when it comes to public health. If you agree this is a public health issue, you can't then turn around and say we're going to make exceptions for people to be contracting cancer." (Smoke ban bill is Paul Scott's first order of business. By Scott Atkinson. The Grand Blanc News, Jan. 16, 2009.) Scott is Primary Sponsor of HB 4099 (2009) workplace and restaurant smoking ban.

House District 052 Pam Byrnes, D-Lyndon Township, voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. She got $350 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. She is a co-sponsor of HB 5635 (2008), $50 fine for tobacco use on school property. Byrnes defeated Eric Lielbriedis (R) and John Boyle (Lib) in 2008.

House District 053 Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor. Senior Health, Security, and Retirement Committee. Warren was a co-sponsor of and voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban; and a co-sponsor of HB 4971 (2007), a proposed $600 permit to allow restaurant smoking, and HB 4972 (2007), a $600 permit for a liquor licensee to allow smoking. She is a co-sponsor of HB 5635 (2008), $50 fine for tobacco use on school property. Warren defeated Christina Brewton (R) and Matt Erard (Grn) in 2008. She is a sponsor of HB 4099 (2009) workplace and restaurant smoking ban.

House District 054 Alma Smith, D-Salem. Alma Smith was a co-sponsor of and voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. She is a co-sponsor of HB 5635 (2008), $50 fine for tobacco use on school property. Smith defeated Tom Banks (R) and David Raaflaub (Lib) in 2008. Snith is a sponsor of HB 4099 (2009) workplace and restaurant smoking ban.

House District 055 Kathy Angerer, D-Dundee. Member of Health Policy Committee. Angerer voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. She got $150 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Angerer defeated Frank Moynihan (R) in 2008.

House District 056 Kate Ebli, D-Monroe. Ebli joined State Sen. Roger Kahn (R-Saginaw), State Sen. Gilda Jacobs (D-Huntington Woods) and State Rep. Ed Gaffney (R-Grosse Pointe Farms) in a press conference promoting the American Heart Association's "National Heart Month." (Ebli Hosts Go Red at the Capitol. Press Release, Feb. 22, 2007.) Ebli voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Ebli defeated JeanMarie Dahm (R) and John Eleniewski (UST) in 2008.

House District 057 Dudley Spade, D-Tipton, voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Spade defeated Emma Jenkins (R) in 2008.

House District 058 Bruce Caswell, R-Pittsford, voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. In 2008, Kenneth Kurtz (R) defeated Jean Kennedy-Windsor (D).

House District 059 Rick Shaffer, R-. Has been an administrator at Hope Nursing Home in Lawton, Dosca Manor in Three Rivers, Borgess Nursing Home in Kalamazoo, and Heartland Health Care in Three Rivers. Most recently, he was director of Three Rivers Area Hospital Homecare and Hospice. "Shaffer is a member of the Health Care Association of Michigan, the Michigan Home Health Care Association, the Michigan Hospice Association, and the St. Joseph County Human Services Commission. He sits on the board of directors of the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph County Community Health Agency. He is also a member of the St. Joseph Economic Development Corporation, the St. Joseph Valley Community Federal Credit Union board of directors, the Three Rivers Rotary Club, and the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Centreville." Shaffer glorified the ACS's lobbyist, Linda Burkett, as "Michigan Lead Legislative Ambassador for the American Cancer Society, responsible for leading statewide ambassador leadership teams to maximize the ACS's legislative impact in local, state and federal campaigns." (Rick Shaffer Legislator bio) (Local Resident A Michigan Leader in Fight Against Cancer. Press Release, Jun. 25, 2007.) In 2008, Matt Lori (R) defeated Carol Higgins (D). Lori is a sponsor of HB 4099 (2009) workplace and restaurant smoking ban.

House District 060 Robert Jones, D-Kalamazoo. Health Policy, Senior Health, Security, and Retirement, and Tax Policy Committees. Jones was chemical production supervisor at Pharmacia and Upjohn for 28 years, and a former mayor of Kalamazoo. He was a co-sponsor of HB 4389 (2007), a proposed cigarette tax increase, and voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Jones defeated Charles Ybema (R) in 2008.

House District 061 Jacob Hoogendyk, R-Kalamazoo, voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. He got $150 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. In 2008, Larry DeShazor (R) defeated Julie Rogers (D).

House District 062 Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. He got $200 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. In 2008, Kate Segal (D) defeated Gregory Moore (R).

House District 063 Lorence Wenke, R-Richland. Member of Tax Policy Committee. He voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. He got $350 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. In 2008, James Bolger (R) defeated Phyllis Smith (D).

House District 064 Martin Griffin, D-Jackson, voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. He is a co-sponsor of HB 5635 (2008), $50 fine for tobacco use on school property. Griffin defeated Leland Prebble (R) in 2008.

House District 065 Mike Simpson, D-Liberty Township. Member of Health Policy and Insurance Committees. Simpson voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Simpson is a true believer in anti-smoker health lies, who banned smoking in the restaurant he owns, Poppa's Place. Now he wants to outlaw smoking everywhere, in order to stifle free competition. He got $125 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Simpson defeated Ray Snell (R).

House District 066 Chris Ward, R-Brighton. Member of Health Policy Committee. Ward voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. In 2008, Bill Rogers (R) defeated Donna Anderson (D) and Todd Richardson (Lib).

House District 067 Barb Byrum, D-Onondaga. Health Policy Committee, voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. She is the primary sponsor of HB 5635 (2008), $50 fine for tobacco use on school property. Byrum defeated Mike Herter (R) and Vince Dragonetti (Lib).

House District 068 Joan Bauer, D-Lansing. Bauer was a co-sponsor of and voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban; and HB 4389 (2007), a proposed cigarette tax increase. She is a co-sponsor of HB 5635 (2008), $50 fine for tobacco use on school property. Bauer defeated David Irons (R) and DelRae Finnerty (UST) in 2008.

House District 069 Mark Meadows, D-East Lansing. Meadows was a co-sponsor of and voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Meadows introduced legislation to protect Michigan's workers from being forced to attend meetings where the employer lectures on religious or political issues. "Meadows' plan, The Worker Freedom Act, makes it unlawful for an employer to require its employees to attend or participate in meetings where the employer lectures on religion or politics or labor organizing. It also prohibits employees from being penalized, fired or otherwise reprimanded for refusing to attend such meetings." (Meadows' Plan Beefs Up Protections for Workers. Press Release, Mar. 1, 2007.) Meadow defeated Frank Lambert (R) in 2008.

House District 070 Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan. In 2008, Mike Huckleberry (D) defeated Thomas Ginster (R).

House District 071 Rick Jones, R-Oneida Township, voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Jones defeated Mark Eagle (D) in 2008.

House District 072 Glenn Steil Jr., R-Cascade, voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. In 2008, Justin Amash (R) defeated Albert Abbasse (D) and William Wenzel (Lib).

House District 073 Tom Pearce, R-Rockford. Pearce helped found the North Kent Chapter of the American Heart Association. He voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Pearce defeated Bruce Hawley (D) and Larry Orcutt (Lib) in 2008.

House District 074 David Agema, R-Grandville, voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Agema defeated Leon Chase (D) and Tracey Mclaughlin (Lib) in 2008.

House District 075 Robert Dean, D-Grand Rapids, voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Dean defeated Dan Tietema (R) and Mark Simonait (Lib) in 2008.

House District 076 Michael Sak, D-Grand Rapids. Sak sponsored so-called fire-safe cigarette legislation. Sak was a co-sponsor of HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban, but voted against it. In 2008, Roy Schmidt (D) defeated Marc Tonnemacher (R), Bill Mohr (UST), and Matthew Friar (Lib).

House District 077 Kevin Green, R-Wyoming. Member of Health Policy and Senior Health, Security, and Retirement Committees. He voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. He got $150 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Green defeated Charles Geerlings (D) and Mike Orcutt (Lib) in 2008.

House District 078 Neal Nitz, R-Baroda. Niz was a co-sponsor of HB 4470 (2007), a proposed cigarette tax increase. He voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. In 2008, Sharon Tyler (R) defeated Judy Truesdell (D).

House District 079 John Proos, R-St. Joseph, voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Proos defeated Jim Hahn (D) in 2008.

House District 080 Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton. She has served on the State of Michigan Board of Medicine and Intercare Community Health Network and on the Van Buren Community Mental Health Board. She voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. She got $150 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Schuitmaker defeated Jessie Olson (D) in 2008.

House District 081 Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. He got $500 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Pavlov defeated Brent Pencak (D) in 2008.

House District 082 John Stahl, R-North Branch. Member of Senior Health, Security, and Retirement Committee. He voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. In 2008, Kevin Daley (R) defeated Bill Marquardt (D). Daley is a sponsor of HB 4099 (2009) workplace and restaurant smoking ban.

House District 083 John Espinoza, D-Croswell, voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Espinoza defeated Steve Kearns (R) in 2008.

House District 084 Terry Brown, D-Pigeon. Brown was a co-sponsor of HB 4389 (2007), a proposed cigarette tax increase, and voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Brown defeated Anna Kabot (R) in 2008.

House District 085 Richard Ball, R-Bennington Twp. Health Policy and Senior Health, Security, and Retirement Committees. Ball voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. He is a co-sponsor of HB 5635 (2008), $50 fine for tobacco use on school property. Ball defeated Judy Ford (D) and James Gould (UST) in 2008. He is a sponsor of HB 4099 (2009) workplace and restaurant smoking ban.

House District 086 Dave Hildenbrand, R-Lowell, voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. He got $550 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Hildenbrand defeated Melissa Casalina (D) and Patricia Steinport (Lib).

House District 087 Brian Calley, R-Portland. Health Policy and Tax Policy Committees, voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Calley defeated Greg Grieves (D), Phillip Adams (UST), and Joseph Gillotte (Lib) in 2008.

House District 088 Fulton Sheen, R-Plainwell. Member of Senior Health, Security, and Retirement and Tax Policy. He voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. "Rep. Sheen, having reserved the right to explain his protest against the passage of the bill, made the following statement: “Mr. Speaker and members of the House: I am opposed to House Bill 4163. Smoking is clearly unhealthy and many times creates a variety of health problems for those who smoke. Secondhand smoke is also unhealthy and irritating to those who don’t smoke. However, the fact remains that it is a legal substance which is bought and sold in every grocery store, gas station, and convenience store in America. Telling restaurant and business owners what they can and cannot do at their place of business is an infringement on their personal property rights. Smokers and non-smokers alike know which restaurants allow smoking and which don’t, and they use this knowledge to determine which establishments to frequent. Government needs to stay out of the market place and people’s lives, so they can make their own choices.” In 2008, Bob Genetski (R) defeated Tom Clark (D).

House District 089 Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive, voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Meekhof defeated Timothy Winslow (D) and Terry Ashcraft (Lib) in 2008.

House District 090 Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland, voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. He got $150 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. In 2008, Joseph Haveman (R) defeated Clay Stauffer (D).

House District 091 Mary Valentine, D-Norton Shores. Member of Health Policy Committee. She voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. She is a co-sponsor of HB 5635 (2008), $50 fine for tobacco use on school property. Valentine defeated Holly Hughes (R) in 2008.

House District 092 Doug Bennett, D-Muskegon. Bennett was a co-sponsor of HB 4389 (2007), a proposed cigarette tax increase, and voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Bennett defeated James McCormick (R) in 2008.

House District 093 Paul Opsommer, R-Dewitt, voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Opsommer defeated Ron McComb (D) and Darryl Schmitz (Lib) in 2008.

House District 094 Kenneth Horn, R-Frankenmuth, voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Horn defeated Bob Blaine (D) in 2008.

House District 095 Andy Coulouris, D-Saginaw. Member of Health Policy Committee. Coulouris voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. He is a co-sponsor of HB 5635 (2008), $50 fine for tobacco use on school property. Coulouris defeated Ted Rosingana (R) in 2008.

House District 096 Jeff Mayes, D-Bay City, voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Mayes defeated Rick Rau (R) in 2008.

House District 097 Tim Moore, R-Farwell, voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. He got $500 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Moore defeated Kathy Wilton (D) in 2008.

House District 098 John Moolenaar, R-Midland. Moolenaar graduated from Hope College, and received his master's in public administration from Harvard University. He voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. In 2008, Jim Stamas (R) defeated Garnet Lewis (D).

House District 099 Bill Caul, R-Mt. Pleasant, voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Caul defeated Nancy White (D) and Devon Smith (Lib) in 2008.

House District 100 Goeff Hansen, R-Hart. Hansen was a co-sponsor of HB 4470 (2007), a proposed cigarette tax increase. He voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Hansen defeated Bill Richards (D) and Nathaniel Hren (Lib) in 2008.

House District 101 David Palsrok, R-Manistee, voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. He got $200 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. In 2008, Dan Scripps (D) defeated Ray Franz (R).

House District 102 Darwin Booher, R-Evart, voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Booher defeated Nate Heffron (D) and Thomas Hren (Lib) in 2008.

House District 103 Joel Sheltrown, D-West Branch. Sheltrown was a co-sponsor of and voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Sheltrown defeated Dave Ryan (R) in 2008.

House District 104 Howard Walker, R-Traverse City, voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. In 2008, Wayne Schmidt (R) defeated Roman Grucz (D) and Dan McDougall (Lib).

House District 105 Kevin Elsenheimer, R-Bellaire, voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. He got $350 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Elsenheimer defeated Connie Saltonstall (D) and Greg Dean (Lib) in 2008.

House District 106 Matthew Gillard, D-Alpena, voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. He is a co-sponsor of HB 5635 (2008), $50 fine for tobacco use on school property. In 2008, Andy Neumann (D) defeated Peter Pettalia (R) and Scott Alexander (Lib).

House District 107 Gary McDowell, D-Rudyard, voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. He is a co-sponsor of HB 5635 (2008), $50 fine for tobacco use on school property. McDowell defeated Alex Strobehn (R) in 2008.

House District 108 Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba. Casperson was a co-sponsor of HB 4470 (2007), a proposed cigarette tax increase. He voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. In 2008, Judy Nerat (D) defeated Mike Falcon (R).

House District 109 Steven Lindberg, D-Marquette. Lindberg was a co-sponsor of HB 4389 (2007), a proposed cigarette tax increase, and voted for HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. He is a co-sponsor of HB 5635 (2008), $50 fine for tobacco use on school property. Lindberg defeated Doreen Takalo (R) and Richard Hendricksen (NPA) in 2008.

House District 110 Michael Lahti, D-Hancock, voted against HB 4163 (2007), the proposed statewide workplace smoking ban. Lahti defeated John Larson (R) in 2008.

Michigan Senate

Public Act 100 (SB 1) MEDICAID INCENTIVES (George) Requests a federal waiver for incentives for Medicaid recipients.Passed by roll call Yeas 38, Nays 0, Excused 0, Not Voting 0. Signed: October 1, 2007; Effective: October 1, 2007. "Sec. 105b. (1) The department of community health shall create incentives for individual medical assistance recipients who practice specified positive health behaviors. The incentives described in this subsection may include, but are not limited to, expanded benefits and incentives relating to premiums, co-pays, or benefits. The positive health behaviors described in this subsection may include, but are not limited to, participation in health risk assessments and health screenings, compliance with medical treatment, attendance at scheduled medical appointments, participation in smoking cessation treatment, exercise, prenatal visits, immunizations, and attendance at recommended educational health programs." The rationalization for peddling this snake oil to the most vulnerable members of the public is to supposedly save health costs, which won't happen and for which the health fascists will never be held accountable.

SB-1 / Michigan Legislature

SB 0109 (2007) - smoke-free workplace and public restaurants

SB 0109 (Basham) Last Action: 01/30/2007 referred to Committee on Economic Development.

SB 109 smoke-free workplace and public restaurants / Michigan Legislature

SB 0110 (2007) - smoke-free workplace

SB 110 (George) Last Action: 01/30/2007 referred to Committee on Economic Development and Regulatory Reform.

SB 110 smoke-free workplace / Michigan Legislature

SB 114 (2009) - smoke-free workplace

SB 114 to prohibit smoking in places of employment, and expand prohibition in restaurants. Introduced Jan. 28, 2009, referred to Committee on Government Operations and Reform. Sponsors - Raymond Basham (primary); Gilda Jacobs, Michael Switalski, John Gleason, Bruce Patterson, Patricia Birkholz, Hansen Clarke, Liz Brater, Martha Scott, Glenn Anderson, Tupac Hunter, Cameron Brown, Thomas George.

SB 114 smoke-free workplace / Michigan Legislature

SB 118 (2009) - funding anti-hookah-smoking propaganda

SB 118 introduced Jan. 28, 2009, referred to the Committee on Economic Development and Regulatory Reform. Sponsors - Irma Clark-Coleman (primary); Deborah Cherry, Hansen Clarke, Raymond Basham, John Gleason, Liz Brater, Glenn Anderson, Gilda Jacobs.

SB 118 (2009) funding anti-hookah-smoking propaganda / Michigan Legislature

SB 278 (2007) MI-HEART

SB 278 MI-HEART (George) Creates Michigan Helping Ensure Affordable and Reliable Treatment Act. Introduced and referred to Health Policy Committee (02/27/07). Reported with Substitute S-2 (5/3/07).

SB 278 MI-HEART / Michigan Legislature

SB 328 (2007) tobacco tax increase

SB 328 (Basham) Last Action: 10/03/2007 referred to Committee on Finance.

SB 328 tobacco tax / Michigan Legislature

SB 472 (2007) to ban smoking in dormitories

SB 472 (Anderson) Last Action: 05/03/2007 referred to committee on judiciary.

SB 472 ban smoking in dormitories / Michigan Legislature

SB 481 (2007) to ban smoking on beaches

SB 481 (McManus) Last Action: 05/08/2007 referred to Committee on Economic Development and Regulatory Reform.

SB 481 ban smoking on beaches / Michigan Legislature

SB 514 (2007) property tax exemptions for restaurants that ban smoking

SB 514 (Allen) Last Action: 05/17/2007 referred to Committee on Finance.

SB 514 property tax exemption for restaurants that ban smoking / Michigan Legislature

SB 882 (2007) penalizes possession of untaxed cigarettes

SB 882 (George) The act would prohibit even "unclassified acquirers" from being in control or possession of even an individual package of cigarettes which do not have a stamp, to be punished by the tax due plus 500% of the tax. Last Action: 11/06/2007 referred to Committee on Commerce and Tourism.

SB 882 penalizes possession of untaxed cigarettes / Michigan Legislature

SB 1141 (2008) - "community health" appropriations

They want to spend $5,724,500 for 14 new full-time positions for smoking prevention programs, and $610,000 for tobacco tax collection and enforcement. This is in addition to $15,188,500 for 12 full-time positions in "cancer prevention and control program," most presumably founded on health fascist scientific fraud; $5,683,200 for 22.7 full-time positions for "chronic disease prevention," do; and $812,500 for 6.5 full-time positions for "health education, promotion, and research programs," do; also, $700,000 for "physical fitness, nutrition, and health," out of a gross appropriation of $37,368,800 for "chronic disease and injury prevention and health promotion of which $21,309,500 comes from the federal government. In addition, it contains the following outrageous section: "Sec. 1637. (1) All adult Medicaid recipients shall be offered the opportunity to sign a Medicaid personal responsibility agreement. 2) The personal responsibility agreement shall include at minimum the following provisions: (a) That the recipient shall not smoke.... (c) That the recipient shall exercise regularly." Deborah Cherry is the primary sponsor. Last Action: 02/28/2008 referred to Committee on Appropriations.

SB 1141 "community health" appropriations / Michigan Legislature

Senators / Michigan Senate

Senate District 1 Hansen Clarke, D-Detroit. Clarke was a co-sponsor of SB 109 (2007), to ban smoking in bars, restaurants, and workplaces; SB 463 (2007), to ban employment discrimination based on lifestyle; and of SB 472, to ban smoking in dormitories. Clarke voted for HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008. Sponsor of SB 114 (2009), workplace smoking ban.

Senate District 2 Martha G. Scott, D-Highland Park, founded the M.G. Scott Foundation in 2003. It sponsors so-called "Health Fairs" on women's health, along with Adult Well-Being Services, Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Great Lakes Health Plan, OmniCare Health Plan, Spectrum Human Services Inc, McDonald's, SEMCA, and Total Health Care Inc. (M.G. Scott Foundation Sponsors Free Health Fair. Scott Press Release, Aug. 16, 2007.) Scott babbled, "It is my hope that this health fair will inspire and encourage people to take charge of their lives by improving their diet and exercising regularly," Sen. Scott said. "It’s imperative that each of us takes responsibility for our own well being and makes a serious commitment to lead a healthier lifestyle." (Scott Sponsors Free Health Fair. Scott Press Release, Sep. 1, 2004.) And it's all a stinking lie! The US government spent $625 million on the Women’s Health Initiative pandering to deluded health fascists, and their magic diets had no effect on heart disease, breast cancer or osteoporosis. But these people never let the facts get in their way, because their real goal is to shove their religious BS down everyone's throats. Scott was a co-sponsor of SB 109 (2007), to ban smoking in bars, restaurants, and workplaces, SB 110 (2007), to ban workplace smoking; and of SB 463 (2007), to ban employment discrimination based on lifestyle. Scott voted for HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008. Sponsor of SB 114 (2009), workplace smoking ban.

Senate District 3 Irma Clark-Coleman, D-Detroit. Clark-Coleman was a co-sponsor of SB 463 (2007), to ban employment discrimination based on lifestyle, and of SB 472, to ban smoking in dormitories. She voted for HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban. Primary Sponsor of SB 118 (2009) funding anti-hookah-smoking propaganda.

Senate District 4 Samuel Buzz Thomas, III, D-Detroit. Thomas was a co-sponsor of SB 328 (2007), a proposed cigarette tax increase. He voted for HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008.

Senate District 5 Tupac A. Hunter, D-Detroit. He got $300 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Hunter voted for HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008. Sponsor of SB 114 (2009), workplace smoking ban.

Senate District 6 Glenn S. Anderson, D-Westland. Anderson was a co-sponsor [who claimed to be the lead sponsor] of a package of bills to ensure that workers are protected from unfair treatment by an employer as a result of that employee’s off-duty conduct or beliefs, including employment decisions based upon smoking, drinking, or eating habits [SB 463 (2007)]. "A high-profile incident in Lansing not long ago highlights the need for such legislation. WEYCO, a Lansing-based employee benefits company, fired four workers last year because they smoked on their own time and either refused or were unable to quit smoking while not on the job. This problem is not just limited to Michigan." Senate Democratic Leader Mark Schauer (D-Battle Creek) was a co-sponsor. (Senate Dems Fight for Worker Rights, Privacy. Press Release, Apr. 24, 2007.) Anderson was the primary sponsor of SB 472, to ban smoking in dormitories. Anderson voted for HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008. Sponsor of SB 114 (2009), workplace smoking ban; and of SB 118 (2009) funding anti-hookah-smoking propaganda.

Senate District 7 Bruce Patterson, R-Canton. Chairman, Health Policy Committee. Patterson was a co-sponsor of SB 109 (2007), to ban smoking in bars, restaurants, and workplaces; and SB 110 (2007), to ban workplace smoking. Patterson voted for HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008. Sponsor of SB 114 (2009), workplace smoking ban.

Senate District 8 Raymond E. Basham, D-Taylor. Basham has introduced smoking ban legislation every term he's been in office. (Lawmakers debating statewide smoking ban in bars, restaurants. By Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press Staff Writer, June 12, 2007.) Basham crowed over the House Commerce Committee's passage of HB 4163 (2007), which would ban smoking in bars, restaurants, and workplaces. Gibbered Basham: "I am pleased to be able to share some progress on this issue with the Michigan families who believe a dinner out shouldn’t include the risk of asthma, emphysema or cancer, or the workers who don’t think secondhand smoke exposure should be part of their job description. Today is a very special day, but it’s a bit bittersweet, as I wish this good news could be coming from our body as well.... The push to ban smoking in Michigan workplaces has been spearheaded in the House by Representative Brenda Clack and Representative Richard Ball, and was well-received by Committee Chair Representative Andy Meisner and the House Commerce Committee. Senator Basham has companion legislation in the Senate, SB 109, but his smoking ban bills have been sentenced to the same fate every Senate session year he has served, languishing in committee under the thumb of partisan leadership." (Sen. Basham Celebrates House Commerce Committee’s Passage of Bill to Ban Smoking in Michigan Workplaces; Illinois Signs Similar Bill Into Law Today. Press Release, Jul. 24, 2007.) Basham was the primary sponsor of SB 328 (2007), a proposed cigarette tax increase; and SB 109 (2007), smoke-free workplace and public restaurants; and a co-sponsor of SB 110 (2007), to ban workplace smoking; SB 463 (2007), to ban employment discrimination based on lifestyle, and of SB 472, to ban smoking in dormitories. Basham voted for HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban. Simpered Basham: "I would just like to thank my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for protecting patrons and workers from secondhand smoke again." All founded on filthy lies ansd defamations! Primary sponsor of SB 114 (2009), workplace smoking ban; Sponsor of SB 118 (2009) funding anti-hookah-smoking propaganda.

Senate District 9 Dennis Olshove, D-Warren. Olshove was a co-sponsor of SB 472, to ban smoking in dormitories. Olshove voted for HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008.

Senate District 10 Michael Switalski, D-Roseville, helped raise more than $10,900 for the American Cancer Society. (Switalski-Notte Striders Stride for American Cancer Society. Press Release, May 27, 2004.) Switalski was a co-sponsor of SB 463 (2007), to ban employment discrimination based on lifestyle. Switalski voted for HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008. Sponsor of SB 114 (2009), workplace smoking ban.

Senate District 11 Alan Sanborn. "The cost of health insurance is skyrocketing and a large portion of the increased cost can be directly related to our unhealthy behaviors," said Sanborn, R-Richmond, a member of the Senate Committee on Health Policy. "Simply eating better, getting more exercise and quitting bad habits can go a long way to helping make health insurance more affordable." (Sen. Sanborn announces MI HEART health care plan. Press Release, Feb. 20, 2007.) All nothing but a stinking pile of lies! Sanborn was a co-sponsor of SB 514 (2007), to give a special property tax exemption to restaurants that ban smoking. He got $200 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Sanborn voted against HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008.

Senate District 12 Michael Bishop, R-Rochester, Senate Majority leader. "Earlier this year, [Sen. Tom] George and Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop introduced the Michigan Helping Ensure Affordable and Reliable Treatment (MI HEART) proposal, a comprehensive plan that will help give all Michigan residents the opportunity to obtain affordable, basic health coverage and will establish incentives that encourage people to lead healthier lives." (Sen. George's letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Press Release, May 16, 2007.) Bishop voted against HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008.

Senate District 13 John Pappageorge, R-Troy. The health fascist cretin babbles that "We need to do everything possible to encourage Michigan residents to adopt a healthier way of life. The added benefit is that living healthy will actually help lower the cost of health care also... Our health care plan emphasizes healthy behaviors and the need to adopt healthy lifestyles. We must change our health culture to help lower our rising health care costs." (Senator Pappageorge announces MI HEART health care plan. Press Release, Feb. 21, 2007.) He is a co-sponsor of SB 882 (2007), to penalize possession of untaxed cigarettes. He voted for HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008.

Senate District 14 Gilda Z. Jacobs, D-Huntington Woods. Member of Health Policy Committee. Jacobs was a sponsor of a package of bills to ensure that workers are protected from unfair treatment by an employer as a result of that employee’s off-duty conduct or beliefs, including employment decisions based upon smoking, drinking, or eating habits. "A high-profile incident in Lansing not long ago highlights the need for such legislation. WEYCO, a Lansing-based employee benefits company, fired four workers last year because they smoked on their own time and either refused or were unable to quit smoking while not on the job. This problem is not just limited to Michigan." (Sen. Jacobs Fights for Worker Rights, Privacy. Press Release, Apr. 24, 2007.) Jacobs was a co-sponsor of SB 109 (2007), to ban smoking in bars, restaurants, and workplaces; SB 110 (2007), to ban workplace smoking; SB 463 (2007), to ban employment discrimination based on lifestyle; SB 472 (2007), to ban smoking in dormitories; and SB 481 (2007), to ban smoking on beaches. She got $200 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. She voted for HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008. Sponsor of SB 114 (2009), workplace smoking ban; and of SB 118 (2009) funding anti-hookah-smoking propaganda.

Senate District 15 Nancy Cassis, R-Novi. She voted for HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008.

Senate District 16 Cameron Brown, R-Fawn River Twp. He got $150 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Brown voted for HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008. Sponsor of SB 114 (2009), workplace smoking ban.

Senate District 17 Randy Richardville, R-Rochester. The stupid moron babbles, "The fact remains that Michigan is unhealthy and because of that we have high health care costs. MI HEART addresses unhealthy behaviors while also addressing the increase in health care expenses." This is a perfect display of total incompetence. People with simplistic beliefs like that are incapable of seeing through any of the multiple acts of fraud and deceit committed by the health fascist vermin - including their one-sided bookkeeping of creating phony "smoking costs" by pretending that non-smokers' costs don't exist at all, such as used in their favorite source of their lies, the SAMMEC. (Sen. Richardville joins colleagues to announce MI HEART health care plan. Press Release, Feb. 20, 2007.) Richardville was a co-sponsor of SB 514 (2007), to give a special property tax exemption to restaurants that ban smoking. HE got $1200 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Richardville voted against HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008.

Senate District 18 Liz Brater, D-Ann Arbor. Brater was a co-sponsor of SB 463 (2007), to ban employment discrimination based on lifestyle; and of SB 481 (2007), to ban smoking on beaches. Brater voted for HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008. Sponsor of SB 114 (2009), workplace smoking ban; and of SB 118 (2009) funding anti-hookah-smoking propaganda.

Senate District 19 Mark Schauer, D-Battle Creek. Schauer was a co-sponsor of SB 109 (2007), to ban smoking in bars, restaurants, and workplaces; SB 110 (2007), to ban workplace smoking; SB 328 (2007), a proposed cigarette tax increase; SB 463 (2007), to ban employment discrimination based on lifestyle; and of SB 472, to ban smoking in dormitories. He got $200 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Schauer voted for HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008.

Senate District 20 Thomas M. George, M.D. University of Michigan Medical School in 1982, Anesthesiologist. "A letter from Senate Health Policy Committee Chairman Tom George regarding legalizing incentive-based health plans was published last week in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA, May 9, 2007-Vol. 297, No. 18).... In the letter, George responds to a JAMA commentary on law as a tool to facilitate healthier lifestyles, written by Dr. Lawrence Gostin of the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at the Georgetown University Law Center." George claims that "Actions such as tobacco avoidance, exercising, undergoing a health screening, receiving vaccinations, participating in diabetes education, filling prescriptions, and showing up for appointments are all behaviors that may lower rising health care costs. Insurance carriers should be allowed to share these savings with their clients." [These things actually don't save money; that's why corporate health fascists always run to the legislature for special tax breaks for tyrannizing their workers - see the Wisconsin Workplace Wellness bill. The claims about smoking costs are based on fraudulent statistics such as the CDC's SAMMEC, which pretends that costs paid by smokers were paid by nonsmokers, and that nonsmokers' costs don't exist, and blames tobacco for diseases actually caused by infection.] "Earlier this year, George and Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop introduced the Michigan Helping Ensure Affordable and Reliable Treatment (MI HEART) proposal, a comprehensive plan that will help give all Michigan residents the opportunity to obtain affordable, basic health coverage and will establish incentives that encourage people to lead healthier lives." (Sen. George's letter published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Press Release, May 16, 2007.) George was the primary sponsor of S-1 (2007), the Medicaid Incentives bill; SB 110, to ban workplace smoking; and SB 882 (2007), to penalize possession of untaxed cigarettes; and a co-sponsor of SB 109 (2007), to ban smoking in bars, restaurants, and workplaces; and SB 481 (2007), to ban smoking on beaches. He got $2000 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. George voted for HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008. Look at the gibbering crap he babbled: "It was in 1986 that the Surgeon General issued a first report on the potential hazards of involuntary spoke exposure—1986. But since that time, there has been, literally, hundreds of peer-reviewed medical studies and several additional major reports that make the solid, scientific case that secondhand smoke is dangerous and is a leading cause of death in our country and in Michigan. It was two years ago that Surgeon General Richard Carmona issued a very definitive study showing that secondhand smoke causes heart disease and lung cancer in adults and sudden infant death syndrome and respiratory problems in children." ALL OF IT IS DELIBERATE SCIENTIFIC FRAUD, BASED ON PURPOSELY USING DEFECTIVE STUDIES TO FALSELY BLAME SECONDHAND SMOKE FOR DISEASES CAUSED BY INFECTION! That phony "solid scientific case" is based on nothing but lifestyle questionnaires. They are guilty of ignoring more than 50 studies which demonstrate that human papillomavirus causes over ten times more lung cancers than those charlatans pretend are caused by secondhand smoke, and passive smokers are more likely to have been exposed to HPV, so those fraudulent studies are DESIGNED to falsely blame passive smoking for lung cancer caused by HPV! They are guiilty of ignoring the decades of data proving that heart disease rates have declined just as much among smokers as among non-smokers, and smoking bans make no difference! They are guilty of ignoring the decades of data showing that death rates from asthma have steadily INCREASED! Sponsor of SB 114 (2009), workplace smoking ban.

Senate District 21 Ron Jelinek, R-Three Oaks. He is a co-sponsor of SB 882 (2007), to penalize possession of untaxed cigarettes. He voted for HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban.

Senate District 22 Valde Garcia, R-Howell. Garcia was a co-sponsor of SB 481 (2007), to ban smoking on beaches; and of SB 514 (2007), to give a special property tax exemption to restaurants that ban smoking. Garcia voted against HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008.

Senate District 23 Gretchen Whitmer, D-East Lansing. Whitmer was a co-sponsor of SB 463 (2007), to ban employment discrimination based on lifestyle. She got $175 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Whitmer voted for HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008.

Senate District 24 Patricia L. Birkholz, R-Saugatuck Township. Birkholz was a co-sponsor of SB 481 (2007), to ban smoking on beaches. She got $300 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. She voted for HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008. Sponsor of SB 114 (2009), workplace smoking ban.

Senate District 25 Judson Gilbert II, R-Algonac. Gilbert voted against HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008.

Senate District 26 Deborah Cherry, D-Burton, Chairman of the Greater Flint Health Coalition and a member of the Michigan Fitness Foundation. "She is a gubernatorial appointee to the Michigan Medicaid Long Term Care Task Force, created to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of long term care, the White House Conference on Aging, which is formed every ten years and is responsible for setting the tone for the states senior issues and an appointee to the Michigan Task Force on Cervical Cancer Awareness, which she served as Chairperson." (Deborah Cherry Legislator bio.) She got $175 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Cherry voted for HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008. Sponsor of SB 118 (2009) funding anti-hookah-smoking propaganda.

Senate District 27 John Gleason, D-Flushing. Gleason was a co-sponsor of SB 463 (2007), to ban employment discrimination based on lifestyle; SB 472 (2007), to ban smoking in dormitories; SB 481 (2007), to ban smoking on beaches; and SB 882 (2007), to penalize possession of untaxed cigarettes. Gleason voted for HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008. Sponsor of SB 114 (2009), workplace smoking ban; and of SB 118 (2009) funding anti-hookah-smoking propaganda.

Senate District 28 Mark C. Jansen, R-Gaines Township. Jansen was appointed to the Midwestern Legislative Conference Health and Human Services Committee. (Sen. Jansen to work with other Midwestern leaders on health policy. Press Release, July 13, 2007.) Jansen voted against HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008.

Senate District 29 Bill Hardiman, R-Kentwood. Hardiman co-hosted a so-called "Minority Health Summit" with Sen. Hansen Clarke and Rep. Brenda Clack. He employs dishonest, Orwellian phraseology such as "workshops that will empower people to make lifestyle changes," as if people were being prevented somehow, to describe brainwashing them with health fascist charlatinism. "The summit is free and open to the public due to the assistance of GlaxoSmith Kline Healthy Communities, the Michigan Association of Chiropractors, Michigan Primary Care Association, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan, and Johnson & Johnson among others." (Senator Hardiman to Co-Host Minority Health Summit. Press Release, Sep. 13, 2007.) Hardiman was excused from voting on HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008. Sponsor of SB 118 (2009) funding anti-hookah-smoking propaganda.

Senate District 30 Wayne Kuipers, R-Holland. He got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. He voted against HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008.

Senate District 31 Jim Barcia, D-Bay City. Associate President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and Democratic Whip. Barcia was a co-sponsor of SB 463 (2007), to ban employment discrimination based on lifestyle; and of SB 514 (2007), to give a special property tax exemption to restaurants that ban smoking. Barcia voted against HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008.

Senate District 32 Roger Kahn MD, R-Saginaw Township. Cardiologist. He got $250 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. He was a co-sponsor of SB 110 (2007), to ban workplace smoking. Kahn voted for HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008.

Senate District 33 Alan Cropsey, R-DeWitt. Cropsey voted against HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008.

Senate District 34 Gerald VanWoerkom, R-Norton Shores. He voted against HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008.

Senate District 35 Michelle McManus, R-Lake Leelanau. McManus claims that "Simply taking a 30 minute walk during lunch will help reduce illness, injury and rising health care costs associated with a sedentary lifestyle." (Sen. McManus walks to Lansing and back in BCBS Walk at Work State Government Challenge. Press Release, June 28, 2007.) This lying piece of filth gibbered that "The environmental impact of used cigarette butts is very damaging. Not only will we rid beaches of those unsightly butts, but we will help protect our water from the toxic chemicals that they contain. Plus it is a logical step in protecting the public, specifically children, from unwanted and unhealthy tobacco smoke." (McManus bill [SB 481] would ban smoking on public beaches. Press Release, May 04, 2007.) Cigarette butts are nothing but cellulose - the same as ordinary leaves! Furthermore, humans consume ten times more so-called "toxic chemicals," such as benzo[a]pyrene, in ordinary foods, particularly from green, leafy vegetables. And obviously, this mentally retarded sack of crap believes that there aren't any "toxic chemicals" in ordinary vegetation. McManus voted for HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008.

Senate District 36 Tony Stamas, R-Midland. He got $1000 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. He voted against HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008.

Senate District 37 Jason Allen, R-Traverse City. Health Policy Committee, Senate majority whip. Allen introduced a bill [SB514 (2007)] to allow local governments to give special tax breaks for banning smoking, via property tax exemptions for restaurants that voluntarily prohibit smoking within their businesses. And the bloodsucking parasite calls it "a win-win situation," when the anti-smokers get special favors! He pretends that "There's been a long, ongoing dialogue about this, and people continue to grapple with the balance between public health and personal freedom, as well as the extent of a business owner's private property rights." This is a lie, because there has been no genuine "dialogue" whatsoever, only an exclusive anti-smoker monologue, which consists of purposely falsely framing the issue as "freedom versus public health," while censoring the real issue of ANTI-SMOKER CORRUPTION AND SCIENTIFIC FRAUD! (Sen. Allen's smoke-free incentive bill encourages healthy choices while preserving personal freedom. Press Release, May 17, 2007.) In 2000 and 2004, Allen was the Northern Michigan Chair for George W. Bush - whose business crony, Fred W. Malek, was on the board of directors of the corrupt EPA contractor that handled the illegal pass-through contracts which were used to conceal the fact that the phony "EPA" report on ETS was actually written by hand-picked anti-smoking activists, not by the EPA! He is a co-sponsor of SB 882 (2007), to penalize possession of untaxed cigarettes. Allen voted against HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban, in 2008.

Senate District 38 Michael Prusi, D-Ishpeming. Prusi was the primary sponsor of SB 463 (2007), to ban employment discrimination based on lifestyle. He voted for HB 4163, the statewide smoking ban.

U.S. Senate

Sen. Carl Levin (D) is a co-sponsor of S-625, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco. Levin defeated Jack Hoogendyk Jr. (R) in 2008.

Sen. Debbie Ann Stabenow (D) is a co-sponsor of S-625, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco. She got $1000 from Pfizer in 2005-2006.

U.S. House of Representatives

District 1, Rep. Bart Stupak (D) was a co-sponsor of and voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, and voted for its successor, HR-1256 (2009). Stupak defeated Tom Casperson (R) in 2008.

District 2, Pete Hoekstra (R) voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, but against its successor, HR-1256 (2009). Hoekstra defeated Fred Johnson (D) in 2008.

District 3, Vernon J. Ehlers (R) voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, and its successor, HR-1256 (2009). He got $2000 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Ehlers defeated Henry Sanchez (D) in 2008.

District 4, Dave Camp (R) voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, and its successor, HR-1256 (2009). Camp received $1,000 from Eli Lilly & Co., $2,000 from Johnson & Johnson, and $5000 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Camp defeated Andrew Concannon (D) in 2008.

District 5, Dale Kildee (D) was a co-sponsor of and voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, and voted for its successor, HR-1256 (2009). Kildee defeated Matt Sawicki (R) in 2008.

District 6, Frederick Upton (R) was a co-sponsor of and voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, and voted for its successor, HR-1256 (2009). He received $5,000 from Eli Lilly & Co., $3,000 from Johnson & Johnson, and $4500 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Upton defeated Don Cooney (D) in 2008.

District 7, Mark Schauer (D), voted for HR-1256 (2009), FDA Regulation of Tobacco. His defeated predecessor, Timothy Walberg (R), voted against HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco.

District 8, Mike Rogers (R) voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, but against its successor, HR-1256 (2009). Rogers received $5,000 from Eli Lilly & Co., $4,500 from Johnson & Johnson, and $10,000 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Rogers defeated Robert Alexander (D) in 2008.

District 9, Gary Peters (D), voted for HR-1256 (2009), FDA Regulation of Tobacco. His predecessor, Joseph Knollenberg (R) voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco.

District 10, Candice Miller (R) is a co-sponsor of and voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, and its successor, HR-1256 (2009). She got $1000 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Miller defeated Robert Denison (D) in 2008.

District 11, Thaddeus McCotter (R). Sniveling weeny Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.), who smokes one to two packs of cigarettes a day, whined that "Behind every smoker is one who wishes they never started. The problem in this town is if you drop one vice, you'll get a worse one." [You don't speak for me! And, how does that exempt you cowards from repudiating the anti-smokers' scientific fraud?] (The Last Gasp of a Smoke-Filled Room? By Lyndsey Layton. Washington Post, December 8, 2006.) He voted against HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, and its successor, HR-1256 (2009) - not that it matters, now that the anti-smokers have brainwashed everyone with lies. He got $1000 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. McCotter defeated Joseph Larkin (D) in 2008.

District 12, Sander Levin (D), voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, but Present / Not Voting on its successor, HR-1256 (2009). Levin defeated Bert Copple (R) in 2008.

District 13, Carolyn Kilpatrick (D) was a co-sponsor of and voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, and voted for its successor, HR-1256 (2009). She received $3,000 from Eli Lilly & Co. in 2006. Kilpatrick defeated Edward Gubics (R) in 2008.

District 14, John Conyers Jr. (D) was a co-sponsor of and voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, and voted for its successor, HR-1256 (2009). Conyers defeated Richard Secula (Lib) and Clyde Shabazz (Grn) in 2008.

District 15, John Dingell (D) was a co-sponsor of and voted for HR-1108, the Kennedy-Cornyn/Waxman bill for FDA regulation of tobacco, and voted for its successor, HR-1256 (2009). He received $5,000 from Eli Lilly & Co., $3,500 from Johnson & Johnson, and $10,000 from Pfizer in 2005-2006. Dingell defeated John Lynch (R) in 2008.

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