We never said there was proof .........secondhand smoke kills.....we just said we estimate that.......
I hear a spot every morning claminng 38,000 deaths a year from second-hand smoke.(R-five) .....radio spot you mention is not from the American Lung Association of Minnesota...(Bob from Am. Lung)
There is apparently a blogger and Nicoderm funded non-profit or two, which have their undies in a bunch over the secondhand smoke issue. It seems their delicate sensibilities have been offended by more than just secondhand smoke. The mere mention that bar & restaurant owners are experiencing huge losses of business due to the ban, even though non-profit after non-profit, and doctor after doctor assured county commissioners & city council members the smoking bans would not financially harm business; aggravates the hell out of them.
(overheard in non-profit boardroom)"........Uh..oh...if they find out we were wrong about the harm to business ....do you think they'll find out about our bogus research studies and how they were funded by Nicotrol & Nicoderm pharmaceutical companies? Damn St. Louis Park Environmental Health Dept...I told you they should have been put on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation payroll."