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Please Don't Poop in My Salad

June 1, 2006

Please Don’t Poop in My Salad features a collection of essays by Heartland President Joseph L. Bast defending smokers against laws abridging their right to free association and taxes that punish them for a personal lifestyle choice.

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Please Don’t Poop in My Salad features a collection of essays by Heartland President Joseph L. Bast defending smokers against laws abridging their right to free association and taxes that punish them for a personal lifestyle choice.

Defending smokers is a thankless task in today’s politically correct environment, and Bast does not deny the health risks associated with smoking. But today’s taxes and bans go far beyond a reasonable public policy response to a public health problem. Bast asks for a reasoned debate that respects the rights of smokers and the owners of bars and restaurants they frequent.

The book includes a foreword by Joel Sherman, president of Nat Sherman International, one of the most recognized and respected names in the worldwide tobacco industry. Sherman writes, “Bast applies the common sense and critical thinking that are often lost by others who search for fame and ratings instead of the truth. ... I believe you will enjoy this book. I certainly did.”

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Alcohol & Tobacco
Author
Joseph Bast is a Director and Senior Fellow at The Heartland Institute. He cofounded Heartland in 1984, serving as executive director then as president & CEO until January 2018. His research and writing focuses on climate change and energy policy.
jbast@heartland.org @JosephLBast