Pharmaceutical nicotine activists convinced lawmakers to pass smoking bans.......so what?That rebel spirit in all of us loves a good speakeasy.
In Scotland, the U.K., New York, everywhere a smoking ban has been implemented......a new speakeasy industry is cropping up. Even in California the smoking speakeasy is a way of life.
So the Nicoderm funded Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and all the non-profits who derive their financing from RWJF may as well stop wasting their millions pushing for smoking bans now. People are going to smoke whether or not you have some cosmetic law on the books or not...I have to admit I personally have been to a couple here in Minneapolis and St. Paul myself....it's the same rebel spirit that brings people to the bars to begin with.
The smoking ban activists may have won the battle, but they've certainly lost the war. And along the way you've tarnished forever the image of some once respectable organizations.