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No Onus = No Result = No Action = Keep on smoking, legally with renewed blessings


HK licensed premises’ Laws need to change , as do the personnel on the Liquor Licensing blinkered Board

—–Original Message—–
From: []
Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 12:44
Subject: Public complaint of smoking in Hart Avenue bars

Dear CTA,

Thank you for your e-mail dated on 28th Nov 2011 regarding the smoking

problem at the Hair of the Dog & Road Side Bar, two bars of Hart

Avenue, TST.

You may wish to know that our Tobacco Control Inspectors arranged anti-

smoking operations at the aforesaid premises on 2 December 2011. During

inspections, 2 offenses were found at the said premises. Our inspectors

also reminded the venue manager to take responsibility of statutory no

smoking areas and assist in the enforcement of the Smoking (Public

Health) Ordinance (Cap. 371).

Thank you very much again for your support on the tobacco control

issue. Should you have any inquiry, please feel free to contact Tobacco

Control Inspector, Vicky FUNG at  3748 3225.

Yours sincerely,

(Vicky FUNG)

for Director of Health

OUR REF.:C-11-21798


Download PDF : Notice of Decision_The Hair of the Dog

Saudi Arabia bans smoking in most public places – Wire World News – The Sacramento Bee

Saudi Arabia bans smoking in most public places
The Associated Press
Published: Monday, Jul. 30, 2012 – 2:47 am

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia has banned smoking in government
offices and most public places, including restaurants, coffee shops,
supermarkets and shopping malls.

The ban includes smoking of water-pipes, or shishas, and prohibits selling
tobacco to those under the age of 18.

The official SPA news agency says Interior Minister Prince Ahmed bin
Abdulaziz has ordered that a royal ban on smoking be implemented as of
Monday. He is cited as saying that Islam urges the preservation of public

The ban is a significant step-up in the kingdom’s anti-smoking campaign.
Saudi Arabia banned smoking in its airports last year.

Saudi statistics say the country is the world’s fourth largest importer of
tobacco and that six million Saudis spend about 30 million Saudi riyals
(about $8 million) a day on cigarettes

Read more here:

“Tobacco Can Cure Smoking” and Other Highlights of ALEC’s Annual Meeting in Salt Lake

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(Photo: Cigarettes up close via Shutterstock)State legislators attending this week’s American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) meeting in Salt Lake City will be told they can advance ALEC’s mission of “limited government and free enterprise” by letting “the free market reduce smoking-related diseases,” according to an agenda obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy.

“Can Tobacco Cure Smoking?” is the title of a workshop this morning led by the tobacco industry-backed Dr. BradRodu, who is trained as a dentist but has the title “Chair of Tobacco Harm Reduction Research” at the University of Louisville, a program primarily funded by U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Co., an ALEC member and manufacturer of smokeless tobacco brands like Copenhagen and Skoal. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Heartland Institute, the Illinois-based think tank that attracted attention earlier this year for making billboards that likened those who believe in man-made climate change to mass murderers and terrorists.

Rodu’s research supports the idea that smokers should replace cigarettes with smokeless chewing tobacco or “snus” moist tobacco packets — a “free market” solution to reducing smoking that would allow tobacco companies to continue profiting off of addiction.

The Food & Drug Administration and health advocates have strongly opposed substituting cigarettes for smokeless tobacco because “chew” and “snus” still cause cancer and other serious diseases, and suggesting that smokeless tobacco is a safe alternative would likely lead to a rise in overall tobacco use. The risk is even more significant because tobacco companies market the product to young people with “winter chill” flavors and bright candy-colored packaging. Additionally, because of the low salt content, snus users don’t need to spit, making it nearly impossible to tell if a highschooler is chewing snus or Bazooka Joe bubble gum.

As CMD has reported, in May of 2011 Wisconsin Sen. Alberta Darling quietly inserted an amendment into the state budget that was virtually identical to the tobacco industry-supported ALEC model bill “Resolution on the Enhancement of Economic Neutrality, Commercial Efficiency, and Fairness in the Taxation of Moist Smokeless Tobacco (MST) Products.” The provision would change the way tobacco is taxed from a per-unit basis or a percentage of cost to a weight-based tax, which would effectively lower the price of snus and smokeless tobacco products manufactured by the big tobacco companies. The provision successfully passed after ALEC sent a letter to Wisconsin legislators supporting the amendment, but Governor Scott Walker vetoed it.

Though ALEC has been shedding corporate members in recent months as the organization has come under increasing public scrutiny (at least 28 members have dropped so far this year), the tobacco industry has remained faithful. Reynolds American is a “President” level sponsor of ALEC’s 2012 conference (which in 2010 cost $100,000) and Altria/Philip Morris is a “Chairman” level sponsor (which in 2010 cost $50,000). Additionally, former tobacco industry lobbyist W. Preston Baldwin III is the Chairman of ALEC’s governing Private Enterprise BoardReynolds America lobbyist David Powers is the Board’s treasurer, and Altria lobbyist Daniel Smith is part of the Board’s Executive Committee. Additionally, Philip Morris lobbyist Brandie Davis, the Private Sector Co-Chair of the ALEC International Relations Task Force, has been named a “Private Sector Member of the Year” for 2012.

Health Care Companies in Bed with Big Tobacco?

Also paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to sponsor the ALEC meeting — including the “Can Tobacco Make You Healthier?” panel — are companies that claim to be in business to make sick people well, such as pharmaceutical companies Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline and Alkermes, and pharmaceutical trade group PhRMA, each of which are “Chairman” level sponsors of this year’s meeting. The “Chairman” level cost $50,000 in 2010, meaning these companies may have spent $200,000 or more cumulatively to sponsor the meeting. Bayer and GlaxoSmithKline also have representatives on the ALEC Private Enterprise Board, where they sit alongside representatives from the tobacco industry. Other health-related companies sponsoring this year’s meeting are insurance company State Farm at the $25,000 “Vice-Chairman” level, and at the $10,000 “Director” level, pharmaceutical company BoehringerIngelheim and hospital operator Intermountain Healthcare. Despite public pressure, these groups have stood by ALEC and the tobacco industry.

Other Workshops

The “Can Tobacco Cure Smoking?” workshop is one of around a dozen that state legislators can attend at ALEC’s 39th Annual Meeting, which runs July 25th through 28th at Salt Lake’s swank Grand America Hotel, the only AAA Five Diamond hotel in the city. Other workshops include “Municipal Pension Reform” and “Using Non-Addictive Medication in Alternatives to Incarceration,” and one titled “Regulation Without Representation” warning of how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “has taken on an ardent regulatory agenda that threatens the representative nature of our government.”

Legislators will also sit alongside corporate lobbyists on ALEC’s task forces to amend and vote on “model” legislation. The Commerce, Insurance, and Economic Development Task Force, for example, will discuss topics like “the resurgence of ‘right to work,'” getting rid of licensing restrictions for certain professions, and eliminating federal restrictions on states charging toll fees on roads. The Communications and Information Technology Task Force will discuss “the high cost to taxpayers from municipal broadband” and the Energy, Environment, and Agriculture Task Force “will cover the EPA’s regulation of carbon dioxide” as well as consider model bills like the Animal Property Protection Act and the Intrastate Coal and Use Act.

As CMD has reported, legislators will also attend corporate-sponsored parties and receptions, including an “invitation only” cigar reception, from 9 p.m. to midnight, hosted by one of ALEC’s major tobacco firms.

It is not yet known if “snus” will be on the menu.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license.

TCO visit 3 days later – damage already done – detection takes place after the event – Prevention stops the event

Clear the Air says:

We need more Tobacco Control Officers to be effective – the current system sucks !

Amend the law to legislate the managers / licensees to have the onus on preventing smoking in their premises, or lose their licences to operate for failing to comply. Passive smoking kills workers and customers.

There is no current  onus under CAP 371 for the licensees to comply.

Inserting this like iii) clause into all liquor licences will have the effect of placing the onus on them, or losing their licences. (and does not even require a Legco meeting to do it)




同意續發為期 9 個月的酒牌,並修訂原有的附加持牌條件及附加新持牌條件如下:

i) 持牌人須於每天下午 6 時至翌晨 3 時留駐處所當值,每週星期日例假除外; (修訂)

ii) 晚上 11 時至翌日下午 6 時,處所的所有門窗必須保持關閉;及(新增)

iii) 持牌人須確保處所內無人吸煙或攜帶燃着的香煙、雪茄或煙斗。(新增)

Premises “Magic”

Agreed to a nine-month renewal of liquor license, and to amend existing licensing conditions

attached and additional new licensing conditions are as follows:

i) the licensee is required every day from 6 pm to 3:00 am the following morning  except

Sunday; (Amendment)

ii) 11 pm to 6 pm the next day, the premises must remain with  all doors and windows closed

; and (New)

iii) The licensee shall ensure no smoking or carrying a lighted cigarette, cigar or pipe in the

premises. (New)

More Uniformed TCO’s needed to patrol target black-spot bar and restaurant areas.

“Most people identify, respect and react to Government and security uniforms. In most cases, individuals are taught at an early age about the civil service men and women that work in countries. Fire departments, post office, security, Government enforcement bodies and police department personnel all wear uniforms. Students are taught that the law enforcers and peace keepers all wear uniforms. They are well aware of what the role of a police officer or security officer is and are taught that these and other occupations of authority are to be respected. It’s little wonder then, that we are automatically programmed to respect and behave in the presence of these uniformed personnel and to be law abiding … and just because they walk away does not mean they are not coming back …… so comply !

The advantages of uniforms are numerous. They are worn as a mark of solidarity towards a cause or an organization, depending on the profession, they sometimes reflect rank and they are also helpful in providing some form of protective characteristics to the wearer. One additional component of the uniform is to make a person instantly identifiable and recognizable in his profession. If his profession is one of a Government authority or law enforcement, then it sometimes can be used to calm a volatile situation without the use of any excessive force. Such is the characteristic and psychological efficacy of security uniforms.

In neighborhoods that are prone to gang violence or crime, the mere presence of a police patrol car with uniformed police officers is sufficient to reduce if not eradicate problems. Regular visible  uniformed presence is imperative for crime prevention. The fear or doubt that is placed in the mind of a perpetrator can be sufficient to dissuade him from committing a crime. Similarly, in situations where there are large crowds with aggressive temperaments, the presence of uniformed police officers or security officers is sufficient to keep any violence from escalating. The advantages are clearly very obvious. There can be needless loss of life or injury if such respect towards authoritative personnel or security uniforms was absent. Uniforms command respect and are a psychological force by their very presence.

Symbolism and psychology play a large role in our lives. Security / military / Government / fire services / ambulance uniforms draw heavily on this symbolism to help foster feelings of respect for authority figures and law enforcers. This symbolism is very powerful in controlling outbreaks of violence during tense or volatile situations. It may be this symbolism that helps protect the lives of the law enforcers when they go out into the world to do their dangerous jobs. As much as it is worn for other reasons, it is undeniable that the uniform itself is an integral part of our law enforcement , authority, safety, health and security infrastructures today.”  (JM: Of course, common sense dictates that having an inadequate manpower staffing  to fill the stock of uniforms renders the uniform and its preventive capability impotent without the human content.)

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The Psychological Influence of the Police Uniform.

Most people can identify law enforcement officers by their official police uniform. When citizens on a busy street need help, they scan the crowd of pedestrians looking for Looking for

In the context of general equities, this describing a buy interest in which a dealer is asked to offer stock, often involving a capital commitment. Antithesis of in touch with. the distinctive uniform of a police officer. Normally, drivers who arrive at an intersection and find a person in a police uniform directing traffic willingly submit to that person’s hand directions. Criminals usually curb their unlawful behavior when they spot a uniformed police officer. Many parents teach their children to respect and trust a person in police attire. Police academy recruits relish the day when they finally wear their official uniforms.

The crisp uniform of the police officer conveys power and authority. When officers put on their uniforms, citizens believe that they embody stereotypes about all police officers. Research has suggested that clothing has a powerful impact on how people perceive each other. The police officer’s uniform has a profound psychological impact on others, and even slight alterations to the style of the uniform may change how citizens perceive them.

The police uniform represents a tradition as old as the field of law enforcement. In 1829, the London Metropolitan Police, the first modem police force, developed standard police apparel. These first police officers, the famous “Bobbies” of London, wore a dark blue, paramilitary-style uniform. The color blue helped to distinguish the police from the British military, who wore red and white uniforms. In 1845, the city of New York New York, state, United States New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of established the first official police force in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world’s third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. . Based on the London police The term London Police could refer to one of several separate police forces:

  • ·      City of London Police – The police force for the City of London.
  • ·     Metropolitan Police Service – The police force for the rest of Greater London.

, the New York City New York City: see New York, city.

New York City

City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. Police Department adopted the dark blue uniform in 1853. Other cities, such as Philadelphia, Boston, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Buffalo, and Detroit, quickly followed by establishing police departments based on the London model and included the adoption of the dark blue, paramilitary-style uniform. [1]

Today, most U.S. law enforcement agencies (A law enforcement agency (LEA) is a term used to describe any agency which enforces the law. This may be a local or state police, federal agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) or the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Agencies may prefer dark colors for their ease in cleaning and their ability to help conceal the wearer m tactical situations. Dark colors help hide stains and keep officers hidden from criminals, especially at night. [2] However, why do most agencies insist that patrol officers dress in uniforms?  Perhaps, the uniform actually psychologically influences the public’s perception of officers.

The Social Significance of Clothing

Individuals seek clues about others from their appearanceClothing provides one powerful clue to an individual’s background [3] and serves as a mental shortcut (1) In Windows, a shortcut is an icon that points to a program or data file. Shortcuts can be placed on the desktop or stored in other folders, and double clicking a shortcut is the same as double clicking the original file. to identify a person’s sex, status, group membership, legitimacy, authority, and occupation. Clothing and physical appearance are important in the initial development of social relationships. [4] Studies have revealed that physical appearance, including clothing, remains the factor used most often in developing a first impression of someone [5] and has an even greater effect than personality. [6]

In early social interactions, clothing has a significant psychological influence on people’s perceptions. In one study, personnel administrators rated the competency (COMPETENCY, evidence. The legal fitness or ability of a witness to be heard on the trial of a cause. This term is also applied to written or other evidence which may be legally given on such trial, as, depositions, letters, account-books, and the like.)  of similar female job applicants. They consistently rated the women in conservative, slightly masculine attire as the most competent. [7] In another experiment, both high school students and teachers rated pictures of female athletes dressed either in uniforms or casual clothes. Participants perceived all of the athletes in uniform as being more professional, possessing higher ability, and having more team spirit. [8] Similarly, other research revealed that both students and teachers rated photos of students dressed in private school-type uniforms as having higher scholastic ability. [9]

Additionally, the uniform worn by a police officer elicits stereotypes about that person’s status, authority, attitudes, and motivations. The police uniform identifies a person with powers to arrest and use force and establishes order and conformity within the ranks of those who wear it by suppressing individuality. [10] The police uniform can have extraordinary psychological and physical impact. Depending on the background of the citizen, the police uniform can elicite·lic·it
tr.v. e·lic·it·ede·lic·it·inge·lic·its
a. To bring or draw out (something latent); educe.

b. To arrive at (a truth, for example) by logic.

2. e motions ranging from pride and respect, to fear and anger.

The Power of the Police Uniform

Research has supported suggestions about the police uniform’s power and authority. In one study, individuals ranked 25 different occupational uniforms by several categories of feelings. The test subjects consistently ranked the police uniform as the one most likely to induce feelings of safety. [11] In another experiment, participants consistently rated models as more competent, reliable, intelligent, and helpful when pictured in a police uniform, rather than in casual clothes. [12] When an individual wearing a police-style uniform stood on a sidewalk A Microsoft service that was launched in 1997 to provide online arts and entertainment guides on the Web for major cities worldwide. In 1999, Microsoft sold Sidewalk to Ticketmaster, which continued to provide guides, ticketing and other information to the MSN network. near a corner, drivers committed fewer turn violations at that intersection. This occurred even though the uniform did not represent a real police department in the area, and the individual did not display a badge or weapon. [13]

In one experiment to test the power of the police uniform, a research assistant randomly approached pedestrians on a city street and ordered them to either pick up a paper bag, give a dime to another person, or step back from a bus stop. [14]The research assistant alternately wore casual clothes, a milk delivery uniform, or a grey, police-style uniform bearing a badge but lacking weaponsOnly the police-style uniform resulted in a high rate of cooperation from citizens. Moreover, obedience to the police-style uniform usually continued even after the research assistant quickly walked away and did not watch to ensure compliance. [15]

Changes in the Uniform Style

Although the police uniform in general suggests the authority of the wearer, details about a police officer’s uniform, such as the style of hat or the tailoring, can influence the level of authority emanating from the officer. Study participants in one experiment evaluated photographs of uniformed male and female police officers wearing nine different styles of head gear, including no hat at all. Even though psychological tests Psychological Tests Definition

Psychological tests are written, visual, or verbal evaluations administered to assess the cognitive and emotional functioning of children and adults. showed that participants perceived the officers to have authority under all of the circumstances, the type of hat varied the level of authority attributed to the officer. The traditional “bus driver” garrison cap and the “smoky Smoky, river, c.250 mi (400 km) long, rising in Jasper National Park, W Alta., Canada, and flowing generally NE to the Peace River. It receives the Wapiti and Little Smoky rivers. It was explored (1792) by Alexander Mackenzie. bear” campaign hat conveyed more authority than the baseball cap or no hat at all. [16]

Many studies have addressed the influence of eliminating the paramilitary style of the police uniform. In one experiment, students viewed black and white drawings of three styles of police uniforms. Two of the uniforms represented a traditional paramilitary style, but lacked a duty belt or weapons. The third, nontraditional uniform consisted of a sport coat, or blazer, over slacks and a shirt with a tie. Although students ranked all three uniforms similarly for objectivity and trustworthinesstrustworthiness Ethics A principle in which a person both deserves the trust of others and does not violate that trust , the blazer-style uniform ranked slightly higher for professionalism. [17] However, a similar experiment using color photos found the traditional, paramilitary style uniforms ranked as more honest, good, helpful, and competent than the blazer uniform. [18]

In 1969, the Menlo Park, California Menlo Park is a city in San Mateo County, California in the United States of America. It is located at latitude 37°29′ North, longitude 122°9′ East. Menlo Park had 30,785 inhabitants as of the 2000 U.S. Census. , Police Department discontinued dis·con·tin·ue
v. dis·con·tin·ueddis·con·tin·u·ingdis·con·tin·ues
1. To stop doing or providing (something); end or abandon: their traditional navy blue, paramilitary-style uniforms and adopted a nontraditional uniform hoping to improve police-community relations. The new, nontraditional uniform consisted of a forest green blazer worn over black slacks, a white shirt, and a black tie. Officers displayed their badges on the blazer and concealed their weapons under the coat. [19] When other agencies heard about Menlo Park’s attempt, over 400 other police departments in the United States also experimented with a blazer-style uniform. [20]

After wearing the new uniforms for 18 months, the Menlo Park Menlo Park.

1 Residential city (1990 pop. 28,040), San Mateo co., W Calif.; inc. 1874. Electronic equipment and aerospace products are manufactured in the city. Menlo College and a Stanford Univ. research institute are there.

2 Uninc. police officers displayed fewer authoritarian characteristics on psychological tests when compared to officers in the surrounding jurisdictions. [21] Also, after wearing the uniforms for over a year, assaults on the Menlo Park police decreased by 30 percent and injuries to civilians by the police dropped 50 percent. Originally, the department thought the uniform changes resulted in these decreased rates, but other variables factored in at the same time. The number of college-educated officers in the department increased dramatically and the agency abolished its traditional autocratic management style during this same time period. [22]

In 1977, after using the blazer-style uniform for 8 years, the Years, The

the seven decades of Eleanor Pargiter’s life. [Br. Lit.: Benét, 1109]

See : Time Menlo Park Police Department determined that it did not command respect; therefore, they returned to a traditional, paramilitary-style uniform. A final evaluation showed that, although assaults on officers had dropped during the first 18 months of the new uniform implementation, the number of assaults steadily began to rise again until it doubled the amount of the year before the uniform change occurred. During the 4 years after the Menlo Park police returned to a traditional uniform, the number of assaults on their officers dropped steadily. [23]

Experiments with hats and the style of the police uniform suggest that changes in the design of a police uniform can have an effect on the perceived authority, power, and ability to control. Does the color of the uniform psychologically influence the people who view it and have an effect on the officer wearing the uniform as well?

The Influences of Color not of the white race; – commonly meaning, esp. in the United States, of negro blood, pure or mixed.

See also: Color

Many police departments in the United States use darker colors for their uniforms, such as black, blue, brown, green, or grey. Just as with the style of the police uniform, the color of the uniform also has meaning. Psychological tests have found that individuals associate colors with specific moods. For example, people generally associate red with excitement and stimulation, which explains why agencies often use it for flashing emergency vehicle lights. These tests also have found that individuals associate the color blue with feelings of security and comfort and the color black with power and strength. [24]

Studies of both U.S. high school and college students have found that students perceived light colors, such as white and yellow, as weak, but also as good and active. The same students perceived dark colors, such as black and brown, as strong and passive, but also as bad. Cultural influences did not affect these results, which did not vary with the race of the students. [25]

People in Europe, Western Asia, Central Africa, and the Middle East had similar perceptions of colors. Across all cultures studied, people consistently associated light colors with goodness and weakness and dark colors as strong, but evil. [26] On psychological inventories, test subjects rated lighter colors as more pleasant and less dominant. Dark colors, on the other hand, elicited emotions of anger, hostility, dominance, and aggression. [27]

Color has a considerable impact on clothing and perceptions of the wearer. When people rated pictures of models for attractiveness, clothing color appeared the most common determinant determinant, a polynomial expression that is inherent in the entries of a square matrix. The size n of the square matrix, as determined from the number of entries in any row or column, is called the order of the determinant. . [28] Individuals perceived job applicants wearing dark business suits as more powerful and competent than those who wore lighter colored suits. [29] Another interesting study found that referees who viewed several videotaped plays of a football game more likely assessed stiffer penalties against a football team wearing a black uniform than against a team wearing a brightly colored uniform. The referees consistently perceived the team in black as more aggressive. An analysis of all professional football and hockey teams in the United States, which found that teams in darker uniforms received far more penalties for roughness than teams in lighter uniforms, supported this experiment. Again, these results suggest that referees negatively perceive teams in darker uniforms. [30]

Moreover, experiments have suggested that athletes act more aggressively when dressed in dark colors. One researcher asked college students dressed in black jerseys and grouped into teams of five to rank which sports they would most like to play. The students consistently ranked the most aggressive sports, such as football and rugby, at the top of the list. A new group of students dressed in white jerseys repeated the experiment. This time, the students selected less aggressive sports, such as baseball or basketball. [31]

Applying the results of these studies in color to the police uniform suggests that darker police uniforms may send negativesubconscious subconscious: see unconscious. signals to citizens. A dark police uniform may subconsciously sub·con·scious
Not wholly conscious; partially or imperfectly conscious: subconscious perceptions.

The part of the mind below the level of conscious perception. Often used with the. encourage citizens to perceive officers as aggressive, evil, or corrupt and send a negative message to the community. The experiment with the colored jerseys also suggests that police officers in dark uniforms subconsciously may act more aggressively; therefore, departments should consider modifying police uniform colors.

In one experiment, researchers presented subjects with color photos of two traditional paramilitary-style uniforms. One of the uniforms consisted of the dark navy blue shirt and pants commonly worn by municipal police agencies today. The other traditional uniform resembled that of California sheriff’s deputies, consisting of a khaki khaki (kăk`ē, kä`kē) [Hindi,=dust-colored], closely twilled cloth of linen or cotton, dyed a dust color. It was first used (1848) for uniforms for the English regiment of Sir Harry Burnett Lumsden in India and later became the shirt and dark green pants. Although subjects ranked both uniforms similarly as good, honest, helpful, and competent, the lighter colored sheriff’s uniform rated noticeably higher for warmth and friendliness. Because the sheriff’s uniform only has a light colored shirt, with the pants still very dark, [32] a half dark uniform sends a better message than the all dark blue or black uniform.

With today’s focus on community-oriented policing A philosophy that combines traditional aspects of law enforcement with prevention measures, problem-solving, community engagement, and community partnerships.

From the 1930s to the 1960s, U.S. law enforcement relied on a professional policing model. and efforts to present a friendlier image to the public, the color of the police officer’s uniform might make the task more difficult than necessary. Because of citizens’ negative psychological perception of dark colors, they may perceive a police officer in a negative manner partly because of the officer’s uniform color. If referees believe athletes wearing black exhibit more aggressive behavior, citizens might perceive officers in black uniforms as more aggressive than those wearing lighter colored uniforms.

Officer Safety Concerns

The police uniform also may influence the safety level of the officer who wears it. Dark colored uniforms may elicit subconscious negative feelings from citizens, who may perceive the officer as aggressive, and subsequently, encourage them to consider violent action when confronted by the police.

In addition to the color, the condition of a police officer’s uniform and equipment also can have an impact on the officer’s safety. Interviews with prison inmates who have murdered police officers indicate that the killers often visually “sized up” the officer before deciding to use violence. If the officer looked or acted “unprofessional” in the assailant’s eyes, then the assailant felt capable of successfully resisting the officer. A dirty or wrinkled uniform or a badly worn duty belt may convey to suspects that officers have complacent com·pla·cent
1. Contented to a fault; self-satisfied and unconcerned: He had become complacent after years of success.

2. Eager to please; complaisant. attitudes about their job. This complacency com·pla·cen·cy
1. A feeling of contentment or self-satisfaction, especially when coupled with an unawareness of danger, trouble, or controversy.

2. An instance of contented self-satisfaction. can invite violence. [33]

In many situations involving the use of force, the fact that a police officer has a distinguishable uniform can help prevent the officer’s injury or death. An officer in plainclothes plain·clothes or plain-clothes
Wearing civilian clothes while on duty to avoid being identified as police or security: a plainclothes detective. risks harm by citizens and other officers as a result of misidentification. In certain scenarios, almost all police officers immediately would draw their weapon on people wearing jeans and a T-shirt and carrying a gun in their hand. A plainclothes officer chasing a burglary suspect through backyards at night risks being shot by a home owner home owner home n → propriétaire occupant who believes the officer is a criminal. The uniform helps both citizens and fellow police officers identify the wearer as having a legitimate purpose for trespassing, using force, or carrying a weapon. [34]


The uniform of a police officer conveys the power and authority of the person wearing it. Research has shown that clothing, including the police uniform, has a powerful psychological impact. When individuals come into contact with each other, they subconsciously search for clues about the other person to understand the context of the encounter. The police uniform represents a powerful clue to the wearer’s authority, capability, and status.

Additionally, research has revealed that the uniform has a subconscious psychological influence on people, based on the person’s preconceived pre·con·ceive
tr.v. pre·con·ceivedpre·con·ceiv·ingpre·con·ceives
To form (an opinion, for example) before possessing full or adequate knowledge or experience. feelings about police officers. Citizens in the presence of a person in a police uniform cooperate more and curb their illegal or deviant behaviors

Alterations to the traditional, paramilitary police uniform can result in changes in public perceptions. The style of the clothes, the type of hat worn, the color of the material, and even the condition of the clothes and equipment have an influence on how citizens perceive officers. For these reasons, police administrators seriously should consider their uniform policies. Selecting a uniform style, following regulations on properly wearing the uniform, maintaining uniforms, and designing policies to address when officers may wear plainclothes should command serious attention from department managers. After all, the uniform stands as one of the most important visual representations of the law enforcement profession.

Mr. Johnson, formerly an Indiana State Trooper and a military police officer, is an investigator with the Kane County, IllinoisKane County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. As of 2000, the population was 404,119. As of 2005, the population is estimated at 482,113. Its county seat is Geneva, Illinois6, and its largest city is Aurora. , State’s AttorneyNoun 1. state’s attorney – a prosecuting attorney for a state  attorney prosecuting attorney, prosecuting officer, prosecutor, public prosecutor – a government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state Office and a criminal justice professor at Waubonsee Community College Waubonsee Community College is a two-year community college, founded in 1966, located in the far western suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Its three campuses are located in Sugar Grove and Aurora, while a fourth is planned for Plano. , Sugar Grove, Illinois Sugar Grove is a village in Kane County, Illinois, United States. The population was 3,909 at the 2000 census. The Village of Sugar Grove conducted a Special Census in 2005 and found the Village has a population of 7,958. .


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(3.) D. G. Myers, Social Psychology, 4th Edition (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1993), 186-217.

(4.) N. Joseph and N. Alex, “The Uniform: A Sociological Perspective The sociological perspective is a particular way of approaching a phenomena common in sociology. It involves maintaining objectivity, not by divesting oneself of values, but by critically evaluating and testing ideas, and accepting what may be surprising or even displeasing based ,” American Journal of Sociology Established in 1895, the American Journal of Sociology (AJS) is the oldest scholarly journal of sociology in the United States. It is published bimonthly by The University of Chicago Press.

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(10.) Supra A relational DBMS from Cincom Systems, Inc., Cincinnati, OH ( that runs on IBM mainframes and VAXs. It includes a query language and a program that automates the database design process. notes 2 and 4 (Joseph and Alex; Shaw).

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(14.) This experiment was conducted by psychologist Dr. Leonard Bickman.

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(19.) J. Tenzel and V. Cizanckas, “The Uniform Experiment,” Journal of Police Science andAdministration 1(1973): 421-424.

(20.) J. Tenzel, L. Storms, and H. Sweetwood, “Symbols and Behavior: An Experiment in Altering the Police Role,” Journal of Police Science and Administration 4 (1976): 21-27.

(21.) Supra note 19.

(22.) Supra notes 18, 19, and 20.

(23.) Supra note 18.

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1. Concerned with or arousing feelings or emotions; emotional.

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Cross-cultural psychology 4 (1973): 135-156; J. Williams, J. Moreland, and W. Underwood, “Connotations of Color Names in the U.S., Europe, and Asia,” Journal of Social Psychology 82 (1970): 3-14.

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(30.) M. Frank and T. Gilovich, “The Darker Side of Self- and Social Perception: Black Uniforms and Aggression inProfessional SportsThe examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view of the subject.
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(31.) Ibid.

(32.) Supra note 18.

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  • ·      Mumia Abu-Jamal,convicted and on death row for the murder of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner on December 9, 1981.
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(34.) Ibid.

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Department will enforce smoking ban

SCMP Letters  28 July 2012

I refer to Pang Chi-ming’s letter (“Officials need to enforce smoking ban”, July 14).

We share your correspondent’s view that cooked food centres and public markets should be kept smoke-free.

To achieve this, authorised staff of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department will take enforcement actions whenever smoking activities are spotted during their daily patrols.

Furthermore, joint blitz operations with the Tobacco Control Office to further deter people from smoking are being arranged in these venues from time to time.

To remind market-goers and diners, warning notices as well as life-size signs featuring tobacco control inspectors are also displayed at conspicuous places, such as lift lobbies and along the escalators. This is what is being done in the Shek Wu Hui Market Cooked Food Centre in Sheung Shui, the centre referred to by your correspondent.

We will continue to take appropriate actions to keep cooked food centres smoke-free.

Chu Kam-chong, district environmental hygiene superintendent (North), Food and Environmental Hygiene Department

Appeals court leaves judgment against tobacco companies intact – The Washington Post

Appeals court leaves judgment against tobacco companies intact

By Associated Press, Published: July 28

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court on Friday left intact a court judgment that ordered tobacco companies to do corrective advertising about the dangers of smoking.

The companies sought to overturn a federal judge’s order on grounds that the order had been superseded by a 2009 law that gave the Food and Drug Administration authority over the industry, including power to require graphic cigarette warnings.

In court filings, the companies — including Philip Morris USA, the nation’s largest tobacco maker — say that the 2009 Tobacco Control Act eliminated any reasonable likelihood that the companies would commit future violations, thus making the need for remedies like corrective statements moot.

In a 3-0 decision, the appeals court said the regulatory oversight provided by the 2009 Tobacco Control Act is not a replacement for the judge’s ruling on corrective advertising.

The appeals court supported a lower court decision by U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler that if the companies were not deterred by the possibility of court-imposed action, they were not likely to be deterred by the 2009 Tobacco Control Act either.

In 2006, Kessler ruled that America’s largest cigarette makers concealed the dangers of smoking for decades, in a civil case the federal government brought under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations law, or RICO.

Even if Kessler had found that the companies were likely to comply with the Tobacco Control Act, the court-imposed requirements would not have been moot, wrote appeals court Judge Janice Rogers Brown. The court-imposed injunctions, unlike the Tobacco Control Act, “are specifically designed to combat racketeering activity,” Brown pointed out.

Brian May, a spokesman for Philip Morris USA, said the company is disappointed by the appeals court ruling.

Judge Brown is an appointee of former President George W. Bush. The other two members of the panel, Chief Judge David Sentelle and Laurence Silberman, were appointed by President Ronald Reagan.

The defendants in Kessler’s corrective statements case include Philip Morris USA’s parent company, Richmond, Va.-based Altria Group Inc.; Greensboro, N.C.-based Lorillard Inc., and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., and its parent company, Reynolds American Inc., based in Winston-Salem, N.C.

In a separate decision, the appeals court refused to take up a tobacco industry challenge to one of Kessler’s orders that the companies disclose marketing data to the government.


Associated Press writer Michael Felberbaum contributed to this story.

Smokers wreck other people’s quitting attempts

ANI Jul 27, 2012, 02.30PM IST

Smokers wreck other people’s…)

One in three smokers admitted sabotaging another person’s attempt to quit in a study by a pharmaceutical company.

The reasons to wreck other people’s quitting attempts include jealousy, guilt about their own habit and wanting a smoking “buddy”.

Pfizer collected data from 6,300 current and former smokers and found that 31 per cent of smokers admit being saboteurs.

The study also found that 72 per cent of smokers who have tried to quit think someone has tried to ruin their attempts.

On average, smokers said they tried to kick the habit at least three times. One in five said they had tried five times or more.

“Beating a smoking addiction is hard enough without the negative influence of others around you casting doubt,” the Daily Telegraph quoted London-based GP Sarah Jarvis as saying.

“I want those who are motivated to give up smoking to be aware that they don’t have to go it alone and that there is support available.

“Even a brief conversation with their healthcare professional … can increase their chances of success by up to four times, compared with going cold turkey,” she added

I Was a Corporate Tobacco Peddler

I graduated with a degree in magazine journalism and did the next logical thing: I took a sales job as a tobacco minion. Not just any tobacco minion, but a minion at the mother of all mothers of tobacco companies, Philip Morris. (I still say “Philip Morris,” because “Altria”—a name some PR genius conjured up so the company could sell cigarettes and Kraft singles simultaneously—sounds like an Eastern European exchange student who smells like snot and yeast.) Phillip Morris didn’t exactly make it rain Benjamins, but they offered me more money than any entry-level journalism job could. I happily relocated to New York City to live in a swanky corporate apartment, drive around in a company car, and escape the miserable, broke years of post-grad life that so many of my friends are still struggling through. (Side note: Income and spending are directly correlated. The more I made, the more I spent, the more I felt like I was poor, the more I felt like I could never leave. Well, you get the point.)

I liked it. Or at least some aspects of it. Whenever I would meet new people, I would announce myself as the face of evil simply by saying that “I sell tobacco.” My friend liked to call the big reveal my “trump card.” But it’s a pretty pathetic trump card, if you ask me. When people would ask about my job and if I smoked, I would lie about lurking around schools to recruit potential eight-year-old smokers and assure them that I knew cigarettes lead to a slow and miserable death—or worse, bad skin. And I would roll my eyes when they would ask if I had seen Thank You For Smoking or if they unoriginally called me the “female Nick Naylor.” I defended myself; I defended Marlboro.

In graduate school, paid for by tobacco money, a professor posed a hypothetical to my class, “Is it OK to work for a beer company?” Everyone nodded and agreed there would be no issue. He concurred, then expanded, “Well, is it OK to work for a tobacco company?” He said this in the same tone I imagine someone asking, “Do you believe in killing your unborn child?” instead of asking in a tone of, “Do you believe in abortion?” A tone that leaves a lot of room for debate. A tone that doesn’t make the issue so black-and-white.

The class, of course, immediately said no, and that pissed me off. I raised my hand and said, “I work for a tobacco company. I don’t think it’s more wrong than working for, say, McDonald’s.”

He disagreed. He said that while every cigarette harms you, every hamburger doesn’t. We argued for a bit before he claimed victory using the “I’m older than you therefore I’m right” logic. I think anyone who’s seen Food, Inc. or is aware that McDonald’s sprays ammonia on its burgers to get rid of e-coli while blatantly pushing their slop onto children could easily see that giving them the moral high ground over cigarettes is kind of ridiculous.

He was right about one thing, though: You shouldn’t work for a tobacco company. But not for the reason that he thought. Ethics have nothing to do with it. Selling tobacco is no different from selling beer to frat boys hoping to get the latest class of freshmen drunk. Where there is demand, supply shall exist. The people behind it aren’t great masterminds trying to take over the world. I wish. That would’ve been more fun. It was quite the opposite. Simple minds run companies like Phillip Morris. It is controlled by obnoxious men who’ve worked there for 30-plus years because selling an addictive product that essentially sells itself is a lazy man’s jackpot.

You shouldn’t work for a tobacco company, because it’s miserable. You know that reoccurring dream you get where you feel so heavy and you’re trying to move or run but you’re not getting anywhere? And you scream for help, but your voice doesn’t make a sound? And everything is dark? And even when you wake up, you can’t shake off what just happened in your subconscious? You move slower, picking up your feet as if the floor beneath you suddenly turned into quicksand. That’s what it was like working at Philip Morris.

This reoccurring dream, however, consumed 40 hours of my week. I watched as the CEO’s son, whose double-digit IQ shouldn’t even have qualified him to pump gasoline—let alone lead a corporate team—was given a promotion over half a dozen more qualified candidates. I listened to mediocre cum jokes from an over-the-hill, twice-demoted middle manager after he had one too many scotch-and-waters at the company sales meetings. I nodded along when management gave a verbal blowjob to one of the executives who decided to take $2 or $3 off the slower-moving brands’ prices to sell more product, as I thought, Brava! Congratulations, you figured out what the bodega owner already knew after two weeks of being in business. This is also the same executive whose eyes didn’t make it above my neck when he first met me, the same executive who would later be named a “person of interest” in a woman’s disappearance.

I lied all summer to bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, tobacco-executive-wannabe college juniors about how wonderful it was to work at Philip Morris. “This is such a great company; there is so much opportunity to move up…” The truth was, if you weren’t ready to sign your life away, you weren’t ready for the ultra sexy title of “tobacco executive.” Unless of course you were the product of some incestuous recruiting habit, the friend of the brother of some big client’s kid.

The highlight of my career as a tobacco minion was the day I left.

A few weeks ago I was at a live taping of The Colbert Report, and ironically shelved, next to all things American, was a carton of cowboys’ favorite cigarettes—Marlboro Reds. I smirked, remembering the days I left behind. Tobacco isn’t evil; corporate America just sucks. I would’ve had the same encounters—the same corporate inbred stupidity and the same sleazy old men—whether I sold Chantix, the smoking cessation drug, or whether I sold the latest Marlboro line extension. And, unlike self-righteous professors accepting tainted tobacco dollars to sell graduate degrees, no one in tobacco is delusional.

Implementation of Article 19 of the WHO FCTC: “Liability”

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This attachment shows that one size does not fit all. Taxation of 70% of retail tobacco price is Hong Kong is too affordable.

In countries with a high cost of living ( like Hong Kong) the tobacco tax mechanism must reflect the current affordability of such products, the absence of an additional adjustment for inflation and costs of living increases and the shenanigans of Legco members who will do anything for a vote.

Hong Kong tobacco taxation mechanism :

–        Should allow for inflation as an additional tax

–        Should be least the same level as Singapore with regular yearly increases set in stone to combat intransigent lawmakers

–        The funds received should be channeled to prevention and treatment instead of the General Fund

–        Should consider making buying or possessing tobacco illegal for persons born after a certain date and prosecute anyone aiding and abetting

–        Should more effectively control nicotine levels and flavours

–        Should examine and test tar levels rather than relying on industry supplied data

–        Should completely ban tobacco duty free sales at air, land and sea ports

–        Should ban inbound and outbound duty free

–        Should immediately licence all tobacco retailers and ban pictorial advertising of tobacco products on news stands

–        Should make all licensed outdoor patio areas smokefree whether covered or otherwise

–        Should stipulate mandatory jail terms for tobacco executives whose product is found DNP and for possession and peddling of DNP products

–        Should amend legislation to make managers of premises responsible to enforce the laws or lose their licences to operate

–        Should increase tobacco control staff numbers to allow them to be able to perform preventative patrols

–        Should revise the Liquor Licensing laws to stipulate a mandatory ban on the licensee and the premises concerned for flagrant abuse of the laws

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