The seventh sign?Madison, WI. is looking to amend the smoking ban which has closed many local businesses, full story here.
Madison in my mind is second only to Berkeley California when it comes to liberal mind numbing rhetoric. And also apparently, when it comes to the millions of dollars the Nicoderm folks at RWJF are willing to spend in the local research universities for studies to influence, and mislead lawmakers.
Perhaps Madison council members are concerned about the number of businesses that have closed since their smoking ban, or they are realizing that Nicoderm interests at RWJF unfairly influenced and / or tainted the data they used to arrive at their ordinance decision, or perhaps they have seen the government data which showed secondhand smoke concentrations to be 500 -15 times safer than OSHA regulations.
Whatever the reason it is always promising to see a ray of common sense begin to shine through the heavy curtain of draconian smoking ban laws.