Pay no attention to the man ...behind the curtain........or more appropriately in the unemployment line.
Mr. Lunger tries to defend smoking bans by saying they're not bad for business...they're just misunderstood, here is a website with a different story or two to tell.
One fun anecdote:
Resisting the prevailing mood and refusing to frame the debate between people "who want to protect waitresses and people who want to kill waitresses" was Representative and former New York City Councilman Anthony Weiner (D). To illustrate his feeling that the government has overstepped its bounds and decimated New York nightlife, he recounted a conversation he had had with a woman who supports the ban gleefully, who quipped obliviously that "my hair doesn't stink, my clothes don't stink, and there's so much room at the bar."
Councilman Weiner may have actually heard the previous quote from Pink Monkey Bird.