For the lawmaker who is hellbent on voting yes for a smoking ban, no matter how many jobs or businesses it costs; I suggest the followingIf, as a lawmaker, you feel strongly about voting yes for a smoking ban law then might I suggest that you write in a provision to safeguard the financial well being of employees and business owners in the hospitality industry.
The amendment would include a trust fund of $10+ million dollars in your local jurisdiction to be financed by the non-profits and pharmaceutical nicotine interests which funded the smoking ban efforts. This trust fund would be used to compensate employees and business owners who experience any financial harm due to smoking ban laws. If however, as the pro-smoking ban activists claim...."smoking bans increase business".... then the groups which testified in favor smoking bans have nothing to lose, and you have been prudent in your amendment which will put all fears to rest.
(Don't worry about the smoking ban advocates, they all have the financial backing of the Johnson & Johnson Company foundation the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and can easily afford the amendment safety net......those put out of work because of smoking bans cannot)