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Friday, February 03, 2006

Smokers fail to come to the party. 04/02/2006. ABC News Online

Smokers fail to come to the party. 04/02/2006. ABC News Online:

The push to form a smoker's party in Tasmania has been extinguished.
The southern Tasmanian pensioner who would challenge the state's new anti-smoking laws has given up in disgust.
Dover man Andy Devine, 65, received a flourish of publicity when he placed a small newspaper ad three weeks ago.
He called on disgruntled smokers, affected by the pubs and clubs smoking prohibition, to band together into a political party to lobby for change.
He along with friends distributed 300 statutory declarations in pubs around the state.
He needed 100 signed and returned forms to establish his party.
He received three.
Andy Devine declined to be interviewed, only to say he was disappointed with the lack of response and would abandon any plans to form a political party.
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