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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 12, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Local non-smokers group adopts 6bill of rights' By JIM GRANT Herald Staff Writer The right to breathe clean air is one of three rights included in the non smokers "bill of rights" adopted by the recently formed Lethbridge Group Against Smokers' Pollution. The local Group Against Smokers' Pollution (GASP) committee was formed in late January by a few non smokers who were concerned about the health problems caused by cigarette smoke. The "bill of rights" adopted by the com- mittee suggests people should have the right to speak out, firmly but politely, for clean air and the right to act through any channel necessary to establish regulations ensuring the right of non smokers to en- joy clean air. The committee has set out to publicize its formation and the "bill of rights" it has adopted in an effort to solicit memberships for GASP. Members'.hope to establish an active organization that is prepared to sponsor withdrawal programs for smokers and educate young children in the health dangers related to smoking. Committee chairman Bob Mclntosh said the group plans to undertake an informa- tion campaign to make people aware of the health hazards cigarette smoke creates for non smokers as well as for smokers. The committee has accumulated statistics on cigarette smoking from various locations in North America and Europe that emphasize the dangers related to cigarette smoke. Mr. Mclntosh referred to the American Lung Association 1974 annual report that claims twice as much tar and nicotine are found in side stream (from the burning end of a cigarette) smoke than is exhaled by a smoker. He also pointed out a 10 year study completed by physicians in Great Britain that found 20 per cent of unsuccessful pregnancies in women who smoke regular ly could have been prevented if they didn't smoke. Statistics released by the tuberculosis and respiratory disease organization show that men between 40 and 69 years of age who smoke are hospitalized 50 per cent more often than non smoking males in the same age range, he says. The group, is also using statistics from a study in Germany that shows a non smoker who.has been in a non ventilated room with several smokers for about three hours inhales a quantity of smoke that is equivalent to smoking four to five cigarettes. In response to smokers who claim they can't quit smoking because they will gain weight, Mr. Mclntosh suggests a person would have to gain 100 pounds before equalling the health risk of smoking two packs of cigarettes a day. The GASP committee intends to hold a public meeting in March to officially'form a GASP society. Memberships will sell for Ann Landers Dear Ann Landers: I read with interest your advice to the mother who signed herself "Numb." She walked in on her 17 year old daughter and boyfriend and caught them in the act. As the mother of five beautiful, dimpled, blonde girls, I'd be thankful that I caught them and not their dad. Fathers have a thing about daughters, you know. If this happened to me I would ask my daughter and her boyfriend to go into another room and put on their clothes and then we'd have a talk the three of us. The following alternatives would be suggested: 1. Continue to have sex and risk pregnancy or taking the life of an unborn child by abor- tion. 2i Get married, when possibly the only attraction is sex, in which case marriage would probably fail. 3. Agree to send our daughter to a doctor for proper instruction and the best method of birth control. (In essence, I'd be saying, "you're going to do it anyway. At least don't get 4. And now the tough one: I'd tell them they might decide that sex outside of marriage isn't right, but ab- staining would take a lot of self control and discipline. This means being alone as lit- tle as possible, more double dating with another couple who don't neck and pet. Vow to abstain from kissing in a car or any other place where sex might be possible. I'd then say, "You two must make the decision, but whatever it is, we will always love our daughter..We might be hurt, but our love will still be there." Another Mother Dear Mother: In my opinion, your approach is much more idealistic than realistic. Some teenagers might abstain for a while, but the odds for permanent ab- stinence are small. Along with the hope, trust and con- fidence, I'd make sure that daughter had plenty of infor- mation. Dear Ann Landers: This is for "Harem" the mother of three daughters. When I gave birth to my fourth girl baby, I went into a depression. Although my hus- band never said so, I felt sure he wanted a boy. A friend sent a note to the hospital .which read, "God must have known how much you loved little girls to send you four." Whenever I wonder what life would have been like if we had had a son; I remember those words and feel warm all over. Content In DearK.C.: How nice! There were four girls in our family and my mother always said she wished she had had four Discover how to be date bait without falling hook, line and sinker. Ann Landers's booklet, "Dating Do's and will help you be more poised and sure of yourself on dates. Send 30 cents in coin along with a long, stamped, self-addressed envelope with your request to Ann Landers, P.O. Box 1400, Elgin, III. 60120. Lovely New Styles r Spring... from Camm's for Spring "Rapture" I By Air Step Available in navy Calf or Black Patent. "Overture" By Joyce Available 'in Black, Red, or Navy Crinkle patent AA and B widths. "Earthlings" With the Earth Shoe look in Dark Brown. Just arrivtd Soil Shoulder Bags Bt turt to our Mtoclion ol bttgt undnl. lor your winttr trip to lun. 3 Open Thun. and Fri. Ill 9 p.m. f Camm's Shoes 403 5th Street S. i Use of 'morning after1 pill to increase WASHINGTON (AP) Use of the first "morning after' contraceptive in the United States is expected to increase after federal approval of the drug, which also has been linked with cancer. I The Food and Drug Ad- ministration (FDA) this week authorized use in emergencies of DBS or diethytstilbestrol, used fo.r years by some college coeds. The FDA said: "There is no relevant evidence at the pre- sent time that a short course of DBS in normal women, as would be used in post-coital contraception, would expose a woman to an increased risk of cancer. At the same time, it cannot be said that such a risk definitely does not exist. One company already has applied for approval to market DBS as a post-coital contraceptive when the regulation becomes effective March 7. Although available by prescription only, doctors now are expected to prescribe it more often. DES also has been used to stimulate cattle growth, but the FDA banned this use in 1973. After the ban was upset by a court in January, 1974, the FDA has allowed DES in cattle feed, provided no trace appears in any food for human consumption. Because of concern that DES may cause cancer when taken over prolonged periods the FDA said it will require patient brochures and labell- ing emphasizing it should be taken only in such emergen- cies as rape. But doctors will be free to determine what constitutes an emergency in each patient's case. Dr. Arthur Herbst of Har- vard University has reported that, many young girls whose mothers took DES during pregnancy later developed rare vaginal and cervical cancers. He found that 24 of the first 154 such victims diagnosed had died. Other experts have es- timated that between and women have or will experience DES-linked cancer. love is... enjoying a roar- ing fire together, IM U.S. tot. Otf.-AII 'ighil rtitrvtd Wednesday, February 12, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 35 In Co-operation With the Canada Winter Games, we will be giving away Chances at During the Canada Winter Games Get your Canada Winter Games Lottery Ticket With the minimum purchase of worth of Groceries, Meat or Bakery Items in our store. DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE Haddock, 24 oz QQ0 till 119 _____________ 919 CheOSO mimrmni. 2 Ib. box Nestles Quick I79 199 _____________ 129 Green or Wax Beans Tomato Soup 4.10. Vegetable Soup Cup 0 Soup Miracle Whip i6.z Pie Filler PrOm Luncheon 12 I Fleecy Bathroom Tissue Ivory Soap i I GROUND BEEF SWW Pork Butt Roast FOWl Cutuplrozm.......................................Ib.OW 79e Cimpfiri skinless......................... llb.pkg. Bacon Burns or Albert! Gold Ilk. 1 39 Oranges Grapefruit mandarins 811.00 4H.OO VALENTINE CAKES 319 VALENTINE COOKIES BUTTER BUNS 59 dozen dozen WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES ;