So how's the air in your empty bar?St. Paul conducted "air quality tests" in their newly mandated non-smoking hospitality establishments and concludes there is now less smoke in bars and restaurants.
No duh........and there are also fewer customers, less revenue........and sure to follow more hospitality closings.
These unscientific air quality tests are nothing new, they come directly from the playbook of all the other RWJF (Nicoderm) funded activist groups who get smoking banned in various cities or states and in a half-hearted attempt to show the benefits of eliminating hospitality business revenues .....throw a bone to government officials and the media by proudly stating:
"....This is better for the employees and, frankly, it's better for everyone.........."
Never mind that the US agency they cite, the EPA, has no jurisdiction on indoor air quality.
There is however one agency that does regulate indoor workplace air quality......that would be OSHA. Why wouldn't these so called "air quality experts" cite OSHA regulations.......well because secondhand smoke does not even rise the level of nuisance according to OSHA regulations. The American Cancer Society made the mistake of conducting air quality test results based on scientific sampling a few years back........and the results found here prove that indoor secondhand smoke concentrations are actually up to 25,000 times SAFER than OSHA permissible exposure limits (pel).
So the lies and exaggerations continue, the pharmaceutical nicotine funded activists and uninformed politicians pat each other on the back and say "....gee wasn't that a nice thing we did for everybody?......."
Meanwhile the businesses continue closing, the jobs continue to be eliminated, and the homes continue to be foreclosed. "......gee wasn't that a nice thing?....."