Walter E. Williams understands the danger.........
......of allowing the activists to eliminate private property rights.......it will never just stop at smoking bans.
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If you are on the politically incorrect side of this issue the media won't cover this story
However, if you only look at the politically correct side of the smoking ban issue.....you are not getting the facts about the tens of thousands of people unemployed because of false information provided to lawmakers by the pharmaceutical nicotine industry.
Air quality facts by the American Cancer Society prove indoor secondhand smoke concentrations are up to 25,000 safer than OSHA permissible exposure levels (pel):
http://cleanairquality.blogspot.com/2004/04/american-cancer-society-test-results.htmlThe case against smoking bans:
http://cleanairquality.blogspot.com/2006/06/case-against-smoking-ban-laws.htmlWhy would a pharmaceutical nicotine company spread lies about secondhand smoke thereby eliminating the use of tobacco nicotine products?http://cleanairquality.blogspot.com/2005/07/why-is-pharmaceutical-company-funding.htmlhttp://cleanairquality.blogspot.com/2006/01/will-there-be-investigation-into-this.htmlhttp://cleanairquality.blogspot.com/2006/08/its-time-for-full-scale-congressional.htmlOf course the real reason the media won't cover the politically incorrect side of the smoking ban issue is that they have been instructed not to by the pharmaceutical nicotine interests at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:http://cleanairquality.blogspot.com/2005/10/media-control-regarding-smoking.htmlUntil the mainstream media develops the backbone to investigate and report the facts regarding secondhand smoke, it's up to us in the alternative media to report the facts......and continue to report we will. Check out these other sources of information if you're interested in the facts not reported elsewhere:Forces InternationalSmoker's RightsThe Rest of the StoryThe Heartland InstituteThe Free RepublicNew York Coalition of Social Smokers
There are of course many others not included in this list.
Non-smoking bars and restaurants have a new "stinking" problem
"... like MANY other folk living in the Twin Cities have had to get used to the fact that my formerly "smoky" clubs and bars have become "non-smoking" and frankly rather stinky. Yes... Stinky. The cigarette smoke did a lot to cover up the fact that certain venues are old, and reek of body-odour, spilled and rotting food and alcohol...."
The above excerpt comes from:http://tuckmac.-.com/2006/07/after-concert.html
Tuckmac goes on to describe the evening out:
"I say to My Lady... Let's go out and have a fag, and we'll stick around for a few more beers...
My Lady and I go out the front door... And the bouncer says "thanks for coming" and I say... "You're welcome, but we're just having a smoke, we'll be back." and he in turn says... "No you're not, we're closed now."
"We're CLOSED NOW?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?
It's barely 11:00pm... (Bars in Minneapolis are allowed to be open till 1:00am)
First Ave ALWAYS used to have a pretty fun scene AFTER a band had finished...I used to LOVE sitting there at the bar watching the dancing and occasionally joining in if a particularly good song came on... But...
"We're closed now!"
Well... There's other bars. Glueks... Closed. Kieran's Closed. All the pubs in the area...CLOSED at 11:00 P-f**king-M ... CLOSED.
For readers from a different place... Imagine your pubs/bars closing two hours before they're meant to.
The entire Downtown Area was closing up shop.
Now... I haven't been here for a while... And My Lady and I are only NOW just starting to get back into our social lives here... But...That just shocked me.
I'm pissed off.
And it's all Due to the f**king smoking ban!!!"
Read the entire post.. http://tuckmac.blogspot.com/2006/07/after-concert.htmlAnd so now you can see the events that have led up to 80 + (and counting) bars, restaurants, and nightclubs permanently closing their doors since local smoking bans started here in the Twin Cities......and as Tuckmac laments "its sad......" especially since the pro-smoking ban argument is based on lies.