Smoking bans...........otherwise known as pharmaceutical nicotine marketing plans.
Brought to you by Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Also by American Lung Association, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation, American Medical Association, MN. Smokefree Coalition, University of Minnesota, Tobacco Control Resource Center Inc., and numerous other organizations which have accepted over $200,000,000.00 from the pharmaceutical nicotine industry to lobby our politicians in favor of smoking bans; not for health reasons, rather for their own financial interests.
Update: More coverage on the subject in these recent posts