The curtain has been opened and the scam is being exposed to the light of truth..........I am of course referring to smoking bans and the business of smoking ban lobbying.
There is nothing new I can tell you about the dirty and scandalous business of smoking bans and their legislation......follow the money and you'll find the motive. Uncover the government air quality testing and you'll discover the facts.
What I can tell you about is what I have lived and breathed for 15 years, the business of clean air thru air filtration equipment.
On November 15, 2005 when the Hennepin County Minnesota commission decided to explore amending the smoking ban that has devastated so many establishments. Testimony was given by one individual who claimed to be a mechanical ventilation expert, hired incidentally by the smoking ban proponents. After his testimony, claiming there was no way to ventilate secondhand smoke, was finished; Commissioner Penny Steele asked a great question:
"Isn't indoor charcoal and wood-fired grilling a popular trend in bars & restaurants these days?....and isn't inhaling those fumes indoors potentially deadly?"
Expert reply: "....um, yeah"
Commissioner Steele: "Well, why isn't anybody dying in the restaurants from the cooking smoke?"
Expert: "Because they have special ventilation....."
Steele: "Couldn't establishment owners use a similar type of ventilation to also render secondhand smoke harmless?"
Expert: "uh, well, I suppose they could......."
And thus the above exchange killed this "expert's" testimony, along with the rationale for smoking bans altogether.
I have sold many Smokeeter ventilation systems to establishments over the years to solve secondhand smoke issues. And our primary design criteria is first to provide 10 - 15 air changes per hour of Smokeeter filtration. Which means the entire room is completely filtered every 4 - 6 minutes. Secondly, I insist on using electro-static filtration systems on tobacco smoke even though we also handle other types of filtration systems, because ESP filtration removes the smallest possible airborne particles.
And my selling point always was that our equipment will meet or exceed all OSHA air quality standards when the customer purchases a system designed for 10 -15 air changes per hour. This guarantee is backed by the factory warranty as well, but truth be told we in the field didn't always have access to testing equipment to back the claim on every job. That is the reason I bring up the St. Louis Park, MN. Environmental Health Department air quality test results for secondhand smoke. The city inadvertently proved our claims for us.
T.G.I. Friday's in SLP has 2 of my Smokeeter Crystal Aire systems in place, and the test results measuring secondhand smoke levels, when smoking was allowed, exceeded OSHA air quality standards by a factor of 68........68 times safer than OSHA guidelines...... show me the public health problem there.
Applebee's in SLP has 2 of my Smokeeter LS systems in place, and the test results measuring secondhand smoke levels, when smoking was allowed, exceeded OSHA air quality standards by a factor of 152........152 times safer than OSHA guidelines...... show me the public health problem there.
Santorini's in SLP has 1 of my Smokeeter Crystal Aire systems in place, and the test results measuring secondhand smoke levels, when smoking was allowed, exceeded OSHA air quality standards by a factor of 174........174 times safer than OSHA guidelines...... show me the public health problem there.
So I again express my gratitude to the SLP Environmental Health Department, they have provided testing that proves for our customers what we have always known to be true....you just can't buy advertising like that.
If your establishment needs a clean air solution please contact us here, even if your place of business has been forced to go non-smoking remember, there is no such thing as too much clean air. Global Air Filtration Systems.